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Top-rated albums of 1979

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1979 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.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,155 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:90,650
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,398 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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2.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,690 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:66,492
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,595 votes)
Comments: 194 comments
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3.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,416 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:46,912
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,649 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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4.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,015
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  84/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:560 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,065
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  83/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:8,803
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  81/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Singles Going Steady
Compilation
United Kingdom Buzzcocks
Year of Release:1979Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1979:17Rank Score:3,161
Rank in 1970s178Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  81/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Press ColorFrance Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Year of Release:1979Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1979:205Rank Score:80
Rank in 1970s2,143Overall Rank:15,345
Average Rating:  81/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

Live RustCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 1979:20Rank Score:2,062
Rank in 1970s249Overall Rank:1,124
Average Rating:  81/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:5,735
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  80/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 38 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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