Top Albums of 1973





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
19
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon Art Rock, Progressive Rock
2
46
Stevie Wonder Innervisions Soul
3
99
Iggy and The Stooges Raw Power Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
4
118
Roxy Music For Your Pleasure Art Rock, Glam Rock
5
144
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Piano Rock
6
149
Bob Marley and The Wailers Catch a Fire Roots Reggae
7
167
New York Dolls New York Dolls Glam Rock, Proto-Punk
8
214
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Smooth Soul
9
223
Lou Reed Berlin Art Rock
10
325
Al Green Call Me Southern Soul
11
353
John Cale Paris 1919 Baroque Pop
12
358
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Symphonic Prog
13
412
Paul McCartney and Wings Band on the Run Pop Rock
14
421
Eno Here Come the Warm Jets Art Rock, Experimental Rock
15
428
The Who Quadrophenia Hard Rock, Rock Opera
16
491
Herbie Hancock Head Hunters Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk
17
498
The Wailers Burnin' Roots Reggae
18
499
David Bowie Aladdin Sane Art Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
19
515
Gram Parsons GP Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
20
521
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy Hard Rock
21
578
Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) Southern Rock
22
590
Mott the Hoople Mott Glam Rock
23
600
John Martyn Solid Air British Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
24
625
Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy Pop Rock
25
665
Todd Rundgren A Wizard, a True Star Art Pop, Experimental Rock, Pop Rock
26
697
Can Future Days Krautrock
27
720
Bruce Springsteen The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle Heartland Rock
28
741
Sly and the Family Stone Fresh Funk, Psychedelic Soul
29
745
ZZ Top Tres Hombres Blues Rock, Southern Rock
30
797
Roxy Music Stranded Art Rock, Glam Rock
31
835
Genesis Selling England by the Pound Progressive Rock
32
848
Little Feat Dixie Chicken Boogie Rock, Southern Rock
33
1079
The Isley Brothers 3+3 Funk, Psychedelic Soul
34
1111
Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies Glam Rock, Hard Rock
35
1164
Tom Waits Closing Time Singer/Songwriter
36
1167
Toots and The Maytals Funky Kingston Roots Reggae
37
1238
Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock
38
1277
Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
39
1289
Hawkwind Space Ritual Space Rock
40
1328
James Brown The Payback Funk, Soul
41
1437
Upsetters Blackboard Jungle Dub Dub
42
1439
Kevin Coyne Marjory Razorblade Singer/Songwriter
43
1443
Eagles Desperado Country Rock
44
1613
Dave Holland Conference of the Birds Avant-Garde Jazz
45
1630
Frank Zappa/The Mothers Over-Nite Sensation Art Rock, Experimental Rock
46
1659
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
47
1723
Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park N.J. Heartland Rock
48
1754
Planxty Planxty Irish Folk Music
49
1785
Faust The Faust Tapes Krautrock
50
1791
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery Progressive Rock
51
1813
Donny Hathaway Extension of a Man Soul
52
1937
Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes Outlaw Country
53
1977
Magma Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandöh Zeuhl
54
2062
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic Progressive Rock
55
2157
Faust IV Krautrock
56
2182
João Gilberto João Gilberto Bossa Nova
57
2186
The Beach Boys Holland Pop Rock
58
2278
Jackson Browne For Everyman Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
59
2295
Herbie Hancock Sextant Jazz Fusion
60
2344
Sun Ra Space Is the Place Free Jazz
61
2379
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans Symphonic Prog
62
2513
The O'Jays Ship Ahoy Philly Soul
63
2545
Chick Corea & Return to Forever Light As a Feather Jazz Fusion
64
2621
Gong Radio Gnome Invisible Part I: Flying Teapot Canterbury Scene, Space Rock
65
2652
Spinners The Spinners Philly Soul, Smooth Soul
66
2662
The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup Rock
67
2686
Secos & Molhados Secos & Molhados Art Pop, Folk Pop, Progressive Pop
68
2737
The Allman Brothers Band Brothers and Sisters Southern Rock
69
2750
Neu! Neu! 2 Krautrock
70
2751
Planxty The Well Below the Valley Irish Folk Music
71
2842
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Next Glam Rock, Hard Rock
72
2893
The Chieftains The Chieftains 4 Irish Folk Music

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