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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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1974 year summaryThe best artists of 1974 were Genesis, Neil Young, Queen, King Crimson, Supertramp, 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:296 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:7,969
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  82/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:7,123
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  83/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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3.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:6,219
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  80/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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4.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:5,656
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  84/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:5,304
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  81/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:3,795
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  79/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:3,601
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  78/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:3,463
Rank in 1970s128Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  80/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,088
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  78/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:2,850
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:603
Average Rating:  82/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


The Cosmic Jokers 5 1%
Santana 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
King Crimson 3 0%
Jack the Lad 2 0%
Joni Mitchell 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 256 42%
United Kingdom 150 25%
Germany 41 7%
Brazil 20 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
Italy 16 3%
Jamaica 15 2%
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