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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:202 charts
Rank in 1973:11Rank Score:4,588
Rank in 1970s101Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  80/100 (279 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:169 charts
Rank in 1973:12Rank Score:4,142
Rank in 1970s108Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  79/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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13.

Tubular BellsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1973Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1973:13Rank Score:3,842
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  79/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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14.

For Your PleasureUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1973Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1973:14Rank Score:3,805
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  82/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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15.

Future DaysGermany Can
Year of Release:1973Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1973:15Rank Score:3,293
Rank in 1970s131Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  83/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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16.

Closing TimeUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1973Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1973:16Rank Score:3,054
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:555
Average Rating:  82/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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17.

Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1973:17Rank Score:2,966
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:574
Average Rating:  79/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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18.

Head HuntersUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1973Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 1973:18Rank Score:2,959
Rank in 1970s140Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  80/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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19.

Catch A FireJamaica The Wailers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 1973:19Rank Score:2,708
Rank in 1970s150Overall Rank:614
Average Rating:  81/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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20.

Paris 1919United Kingdom John Cale
Year of Release:1973Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 1973:20Rank Score:2,347
Rank in 1970s171Overall Rank:696
Average Rating:  79/100 (129 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 0%
The Wailers 3 0%
Pharoah Sanders 3 0%
The Temptations 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 255 42%
United Kingdom 157 26%
Germany 28 5%
Brazil 25 4%
Italy 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
France 11 2%
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