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
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1981
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866
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Year of Release:
1981
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11,586
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Year of Release:
1981
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1,776
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Year of Release:
1981
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3,518
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Year of Release:
1981
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265
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Year of Release:
1981
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3,314
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Year of Release:
1981
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1,941
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Year of Release:
1981
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Rank Score:
510
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1981
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117
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The Best Of Blondie 
Compilation
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1981
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60
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Total albums: 415. Page 1 of 42

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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