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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 14,000 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 John Lennon.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,376 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:66,253
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,550 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:974 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:39,759
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,042 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:596 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:21,488
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: 84/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:20,930
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: 86/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:562 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:18,499
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: 85/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:13,099
Rank in 1970s29Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: 82/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:10,007
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:142
Average Rating: 82/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:8,001
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:185
Average Rating: 82/100 (562 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:6,922
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:218
Average Rating: 82/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:6,702
Rank in 1970s57Overall Rank:225
Average Rating: 83/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Anne Briggs 2 0%
Barbra Streisand 2 0%
Keith Jarrett 2 0%
The Doors 2 0%
Carole King 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 174 41%
United Kingdom 129 30%
Germany 30 7%
Mixed Nationality 11 3%
France 9 2%
Italy 9 2%
Brazil 8 2%
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