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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 20,000 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:299 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:8,135
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  82/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:7,148
Rank in 1970s68Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  83/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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3.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:6,539
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  80/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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4.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:5,772
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  84/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:5,504
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:331
Average Rating:  81/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:3,742
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  79/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:3,625
Rank in 1970s123Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  78/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:3,566
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  80/100 (244 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:3,091
Rank in 1970s137Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  78/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:2,864
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:607
Average Rating:  82/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


The Cosmic Jokers 5 1%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
King Crimson 3 0%
Slade 2 0%
The Charlie Daniels Band 2 0%
Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 259 42%
United Kingdom 152 25%
Germany 41 7%
Brazil 22 4%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
Italy 16 3%
France 15 2%
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