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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 15,000 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:1,455 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:69,510
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,635 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,033 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:41,276
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,100 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:642 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:22,710
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: 84/100 (748 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:671 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:21,828
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: 86/100 (800 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:19,574
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: 85/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:13,692
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: 83/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:9,907
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:156
Average Rating: 82/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:8,621
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:182
Average Rating: 83/100 (617 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:7,466
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:214
Average Rating: 84/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:7,219
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:223
Average Rating: 82/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 23 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%
Keith Jarrett 2 0%
Carole King 2 0%
Traffic 2 0%
Family 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 179 40%
United Kingdom 133 29%
Germany 30 7%
Brazil 13 3%
Italy 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
Canada 10 2%
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