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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 19,000 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, Can and Yes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,654 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:77,961
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,962 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,179 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:45,521
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,302 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:755 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:26,492
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  84/100 (894 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:776 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:24,351
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (962 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:704 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:21,973
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (847 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:16,596
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  83/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:10,973
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  82/100 (625 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:10,774
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  83/100 (790 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:9,503
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  84/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:8,166
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  82/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Fleetwood Mac 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Elton John 3 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Emerson, Lake & Palmer 2 0%
Ennio Morricone 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 230 40%
United Kingdom 168 29%
Germany 33 6%
Brazil 15 3%
Canada 13 2%
Italy 13 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
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