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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 26,000 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:417 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:10,577
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  82/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:8,213
Rank in 1970s71Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  83/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:8,143
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:274
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:7,807
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:285
Average Rating:  80/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,148
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  80/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,499
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  81/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,490
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  79/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,133
Rank in 1970s129Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  78/100 (454 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,574
Rank in 1970s142Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  78/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,571
Rank in 1970s143Overall Rank:585
Average Rating:  82/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 4 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
O'Donel Levy 2 0%
Man 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 332 44%
United Kingdom 181 24%
Germany 40 5%
Brazil 25 3%
Italy 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 3%
Canada 21 3%
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