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Best Albums of 1973

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1973 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1973 year summaryThe best artists of 1973 were Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Stevie Wonder, Genesis, Elton John, The Stooges, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

BerlinUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1973Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1973:11Rank Score:4,562
Rank in 1970s101Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  80/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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12.

The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street ShuffleUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1973Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1973:12Rank Score:4,136
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:422
Average Rating:  79/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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13.

For Your PleasureUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1973Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1973:13Rank Score:3,836
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:447
Average Rating:  82/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

Tubular BellsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1973Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1973:14Rank Score:3,811
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:450
Average Rating:  78/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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15.

Future DaysGermany Can
Year of Release:1973Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1973:15Rank Score:3,247
Rank in 1970s129Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  82/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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16.

Closing TimeUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1973Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1973:16Rank Score:3,102
Rank in 1970s132Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  82/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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17.

Head HuntersUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1973Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1973:17Rank Score:2,872
Rank in 1970s144Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  80/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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18.

Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1973:18Rank Score:2,825
Rank in 1970s146Overall Rank:591
Average Rating:  79/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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19.

Catch A FireJamaica The Wailers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1973:19Rank Score:2,549
Rank in 1970s159Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  81/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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20.

Paris 1919United Kingdom John Cale
Year of Release:1973Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1973:20Rank Score:2,262
Rank in 1970s174Overall Rank:714
Average Rating:  79/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1973 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
R. Stevie Moore 4 1%
James Brown 3 1%
The Wailers 3 1%
David Bowie 3 1%
The Temptations 3 1%
Pharoah Sanders 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 241 41%
United Kingdom 155 26%
Germany 26 4%
Brazil 24 4%
Italy 21 4%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
France 10 2%
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