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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 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:588 charts
Rank in 1974:1Rank Score:13,438
Rank in 1970s51Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  83/100 (698 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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2.

RedUnited Kingdom King Crimson
Year of Release:1974Appears in:561 charts
Rank in 1974:2Rank Score:12,319
Rank in 1970s56Overall Rank:224
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (716 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

On The BeachCanada Neil Young
Year of Release:1974Appears in:590 charts
Rank in 1974:3Rank Score:12,178
Rank in 1970s58Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  84/100 (726 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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4.

Crime Of The CenturyUnited Kingdom Supertramp
Year of Release:1974Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 1974:4Rank Score:10,020
Rank in 1970s75Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  81/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

Rock BottomUnited Kingdom Robert Wyatt
Year of Release:1974Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1974:5Rank Score:7,258
Rank in 1970s97Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  79/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Diamond DogsUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:1974Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1974:6Rank Score:5,733
Rank in 1970s117Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  79/100 (722 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Sheer Heart AttackUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1974:7Rank Score:5,536
Rank in 1970s120Overall Rank:479
Average Rating:  79/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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8.

Court And SparkCanada Joni Mitchell
Year of Release:1974Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1974:8Rank Score:5,173
Rank in 1970s126Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  82/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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9.

Queen IIUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1974Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1974:9Rank Score:4,205
Rank in 1970s148Overall Rank:613
Average Rating:  78/100 (545 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

Here Come The Warm JetsUnited Kingdom Brian Eno
Year of Release:1974Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1974:10Rank Score:4,113
Rank in 1970s150Overall Rank:624
Average Rating:  82/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 398 42%
United Kingdom 206 22%
Germany 48 5%
Brazil 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Italy 27 3%
Canada 24 3%
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