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
102
Iggy and The Stooges Raw Power Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
4
118
Roxy Music For Your Pleasure Art Rock, Glam Rock
5
148
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Piano Rock
6
152
Bob Marley and The Wailers Catch a Fire Roots Reggae
7
171
New York Dolls New York Dolls Glam Rock, Proto-Punk
8
216
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Smooth Soul
9
224
Lou Reed Berlin Art Rock
10
331
Al Green Call Me Southern Soul
11
349
John Cale Paris 1919 Baroque Pop
12
364
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Symphonic Prog
13
418
Paul McCartney and Wings Band on the Run Pop Rock
14
424
Eno Here Come the Warm Jets Art Rock, Experimental Rock
15
432
The Who Quadrophenia Hard Rock, Rock Opera
16
481
Herbie Hancock Head Hunters Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk
17
496
The Wailers Burnin' Roots Reggae
18
502
David Bowie Aladdin Sane Art Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
19
517
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy Hard Rock
20
525
Gram Parsons GP Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
21
581
Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd) Southern Rock
22
599
John Martyn Solid Air British Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
23
612
Mott the Hoople Mott Glam Rock
24
620
Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy Pop Rock
25
686
Todd Rundgren A Wizard, a True Star Art Pop, Experimental Rock, Pop Rock
26
710
Can Future Days Krautrock
27
732
Bruce Springsteen The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle Heartland Rock
28
738
ZZ Top Tres Hombres Blues Rock, Southern Rock
29
740
Sly and the Family Stone Fresh Funk, Psychedelic Soul
30
806
Roxy Music Stranded Art Rock, Glam Rock
31
840
Genesis Selling England by the Pound Progressive Rock
32
855
Little Feat Dixie Chicken Boogie Rock, Southern Rock
33
1083
The Isley Brothers 3+3 Funk, Psychedelic Soul
34
1117
Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies Glam Rock, Hard Rock
35
1160
Tom Waits Closing Time Singer/Songwriter
36
1171
Toots and The Maytals Funky Kingston Roots Reggae
37
1253
Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds of Fire Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock
38
1255
Paul Simon There Goes Rhymin' Simon Folk Pop, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
39
1294
Hawkwind Space Ritual Space Rock
40
1321
James Brown The Payback Funk, Soul
41
1388
Upsetters Blackboard Jungle Dub Dub
42
1452
Kevin Coyne Marjory Razorblade Singer/Songwriter
43
1468
Eagles Desperado Country Rock
44
1605
Frank Zappa/The Mothers Over-Nite Sensation Art Rock, Experimental Rock
45
1609
Dave Holland Conference of the Birds Avant-Garde Jazz
46
1657
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
47
1747
Bruce Springsteen Greetings from Asbury Park N.J. Heartland Rock
48
1750
Planxty Planxty Irish Folk Music
49
1771
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery Progressive Rock
50
1795
Faust The Faust Tapes Krautrock
51
1817
Donny Hathaway Extension of a Man Soul
52
1892
Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes Outlaw Country
53
1974
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic Progressive Rock
54
1984
Magma Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandöh Zeuhl
55
2168
João Gilberto João Gilberto Bossa Nova
56
2172
Faust IV Krautrock
57
2212
The Beach Boys Holland Pop Rock
58
2271
Jackson Browne For Everyman Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
59
2294
Herbie Hancock Sextant Jazz Fusion
60
2350
Sun Ra Space Is the Place Free Jazz
61
2378
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans Symphonic Prog
62
2448
The O'Jays Ship Ahoy Philly Soul
63
2551
Chick Corea & Return to Forever Light As a Feather Jazz Fusion
64
2620
Gong Radio Gnome Invisible Part I: Flying Teapot Canterbury Scene, Space Rock
65
2653
Secos & Molhados Secos & Molhados Art Pop, Folk Pop, Progressive Pop
66
2655
Spinners The Spinners Philly Soul, Smooth Soul
67
2681
The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup Rock
68
2738
Planxty The Well Below the Valley Irish Folk Music
69
2771
Neu! Neu! 2 Krautrock
70
2856
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Next Glam Rock, Hard Rock
71
2907
The Chieftains The Chieftains 4 Irish Folk Music
72
2910
The Allman Brothers Band Brothers and Sisters Southern Rock
73
2933
Bryan Ferry These Foolish Things Glam Rock, Pop Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Blue Öyster Cult Tyranny & Mutation Hard Rock
Fripp & Eno (No Pussyfooting) Ambient, Drone
Willie Nelson Shotgun Willie Outlaw Country
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
Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur Folk Pop
Vainica Doble Heliotropo Folk Pop, Psychedelic Pop
Area Arbeit macht frei Avant-Prog
Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 Gentleman Afrobeat
Al Green Livin' for You Smooth Soul, Southern Soul
Neil Young Time Fades Away Country Rock
Stan Getz and Bill Evans Stan Getz and Bill Evans Jazz
Funkadelic Cosmic Slop Funk, Psychedelic Soul
Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly 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