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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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11.

Bryter LayterUnited Kingdom Nick Drake
Year of Release:1971Appears in:529 charts
Rank in 1971:11Rank Score:10,241
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  84/100 (646 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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12.

ImagineUnited Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1971Appears in:603 charts
Rank in 1971:12Rank Score:10,085
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  81/100 (878 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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13.

TapestryUnited States Carole King
Year of Release:1971Appears in:537 charts
Rank in 1971:13Rank Score:9,843
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  81/100 (672 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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14.

AqualungUnited Kingdom Jethro Tull
Year of Release:1971Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1971:14Rank Score:8,827
Rank in 1970s84Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  82/100 (718 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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15.

Electric WarriorUnited Kingdom T. Rex
Year of Release:1971Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 1971:15Rank Score:8,615
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  83/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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16.

At Fillmore EastUnited States The Allman Brothers Band
Year of Release:1971Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1971:16Rank Score:8,596
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  81/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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17.

Master Of RealityUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1971Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1971:17Rank Score:8,033
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  83/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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18.

There's A Riot Goin' OnUnited States Sly & The Family Stone
Year of Release:1971Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1971:18Rank Score:7,030
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  82/100 (489 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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19.

RamMixed Nationality Paul & Linda McCartney
Year of Release:1971Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1971:19Rank Score:6,965
Rank in 1970s99Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  81/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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20.

Maggot BrainUnited States Funkadelic
Year of Release:1971Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1971:20Rank Score:6,247
Rank in 1970s105Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  83/100 (476 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Elvis Presley 5 1%
Melanie 4 0%
The Kinks 3 0%
Isaac Hayes 3 0%
Harry Nilsson 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 368 40%
United Kingdom 238 26%
Germany 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Brazil 26 3%
France 22 2%
Italy 20 2%
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