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Resorting the Top 200

The Charts Tab on this site shows you the top rated album by mean rating and (from what I can tell) has some ratings cutoff in order to be counted for inclusion in the chart. I’ve been reading this awesome and free book, https://github.com/CamDavidsonPilon/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian-Methods-for-Hackers, and chapter 4 discusses a method for sorting ratings systems based on the statistical uncertainty of the mean rating estimate. This ratings system takes into account how many ratings for an album there have been, which informs the uncertainty or randomness that can happen at the albums particular rating count. Specifically, and this may mean nothing to most you, after applying a uniform prior, a 95% credible interval is calculated, and the lower 95% bound is used as the value for sorting. For a more in depth description, check out that book (it requires you download python, which is free, and ipython, which is also free… better yet download anaconda which has both and more, especially if you want to learn programming). Below is the top 200 reshuffled (into a top 101), I scraped this data 5/21/2016 afternoon.
1Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here


Number of Ratings: 5334
Mean Rating: 4.64
95% Credible Interval: 4.61 - 4.669
New Rank: 1
Original Rank: 2
2Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)


Number of Ratings: 2625
Mean Rating: 4.611
95% Credible Interval: 4.566 - 4.652
New Rank: 2
Original Rank: 4
3Nas
Illmatic


Number of Ratings: 2740
Mean Rating: 4.609
95% Credible Interval: 4.565 - 4.65
New Rank: 3
Original Rank: 5
4Miles Davis
Kind of Blue


Number of Ratings: 1884
Mean Rating: 4.614
95% Credible Interval: 4.561 - 4.663
New Rank: 4
Original Rank: 3
5The Beatles
Abbey Road


Number of Ratings: 3741
Mean Rating: 4.584
95% Credible Interval: 4.546 - 4.62
New Rank: 5
Original Rank: 9
6Radiohead
OK Computer


Number of Ratings: 7155
Mean Rating: 4.572
95% Credible Interval: 4.544 - 4.599
New Rank: 6
Original Rank: 13
7Pink Floyd
The Dark Side of the Moon


Number of Ratings: 6276
Mean Rating: 4.574
95% Credible Interval: 4.544 - 4.602
New Rank: 7
Original Rank: 12
8Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125


Number of Ratings: 369
Mean Rating: 4.663
95% Credible Interval: 4.542 - 4.76
New Rank: 8
Original Rank: 1
9Megadeth
Rust in Peace


Number of Ratings: 4407
Mean Rating: 4.575
95% Credible Interval: 4.54 - 4.609
New Rank: 9
Original Rank: 10
10John Coltrane
A Love Supreme


Number of Ratings: 1124
Mean Rating: 4.602
95% Credible Interval: 4.532 - 4.665
New Rank: 10
Original Rank: 7
11King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King


Number of Ratings: 3124
Mean Rating: 4.572
95% Credible Interval: 4.529 - 4.612
New Rank: 11
Original Rank: 14
12Charles Mingus
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady


Number of Ratings: 759
Mean Rating: 4.605
95% Credible Interval: 4.518 - 4.68
New Rank: 12
Original Rank: 6
13GZA
Liquid Swords


Number of Ratings: 1581
Mean Rating: 4.574
95% Credible Interval: 4.514 - 4.63
New Rank: 13
Original Rank: 11
14The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Are You Experienced


Number of Ratings: 816
Mean Rating: 4.592
95% Credible Interval: 4.507 - 4.666
New Rank: 14
Original Rank: 8
15David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...


Number of Ratings: 1859
Mean Rating: 4.562
95% Credible Interval: 4.505 - 4.614
New Rank: 15
Original Rank: 15
16Yes
Close to the Edge


Number of Ratings: 1823
Mean Rating: 4.56
95% Credible Interval: 4.503 - 4.612
New Rank: 16
Original Rank: 16
17Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV


Number of Ratings: 4104
Mean Rating: 4.537
95% Credible Interval: 4.499 - 4.574
New Rank: 17
Original Rank: 18
18Black Sabbath
Paranoid


Number of Ratings: 3731
Mean Rating: 4.53
95% Credible Interval: 4.489 - 4.568
New Rank: 18
Original Rank: 21
19The Beatles
Revolver


Number of Ratings: 3213
Mean Rating: 4.533
95% Credible Interval: 4.489 - 4.574
New Rank: 19
Original Rank: 19
20Death
Symbolic


Number of Ratings: 2937
Mean Rating: 4.532
95% Credible Interval: 4.486 - 4.575
New Rank: 20
Original Rank: 20
21Pink Floyd
Animals


Number of Ratings: 4095
Mean Rating: 4.518
95% Credible Interval: 4.479 - 4.556
New Rank: 21
Original Rank: 24
22Refused
The Shape of Punk to Come


Number of Ratings: 2335
Mean Rating: 4.521
95% Credible Interval: 4.468 - 4.569
New Rank: 22
Original Rank: 22
23DJ Shadow
Endtroducing...


Number of Ratings: 1950
Mean Rating: 4.519
95% Credible Interval: 4.461 - 4.572
New Rank: 23
Original Rank: 23
24Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)


Number of Ratings: 3015
Mean Rating: 4.505
95% Credible Interval: 4.459 - 4.549
New Rank: 24
Original Rank: 31
25Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven


Number of Ratings: 3109
Mean Rating: 4.504
95% Credible Interval: 4.458 - 4.547
New Rank: 25
Original Rank: 34
26Judas Priest
Painkiller


Number of Ratings: 1754
Mean Rating: 4.511
95% Credible Interval: 4.451 - 4.568
New Rank: 26
Original Rank: 28
27Opeth
Blackwater Park


Number of Ratings: 5105
Mean Rating: 4.476
95% Credible Interval: 4.44 - 4.511
New Rank: 27
Original Rank: 54
28The Notorious B.I.G.
Ready to Die


Number of Ratings: 1454
Mean Rating: 4.506
95% Credible Interval: 4.439 - 4.568
New Rank: 28
Original Rank: 30
29Iron Maiden
Powerslave


Number of Ratings: 3209
Mean Rating: 4.484
95% Credible Interval: 4.438 - 4.527
New Rank: 29
Original Rank: 48
30Elliott Smith
Either/Or


Number of Ratings: 1743
Mean Rating: 4.499
95% Credible Interval: 4.437 - 4.556
New Rank: 30
Original Rank: 36
31Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


Number of Ratings: 1177
Mean Rating: 4.512
95% Credible Interval: 4.437 - 4.58
New Rank: 31
Original Rank: 26
32The Cure
Disintegration


Number of Ratings: 1915
Mean Rating: 4.496
95% Credible Interval: 4.437 - 4.551
New Rank: 32
Original Rank: 38
33The Doors
The Doors


Number of Ratings: 1780
Mean Rating: 4.497
95% Credible Interval: 4.436 - 4.554
New Rank: 33
Original Rank: 37
34The Clash
London Calling


Number of Ratings: 2179
Mean Rating: 4.491
95% Credible Interval: 4.436 - 4.543
New Rank: 34
Original Rank: 41
35The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds


Number of Ratings: 1434
Mean Rating: 4.504
95% Credible Interval: 4.436 - 4.566
New Rank: 35
Original Rank: 33
36Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited


Number of Ratings: 1401
Mean Rating: 4.503
95% Credible Interval: 4.434 - 4.566
New Rank: 36
Original Rank: 35
37Tool
Lateralus


Number of Ratings: 5591
Mean Rating: 4.465
95% Credible Interval: 4.43 - 4.498
New Rank: 37
Original Rank: 64
38Opeth
Still Life


Number of Ratings: 3520
Mean Rating: 4.474
95% Credible Interval: 4.43 - 4.515
New Rank: 38
Original Rank: 57
39The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


Number of Ratings: 3580
Mean Rating: 4.471
95% Credible Interval: 4.428 - 4.512
New Rank: 39
Original Rank: 59
40Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Number of Ratings: 5107
Mean Rating: 4.463
95% Credible Interval: 4.427 - 4.498
New Rank: 40
Original Rank: 68
41Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada


Number of Ratings: 1857
Mean Rating: 4.486
95% Credible Interval: 4.426 - 4.542
New Rank: 41
Original Rank: 45
42Camel
Mirage


Number of Ratings: 916
Mean Rating: 4.51
95% Credible Interval: 4.424 - 4.587
New Rank: 42
Original Rank: 29
43Radiohead
Kid A


Number of Ratings: 5911
Mean Rating: 4.454
95% Credible Interval: 4.42 - 4.487
New Rank: 43
Original Rank: 75
44Talking Heads
Remain in Light


Number of Ratings: 1270
Mean Rating: 4.492
95% Credible Interval: 4.419 - 4.559
New Rank: 44
Original Rank: 40
45The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Ladyland


Number of Ratings: 1478
Mean Rating: 4.486
95% Credible Interval: 4.419 - 4.549
New Rank: 45
Original Rank: 44
46Nick Drake
Pink Moon


Number of Ratings: 1521
Mean Rating: 4.485
95% Credible Interval: 4.418 - 4.547
New Rank: 46
Original Rank: 46
47King Crimson
Red


Number of Ratings: 1587
Mean Rating: 4.482
95% Credible Interval: 4.416 - 4.543
New Rank: 47
Original Rank: 50
48Tool
Aenima


Number of Ratings: 5031
Mean Rating: 4.452
95% Credible Interval: 4.415 - 4.488
New Rank: 48
Original Rank: 77
49Black Sabbath
Master of Reality


Number of Ratings: 2581
Mean Rating: 4.465
95% Credible Interval: 4.413 - 4.514
New Rank: 49
Original Rank: 63
50My Bloody Valentine
Loveless


Number of Ratings: 2923
Mean Rating: 4.461
95% Credible Interval: 4.412 - 4.507
New Rank: 50
Original Rank: 72
51Metallica
Master of Puppets


Number of Ratings: 6945
Mean Rating: 4.439
95% Credible Interval: 4.407 - 4.47
New Rank: 51
Original Rank: 103
52Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea


Number of Ratings: 3926
Mean Rating: 4.445
95% Credible Interval: 4.403 - 4.485
New Rank: 52
Original Rank: 89
53Bob Dylan
Blood on the Tracks


Number of Ratings: 1140
Mean Rating: 4.478
95% Credible Interval: 4.4 - 4.549
New Rank: 53
Original Rank: 53
54Jethro Tull
Thick as a Brick


Number of Ratings: 899
Mean Rating: 4.487
95% Credible Interval: 4.399 - 4.566
New Rank: 54
Original Rank: 43
55Bob Dylan
Blonde on Blonde


Number of Ratings: 1098
Mean Rating: 4.476
95% Credible Interval: 4.396 - 4.549
New Rank: 55
Original Rank: 55
56Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run


Number of Ratings: 898
Mean Rating: 4.484
95% Credible Interval: 4.396 - 4.563
New Rank: 56
Original Rank: 47
57Pixies
Doolittle


Number of Ratings: 2453
Mean Rating: 4.449
95% Credible Interval: 4.395 - 4.499
New Rank: 57
Original Rank: 83
58Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral


Number of Ratings: 3321
Mean Rating: 4.441
95% Credible Interval: 4.394 - 4.485
New Rank: 58
Original Rank: 99
59Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine


Number of Ratings: 3902
Mean Rating: 4.437
95% Credible Interval: 4.394 - 4.478
New Rank: 59
Original Rank: 105
60The Who
Quadrophenia


Number of Ratings: 962
Mean Rating: 4.48
95% Credible Interval: 4.394 - 4.557
New Rank: 60
Original Rank: 52
61The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead


Number of Ratings: 1978
Mean Rating: 4.452
95% Credible Interval: 4.392 - 4.508
New Rank: 61
Original Rank: 78
62At the Drive-In
Relationship of Command


Number of Ratings: 3717
Mean Rating: 4.433
95% Credible Interval: 4.39 - 4.475
New Rank: 62
Original Rank: 112
63Death
Human


Number of Ratings: 2433
Mean Rating: 4.443
95% Credible Interval: 4.389 - 4.494
New Rank: 63
Original Rank: 94
64Stevie Wonder
Songs in the Key of Life


Number of Ratings: 443
Mean Rating: 4.515
95% Credible Interval: 4.389 - 4.622
New Rank: 64
Original Rank: 25
65Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home


Number of Ratings: 788
Mean Rating: 4.482
95% Credible Interval: 4.387 - 4.567
New Rank: 65
Original Rank: 49
66Jeff Buckley
Grace


Number of Ratings: 1567
Mean Rating: 4.454
95% Credible Interval: 4.387 - 4.517
New Rank: 66
Original Rank: 76
67Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast


Number of Ratings: 3492
Mean Rating: 4.432
95% Credible Interval: 4.387 - 4.475
New Rank: 67
Original Rank: 116
68Miles Davis
Bitches Brew


Number of Ratings: 1148
Mean Rating: 4.464
95% Credible Interval: 4.385 - 4.536
New Rank: 68
Original Rank: 66
69The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground & Nico


Number of Ratings: 1901
Mean Rating: 4.446
95% Credible Interval: 4.385 - 4.503
New Rank: 69
Original Rank: 86
70The Stooges
Fun House


Number of Ratings: 858
Mean Rating: 4.475
95% Credible Interval: 4.384 - 4.557
New Rank: 70
Original Rank: 56
71Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream


Number of Ratings: 2882
Mean Rating: 4.432
95% Credible Interval: 4.381 - 4.479
New Rank: 71
Original Rank: 118
72Rush
Moving Pictures


Number of Ratings: 2576
Mean Rating: 4.433
95% Credible Interval: 4.38 - 4.484
New Rank: 72
Original Rank: 113
73Alice in Chains
Dirt


Number of Ratings: 3426
Mean Rating: 4.426
95% Credible Interval: 4.38 - 4.47
New Rank: 73
Original Rank: 131
74The Who
Who's Next


Number of Ratings: 1453
Mean Rating: 4.449
95% Credible Interval: 4.379 - 4.514
New Rank: 74
Original Rank: 81
75Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables


Number of Ratings: 1354
Mean Rating: 4.447
95% Credible Interval: 4.374 - 4.515
New Rank: 75
Original Rank: 84
76Queen
A Night at the Opera


Number of Ratings: 1258
Mean Rating: 4.449
95% Credible Interval: 4.373 - 4.519
New Rank: 76
Original Rank: 82
77Slint
Spiderland


Number of Ratings: 1496
Mean Rating: 4.442
95% Credible Interval: 4.372 - 4.507
New Rank: 77
Original Rank: 97
78Metallica
Ride the Lightning


Number of Ratings: 6082
Mean Rating: 4.406
95% Credible Interval: 4.371 - 4.44
New Rank: 78
Original Rank: 159
79Faith No More
Angel Dust


Number of Ratings: 2077
Mean Rating: 4.43
95% Credible Interval: 4.37 - 4.485
New Rank: 79
Original Rank: 124
80Kyuss
Welcome to Sky Valley


Number of Ratings: 1449
Mean Rating: 4.439
95% Credible Interval: 4.368 - 4.505
New Rank: 80
Original Rank: 101
81David Bowie
Low


Number of Ratings: 1192
Mean Rating: 4.445
95% Credible Interval: 4.367 - 4.517
New Rank: 81
Original Rank: 88
82Rainbow
Rising


Number of Ratings: 763
Mean Rating: 4.463
95% Credible Interval: 4.365 - 4.55
New Rank: 82
Original Rank: 69
83Judas Priest
Sad Wings of Destiny


Number of Ratings: 1178
Mean Rating: 4.444
95% Credible Interval: 4.365 - 4.516
New Rank: 83
Original Rank: 91
84Deep Purple
Machine Head


Number of Ratings: 1154
Mean Rating: 4.443
95% Credible Interval: 4.363 - 4.516
New Rank: 84
Original Rank: 93
85Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime


Number of Ratings: 1163
Mean Rating: 4.443
95% Credible Interval: 4.363 - 4.516
New Rank: 85
Original Rank: 95
86Tom Waits
Rain Dogs


Number of Ratings: 1044
Mean Rating: 4.446
95% Credible Interval: 4.362 - 4.522
New Rank: 86
Original Rank: 87
87Unwound
Leaves Turn Inside You


Number of Ratings: 633
Mean Rating: 4.469
95% Credible Interval: 4.362 - 4.564
New Rank: 87
Original Rank: 60
88Madvillain
Madvillainy


Number of Ratings: 1529
Mean Rating: 4.431
95% Credible Interval: 4.361 - 4.496
New Rank: 88
Original Rank: 122
89Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin II


Number of Ratings: 3109
Mean Rating: 4.409
95% Credible Interval: 4.36 - 4.456
New Rank: 89
Original Rank: 152
90Kate Bush
Hounds of Love


Number of Ratings: 696
Mean Rating: 4.463
95% Credible Interval: 4.36 - 4.554
New Rank: 90
Original Rank: 71
91Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath


Number of Ratings: 2701
Mean Rating: 4.412
95% Credible Interval: 4.359 - 4.462
New Rank: 91
Original Rank: 146
92Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us


Number of Ratings: 1006
Mean Rating: 4.443
95% Credible Interval: 4.358 - 4.521
New Rank: 92
Original Rank: 92
93Weezer
Pinkerton


Number of Ratings: 2795
Mean Rating: 4.409
95% Credible Interval: 4.357 - 4.458
New Rank: 93
Original Rank: 156
94Vektor
Terminal Redux


Number of Ratings: 399
Mean Rating: 4.491
95% Credible Interval: 4.356 - 4.607
New Rank: 94
Original Rank: 42
95Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood


Number of Ratings: 1213
Mean Rating: 4.432
95% Credible Interval: 4.354 - 4.504
New Rank: 95
Original Rank: 117
96David Bowie
Hunky Dory


Number of Ratings: 1254
Mean Rating: 4.43
95% Credible Interval: 4.353 - 4.501
New Rank: 96
Original Rank: 123
97Dissection
Storm of the Light's Bane


Number of Ratings: 1141
Mean Rating: 4.433
95% Credible Interval: 4.352 - 4.507
New Rank: 97
Original Rank: 114
98Beastie Boys
Paul's Boutique


Number of Ratings: 1178
Mean Rating: 4.431
95% Credible Interval: 4.352 - 4.504
New Rank: 98
Original Rank: 120
99Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind


Number of Ratings: 819
Mean Rating: 4.446
95% Credible Interval: 4.351 - 4.532
New Rank: 99
Original Rank: 85
100Converge
Jane Doe


Number of Ratings: 3912
Mean Rating: 4.395
95% Credible Interval: 4.351 - 4.437
New Rank: 100
Original Rank: 184
101Rush
Hemispheres


Number of Ratings: 1636
Mean Rating: 4.417
95% Credible Interval: 4.35 - 4.481
New Rank: 101
Original Rank: 142
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