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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:2,549 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:106,698
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,317 votes)
Comments: 257 comments
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2.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,441 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:41,991
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,929 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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3.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,758 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:58,481
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,118 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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4.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,235 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:34,157
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,518 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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5.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,213 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:35,646
Rank in 1970s17Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,503 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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6.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:874 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:17,475
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,513 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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7.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:714 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:16,821
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  84/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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8.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,016 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:26,752
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:93
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,141 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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9.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1971Appears in:555 charts
Rank in 1971:11Rank Score:10,497
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:269
Average Rating:  84/100 (692 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:11,153
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  84/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 48 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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