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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 28,000 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:450 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:11,155
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  82/100 (552 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:9,401
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:252
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:9,137
Rank in 1970s67Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  83/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:8,346
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  81/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,541
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  80/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,944
Rank in 1970s113Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  78/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,714
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:470
Average Rating:  81/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,425
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  78/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,898
Rank in 1970s136Overall Rank:557
Average Rating:  82/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,745
Rank in 1970s143Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  78/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Santana 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Poco 2 0%
Stevie Wonder 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 358 44%
United Kingdom 187 23%
Germany 43 5%
Brazil 34 4%
Italy 25 3%
Canada 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
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