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Top-rated albums of 1981

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1981 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.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1981Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1981:14Rank Score:2,137
Rank in 1980s177Overall Rank:1,110
Average Rating:  83/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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2.

Moving PicturesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1981Appears in:713 charts
Rank in 1981:1Rank Score:16,902
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  82/100 (917 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3.

As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita FallsUnited States Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Year of Release:1981Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1981:261Rank Score:68
Rank in 1980s2,494Overall Rank:17,626
Average Rating:  81/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.

Minor Threat (EP)United States Minor Threat
Year of Release:1981Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1981:250Rank Score:72
Rank in 1980s2,416Overall Rank:16,992
Average Rating:  81/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5.

Youth Of AmericaUnited States Wipers
Year of Release:1981Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1981:20Rank Score:1,640
Rank in 1980s218Overall Rank:1,365
Average Rating:  81/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

DisciplineUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1981Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1981:2Rank Score:3,883
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:635
Average Rating:  80/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

Computerwelt [Computer World]Germany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1981Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1981:4Rank Score:3,715
Rank in 1980s100Overall Rank:664
Average Rating:  80/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

DeceitUnited Kingdom This Heat
Year of Release:1981Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 1981:15Rank Score:2,006
Rank in 1980s189Overall Rank:1,163
Average Rating:  80/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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9.

NightclubbingJamaica Grace Jones
Year of Release:1981Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 1981:30Rank Score:1,046
Rank in 1980s325Overall Rank:2,010
Average Rating:  80/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

The Best Of Blondie
Compilation
United States Blondie
Year of Release:1981Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1981:133Rank Score:201
Rank in 1980s1,115Overall Rank:7,304
Average Rating:  80/100 (67 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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