7 Classic Rock Albums To Relive 1973
Pink Floyd live in Atlanta, 1973 - HDPinkFloyd / Youtube
Producing a good album back in 1973 wasn’t that hard. All you needed was originality, innovation, and an appeal to the masses, among other factors. Hardly a challenge, right? Kidding aside, the year was teeming with some of the most prolific rock records to ever exist. Here are the landmark rock albums that made 1973 a prime era of rock music.
Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd – Lynyrd Skynyrd
If you’re in the market for some good ole’ hearty southern rock, Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd should probably be right up your alley. One of the most authentic records by men who wanted to play and make good music, this catalog carries the Skynyrd sound with such pride you won’t be able to put it back down.
Aladdin Sane – David Bowie
David Bowie’s chameleon act wasn’t over with the fall of Ziggy Stardust, as he found a new character to breath new life into. Taking inspiration from the crusty underbelly of society, Bowie spins it into a gritty rock masterpiece that has us wanting more.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
The all-encompassing musical ability of Elton John was about to become one of the biggest names in the music industry, and Goodbye Yellow Brick road did fairly well to contribute to that. The catalog contained Elton’s cleanest cuts, weaving his way in and out with ballads, rockers, and pop hits all in one melting pot.
Quadrophenia – The Who
Pete Townshend’s marvel towards rock operas reached full bloom with the release of Quadrophenia. Here, his creative vision materialized and reached maturity with this attempt, that full, hypnotic quality still ringing in our ears, even after all these years.
Houses Of The Holy – Led Zeppelin
The rock titans didn’t fit in a recurring theme with their fifth catalog, as Houses Of The Holy had Led Zeppelin go into some kind of experimental mode. It went to become one of the band’s best records, containing masterpieces that had them known in the first place, while exploring newer territory altogether.
The Captain And Me – The Doobie Brothers
One of the more underrated selections in this list is The Captain And Me from the Doobie Brothers. Their unique sound didn’t give a care for standard psychedelia, instead opting for that head-bopping funk and rock influence, making the band stand out from the rest quite easily.
The Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd
Perhaps nothing topped the year off when Pink Floyd unveiled The Dark Side Of The Moon. The album was nothing short of spectacular and groundbreaking, with their full-blown psychedelic sound entrancing listeners like blood luring in sharks. Pink Floyd’s ability to consummately bombard the senses secured their place as one of the greatest rock bands to ever exist.