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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 36,000 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:577 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,280
Rank in 1970s52Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  83/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:547 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:12,110
Rank in 1970s57Overall Rank:228
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:581 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:11,992
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  84/100 (716 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:9,994
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  81/100 (572 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:7,213
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:373
Average Rating:  79/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,703
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  79/100 (713 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:5,427
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  79/100 (586 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:5,155
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  82/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,249
Rank in 1970s146Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  78/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,106
Rank in 1970s151Overall Rank:623
Average Rating:  82/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 397 42%
United Kingdom 207 22%
Germany 47 5%
Brazil 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Italy 27 3%
Canada 24 3%
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