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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, Yes, Pink Floyd, Can and The Doors.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Led Zeppelin IVUnited Kingdom Led Zeppelin
Year of Release:1971Appears in:2,220 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:97,261
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,855 votes)
Comments: 216 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,561 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:54,631
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,853 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,201 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:36,936
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,607 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,041 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:33,105
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,296 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,029 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:30,099
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,285 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:840 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:22,705
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:101
Average Rating:  84/100 (947 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:693 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:14,644
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,257 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:14,318
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:171
Average Rating:  84/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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9.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:648 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:13,126
Rank in 1970s47Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (937 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:485 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:9,886
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  83/100 (662 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%
Mungo Jerry 3 0%
The Kinks 3 0%
Harry Nilsson 3 0%
Isaac Hayes 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 337 41%
United Kingdom 222 27%
Germany 46 6%
Brazil 23 3%
Italy 21 3%
France 20 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
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