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Top-rated albums of 1978

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1978 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.

Music For 18 MusiciansUnited States Steve Reich
Year of Release:1978Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1978:17Rank Score:3,480
Rank in 1970s165Overall Rank:693
Average Rating:  84/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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2.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,505
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  83/100 (492 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:14,484
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:4,568
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  82/100 (497 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:9,470
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  81/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

Chairs MissingUnited Kingdom Wire
Year of Release:1978Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1978:16Rank Score:3,708
Rank in 1970s158Overall Rank:657
Average Rating:  81/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.

LanquidityUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1978Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1978:56Rank Score:673
Rank in 1970s541Overall Rank:2,777
Average Rating:  81/100 (59 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:8,498
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  81/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,552
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  81/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:6,011
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  80/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 34 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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