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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:2,281 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,762
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,558 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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2.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,517 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:50,002
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,806 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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3.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,817 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:69,316
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,784 votes)
Comments: 207 comments
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4.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,506
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  84/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,592
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  83/100 (787 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:9,299
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  81/100 (558 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

Singles Going Steady
Compilation
United Kingdom Buzzcocks
Year of Release:1979Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1979:17Rank Score:3,295
Rank in 1970s178Overall Rank:762
Average Rating:  81/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Live RustCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1979:22Rank Score:1,945
Rank in 1970s269Overall Rank:1,226
Average Rating:  81/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:6,386
Rank in 1970s104Overall Rank:413
Average Rating:  81/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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10.

Greatest Hits 1972-1978
Compilation
United Kingdom 10cc
Year of Release:1979Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1979:271Rank Score:44
Rank in 1970s2,918Overall Rank:23,049
Average Rating:  80/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 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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