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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:525 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:11,490
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:233
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:11,356
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  84/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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3.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Alice Cooper
Year of Release:1974Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1974:200Rank Score:81
Rank in 1970s2,158Overall Rank:15,531
Average Rating:  83/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

The Lamb Lies Down On BroadwayUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1974Appears in:550 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,219
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  83/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

Apostrophe (')United States Frank Zappa
Year of Release:1974Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 1974:19Rank Score:2,408
Rank in 1970s228Overall Rank:986
Average Rating:  82/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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6.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United Kingdom Elton John
Year of Release:1974Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1974:56Rank Score:598
Rank in 1970s593Overall Rank:3,095
Average Rating:  82/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:5,009
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  81/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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8.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,025
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:616
Average Rating:  81/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

A Tábua De EsmeraldaBrazil Jorge Ben
Year of Release:1974Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 1974:20Rank Score:2,381
Rank in 1970s232Overall Rank:1,006
Average Rating:  81/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

FearUnited Kingdom John Cale
Year of Release:1974Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1974:45Rank Score:786
Rank in 1970s497Overall Rank:2,519
Average Rating:  81/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 2 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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