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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 19,000 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, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Can and Yes.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,671 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:79,017
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (1,996 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,196 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:46,012
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,325 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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3.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:767 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:26,902
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:50
Average Rating:  84/100 (910 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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4.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:790 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:25,054
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (975 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:721 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:22,414
Rank in 1970s20Overall Rank:71
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (864 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:16,878
Rank in 1970s27Overall Rank:102
Average Rating:  83/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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7.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:10,941
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  82/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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8.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:10,827
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  83/100 (803 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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9.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:9,832
Rank in 1970s48Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  84/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:8,381
Rank in 1970s53Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  82/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 30 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%
Ike And Tina Turner 2 0%
The Doors 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 234 40%
United Kingdom 169 29%
Germany 34 6%
Brazil 15 3%
Italy 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 2%
France 13 2%
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