Top 41 Music Albums of 1971 by Onater (2020)

My Top 10 songs of 1971:
10. Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat (Songs Of Love And Hate)
9. Leonard Cohen - Sing Another Song, Boys (Songs Of Love And Hate)
8. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (Maggot Brain)
7. Carla Bley & Paul Haines - Hotel Overture (Escalator Over The Hill)
6. Can - Halleluwah (Tago Mago)
5. Joni Mitchell - Blue (Blue)
4. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (What's Going On)
3. Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (What's Going On)
2. David Bowie - Life On Mars (Hunky Dory)
1. Joni Mitchell - The Last Time I Saw Richard (Blue)

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"You who wish to conquer pain, you must learn what makes me kind. The crumbs of love that you offer me, they're the crumbs I've left behind."

Favourite Tracks: Sing Another Song Boys, Famous Blue Raincoat, Avalanche, Joan Of Arc, Last Year's Man
[First added to this chart: 03/07/2017]
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1971
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"Richard, you haven't really changed, I said, it's just that now you're romanticizing some pain that's in your head, you got tombs in your eyes, but the songs you punched are dreaming, listen, they sing of love so sweet."

Favourite Tracks: The Last Time I Saw Richard, Blue, River, A Case Of You, All I Want
[First added to this chart: 03/18/2017]
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1971
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"SEARCHING FOR MY BLACK DOPE, HALELELELELELUWAH!"

Side 1 is a bunch of cool, trippy, kinda spooky prog rock tracks. Side 2 is a massive, repetitive, hypnotic jam that grows in insanity throughout. Suddenly, the repetition and hypnotic rhythms of the first disc disappear on side 3 in favour of 17 minutes of scary, ambient, dissonant noise. The first half of side 4 is just ridiculous, and the second half returns to the style of the first few tracks. It's quite a journey to listen to, and not an easy one at that. But it is so hypnotic and weird, there aren't a lot of albums that can compare.

Favourite Tracks: Halleluwah, Oh Yeah, Paperhouse
[First added to this chart: 03/07/2017]
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1971
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"You see, war is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate."

This is the sound of a man who took his sadness and turned it into hope. Rather than moping about his problems, as many musicians have, Gaye did all he could to bring love and joy to as many people as he could. Call it corny and idealistic, but this is some of the most sincere and beautiful music ever written.

Favourite Tracks: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), What's Going On, Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler), What's Happening Brother
[First added to this chart: 03/07/2017]
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1971
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"They check her flavor by sticking straws into her eyes."

Favourite Tracks: Hotel Overture, Escalator Over The Hill, Why, Rawalpindi Blues, End Of Rawalpindi
[First added to this chart: 07/07/2018]
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1971
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672
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"You can't cry cause you'll look broke down, but you're cryin' anyway cause you're all broke down."

Favourite Tracks: Luv N' Haight, Family Affair, Runnin' Away, Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa
[First added to this chart: 09/05/2017]
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1971
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4,853
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Favourite Tracks: Amen, Dearly Beloved, Attaining [First added to this chart: 03/07/2018]
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1971
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62
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"Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time, for y'all have knocked her up. I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe. I was not offended, for I knew I had to rise above it all, or drown in my own shit."

Favourite Tracks: Maggot Brain, Can You Get To That, Hit It And Quit It, Wars Of Armageddon
[First added to this chart: 08/28/2017]
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1971
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"Pela mulher carpideira pra nos louvar e cuspir, e pelas moscas bicheiras a nos beijar e cobrir, e pela paz derradeira que enfim vai nos redimir, Deus lhe pague."

Favourite Tracks: Construção, Deus lhe pague, Desalento, Samba de Orly
[First added to this chart: 01/25/2020]
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1971
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"Hymen hunter, hands of steel, crack you open and your red flesh peel."

Favourite Tracks: Diana, Drip Drip, The Herald
[First added to this chart: 07/06/2018]
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1971
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Top 41 Music Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Yes 2 5%
Pink Floyd 2 5%
Miles Davis 2 5%
Pharoah Sanders 2 5%
Funkadelic 1 2%
Caetano Veloso 1 2%
Chico Buarque 1 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 16 39%
United States 13 32%
Germany 3 7%
Brazil 3 7%
Canada 2 5%
Mixed Nationality 2 5%
Indonesia 1 2%
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Top 41 Music Albums of 1971 chart changes

Biggest climbers
climbers Up 6 from 27th to 21st
Live-Evil
by Miles Davis
climbers Up 3 from 11th to 8th
Maggot Brain
by Funkadelic
climbers Up 2 from 19th to 17th
Faust
by Faust
Biggest fallers
fallers Down 3 from 7th to 10th
First Utterance
by Comus
fallers Down 3 from 21st to 24th
Aqualung
by Jethro Tull
fallers Down 3 from 22nd to 25th
Jack Johnson
by Miles Davis

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