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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, Supertramp, Queen, Robert Wyatt, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Joni Mitchell and Big Star.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Lamb Lies Down On BroadwayUnited Kingdom Genesis
Year of Release:1974Appears in:562 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,345
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  83/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:11,982
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:229
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:11,605
Rank in 1970s59Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  84/100 (700 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:475 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:9,710
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  81/100 (559 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:7,126
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  79/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,753
Rank in 1970s114Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  79/100 (692 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:5,436
Rank in 1970s119Overall Rank:472
Average Rating:  79/100 (578 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:5,056
Rank in 1970s125Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  82/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,268
Rank in 1970s142Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  78/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,005
Rank in 1970s151Overall Rank:629
Average Rating:  81/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 398 42%
United Kingdom 206 22%
Germany 46 5%
Brazil 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Italy 26 3%
Canada 24 3%
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