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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, Supertramp, King Crimson, 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:289 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:7,838
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  81/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:6,895
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  83/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:6,113
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:285
Average Rating:  79/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:5,437
Rank in 1970s90Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  84/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:5,172
Rank in 1970s94Overall Rank:334
Average Rating:  81/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:3,786
Rank in 1970s116Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  79/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:3,541
Rank in 1970s122Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  78/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:3,215
Rank in 1970s130Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  80/100 (226 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:3,046
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  78/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:2,568
Rank in 1970s155Overall Rank:641
Average Rating:  81/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


The Cosmic Jokers 5 1%
Santana 3 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
King Crimson 3 1%
Mott The Hoople 2 0%
Popol Vuh 2 0%
Marvin Gaye 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 232 42%
United Kingdom 140 25%
Germany 38 7%
Brazil 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
Canada 14 3%
Jamaica 14 3%
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