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Top-rated albums of 1974

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1974 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:10,576
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:252
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:511 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:10,757
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  84/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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3.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Alice Cooper
Year of Release:1974Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1974:203Rank Score:78
Rank in 1970s2,185Overall Rank:15,681
Average Rating:  83/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

The Lamb Lies Down On BroadwayUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1974Appears in:526 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:12,871
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  83/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

Apostrophe (')United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1974Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1974:20Rank Score:2,262
Rank in 1970s231Overall Rank:1,026
Average Rating:  82/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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6.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United Kingdom Elton John
Year of Release:1974Appears in:49 charts
Rank in 1974:53Rank Score:599
Rank in 1970s585Overall Rank:3,018
Average Rating:  82/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,209
Rank in 1970s141Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  82/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

A Tábua De EsmeraldaBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1974Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1974:21Rank Score:2,119
Rank in 1970s242Overall Rank:1,098
Average Rating:  81/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

Musik Von HarmoniaGermany Harmonia
Year of Release:1974Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1974:177Rank Score:99
Rank in 1970s1,838Overall Rank:12,545
Average Rating:  81/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

MirageUnited Kingdom Camel
Year of Release:1974Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1974:17Rank Score:2,644
Rank in 1970s211Overall Rank:882
Average Rating:  81/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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