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Top-rated albums of the 1970s

Listed below are the top-rated albums of the 1970s 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.

The Dark Side Of The MoonUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1973Appears in:3,336 charts
Rank in 1973:1Rank Score:173,863
Rank in 1970s1Overall Rank:2
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,170 votes)
Comments: 462 comments
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2.

Wish You Were HereUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1975Appears in:2,323 charts
Rank in 1975:1Rank Score:102,065
Rank in 1970s3Overall Rank:11
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,079 votes)
Comments: 243 comments
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3.

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1972Appears in:2,319 charts
Rank in 1972:1Rank Score:93,228
Rank in 1970s5Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,661 votes)
Comments: 233 comments
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4.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,461 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:104,563
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,174 votes)
Comments: 243 comments
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5.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,376 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:40,820
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:49
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,835 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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6.

AnimalsUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1977Appears in:1,314 charts
Rank in 1977:2Rank Score:44,838
Rank in 1970s12Overall Rank:42
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,060 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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7.

Pink MoonUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1972Appears in:1,160 charts
Rank in 1972:3Rank Score:33,902
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,376 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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8.

Blood On The TracksUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1975Appears in:1,396 charts
Rank in 1975:2Rank Score:49,283
Rank in 1970s11Overall Rank:35
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,677 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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9.

London CallingUnited Kingdom The Clash
Year of Release:1979Appears in:2,251 charts
Rank in 1979:1Rank Score:94,216
Rank in 1970s4Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,508 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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10.

Unknown PleasuresUnited Kingdom Joy Division
Year of Release:1979Appears in:1,510 charts
Rank in 1979:3Rank Score:49,804
Rank in 1970s10Overall Rank:33
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,767 votes)
Comments: 148 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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