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Best Albums of 1974

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1974 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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:597 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,632
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  83/100 (700 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:567 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:12,405
Rank in 1970s57Overall Rank:225
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (717 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:595 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:12,220
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  84/100 (728 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:10,077
Rank in 1970s72Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  81/100 (585 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:7,258
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  79/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,724
Rank in 1970s118Overall Rank:465
Average Rating:  78/100 (726 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:5,496
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:483
Average Rating:  79/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:5,167
Rank in 1970s127Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  82/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,224
Rank in 1970s147Overall Rank:613
Average Rating:  78/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,203
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  82/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Santana 3 0%
Neil Diamond 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Ohio Players 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 396 41%
United Kingdom 206 21%
Germany 48 5%
Brazil 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Italy 27 3%
Canada 24 3%
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