Best Albums of 1971

Listed below are the best albums of 1971 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 71 of 100

Best Albums of 1971 composition

Country Albums %


United States 397 40%
United Kingdom 249 25%
Germany 47 5%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Brazil 31 3%
Australia 27 3%
France 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 957 96%
Yes 44 4%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 28 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 12 1%
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