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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 18,000 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, Can and Yes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,580 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:74,433
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,816 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,141 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:45,151
Rank in 1970s6Overall Rank:23
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,223 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:707 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:24,568
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (830 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:743 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:23,666
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (892 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:678 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:21,263
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (794 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:15,495
Rank in 1970s28Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  83/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:435 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:10,941
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  83/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:9,647
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  83/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:9,182
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  84/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:7,800
Rank in 1970s57Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  82/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Fleetwood Mac 3 1%
Elton John 3 1%
Emitt Rhodes 2 0%
Anne Briggs 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 210 39%
United Kingdom 158 30%
Germany 32 6%
Brazil 13 2%
Italy 12 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Canada 11 2%
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