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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 18,000 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:281 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:7,828
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  81/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:6,880
Rank in 1970s64Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  83/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:5,867
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  79/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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4.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:5,583
Rank in 1970s82Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  84/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:5,141
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  80/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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6.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:3,750
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  79/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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7.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:3,550
Rank in 1970s119Overall Rank:463
Average Rating:  78/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:3,207
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  80/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:2,878
Rank in 1970s138Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  78/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:2,541
Rank in 1970s156Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  81/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


The Cosmic Jokers 5 1%
King Crimson 3 1%
Santana 3 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Brian Eno 2 0%
Francesco De Gregori 2 0%
Various Artists 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 223 42%
United Kingdom 135 25%
Germany 37 7%
Brazil 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
Canada 14 3%
Jamaica 13 2%
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