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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:2,420 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:103,290
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,123 votes)
Comments: 237 comments
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2.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,348 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:40,303
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,792 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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3.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,677 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:57,312
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,997 votes)
Comments: 157 comments
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4.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,145 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:32,383
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,414 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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5.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,135 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:34,648
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,417 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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6.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:652 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:15,635
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  84/100 (749 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:797 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:16,451
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,401 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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8.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:923 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:24,718
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,048 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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9.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1971Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1971:11Rank Score:10,113
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  84/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:10,629
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  84/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 42 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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