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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:184 charts
Rank in 1978:15Rank Score:3,804
Rank in 1970s156Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  83/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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2.

Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine]Germany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,862
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:446
Average Rating:  83/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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3.

More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,611
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  82/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:14,800
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  82/100 (849 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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5.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:515 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:9,710
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  81/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

Chairs MissingUnited Kingdom Wire
Year of Release:1978Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1978:17Rank Score:3,719
Rank in 1970s161Overall Rank:669
Average Rating:  81/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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7.

LanquidityUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1978Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1978:60Rank Score:593
Rank in 1970s593Overall Rank:3,108
Average Rating:  81/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,907
Rank in 1970s129Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  81/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:567 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:8,803
Rank in 1970s85Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  81/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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10.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:6,125
Rank in 1970s106Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  81/100 (698 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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