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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 37,000 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:2,494 charts
Rank in 1971:1Rank Score:105,490
Rank in 1970s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 90/100 (3,229 votes)
Comments: 247 comments
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2.

Who's NextUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,723 charts
Rank in 1971:2Rank Score:58,108
Rank in 1970s7Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,075 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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3.

Hunky DoryUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,399 charts
Rank in 1971:3Rank Score:41,334
Rank in 1970s14Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,872 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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4.

What's Going OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,177 charts
Rank in 1971:4Rank Score:34,772
Rank in 1970s16Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,467 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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5.

Sticky FingersUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:1,194 charts
Rank in 1971:5Rank Score:33,545
Rank in 1970s19Overall Rank:65
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,473 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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6.

BlueCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1971Appears in:976 charts
Rank in 1971:6Rank Score:25,763
Rank in 1970s26Overall Rank:96
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,099 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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7.

MeddleUnited Kingdom Pink Floyd
Year of Release:1971Appears in:830 charts
Rank in 1971:7Rank Score:17,044
Rank in 1970s39Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,468 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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8.

Tago MagoGermany Can
Year of Release:1971Appears in:683 charts
Rank in 1971:8Rank Score:16,266
Rank in 1970s41Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  84/100 (790 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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9.

L.A. WomanUnited States The Doors
Year of Release:1971Appears in:755 charts
Rank in 1971:9Rank Score:15,230
Rank in 1970s43Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,079 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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10.

FragileUnited Kingdom Yes
Year of Release:1971Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 1971:10Rank Score:11,065
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  84/100 (786 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Elvis Presley 5 1%
Melanie 4 0%
Ennio Morricone 3 0%
The Kinks 3 0%
James Brown 3 0%
Isaac Hayes 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 368 40%
United Kingdom 240 26%
Germany 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Brazil 28 3%
France 22 2%
Italy 20 2%
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