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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 20,000 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, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Yes and Can.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,689 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:79,482
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,030 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,206 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:46,330
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,346 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:776 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:27,314
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  84/100 (927 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:798 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:25,274
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (994 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:729 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:22,703
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (882 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:572 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:17,083
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:103
Average Rating:  83/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:11,166
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  83/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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8.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:10,861
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  82/100 (649 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:9,867
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  84/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:8,422
Rank in 1970s54Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  82/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 30 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%
Elton John 3 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
Fairport Convention 2 0%
James Brown 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 238 40%
United Kingdom 171 29%
Germany 34 6%
Brazil 16 3%
Italy 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 2%
France 14 2%
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