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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:2,184 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:91,699
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,445 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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2.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,434 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:47,541
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,697 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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3.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,723 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:67,634
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,657 votes)
Comments: 197 comments
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4.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,013
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:372
Average Rating:  84/100 (632 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:569 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,312
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  84/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:8,894
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  81/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

Singles Going Steady
Compilation
United Kingdom Buzzcocks
Year of Release:1979Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1979:17Rank Score:3,162
Rank in 1970s179Overall Rank:764
Average Rating:  81/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Press ColorFrance Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Year of Release:1979Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1979:208Rank Score:80
Rank in 1970s2,180Overall Rank:15,612
Average Rating:  81/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

Live RustCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1979:21Rank Score:1,997
Rank in 1970s260Overall Rank:1,160
Average Rating:  81/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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10.

154United Kingdom Wire
Year of Release:1979Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1979:20Rank Score:2,076
Rank in 1970s253Overall Rank:1,128
Average Rating:  80/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 6 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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