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100 Greatest Albums of 1973

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.
Edited By: - Last Updated: 2016-04-20
Top 100 Albums by Year: (in progress)
  1. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
  2. Innervisions - Stevie Wonder
  3. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
  4. Quadrophenia - The Who
  5. Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  6. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  7. Call Me - Al Green
  8. Catch A Fire - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  9. Band On The Run - Paul McCartney & Wings
10. New York Dolls - The New York Dolls
11. Raw Power - Iggy And The Stooges
12. For Your Pleasure - Roxy Music
13. Houses Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin
14. There Goes Rhymin' Simon - Paul Simon
15. Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
16. Burnin' - Bob Marley and the Wailers
17. The Spinners - The Spinners
18. Fresh - Sly and the Family Stone
19. 3+3 - The Isley Brothers
20. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
21. The Payback - James Brown
22. The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle - Bruce Springsteen
23. Berlin - Lou Reed
24. Wild and Peaceful - Kool and The Gang
25. Imagination - Gladys Knight and The Pips
26. Here Come the Warm Jets - Eno
27. Countdown to Ecstasy -  Steely Dan
28. Brothers And Sisters - The Allman Brothers Band
29. Funky Kingston - Toots and the Maytals
30. Selling England by the Pound - Genesis
31. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
32. Larks' Tongues in Aspic - King Crimson
33. Mott - Mott the Hoople
34. Paris 1919 - John Cale
35. Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
36. Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
37. Closing Time - Tom Waits
38. Space Ritual - Hawkwind
39. Over-Nite Sensation - The Mothers
40. Faust IV - Faust
41. Future Days - Can
42. GP - Gram Parsons
43. A Wizard, a True Star - Todd Rundgren
44. Tres Hombres - ZZ Top
45. Stranded - Roxy Music
46. Blackboard Jungle Dub - The Upsetters
47. For Everyman - Jackson Browne
48. Marjory Razorblade - Kevin Coyne
49. Ship Ahoy - The O'Jays
50. Livin' for You - Al Green
51. Time Fades Away - Neil Young
52. Tyranny & Mutation - Blue Öyster Cult
53. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. - Bruce Springsteen
54. Brain Salad Surgery - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
55. The Captain and Me - The Doobie Brothers
56. Cosmic Slop - Funkadelic
57. The Six Wives of Henry VIII - Rick Wakeman
58. Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player - Elton John
59. Desperado - Eagles
60. Extension of a Man - Donny Hathaway
61. Holland - The Beach Boys
62. Radio Gnome Invisible Part I: Flying Teapot - Gong
63. Yessongs - Yes
64. Tales from Topographic Oceans - Yes
65. Tower of Power - Tower of Power
66. Aerosmith - Aerosmith
67. We're an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad
68. A Passion Play - Jethro Tull
69. The Mack - Willie Hutch
70. Queen - Queen
71. Bachman-Turner Overdrive II - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
72. Ringo - Ringo Starr
73. Living In The Material World - George Harrison
74. Masterpiece - The Temptations
75. Stone Gon' -  Barry White
76. Rockin' Roll Baby - The Stylistics
77. Goats Head Soup - The Rolling Stones
78. Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
79. Live at Carnegie Hall - Bill Withers
80. Betty Davis - Betty Davis
81. Montrose - Montrose
82. Ashes Are Burning - Renaissance
83. Grand Hotel - Procol Harum
84. The Marshall Tucker Band - The Marshall Tucker Band
85. In the Right Place - Dr. John
86. Piano Man - Billy Joel
87. Hard Nose the Highway - Van Morrison
88. Angel's Egg - Gong
89. The Faust Tapes - Faust
90. Next - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
91. Nobody's Fool - Dan Penn
92. Moontan - Golden Earring
93. Bloodshot - The J. Geils Band
94. Doing It to Death - The J.B.'s
95. Reunion: Live at Madison Square Garden 1972 - Dion & The Belmonts
96. Bongo Rock - The Incredible Bongo Band
97. Abandoned Luncheonette - Daryl Hall & John Oates
98. Mind Games - John Lennon
99. Red Rose Speedway - Paul McCartney & Wings
100. The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get - Joe Walsh
1973 record album covers for Dark Side Of The Moon, Innervisions, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and Quadrophenia





Dark Side Of The Moon album cover
Innervisions album cover
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album cover
Quadrophenia album cover
Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd album cover
Let's Get It On album cover
Call Me album cover
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1973
  Bruce's choice - An unheralded great album from 1973
 •  We Still Ain't Got No Band - The Persuasions
  Adam's choice:
 •  Nice Day For Something - Lee Michaels
  Lew's choice:
 •  Crazy Eyes - Poco




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