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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 23,000 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, Pink Floyd, Yes, The Doors and Can.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,915 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:86,664
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,377 votes)
Comments: 181 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,338 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:49,825
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,560 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:969 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:30,333
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,237 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:874 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:29,565
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,065 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:842 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:25,647
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:70
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,032 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:673 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:19,444
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  84/100 (765 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:11,798
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  83/100 (765 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:527 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:11,788
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  84/100 (978 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:438 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:11,595
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  84/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:8,852
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  81/100 (682 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Melanie 4 1%
Ennio Morricone 3 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
The Kinks 3 0%
Mungo Jerry 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 303 42%
United Kingdom 212 29%
Germany 37 5%
Brazil 19 3%
France 17 2%
Italy 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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