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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 38,000 greatest album charts.

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1974 year summaryThe best artists of 1974 were King Crimson, Genesis, 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:604 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,792
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  83/100 (717 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:12,930
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:219
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:606 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:12,390
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  84/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:10,264
Rank in 1970s71Overall Rank:275
Average Rating:  81/100 (592 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:7,324
Rank in 1970s98Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  79/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,715
Rank in 1970s119Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  78/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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7.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:5,292
Rank in 1970s125Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  79/100 (606 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:5,261
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  82/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,392
Rank in 1970s145Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  82/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,221
Rank in 1970s149Overall Rank:619
Average Rating:  78/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Elvis Presley 5 1%
Neil Diamond 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Ohio Players 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 398 42%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Germany 49 5%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Brazil 36 4%
Canada 24 3%
Italy 24 3%
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