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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:178 charts
Rank in 1978:17Rank Score:3,559
Rank in 1970s161Overall Rank:674
Average Rating:  84/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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2.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,760
Rank in 1970s109Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  83/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:14,421
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  82/100 (813 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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4.

More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,491
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  82/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:9,238
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  81/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

Chairs MissingUnited Kingdom Wire
Year of Release:1978Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1978:15Rank Score:3,742
Rank in 1970s155Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  81/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.

LanquidityUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1978Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1978:58Rank Score:669
Rank in 1970s537Overall Rank:2,785
Average Rating:  81/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:8,402
Rank in 1970s86Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  81/100 (655 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:4,584
Rank in 1970s131Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  81/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:5,955
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  80/100 (667 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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