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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:1,604 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:75,239
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,851 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,162 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:45,596
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,235 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:720 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:25,115
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:758 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:23,955
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (907 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:689 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:21,380
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:72
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (804 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:522 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:15,819
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  83/100 (602 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:445 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:11,038
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  83/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:10,101
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  83/100 (749 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:9,238
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  84/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:7,876
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  82/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 212 39%
United Kingdom 160 30%
Germany 33 6%
Brazil 14 3%
Italy 12 2%
Canada 11 2%
Mixed Nationality 11 2%
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