Top-rated albums of all time

Listed below are the top-rated albums of all time 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:
1965
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Rank Score:
17,144
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Year of Release:
1998
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Rank Score:
38,524
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Year of Release:
1998
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Rank Score:
910
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Year of Release:
1967
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Rank Score:
28,891
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1967-1970 
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Year of Release:
1973
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Rank Score:
843
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Year of Release:
1979
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Rank Score:
35,604
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Year of Release:
1999
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Rank Score:
5,551
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Year of Release:
2016
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Rank Score:
17,070
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Year of Release:
1991
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Rank Score:
41,788
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Year of Release:
1977
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Rank Score:
33,991
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 4 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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