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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:2,366 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:101,441
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,076 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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2.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,313 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:39,637
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,760 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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3.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,643 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:56,558
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,981 votes)
Comments: 156 comments
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4.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,119 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:31,905
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,391 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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5.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,115 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:34,363
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,392 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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6.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:628 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:15,055
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  84/100 (733 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:764 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:15,870
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,376 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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8.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:898 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:24,414
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,029 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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9.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1971Appears in:514 charts
Rank in 1971:12Rank Score:9,919
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  84/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:10,382
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  84/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 41 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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