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The Best Rock Albums of 1973

1. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
March 1, 1973
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

2. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
March 29, 1973
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

3. Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy

Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy
July 1, 1973
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

4. Little Feat - Dixie Chicken

Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
January 25, 1973
Critic Score
100
1 review

6. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
May 25, 1973
Critic Score
100
1 review

7. Gram Parsons - GP

Gram Parsons - GP
January 1, 1973
Critic Score
100
1 review

8. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound

Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
October 12, 1973
Critic Score
100
1 review

9. The Stooges - Raw Power

The Stooges - Raw Power
February 7, 1973
Critic Score
99
6 reviews

10. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
March 28, 1973
Critic Score
97
5 reviews

11. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure

Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
March 24, 1973
Critic Score
97
3 reviews

12. The Beatles - 1962-1966

The Beatles - 1962-1966
April 2, 1973
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

13. Can - Future Days

Can - Future Days
August 1, 1973
Critic Score
94
2 reviews

14. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
April 13, 1973
Critic Score
93
4 reviews

15. Faust - Faust IV

Faust - Faust IV
September 21, 1973
Critic Score
92
2 reviews

16. John Cale - Paris 1919

John Cale - Paris 1919
March 1, 1973
Critic Score
92
3 reviews

17. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
October 5, 1973
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

18. Roxy Music - Stranded

Roxy Music - Stranded
November 1, 1973
Critic Score
91
3 reviews

19. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run

Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run
December 5, 1973
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

20. The Beatles - 1967-1970

The Beatles - 1967-1970
April 2, 1973
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

21. New York Dolls - New York Dolls

New York Dolls - New York Dolls
July 27, 1973
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

22. Billy Cobham - Spectrum

Billy Cobham - Spectrum
October 1, 1973
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

23. ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
July 26, 1973
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

24. Budgie - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend

Budgie - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
June 1, 1973
Critic Score
90
1 review

25. Ringo Starr - Ringo

Ringo Starr - Ringo
November 2, 1973
Critic Score
90
1 review
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