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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:2,477 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:104,825
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,187 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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2.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,392 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:41,141
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,849 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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3.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,715 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:57,873
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,056 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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4.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,187 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:33,056
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,455 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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5.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,166 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:34,569
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,444 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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6.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:683 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:15,999
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  84/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:821 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:16,725
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,442 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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8.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:965 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:25,306
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:96
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,082 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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9.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1971Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 1971:11Rank Score:10,234
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  84/100 (655 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:557 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:11,019
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  84/100 (779 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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