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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:94 charts
Rank in 1981:13Rank Score:2,170
Rank in 1980s167Overall Rank:1,059
Average Rating:  83/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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2.

Moving PicturesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1981Appears in:671 charts
Rank in 1981:1Rank Score:16,226
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  82/100 (886 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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3.

Minor Threat (EP)United States Minor Threat
Year of Release:1981Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1981:256Rank Score:68
Rank in 1980s2,419Overall Rank:17,058
Average Rating:  81/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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4.

Youth Of AmericaUnited States Wipers
Year of Release:1981Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 1981:18Rank Score:1,663
Rank in 1980s209Overall Rank:1,313
Average Rating:  80/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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5.

DisciplineUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1981Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 1981:2Rank Score:3,703
Rank in 1980s96Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  80/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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6.

Computer WorldGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1981Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1981:5Rank Score:3,499
Rank in 1980s106Overall Rank:681
Average Rating:  80/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

DeceitUnited Kingdom This Heat
Year of Release:1981Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1981:15Rank Score:1,900
Rank in 1980s193Overall Rank:1,190
Average Rating:  79/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.

The Best Of Blondie
Compilation
United States Blondie
Year of Release:1981Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1981:130Rank Score:201
Rank in 1980s1,087Overall Rank:7,106
Average Rating:  79/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita FallsUnited States Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Year of Release:1981Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1981:267Rank Score:61
Rank in 1980s2,579Overall Rank:18,321
Average Rating:  79/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Playing With A Different SexUnited Kingdom Au Pairs
Year of Release:1981Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 1981:62Rank Score:521
Rank in 1980s540Overall Rank:3,357
Average Rating:  79/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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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