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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 22,000 greatest album charts.

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1974 year summaryThe best artists of 1974 were Genesis, King Crimson, Neil Young, Queen, 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:332 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:9,040
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  82/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:7,433
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  83/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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3.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:6,804
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:285
Average Rating:  80/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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4.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:6,783
Rank in 1970s80Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  84/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:5,627
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  80/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:3,942
Rank in 1970s119Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  79/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:3,830
Rank in 1970s122Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  78/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:3,742
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  81/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,286
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  79/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:2,958
Rank in 1970s151Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  82/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


The Cosmic Jokers 5 1%
Various Artists 4 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
King Crimson 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Deep Purple 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 289 42%
United Kingdom 172 25%
Germany 44 6%
Brazil 25 4%
Italy 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
Jamaica 17 2%
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