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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:2,260 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:90,816
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,607 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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2.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,141 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:33,157
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,337 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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3.

Exile On Main St.United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,471 charts
Rank in 1972:2Rank Score:54,004
Rank in 1970s8Overall Rank:30
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,835 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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4.

Close To The EdgeUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1972Appears in:773 charts
Rank in 1972:6Rank Score:20,760
Rank in 1970s30Overall Rank:118
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,003 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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5.

HarvestCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1972Appears in:970 charts
Rank in 1972:4Rank Score:23,732
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,288 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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6.

Ege BamyasiGermany Can
Year of Release:1972Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1972:10Rank Score:7,382
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:360
Average Rating:  84/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968
Compilation
Mixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1972Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1972:68Rank Score:476
Rank in 1970s696Overall Rank:3,695
Average Rating:  83/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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8.

TransformerUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1972Appears in:924 charts
Rank in 1972:5Rank Score:21,574
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,142 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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9.

Thick As A BrickUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1972Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 1972:8Rank Score:9,996
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  83/100 (589 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

Acabou ChorareBrazil Novos Baianos
Year of Release:1972Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1972:21Rank Score:2,785
Rank in 1970s208Overall Rank:868
Average Rating:  83/100 (136 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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