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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:205 charts
Rank in 1973:11Rank Score:4,699
Rank in 1970s100Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  81/100 (286 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:171 charts
Rank in 1973:12Rank Score:4,155
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  80/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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13.

Tubular BellsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1973Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1973:13Rank Score:3,852
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  79/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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14.

For Your PleasureUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1973Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1973:14Rank Score:3,837
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  81/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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15.

Future DaysGermany Can
Year of Release:1973Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1973:15Rank Score:3,262
Rank in 1970s132Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  82/100 (203 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:3,120
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  82/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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17.

Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1973:17Rank Score:3,044
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  80/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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18.

Head HuntersUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1973Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1973:18Rank Score:2,920
Rank in 1970s143Overall Rank:590
Average Rating:  80/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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19.

Catch A FireJamaica The Wailers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1973:19Rank Score:2,714
Rank in 1970s152Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  82/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

Paris 1919United Kingdom John Cale
Year of Release:1973Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 1973:20Rank Score:2,362
Rank in 1970s169Overall Rank:699
Average Rating:  79/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1973 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
R. Stevie Moore 4 1%
Pharoah Sanders 3 0%
The Wailers 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
The Temptations 3 0%
Pierre Henry 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 262 42%
United Kingdom 160 25%
Germany 29 5%
Brazil 27 4%
Italy 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
France 13 2%
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