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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Year of Release:
1973
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Rank Score:
70,113
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Year of Release:
1975
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Rank Score:
50,346
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Year of Release:
1972
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Rank Score:
49,667
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Year of Release:
1971
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Rank Score:
43,757
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Year of Release:
1977
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Rank Score:
25,351
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Year of Release:
1971
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Rank Score:
21,690
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Year of Release:
1975
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Rank Score:
23,417
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8.
1967-1970 
Compilation
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Year of Release:
1973
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Rank Score:
849
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Year of Release:
1979
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Rank Score:
35,777
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Year of Release:
1977
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Rank Score:
33,897
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

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 72/100).

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