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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:1,925 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:86,842
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,404 votes)
Comments: 181 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,349 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:49,939
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,575 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:967 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:30,507
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,252 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:886 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:30,043
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,075 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:845 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:25,853
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:70
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,043 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:682 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:19,800
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  84/100 (774 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:531 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:11,918
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:170
Average Rating:  84/100 (994 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:11,869
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  83/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:442 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:11,741
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  84/100 (527 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:8,866
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  81/100 (690 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%
Mungo Jerry 3 0%
Fleetwood Mac 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
Elton John 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 307 42%
United Kingdom 211 29%
Germany 37 5%
Brazil 19 3%
France 17 2%
Italy 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 2%
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