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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 37,000 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, Iggy And The Stooges, Paul McCartney and Paul McCartney & Wings.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Future DaysGermany Can
Year of Release:1973Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1973:11Rank Score:6,111
Rank in 1970s110Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  84/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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12.

BerlinUnited States Lou Reed
Year of Release:1973Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 1973:12Rank Score:6,090
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:446
Average Rating:  80/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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13.

Tubular BellsUnited Kingdom Mike Oldfield
Year of Release:1973Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 1973:13Rank Score:6,059
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:448
Average Rating:  79/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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14.

The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street ShuffleUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1973Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1973:14Rank Score:5,479
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  80/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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15.

For Your PleasureUnited Kingdom Roxy Music
Year of Release:1973Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 1973:15Rank Score:5,473
Rank in 1970s123Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  81/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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16.

Head HuntersUnited States Herbie Hancock
Year of Release:1973Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1973:16Rank Score:4,929
Rank in 1970s132Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  81/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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17.

Closing TimeUnited States Tom Waits
Year of Release:1973Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1973:17Rank Score:4,782
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  81/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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18.

Sabbath Bloody SabbathUnited Kingdom Black Sabbath
Year of Release:1973Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1973:18Rank Score:4,587
Rank in 1970s140Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  81/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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19.

Larks' Tongues In AspicUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1973Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1973:19Rank Score:3,976
Rank in 1970s156Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  81/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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20.

Catch A FireJamaica The Wailers
Year of Release:1973Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1973:20Rank Score:3,562
Rank in 1970s169Overall Rank:720
Average Rating:  81/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1973 composition

Artist Albums %


Karl Böhm / Bayreuth Festival Orchestra & Chorus 5 0%
Various Artists 5 0%
Status Quo 4 0%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Eumir Deodato 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Manfred Mann's Earth Band 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 401 40%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Brazil 65 6%
Germany 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Italy 31 3%
Jamaica 23 2%
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