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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 17,000 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:1,562 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:73,489
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,787 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,113 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:44,183
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,204 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:692 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:24,238
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  84/100 (819 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:725 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:23,395
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (876 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:664 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:21,134
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:70
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (774 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:483 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:14,890
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:107
Average Rating:  83/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:11,051
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  83/100 (562 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:9,404
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  83/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:8,710
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  84/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:7,610
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  82/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Fleetwood Mac 3 1%
Pharoah Sanders 2 0%
Jimi Hendrix 2 0%
The Jackson 5 2 0%
Alice Coltrane 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 207 39%
United Kingdom 157 30%
Germany 31 6%
Brazil 13 2%
Italy 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Canada 11 2%
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