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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:2,245 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,023
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,506 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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2.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,504 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:49,663
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,763 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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3.

The WallUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,776 charts
Rank in 1979:2Rank Score:68,778
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,728 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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4.

Rust Never SleepsCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 1979:8Rank Score:7,188
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  84/100 (650 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Fear Of MusicUnited States Talking Heads
Year of Release:1979Appears in:591 charts
Rank in 1979:4Rank Score:9,534
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  84/100 (760 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

Entertainment!United Kingdom Gang Of Four
Year of Release:1979Appears in:464 charts
Rank in 1979:5Rank Score:9,188
Rank in 1970s81Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  81/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

Singles Going Steady
Compilation
United Kingdom Buzzcocks
Year of Release:1979Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1979:17Rank Score:3,234
Rank in 1970s178Overall Rank:763
Average Rating:  81/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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8.

Live RustCanada Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1979Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1979:21Rank Score:1,951
Rank in 1970s267Overall Rank:1,204
Average Rating:  81/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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9.

Press ColorFrance Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Year of Release:1979Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1979:230Rank Score:69
Rank in 1970s2,368Overall Rank:17,711
Average Rating:  81/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Breakfast In AmericaUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1979Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1979:9Rank Score:6,171
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:426
Average Rating:  81/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 41 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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