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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:2,103 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:89,694
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,335 votes)
Comments: 202 comments
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2.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,371 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:46,247
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,585 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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3.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,641 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:64,967
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,513 votes)
Comments: 191 comments
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4.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:6,678
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  84/100 (604 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:540 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:8,821
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  83/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:8,594
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  81/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Singles Going Steady
Compilation
United Kingdom Buzzcocks
Year of Release:1979Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1979:16Rank Score:3,204
Rank in 1970s173Overall Rank:728
Average Rating:  81/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Greatest Hits 1972-1978
Compilation
United Kingdom 10cc
Year of Release:1979Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1979:262Rank Score:41
Rank in 1970s2,818Overall Rank:21,879
Average Rating:  81/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Live RustCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1979:21Rank Score:1,976
Rank in 1970s256Overall Rank:1,133
Average Rating:  81/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

Press ColorFrance Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Year of Release:1979Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1979:215Rank Score:72
Rank in 1970s2,243Overall Rank:16,319
Average Rating:  80/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 4 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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