Best Albums of 1971

Listed below are the best albums of 1971 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1971 year summaryThe best artists of 1971 were Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Can, Yes and The Doors.
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1971
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57,937
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1971
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30,730
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26,958
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22,808
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21,999
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19,358
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12,167
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12,116
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9,608
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 10 1%
Elvis Presley 6 1%
Melanie 4 0%
Jimi Hendrix 3 0%
Ennio Morricone 3 0%
Mungo Jerry 3 0%
The Kinks 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 410 41%
United Kingdom 240 24%
Germany 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Brazil 34 3%
France 24 2%
Italy 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 960 96%
Yes 40 4%
Live? Albums %
No 970 97%
Yes 30 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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