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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 27,000 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:439 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:11,046
Rank in 1970s54Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  83/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:8,887
Rank in 1970s65Overall Rank:254
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:8,653
Rank in 1970s69Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  83/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:8,027
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:285
Average Rating:  81/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,285
Rank in 1970s95Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  80/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:4,870
Rank in 1970s112Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  79/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,698
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  81/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,130
Rank in 1970s131Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  78/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:3,718
Rank in 1970s140Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  82/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:3,629
Rank in 1970s145Overall Rank:591
Average Rating:  78/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 4 1%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Joni Mitchell 2 0%
Augustus Pablo 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 343 44%
United Kingdom 187 24%
Germany 42 5%
Brazil 28 4%
Italy 24 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 3%
Canada 22 3%
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