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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:364 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:9,543
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  82/100 (456 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:7,511
Rank in 1970s73Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  83/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:7,428
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  84/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:7,420
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:282
Average Rating:  80/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,096
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  80/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,099
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  79/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,047
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  81/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,018
Rank in 1970s123Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  78/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,254
Rank in 1970s146Overall Rank:596
Average Rating:  78/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,249
Rank in 1970s147Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  82/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 17 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%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 307 42%
United Kingdom 179 25%
Germany 48 7%
Italy 24 3%
Brazil 23 3%
Jamaica 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
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