Best Albums of 1973

Listed below are the best albums of 1973 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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1973 year summaryThe best artists of 1973 were Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Genesis, The Who, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Stooges and Iggy And The Stooges.
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1973
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88,769
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1973
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15,407
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14,358
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13,310
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1973
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10,691
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8,886
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7,216
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6,840
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6,215
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5,148
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1973 composition

Country Albums %


United States 384 38%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Brazil 55 6%
Germany 52 5%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Italy 31 3%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 958 96%
Yes 42 4%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
4. Top 48 Music Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
5. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
6. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
7. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
8. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
9. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
10. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
11. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
15. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
16. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
17. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
19. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
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