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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:572 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,343
Rank in 1970s50Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  83/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:545 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:12,058
Rank in 1970s57Overall Rank:228
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (694 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:573 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:11,772
Rank in 1970s60Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  84/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:9,819
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  81/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:7,193
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:372
Average Rating:  79/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,706
Rank in 1970s116Overall Rank:460
Average Rating:  79/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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7.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:374 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:5,452
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  79/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:5,045
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  82/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,264
Rank in 1970s146Overall Rank:595
Average Rating:  78/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,056
Rank in 1970s151Overall Rank:629
Average Rating:  81/100 (415 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%
Johnny Cash 3 0%
Ohio Players 3 0%
Miles Davis 3 0%
Santana 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 398 42%
United Kingdom 208 22%
Germany 47 5%
Brazil 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Italy 26 3%
Canada 24 3%
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