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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 23,000 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:354 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:9,359
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  82/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:7,473
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  83/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:7,195
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  80/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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4.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:6,996
Rank in 1970s79Overall Rank:291
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,042
Rank in 1970s92Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  81/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,091
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  79/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:3,910
Rank in 1970s125Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  78/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:3,799
Rank in 1970s128Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  81/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,210
Rank in 1970s143Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  82/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,091
Rank in 1970s150Overall Rank:621
Average Rating:  78/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 19 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%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
King Crimson 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 299 42%
United Kingdom 181 25%
Germany 46 6%
Brazil 24 3%
Italy 23 3%
Jamaica 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
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