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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 17,000 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 Can.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,536 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:72,611
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,749 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,087 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:43,275
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,181 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:679 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:23,949
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (803 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:22,895
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (859 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:644 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:20,620
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (759 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:475 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:14,711
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:107
Average Rating:  83/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:10,754
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  82/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:9,254
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  83/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:8,466
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  84/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:7,444
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  82/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 24 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%
Carole King 2 0%
Traffic 2 0%
Steeleye Span 2 0%
The Who 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 199 39%
United Kingdom 150 30%
Germany 30 6%
Brazil 13 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Canada 11 2%
Italy 11 2%
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