Top-rated albums of the 1980s

Listed below are the top-rated albums of the 1980s 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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Year of Release:
1989
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Rank Score:
45,965
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Year of Release:
1986
Appears in:
Rank Score:
44,922
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Year of Release:
1980
Appears in:
Rank Score:
34,799
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Year of Release:
1989
Appears in:
Rank Score:
30,454
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Year of Release:
1989
Appears in:
Rank Score:
30,805
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Year of Release:
1984
Appears in:
Rank Score:
7,506
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Year of Release:
1980
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Rank Score:
19,736
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Year of Release:
1985
Appears in:
Rank Score:
20,318
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Year of Release:
1988
Appears in:
Rank Score:
15,991
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Year of Release:
1985
Appears in:
Rank Score:
15,052
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

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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