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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 16,000 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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1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,483 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:70,306
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,674 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,044 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:41,755
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,124 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:654 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:22,851
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: 84/100 (767 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:680 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:22,146
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: 86/100 (819 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:616 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:19,826
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: 85/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:452 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:14,047
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: 83/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:10,128
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:155
Average Rating: 82/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:8,983
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:179
Average Rating: 83/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:7,619
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:213
Average Rating: 83/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:7,354
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:223
Average Rating: 82/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Fleetwood Mac 3 1%
Elton John 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Family 2 0%
Yes 2 0%
Barclay James Harvest 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 185 40%
United Kingdom 137 29%
Germany 30 6%
Brazil 13 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 3%
Canada 11 2%
Italy 11 2%
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