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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 29,000 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:2,167 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:95,794
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,769 votes)
Comments: 213 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,527 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:53,990
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,806 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,161 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:35,986
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,537 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,000 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:32,391
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,249 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:996 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:29,065
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,238 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:816 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:22,147
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:101
Average Rating:  84/100 (920 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:667 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:14,504
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,201 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:552 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:13,448
Rank in 1970s42Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  84/100 (649 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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9.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:620 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:13,110
Rank in 1970s46Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  83/100 (900 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:9,460
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  81/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 331 41%
United Kingdom 215 27%
Germany 43 5%
Brazil 23 3%
Italy 20 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 19 2%
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