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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:2,439 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:103,523
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,157 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,683 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:57,440
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,035 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,360 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:40,293
Rank in 1970s13Overall Rank:49
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,820 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,150 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:34,703
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,434 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,163 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:32,634
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:67
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,433 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:942 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:25,065
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,069 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:804 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:16,524
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,424 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:665 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:15,793
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  84/100 (763 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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9.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:729 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:14,570
Rank in 1970s45Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,046 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:546 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:10,706
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  84/100 (763 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Elvis Presley 5 1%
Melanie 4 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
Fleetwood Mac 3 0%
Elton John 3 0%
Donovan 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 369 40%
United Kingdom 237 26%
Germany 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Brazil 26 3%
France 21 2%
Italy 20 2%
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