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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:96 charts
Rank in 1981:14Rank Score:2,118
Rank in 1980s182Overall Rank:1,129
Average Rating:  83/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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2.

Moving PicturesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1981Appears in:718 charts
Rank in 1981:1Rank Score:17,041
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  82/100 (931 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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3.

As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita FallsUnited States Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Year of Release:1981Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1981:271Rank Score:65
Rank in 1980s2,594Overall Rank:18,298
Average Rating:  81/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.

Youth Of AmericaUnited States Wipers
Year of Release:1981Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1981:18Rank Score:1,679
Rank in 1980s215Overall Rank:1,345
Average Rating:  81/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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5.

DisciplineUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1981Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1981:2Rank Score:3,858
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:642
Average Rating:  80/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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6.

Minor Threat (EP)United States Minor Threat
Year of Release:1981Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1981:256Rank Score:72
Rank in 1980s2,436Overall Rank:17,112
Average Rating:  80/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

The Best Of Blondie
Compilation
United States Blondie
Year of Release:1981Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1981:131Rank Score:205
Rank in 1980s1,109Overall Rank:7,235
Average Rating:  80/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

Computerwelt [Computer World]Germany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1981Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1981:3Rank Score:3,737
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:660
Average Rating:  80/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

DeceitUnited Kingdom This Heat
Year of Release:1981Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1981:15Rank Score:2,036
Rank in 1980s189Overall Rank:1,159
Average Rating:  80/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

NightclubbingJamaica Grace Jones
Year of Release:1981Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1981:31Rank Score:1,043
Rank in 1980s329Overall Rank:2,030
Average Rating:  79/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 3 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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