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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 30,000 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:492 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:11,836
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  82/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:10,285
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:240
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:9,819
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  83/100 (608 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:8,762
Rank in 1970s77Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  81/100 (498 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,638
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  80/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,305
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  78/100 (604 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,814
Rank in 1970s122Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  81/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,630
Rank in 1970s125Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  78/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,299
Rank in 1970s134Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  82/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,984
Rank in 1970s144Overall Rank:574
Average Rating:  78/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Ohio Players 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Isaac Hayes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 368 43%
United Kingdom 194 23%
Germany 45 5%
Brazil 37 4%
Canada 25 3%
Italy 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
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