Best Albums of 1974

Listed below are the best albums of 1974 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1974 year summaryThe best artists of 1974 were King Crimson, Neil Young, Genesis, Supertramp, Queen, Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie and Jorge Ben.
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1974
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10,431
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1974
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7,931
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1974
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7,439
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1974
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6,574
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1974
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4,090
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1974
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3,132
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1974
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3,092
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1974
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3,070
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1974
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2,913
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1974
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2,791
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Country Albums %


United States 405 40%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Germany 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 43 4%
Brazil 41 4%
Australia 25 2%
Canada 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 955 95%
Yes 47 5%
Live? Albums %
No 960 96%
Yes 42 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
8. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
13. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
14. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
15. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
16. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
17. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
18. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
19. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
20. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
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