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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 25,000 greatest album charts.

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1971 year summaryThe best artists of 1971 were Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Yes, Pink Floyd, Can and The Doors.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,990 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:89,934
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,511 votes)
Comments: 190 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,408 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:51,818
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,648 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,026 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:32,758
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,351 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:924 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:31,507
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,122 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:881 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:26,874
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,105 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:716 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:20,691
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  84/100 (821 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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7.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:12,363
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  84/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:12,235
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  83/100 (811 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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9.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:554 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:12,222
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,060 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:8,936
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  81/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Melanie 4 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
The Kinks 3 0%
Harry Nilsson 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
Fleetwood Mac 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 310 41%
United Kingdom 210 28%
Germany 37 5%
Brazil 20 3%
Italy 19 3%
France 18 2%
Canada 17 2%
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