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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 16,000 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:1,503 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:70,941
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,696 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,056 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:42,042
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,140 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:669 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:23,545
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: 84/100 (782 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:692 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:22,855
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: 86/100 (828 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:20,204
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: 85/100 (733 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:14,428
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: 83/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:10,430
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:152
Average Rating: 82/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:9,272
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:177
Average Rating: 83/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:7,760
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:212
Average Rating: 84/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:7,358
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:225
Average Rating: 81/100 (474 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%
Elton John 3 1%
Grand Funk Railroad 2 0%
Pharoah Sanders 2 0%
Jimi Hendrix 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 186 40%
United Kingdom 138 29%
Germany 30 6%
Mixed Nationality 13 3%
Brazil 12 3%
Italy 11 2%
Canada 11 2%
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