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Album Covers #2 - 1971

Each cover is displayed twice, so you can name the Artist and Album for these albums from 1971.

All of the albums on this quiz are included in either:

The thumbnail is a cover to an album that is not on the quiz, despite being on one of the lists.
Quizzes in this series, so far: #1 - 1970, #2 - 1971, #3 - 1970s #1
Quiz by mightythor
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Last updated: November 18, 2023
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First submittedOctober 28, 2023
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Level 66
Oct 28, 2023

The general methodology for these quizzes is as follows:

I collected the names of the 500 greatest albums of all time, according to two different sources: Rolling Stone, and BestEverAlbums.com. Obviously these are not necessarily the biggest selling albums, but I used these sources so I could have some sense that they would be albums familiar to other people; while also not only including the easiest and most obvious covers. And, yes, Rolling Stone will have a bias toward albums familiar to listeners in a certain country; BEA, less so.

Once I had the master list, I sorted these albums by Artist and Rank. For each artist, I chose only one album. In almost all cases, I simply went with the highest ranked album. Occasionally, I would override the rank for other reasons, such as that the cover was too hard to edit, I liked the art work on the lower-ranked album, or I had a personal affinity for / memory of an album with a lower rank.

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Level 66
Oct 28, 2023

To be clear, that is not one album per quiz; it's one album for the whole series. That means you can't expect these quizzes, in their current form, to always have the Beatles or U2 on them. I don't promise I will never add multiple albums for an artist; nor top-selling, but critcally-dubious albums, but given the time this project has taken me, I am hoping I never do that. Also, not every artist on the lists is included. I don't perfectly remember why I excluded some, but it was never my intention to be comprehensive.

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Level 70
Oct 29, 2023
Great work editing the pictures
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Level 66
Oct 29, 2023

Thank you. Much more work than I wanted, but pleased with many of the results (which are still to come in future quizzes).

And, now that I type that out loud: if anyone has actual graphic art skills, and a bunch of time, I would welcome a collaboration. I'm just a computer programmer, fumbling around for techniques that will help me me convert album/artist names, without losing the fonts/art work of those names. Many times it's that art work that would tell the quiz taker what album it is. I am thinking there might be someone out there who can tackle this process (or show me how to do it) much more quickly, in most cases.

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Level 80
Nov 17, 2023
Any chance you could allow (at least) one of the following?

"4"

"Led Zeppelin 4"

"Zoso"

I entered all of the above, before eventually giving up in frustration (thinking that there was a mistake in the quiz)...

Thanks! 😊