Best Albums of 1971

Listed below are the best albums of 1971 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

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1971 year summaryThe best artists of 1971 were Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Yes, Can and The Doors.
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1971
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56,193
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1971
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29,891
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26,240
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21,913
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21,664
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19,302
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11,903
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11,786
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9,459
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1971 composition

Country Albums %


United States 398 40%
United Kingdom 239 24%
Germany 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Brazil 33 3%
Australia 26 3%
France 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 957 96%
Yes 43 4%
Live? Albums %
No 972 97%
Yes 28 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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