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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 18,000 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:287 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:7,873
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  81/100 (357 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:6,935
Rank in 1970s66Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  83/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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3.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:5,993
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  79/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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4.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:5,469
Rank in 1970s87Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  84/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:5,107
Rank in 1970s93Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  81/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:3,762
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:450
Average Rating:  79/100 (328 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:3,548
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  78/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:3,191
Rank in 1970s130Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  80/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:2,988
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  78/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:2,454
Rank in 1970s162Overall Rank:662
Average Rating:  81/100 (210 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%
Jimmy Buffett 2 0%
Marvin Gaye 2 0%
Slade 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 229 41%
United Kingdom 140 25%
Germany 38 7%
Brazil 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
Canada 14 3%
Jamaica 14 3%
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