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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:169 charts
Rank in 1978:17Rank Score:3,361
Rank in 1970s167Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  83/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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2.

The Man-MachineGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1978Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1978:7Rank Score:5,846
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  83/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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3.

More Songs About Buildings And FoodUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1978Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1978:9Rank Score:4,348
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  82/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Darkness On The Edge Of TownUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1978Appears in:578 charts
Rank in 1978:1Rank Score:14,061
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  82/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

This Year's ModelUnited Kingdom Elvis Costello
Year of Release:1978Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 1978:2Rank Score:9,094
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:280
Average Rating:  81/100 (612 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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6.

Chairs MissingUnited Kingdom Wire
Year of Release:1978Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1978:15Rank Score:3,744
Rank in 1970s154Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  81/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.

Parallel LinesUnited States Blondie
Year of Release:1978Appears in:509 charts
Rank in 1978:4Rank Score:8,273
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  81/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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8.

LanquidityUnited States Sun Ra
Year of Release:1978Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1978:60Rank Score:597
Rank in 1970s568Overall Rank:2,952
Average Rating:  81/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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HemispheresCanada Rush
Year of Release:1978Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1978:10Rank Score:4,318
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  80/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Some GirlsUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1978Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1978:6Rank Score:5,894
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  80/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 33 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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