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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:2,058 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:91,824
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,596 votes)
Comments: 202 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,442 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:52,222
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,704 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,076 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:34,059
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,428 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:957 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:31,782
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,165 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:920 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:27,767
Rank in 1970s18Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,156 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:753 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:21,155
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:595 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:13,094
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,110 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:12,867
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:170
Average Rating:  84/100 (592 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:12,505
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  83/100 (849 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:504 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:9,062
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  81/100 (748 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%
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
Fleetwood Mac 3 0%
Elton John 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 316 41%
United Kingdom 212 27%
Germany 41 5%
Brazil 25 3%
France 19 2%
Italy 18 2%
Canada 18 2%
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