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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 35,000 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:550 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,219
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  83/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:525 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:11,491
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:233
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:546 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:11,339
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  84/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:9,330
Rank in 1970s78Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  81/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:7,204
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  80/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,646
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  79/100 (682 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:5,363
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:477
Average Rating:  79/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:5,009
Rank in 1970s124Overall Rank:510
Average Rating:  81/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,388
Rank in 1970s139Overall Rank:573
Average Rating:  78/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,025
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:616
Average Rating:  81/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Ohio Players 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Neil Diamond 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 400 43%
United Kingdom 205 22%
Germany 46 5%
Brazil 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Italy 26 3%
Canada 23 2%
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