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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 26,000 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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1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,040 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:91,187
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,568 votes)
Comments: 195 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,437 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:51,908
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,687 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,065 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:33,676
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,406 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:945 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:31,463
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,157 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:903 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:27,151
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:69
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,137 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:751 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:21,273
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:96
Average Rating:  84/100 (853 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:591 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:12,827
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:170
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,094 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:496 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:12,735
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  84/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:12,326
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  83/100 (835 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:498 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:9,068
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  81/100 (741 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Melanie 4 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
The Kinks 3 0%
Harry Nilsson 3 0%
Fleetwood Mac 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 311 41%
United Kingdom 211 28%
Germany 39 5%
Brazil 21 3%
Canada 18 2%
France 18 2%
Italy 18 2%
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