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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 36,000 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, Pink Floyd, Yes, Can and The Doors.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,479 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:104,945
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,189 votes)
Comments: 245 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,715 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:57,872
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,058 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,391 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:41,101
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,850 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,165 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:34,552
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,447 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,187 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:33,070
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,458 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:966 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:25,321
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,083 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:820 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:16,714
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,443 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:684 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:16,089
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  84/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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9.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:744 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:15,006
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,063 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:11,020
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  84/100 (779 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Elvis Presley 5 1%
Melanie 4 0%
Elton John 3 0%
Donovan 3 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
James Brown 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 367 40%
United Kingdom 239 26%
Germany 47 5%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Brazil 27 3%
France 22 2%
Italy 20 2%
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