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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 30,000 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:2,201 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:96,551
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,816 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,552 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:54,391
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,833 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,193 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:36,789
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,577 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,035 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:32,974
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,280 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,022 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:29,723
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,268 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:834 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:22,516
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:100
Average Rating:  84/100 (937 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:681 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:14,623
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,239 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:572 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:13,897
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  84/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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9.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:638 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:13,162
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  83/100 (923 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:9,605
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  83/100 (652 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 331 41%
United Kingdom 215 26%
Germany 46 6%
Brazil 23 3%
Italy 21 3%
France 20 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
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