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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 18,000 greatest album charts.

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

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,576 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:74,268
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,815 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,136 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:45,023
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,223 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:704 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:24,457
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (830 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:741 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:23,691
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (892 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:678 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:21,303
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (793 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:503 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:15,461
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  83/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:10,960
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  83/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:9,605
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  83/100 (729 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:8,997
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  84/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:7,802
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  82/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Fleetwood Mac 3 1%
Elton John 3 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Barclay James Harvest 2 0%
Yes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 210 39%
United Kingdom 158 30%
Germany 32 6%
Brazil 13 2%
Italy 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Canada 11 2%
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