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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 38,000 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
51.

IslandsUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1971Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 1971:51Rank Score:1,007
Rank in 1970s440Overall Rank:2,164
Average Rating:  76/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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52.

FireballUnited Kingdom Deep Purple
Year of Release:1971Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1971:52Rank Score:969
Rank in 1970s449Overall Rank:2,232
Average Rating:  77/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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53.

The Low Spark Of High Heeled BoysUnited Kingdom Traffic
Year of Release:1971Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1971:53Rank Score:951
Rank in 1970s455Overall Rank:2,260
Average Rating:  76/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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54.

American PieUnited States Don McLean
Year of Release:1971Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1971:54Rank Score:892
Rank in 1970s476Overall Rank:2,379
Average Rating:  75/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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55.

Kazemachi RomanJapan はっぴいえんど [Happy End]
Year of Release:1971Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1971:55Rank Score:843
Rank in 1970s487Overall Rank:2,479
Average Rating:  79/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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56.

Songs For BeginnersUnited Kingdom Graham Nash
Year of Release:1971Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1971:56Rank Score:829
Rank in 1970s492Overall Rank:2,510
Average Rating:  76/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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57.

AmericaMixed Nationality America
Year of Release:1971Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 1971:57Rank Score:809
Rank in 1970s502Overall Rank:2,554
Average Rating:  76/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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58.

Pictures At An ExhibitionUnited Kingdom Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year of Release:1971Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1971:58Rank Score:781
Rank in 1970s511Overall Rank:2,627
Average Rating:  73/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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59.

A Nod Is As Good As A Wink... To A Blind HorseUnited Kingdom Faces
Year of Release:1971Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 1971:59Rank Score:749
Rank in 1970s521Overall Rank:2,721
Average Rating:  78/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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60.

NaturallyUnited States J.J. Cale
Year of Release:1971Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1971:60Rank Score:742
Rank in 1970s525Overall Rank:2,741
Average Rating:  76/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1971 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Elvis Presley 6 1%
Melanie 4 0%
Fleetwood Mac 3 0%
Elton John 3 0%
Mungo Jerry 3 0%
Donovan 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 378 40%
United Kingdom 241 26%
Germany 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 33 4%
Brazil 28 3%
France 21 2%
Italy 20 2%
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