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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 34,000 greatest album charts.

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1974 year summaryThe best artists of 1974 were Genesis, King Crimson, Neil Young, Queen, Supertramp, 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:531 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,002
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  83/100 (646 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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2.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:10,963
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  84/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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3.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:509 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:10,946
Rank in 1970s62Overall Rank:243
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (655 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:8,969
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  81/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:7,004
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  79/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,487
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  79/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:5,155
Rank in 1970s123Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  79/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:5,064
Rank in 1970s125Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  81/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,243
Rank in 1970s140Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  78/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,159
Rank in 1970s143Overall Rank:586
Average Rating:  81/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Elvis Presley 5 1%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Neil Diamond 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Ohio Players 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 401 43%
United Kingdom 203 22%
Germany 46 5%
Brazil 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Italy 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
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