Top Albums of 1973

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 21 Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon Art Rock, Progressive Rock
2 47 Stevie Wonder Innervisions Soul
3 91 Iggy and The Stooges Raw Power Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
4 108 Roxy Music For Your Pleasure Art Rock, Glam Rock
5 142 Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Piano Rock
6 143 Bob Marley and The Wailers Catch a Fire Roots Reggae
7 155 New York Dolls New York Dolls Glam Rock, Proto-Punk
8 192 Lou Reed Berlin Art Rock
9 206 Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Smooth Soul
10 313 Al Green Call Me Southern Soul
11 346 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Symphonic Prog
12 365 John Cale Paris 1919 Art Rock, Baroque Pop
13 394 Eno Here Come the Warm Jets Art Rock, Experimental Rock
14 427 Herbie Hancock Head Hunters Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk
15 435 Paul McCartney and Wings Band on the Run Pop Rock
16 438 The Who Quadrophenia Hard Rock, Rock Opera
17 448 David Bowie Aladdin Sane Art Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
18 490 The Wailers Burnin' Roots Reggae
19 494 Gram Parsons GP Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
20 511 Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy Hard Rock
21 572 Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) Southern Rock
22 594 John Martyn Solid Air British Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
23 604 Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy Pop Rock
24 631 Mott the Hoople Mott Glam Rock
25 654 Todd Rundgren A Wizard, a True Star Art Pop, Experimental Rock, Pop Rock
26 688 Can Future Days Krautrock
27 694 Sly and the Family Stone Fresh Funk, Psychedelic Soul
28 698 Bruce Springsteen The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle Heartland Rock
29 741 Roxy Music Stranded Art Rock, Glam Rock
30 754 Genesis Selling England by the Pound Progressive Rock
31 779 Little Feat Dixie Chicken Boogie Rock, Southern Rock
32 806 ZZ Top Tres Hombres Blues Rock, Southern Rock
33 1053 Tom Waits Closing Time Singer/Songwriter
34 1083 Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock
35 1124 Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies Glam Rock, Hard Rock
36 1129 Toots and The Maytals Funky Kingston Roots Reggae
37 1151 Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
38 1164 The Isley Brothers 3+3 Funk, Psychedelic Soul
39 1207 Hawkwind Space Ritual Space Rock
40 1325 Upsetters Blackboard Jungle Dub Dub
41 1329 Eagles Desperado Country Rock
42 1346 James Brown The Payback Funk, Soul
43 1408 Kevin Coyne Marjory Razorblade Singer/Songwriter
44 1413 Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
45 1525 Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park N.J. Heartland Rock
46 1663 Faust The Faust Tapes Krautrock
47 1714 Frank Zappa/The Mothers Over-Nite Sensation Art Rock, Experimental Rock
48 1729 Donny Hathaway Extension of a Man Soul
49 1790 Dave Holland Conference of the Birds Avant-Garde Jazz
50 1797 King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic Progressive Rock
51 1868 Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes Outlaw Country
52 1931 The Beach Boys Holland Pop Rock
53 1947 Faust IV Krautrock
54 2002 Magma Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandöh Zeuhl     
55 2026 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery Progressive Rock
56 2045 Jackson Browne For Everyman Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
57 2117 Planxty Planxty Irish Folk Music
58 2128 Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans Symphonic Prog
59 2185 Secos & Molhados Secos & Molhados Art Pop, Folk Pop, Progressive Pop     
60 2268 Chick Corea & Return to Forever Light As a Feather Jazz Fusion
61 2304 Gong Radio Gnome Invisible Part I: Flying Teapot Canterbury Scene, Space Rock
62 2369 Sun Ra Space Is the Place Free Jazz
63 2377 The O'Jays Ship Ahoy Philly Soul
64 2421 Herbie Hancock Sextant Jazz Fusion
65 2501 Neu! Neu! 2 Krautrock
66 2530 João Gilberto João Gilberto Bossa Nova     
67 2614 The Allman Brothers Band Brothers and Sisters Southern Rock
68 2670 Bryan Ferry These Foolish Things Glam Rock, Pop Rock
69 2704 Spinners The Spinners Philly Soul, Smooth Soul
70 2866 Blue Öyster Cult Tyranny & Mutation Hard Rock
71 2871 The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Next Glam Rock, Hard Rock
72 2914 The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup Rock

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Planxty The Well Below the Valley Irish Folk Music
Udo Lindenberg Alles Klar Auf der Andrea Doria Deutschrock
The Chieftains The Chieftains 4 Irish Folk Music
Art Ensemble of Chicago Fanfare for the Warriors Free Jazz
Vainica Doble Heliotropo Folk Pop, Psychedelic Pop          
Fripp & Eno (No Pussyfooting) Ambient, Drone     
Keith Jarrett Solo Concerts: Bremen and Lausanne ECM Style Jazz
Gladys Knight and The Pips Imagination Soul
Area Arbeit macht frei Avant-Prog     
Willie Nelson Shotgun Willie Outlaw Country     
Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur Folk Pop
Neil Young Time Fades Away Country Rock     
Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 Gentleman Afrobeat
Funkadelic Cosmic Slop Funk, Psychedelic Soul
Elliott Murphy Aquashow Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Dan Penn Nobody's Fool Country Rock, Country Soul
Stan Getz and Bill Evans Stan Getz and Bill Evans Jazz
Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly Soul     
Al Green Livin' for You Smooth Soul, Southern Soul
Rick Wakeman The Six Wives of Henry VIII Symphonic Prog
John Fahey Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice) American Primitivism
Hugh Hopper 1984 Avant-Garde Jazz, Canterbury Scene
Van Morrison Hard Nose the Highway Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Elton John Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player Piano Rock
Ringo Starr Ringo Pop Rock
Gong Angel's Egg (Radio Gnome Invisible Part II) Canterbury Scene, Space Rock     
John Lennon Mind Games Pop Rock
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors Nashville Sound
Kool and The Gang Wild and Peaceful Funk
10cc 10cc Art Pop, Comedy Rock, Pop Rock, Progressive Pop
Return to Forever feat. Chick Corea Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock
Grand Funk Railroad We're an American Band Hard Rock
Sam Rivers Streams Free Jazz
Ralph Towner Diary Jazz Fusion
The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me Pop Rock
I-Roy Presenting I-Roy Deejay
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Live from Deep in the Heart of Texas Country Rock, Western Swing
Duke Ellington The Great Paris Concert Big Band
The Band Moondog Matinee Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Roots Rock
Leo Kottke My Feet Are Smiling American Primitivism     
Judee Sill Heart Food Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter