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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 26,000 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:424 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:10,792
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  82/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:8,506
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  83/100 (546 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:8,348
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:272
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (520 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:7,895
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  81/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,159
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  80/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,764
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  79/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,598
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  81/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,119
Rank in 1970s130Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  78/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,667
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:571
Average Rating:  82/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,617
Rank in 1970s143Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  78/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Billy Preston 2 0%
Mountain 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 342 44%
United Kingdom 184 24%
Germany 42 5%
Brazil 28 4%
Italy 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 3%
Canada 22 3%
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