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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 29,000 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:463 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:11,553
Rank in 1970s54Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  82/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:435 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:9,619
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:252
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:436 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:9,416
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  83/100 (585 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:8,679
Rank in 1970s73Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  81/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,533
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  80/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,011
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:459
Average Rating:  78/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,843
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:469
Average Rating:  81/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,506
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  78/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,114
Rank in 1970s135Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  82/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,902
Rank in 1970s141Overall Rank:571
Average Rating:  78/100 (453 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%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Ohio Players 3 0%
Mountain 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 359 44%
United Kingdom 191 23%
Germany 43 5%
Brazil 36 4%
Canada 25 3%
Italy 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
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