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Best Albums of 1974

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1974 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1974 year summaryThe best artists of 1974 were Genesis, King Crimson, Neil Young, Supertramp, Queen, Robert Wyatt, Brian Eno, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell and Big Star.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Lamb Lies Down On BroadwayUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1974Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:9,444
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  82/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:7,585
Rank in 1970s70Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  83/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:7,403
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  80/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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4.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:7,188
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  84/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,101
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:331
Average Rating:  81/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,099
Rank in 1970s119Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  79/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:3,964
Rank in 1970s125Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  81/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:3,900
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  78/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,234
Rank in 1970s147Overall Rank:598
Average Rating:  82/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,098
Rank in 1970s151Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  78/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


The Cosmic Jokers 5 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
King Crimson 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 309 43%
United Kingdom 181 25%
Germany 46 6%
Brazil 25 3%
Italy 24 3%
Jamaica 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
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