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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 20,000 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:206 charts
Rank in 1973:11Rank Score:4,705
Rank in 1970s103Overall Rank:385
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:173 charts
Rank in 1973:12Rank Score:4,182
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  79/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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13.

For Your PleasureUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1973Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1973:13Rank Score:4,029
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  82/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

Tubular BellsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1973Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1973:14Rank Score:3,906
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:450
Average Rating:  79/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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15.

Future DaysGermany Can
Year of Release:1973Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1973:15Rank Score:3,535
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  83/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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16.

Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1973:16Rank Score:3,080
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  79/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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17.

Closing TimeUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1973Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1973:17Rank Score:3,050
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  82/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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18.

Head HuntersUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1973Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1973:18Rank Score:2,945
Rank in 1970s145Overall Rank:589
Average Rating:  80/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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19.

Catch A FireJamaica The Wailers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1973:19Rank Score:2,753
Rank in 1970s151Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  82/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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20.

Paris 1919United Kingdom John Cale
Year of Release:1973Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 1973:20Rank Score:2,333
Rank in 1970s174Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  79/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 1973 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
R. Stevie Moore 4 1%
David Bowie 3 0%
The Temptations 3 0%
Gladys Knight & The Pips 3 0%
James Brown 3 0%
Pharoah Sanders 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 264 42%
United Kingdom 160 25%
Brazil 29 5%
Germany 28 4%
Italy 22 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
France 13 2%
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