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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 35,000 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:2,420 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:103,283
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,125 votes)
Comments: 237 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,678 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:57,350
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,000 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,350 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:40,327
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,793 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,136 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:34,626
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,418 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,145 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:32,394
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,415 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:923 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:24,710
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,051 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:796 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:16,428
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,405 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:651 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:15,618
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  84/100 (749 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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9.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:716 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:14,232
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,032 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:10,642
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  84/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 369 41%
United Kingdom 236 26%
Germany 47 5%
Brazil 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 3%
France 21 2%
Italy 20 2%
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