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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 25,000 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:402 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:10,278
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:221
Average Rating:  82/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:8,183
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:270
Average Rating:  83/100 (529 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:7,920
Rank in 1970s73Overall Rank:276
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:7,621
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  80/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,138
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  80/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,339
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  78/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,337
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  81/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,118
Rank in 1970s128Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  78/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,493
Rank in 1970s144Overall Rank:590
Average Rating:  78/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,378
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:604
Average Rating:  82/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Slade 2 0%
Terje Rypdal 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 327 44%
United Kingdom 181 24%
Germany 40 5%
Italy 24 3%
Brazil 24 3%
Canada 21 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 3%
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