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Top-rated albums of 1971

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1971 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,507 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:105,769
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,252 votes)
Comments: 249 comments
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2.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,415 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:41,726
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:49
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,887 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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3.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,732 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:58,421
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,084 votes)
Comments: 164 comments
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4.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,210 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:33,947
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,481 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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5.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,187 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:35,118
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,473 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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6.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:840 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:17,031
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,479 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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7.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:16,336
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  84/100 (798 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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8.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:991 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:26,097
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,111 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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9.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1971Appears in:542 charts
Rank in 1971:11Rank Score:10,351
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:268
Average Rating:  84/100 (671 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:11,082
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  84/100 (795 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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