List of Top 25 albums for 1971 in Australia

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The following lists the top 25 (end of year) charting albums on the Australian Album Charts, for the year of 1971. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1971. The source for this year is the "Kent Music Report", known from 1987 onwards as the "Australian Music Report".

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached weeks at No. 1
1. Cocker Happy Joe Cocker 1 8
2. "Tea for the Tillerman" Cat Stevens 2
3. "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" Joe Cocker 3
4. "Jesus Christ Superstar" Original Studio Recording 6
5. "All Things Must Pass" George Harrison 1 8
6. "Ram Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney 3
7. "Daddy Who? Daddy Cool" Daddy Cool 1 7
8. "Pearl Janis Joplin 1 5
9. Pendulum Creedence Clearwater Revival 1 3
10. "Tapestry" Carole King 3
11. "Paranoid" Black Sabbath 5
12. "Abraxas" Santana 1 1
13. "Led Zeppelin III" Led Zeppelin 1 4
14. "Cosmo's Factory" Creedence Clearwater Revival 1 19 (pkd#1 in 1970 & 71)
15. "Deep Purple In Rock" Deep Purple 1 2
16. "Candles in the Rain" Melanie 2
17. "Every Picture Tells a Story" Rod Stewart 1 5
18. "Sticky Fingers" Rolling Stones 1 2
19. "Aqualung" Jethro Tull 3
20. "New Morning" Bob Dylan 4
21. "L.A. Woman" The Doors 9
22. "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band 3
23. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Simon and Garfunkel 1 15 (pkd #1 in 1970)
24. "Elton John" Elton John 2
25. "Tumbleweed Connection" Elton John 4


These charts are calculated by David Kent of the Kent Music Report and they are based on the number of weeks and position the records reach within the top 100 albums for each week.

source: David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"