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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:2,180
Rank in 1980s171Overall Rank:1,074
Average Rating:  83/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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2.

Moving PicturesCanada Rush
Year of Release:1981Appears in:688 charts
Rank in 1981:1Rank Score:16,557
Rank in 1980s19Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  82/100 (904 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:18 charts
Rank in 1981:269Rank Score:63
Rank in 1980s2,584Overall Rank:18,324
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 1980s2,391Overall Rank:16,813
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 1981:18Rank Score:1,655
Rank in 1980s214Overall Rank:1,340
Average Rating:  80/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.

DisciplineUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1981Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1981:3Rank Score:3,725
Rank in 1980s99Overall Rank:651
Average Rating:  80/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

DeceitUnited Kingdom This Heat
Year of Release:1981Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1981:15Rank Score:1,946
Rank in 1980s191Overall Rank:1,178
Average Rating:  80/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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8.

Computer WorldGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:1981Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1981:5Rank Score:3,595
Rank in 1980s103Overall Rank:670
Average Rating:  80/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

The Best Of Blondie
Compilation
United States Blondie
Year of Release:1981Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1981:132Rank Score:201
Rank in 1980s1,108Overall Rank:7,173
Average Rating:  80/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

NightclubbingJamaica Grace Jones
Year of Release:1981Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1981:32Rank Score:988
Rank in 1980s336Overall Rank:2,072
Average Rating:  80/100 (117 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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