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Best Albums of 1971

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1971 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 27,000 greatest album charts.

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1971 year summaryThe best artists of 1971 were Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Yes, Pink Floyd, The Doors and Can.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,077 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:92,618
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,633 votes)
Comments: 206 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,460 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:52,618
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,728 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,089 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:34,423
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,450 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:964 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:31,720
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,180 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:933 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:28,004
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,170 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:765 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:21,383
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (871 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:604 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:13,313
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,139 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:514 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:12,825
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  84/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:588 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:12,773
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  83/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:9,245
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Melanie 4 1%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
The Kinks 3 0%
Harry Nilsson 3 0%
Mungo Jerry 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 320 41%
United Kingdom 213 27%
Germany 41 5%
Brazil 24 3%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Canada 18 2%
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