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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 28,000 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:2,122 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:94,333
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (2,710 votes)
Comments: 209 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,492 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:53,371
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,769 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,121 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:35,115
Rank in 1970s15Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,500 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:978 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:31,842
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,218 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:963 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:28,601
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,207 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:782 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:21,735
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:101
Average Rating:  84/100 (896 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:641 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:13,996
Rank in 1970s40Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,170 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:542 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:13,599
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  84/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:598 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:12,913
Rank in 1970s44Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  83/100 (880 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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10.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:9,397
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  81/100 (766 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Melanie 4 0%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Harry Nilsson 3 0%
Isaac Hayes 3 0%
Fleetwood Mac 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 324 40%
United Kingdom 212 26%
Germany 42 5%
Brazil 25 3%
France 19 2%
Italy 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
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