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Top-rated albums of 1972

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1972 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,213 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:89,562
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,562 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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2.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,128 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:33,050
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,322 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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3.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,436 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:53,304
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,804 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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4.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:742 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:19,851
Rank in 1970s32Overall Rank:124
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (979 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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5.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:938 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:23,470
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,265 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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6.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,108
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:361
Average Rating:  84/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:902 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,136
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,131 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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8.

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1972Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1972:71Rank Score:444
Rank in 1970s719Overall Rank:3,835
Average Rating:  83/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:9,815
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  83/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

Simon And Garfunkel's Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1972Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1972:41Rank Score:1,008
Rank in 1970s419Overall Rank:2,044
Average Rating:  83/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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