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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 19,000 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:292 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:7,832
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  81/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:6,917
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  83/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:6,119
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  80/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:5,570
Rank in 1970s88Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  84/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:5,357
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  81/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:3,794
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  79/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:3,582
Rank in 1970s122Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  78/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:3,274
Rank in 1970s129Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  80/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,016
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  78/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:2,590
Rank in 1970s158Overall Rank:646
Average Rating:  81/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


The Cosmic Jokers 5 1%
Santana 3 1%
King Crimson 3 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band 2 0%
Jack the Lad 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 250 43%
United Kingdom 141 24%
Germany 39 7%
Brazil 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
Italy 15 3%
Jamaica 14 2%
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