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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, Yes and Can.
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1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,624 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:76,289
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,880 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,171 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:45,189
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,248 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:727 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:25,427
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (855 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:765 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:24,166
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (921 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:21,502
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (817 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:16,276
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  83/100 (615 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:10,779
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  82/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:10,365
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  83/100 (749 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:9,091
Rank in 1970s49Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  84/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:7,876
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  81/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Fleetwood Mac 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Elton John 3 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 1%
James Gang 2 0%
Osibisa 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 213 39%
United Kingdom 162 30%
Germany 34 6%
Brazil 14 3%
Canada 12 2%
Italy 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
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