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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
41.

First UtteranceUnited Kingdom Comus
Year of Release:1971Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1971:41Rank Score:1,406
Rank in 1970s344Overall Rank:1,588
Average Rating:  78/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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42.

If I Could Only Remember My NameUnited States David Crosby
Year of Release:1971Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1971:42Rank Score:1,263
Rank in 1970s365Overall Rank:1,729
Average Rating:  77/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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43.

Love It To DeathUnited States Alice Cooper
Year of Release:1971Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 1971:43Rank Score:1,057
Rank in 1970s407Overall Rank:2,013
Average Rating:  80/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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44.

Straight UpUnited Kingdom Badfinger
Year of Release:1971Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1971:44Rank Score:1,051
Rank in 1970s410Overall Rank:2,025
Average Rating:  76/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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45.

Hot Rocks 1964–1971
Compilation
United Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1971Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1971:45Rank Score:1,041
Rank in 1970s416Overall Rank:2,040
Average Rating:  82/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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46.

KillerUnited States Alice Cooper
Year of Release:1971Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1971:46Rank Score:1,035
Rank in 1970s417Overall Rank:2,052
Average Rating:  80/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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47.

Santana IIIUnited States Santana
Year of Release:1971Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1971:47Rank Score:1,026
Rank in 1970s420Overall Rank:2,066
Average Rating:  79/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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48.

IslandsUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1971Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1971:48Rank Score:1,000
Rank in 1970s428Overall Rank:2,100
Average Rating:  76/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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49.

Pieces Of A ManUnited States Gil Scott-Heron
Year of Release:1971Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 1971:49Rank Score:984
Rank in 1970s435Overall Rank:2,121
Average Rating:  81/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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50.

StormcockUnited Kingdom Roy Harper
Year of Release:1971Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1971:50Rank Score:981
Rank in 1970s438Overall Rank:2,128
Average Rating:  79/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Elvis Presley 5 1%
Melanie 4 0%
Harry Nilsson 3 0%
Isaac Hayes 3 0%
The Rolling Stones 3 0%
Fleetwood Mac 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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