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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 33,000 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:2,329 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:100,271
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,001 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,616 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:55,985
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,931 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,281 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:38,800
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,709 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,087 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:33,637
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:60
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,360 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,093 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:31,259
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,358 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:883 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:23,735
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,006 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:741 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:15,276
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,328 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:613 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:14,745
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  84/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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9.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:685 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:13,695
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (989 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:509 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:10,478
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  83/100 (699 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Melanie 4 0%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
The Kinks 3 0%
Isaac Hayes 3 0%
Harry Nilsson 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 351 40%
United Kingdom 228 26%
Germany 46 5%
Brazil 25 3%
France 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 3%
Italy 20 2%
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