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Best Albums of 1971

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1971 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 24,000 greatest album charts.

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1971 year summaryThe best artists of 1971 were Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Yes, The Doors and Can.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,934 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:87,498
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,422 votes)
Comments: 182 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,358 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:50,536
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,593 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:975 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:30,972
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,267 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:888 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:30,358
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,083 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:852 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:26,084
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,055 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:685 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:19,956
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  84/100 (781 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:11,916
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  83/100 (780 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:11,906
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,009 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:449 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:11,889
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  84/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:8,828
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  81/100 (693 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Melanie 4 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
The Kinks 3 0%
Ennio Morricone 3 0%
Fleetwood Mac 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 307 41%
United Kingdom 211 28%
Germany 37 5%
Brazil 20 3%
France 17 2%
Italy 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 2%
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