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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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,517 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:71,523
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,716 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,067 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:42,330
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,159 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:680 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:23,749
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: 84/100 (792 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:698 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:22,838
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: 86/100 (845 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:20,404
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: 85/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:473 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:14,739
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: 83/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:10,573
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:151
Average Rating: 82/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:9,260
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:178
Average Rating: 83/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:7,980
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:208
Average Rating: 84/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:7,372
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:226
Average Rating: 81/100 (476 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%
Osibisa 2 0%
The Who 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 187 40%
United Kingdom 139 29%
Germany 30 6%
Brazil 13 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 3%
Canada 11 2%
Italy 11 2%
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