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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 23,000 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, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

BerlinUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1973Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1973:11Rank Score:4,946
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:402
Average Rating:  80/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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12.

The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street ShuffleUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1973Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1973:12Rank Score:4,450
Rank in 1970s111Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  79/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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13.

For Your PleasureUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1973Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1973:13Rank Score:4,249
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  82/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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14.

Tubular BellsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1973Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1973:14Rank Score:4,152
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  79/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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15.

Future DaysGermany Can
Year of Release:1973Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1973:15Rank Score:3,969
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  83/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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16.

Closing TimeUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1973Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1973:16Rank Score:3,532
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  82/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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17.

Head HuntersUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1973Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1973:17Rank Score:3,320
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  79/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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18.

Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1973:18Rank Score:3,305
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  80/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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19.

Catch A FireJamaica The Wailers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1973:19Rank Score:2,737
Rank in 1970s163Overall Rank:682
Average Rating:  81/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

Let's Get It OnUnited States Marvin Gaye
Year of Release:1973Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1973:20Rank Score:2,689
Rank in 1970s167Overall Rank:693
Average Rating:  81/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1973 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Status Quo 4 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Pharoah Sanders 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
The Wailers 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 320 41%
United Kingdom 206 27%
Germany 34 4%
Brazil 33 4%
Italy 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
Jamaica 17 2%
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