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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 20,000 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, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Yes and Can.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,704 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:79,865
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,050 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,212 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:46,364
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,362 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:783 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:27,449
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:50
Average Rating:  84/100 (933 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:804 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:25,562
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,012 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:731 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:22,600
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:73
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (891 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:17,056
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  84/100 (679 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:11,032
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  82/100 (659 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:10,988
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  83/100 (832 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:10,040
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  84/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:8,383
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  81/100 (586 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Fleetwood Mac 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
Elton John 3 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
Ike And Tina Turner 2 0%
The Doors 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 240 40%
United Kingdom 173 29%
Germany 34 6%
Brazil 16 3%
Canada 15 2%
France 14 2%
Italy 14 2%
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