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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 31,000 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, Can and The Doors.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,264 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:98,695
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,902 votes)
Comments: 221 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,579 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:54,752
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,869 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,229 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:37,503
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,641 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,055 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:33,519
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,314 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,050 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:30,353
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,305 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:847 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:22,897
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (968 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:713 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:15,013
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,278 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:583 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:14,268
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  84/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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9.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:661 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:13,361
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (953 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:10,263
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  83/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 344 40%
United Kingdom 224 26%
Germany 46 5%
Brazil 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 20 2%
Italy 20 2%
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