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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 31,000 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:496 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:11,923
Rank in 1970s55Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  82/100 (594 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:10,298
Rank in 1970s61Overall Rank:242
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (599 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:10,093
Rank in 1970s63Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  83/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:8,963
Rank in 1970s76Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  81/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:6,771
Rank in 1970s96Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  80/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,326
Rank in 1970s115Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  79/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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7.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:4,958
Rank in 1970s122Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  81/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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8.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:4,747
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  78/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,102
Rank in 1970s140Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  78/100 (469 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,081
Rank in 1970s141Overall Rank:574
Average Rating:  81/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 5 1%
Elvis Presley 4 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Ohio Players 3 0%
The Marshall Tucker Band 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 376 43%
United Kingdom 194 22%
Germany 45 5%
Brazil 37 4%
Italy 26 3%
Canada 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 3%
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