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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:101 charts
Rank in 1981:14Rank Score:2,219
Rank in 1980s177Overall Rank:1,121
Average Rating:  82/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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2.

Moving PicturesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1981Appears in:744 charts
Rank in 1981:1Rank Score:17,626
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:152
Average Rating:  82/100 (956 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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3.

Youth Of AmericaUnited States Wipers
Year of Release:1981Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1981:19Rank Score:1,655
Rank in 1980s228Overall Rank:1,413
Average Rating:  81/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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4.

Computerwelt [Computer World]Germany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1981Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1981:3Rank Score:3,896
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  81/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

DisciplineUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1981Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1981:2Rank Score:3,990
Rank in 1980s94Overall Rank:645
Average Rating:  80/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

The Best Of Blondie
Compilation
United States Blondie
Year of Release:1981Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1981:135Rank Score:205
Rank in 1980s1,132Overall Rank:7,445
Average Rating:  80/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.

The AscensionUnited States Glenn Branca
Year of Release:1981Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 1981:16Rank Score:1,747
Rank in 1980s213Overall Rank:1,340
Average Rating:  80/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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8.

Minor Threat (EP)United States Minor Threat
Year of Release:1981Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1981:257Rank Score:78
Rank in 1980s2,373Overall Rank:16,564
Average Rating:  80/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita FallsUnited States Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Year of Release:1981Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1981:242Rank Score:84
Rank in 1980s2,242Overall Rank:15,568
Average Rating:  80/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

NightclubbingJamaica Grace Jones
Year of Release:1981Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1981:31Rank Score:1,046
Rank in 1980s334Overall Rank:2,085
Average Rating:  80/100 (128 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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