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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 23,000 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:1,918 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:86,663
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,384 votes)
Comments: 181 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,341 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:49,814
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,563 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:972 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:30,467
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,242 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:876 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:29,730
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,067 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:842 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:25,683
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,033 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:19,708
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:96
Average Rating:  84/100 (766 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:529 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:11,835
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  84/100 (981 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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8.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:11,820
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  83/100 (767 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:11,706
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  84/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:8,852
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  81/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Melanie 4 1%
Ennio Morricone 3 0%
Mungo Jerry 3 0%
Fleetwood Mac 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 302 41%
United Kingdom 212 29%
Germany 37 5%
Brazil 19 3%
France 17 2%
Italy 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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