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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 24,000 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, The Doors and Can.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,946 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:87,929
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,452 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,363 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:50,646
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,615 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:983 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:31,287
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:53
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,297 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:901 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:30,554
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,096 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:857 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:26,131
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,075 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:699 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:20,366
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  84/100 (799 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:12,036
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  83/100 (791 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:11,961
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  84/100 (545 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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9.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:11,932
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,027 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:8,714
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  81/100 (704 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Melanie 4 1%
Mungo Jerry 3 0%
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 3 0%
Ennio Morricone 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 308 41%
United Kingdom 211 28%
Germany 37 5%
Brazil 20 3%
France 17 2%
Italy 17 2%
Canada 16 2%
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