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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:486 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:11,857
Rank in 1970s53Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  82/100 (579 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:10,116
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:241
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:9,561
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  83/100 (602 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:8,808
Rank in 1970s74Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  81/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,547
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  80/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,109
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  78/100 (600 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,772
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  81/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,542
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  78/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,305
Rank in 1970s133Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  82/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,931
Rank in 1970s144Overall Rank:579
Average Rating:  78/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 360 43%
United Kingdom 191 23%
Germany 44 5%
Brazil 36 4%
Canada 25 3%
Italy 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
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