Best Albums of 1974

Listed below are the best albums of 1974 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1974 year summaryThe best artists of 1974 were King Crimson, Neil Young, Genesis, Supertramp, Queen, Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie and Jorge Ben.
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Year of Release:
1974
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Rank Score:
10,615
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1974
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8,008
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1974
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7,402
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Year of Release:
1974
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6,519
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Year of Release:
1974
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4,192
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Year of Release:
1974
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Rank Score:
3,152
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Year of Release:
1974
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3,117
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Year of Release:
1974
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Rank Score:
3,087
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Year of Release:
1974
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2,877
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1974
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2,787
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Best Albums of 1974 composition

Country Albums %


United States 402 40%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Germany 55 6%
Brazil 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
France 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 953 95%
Yes 47 5%
Live? Albums %
No 957 96%
Yes 43 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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