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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 24,000 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:380 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:9,902
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:221
Average Rating:  82/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:7,746
Rank in 1970s71Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  83/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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3.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:7,607
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:282
Average Rating:  80/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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4.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:7,567
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:285
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,182
Rank in 1970s91Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  80/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,188
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  79/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,118
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  81/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,035
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:494
Average Rating:  78/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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9.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,303
Rank in 1970s146Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  82/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,263
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  78/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 314 43%
United Kingdom 178 24%
Germany 48 7%
Italy 25 3%
Brazil 23 3%
Jamaica 19 3%
Mixed Nationality 19 3%
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