Top Albums of 1974

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 165 Bob Marley and The Wailers Natty Dread Roots Reggae
2 177 Gram Parsons Grievous Angel Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
3 219 Joni Mitchell Court and Spark Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
4 227 Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom Art Rock, Canterbury Scene
5 273 Kraftwerk Autobahn Krautrock, Progressive Electronic
6 351 Steely Dan Pretzel Logic Pop Rock
7 379 Big Star Radio City Power Pop
8 411 Richard and Linda Thompson I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight British Folk Rock, Contemporary Folk
9 440 Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
10 465 Neil Young On the Beach Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
11 475 Jackson Browne Late for the Sky Singer/Songwriter, West Coast Rock
12 530 Randy Newman Good Old Boys Singer/Songwriter
13 565 Sparks Kimono My House Art Pop, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
14 591 King Crimson Red Art Rock, Progressive Rock
15 624 Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard Blues Rock
16 762 Van Morrison It's Too Late To Stop Now Rock, Singer/Songwriter
17 787 Ry Cooder Paradise and Lunch Americana, Roots Rock
18 882 Gene Clark No Other Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
19 895 Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping Southern Rock
20 920 Queen Sheer Heart Attack Glam Rock, Hard Rock
21 956 Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale Soul
22 959 Van Morrison Veedon Fleece Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
23 967 The Velvet Underground 1969: Velvet Underground Live with Lou Reed Rock
24 968 Roxy Music Country Life Art Rock, Glam Rock
25 975 New York Dolls Too Much Too Soon Glam Rock, Proto-Punk
26 989 Tangerine Dream Phaedra Berlin School
27 1085 Lou Reed Rock n Roll Animal Glam Rock
28 1127 Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Art Pop, Art Rock
29 1154 Linda Ronstadt Heart Like a Wheel Country Rock, Soft Rock
30 1245 Supertramp Crime of the Century Art Rock, Progressive Rock
31 1252 Bad Company Bad Co. Blues Rock, Hard Rock
32 1273 David Bowie Diamond Dogs Art Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
33 1344 Bob Dylan/The Band Before the Flood Country Rock, Folk Rock, Roots Rock
34 1363 John Cale Fear Art Rock
35 1388 Blue Öyster Cult Secret Treaties Hard Rock
36 1441 Average White Band AWB Smooth Soul
37 1548 Millie Jackson Caught Up Southern Soul
38 1612 Rory Gallagher Irish Tour '74 Blues Rock
39 1646 The Meters Rejuvenation Funk, New Orleans R&B
40 1721 Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information Psychedelic Soul
41 1722 Todd Rundgren Todd Art Pop, Pop Rock, Progressive Pop
42 1806 Little Feat Feats Don't Fail Me Now Southern Rock
43 1959 The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n' Roll Rock
44 2078 Cluster Zuckerzeit Electronic, Krautrock
45 2081 Barry White Can't Get Enough Smooth Soul
46 2086 Willie Nelson Phases and Stages Outlaw Country
47 2103 Can Soon Over Babaluma Krautrock
48 2150 Labelle Nightbirds Soul
49 2261 Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Jazz-Rock
50 2294 McCoy Tyner Enlightenment Modal Jazz, Spiritual Jazz
51 2339 John Coltrane Interstellar Space Free Jazz
52 2393 Jorge Ben A Tábua de Esmeralda MPB, Samba-Rock     
53 2394 Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night Singer/Songwriter
54 2620 10cc Sheet Music Art Pop, Pop Rock, Progressive Pop
55 2621 The Residents Meet The Residents Experimental
56 2643 Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim Elis & Tom Bossa Nova     
57 2740 Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek Belonging ECM Style Jazz
58 2820 Sweet Desolation Boulevard Glam Rock, Hard Rock
59 2823 Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado Art Rock, Symphonic Prog
60 2855 Keith Hudson Pick a Dub Dub
61 2856 Bob Dylan Planet Waves Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
62 2927 Robert Palmer Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley Funk Rock, Pop Rock     
63 2928 Henry Cow Unrest Rock in Opposition     
64 2938 Zappa/Mothers Roxy & Elsewhere Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock
65 2954 Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain Southern Soul
66 2982 Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Winter in America Jazz-Funk, Soul, Soul Jazz     

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Deep Purple Burn Hard Rock     
Leonard Cohen New Skin for the Old Ceremony Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Steve Reich Drumming / Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ / Six Pianos Minimalism
Mott the Hoople The Hoople Glam Rock
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Not Fragile Boogie Rock, Hard Rock
Robin Trower Bridge of Sighs Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Queen Queen II Glam Rock, Hard Rock
George Jones The Grand Tour Nashville Sound
Joe Pass Virtuoso Jazz
Betty Davis They Say I'm Different Funk
Santana Lotus Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Mick Ronson Slaughter on 10th Avenue Glam Rock
Gil Evans Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix Experimental Big Band, Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock
Fenton Robinson Somebody Loan Me a Dime Chicago Blues
Raspberries Starting Over Power Pop
Cánovas, Rodrigo, Adolfo y Guzmán Señora azul Folk Pop, Pop Rock     
The Modern Jazz Quartet The Last Concert Jazz
Aerosmith Get Your Wings Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Bright Moments Jazz
King Crimson Starless and Bible Black Progressive Rock     
Al Green Al Green Explores Your Mind Smooth Soul
Funkadelic Standing on the Verge of Getting It On Funk Rock, P-Funk
Phil Woods Musique du Bois Hard Bop
Parliament Up for the Down Stroke P-Funk
Jan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson Quartet Witchi-Tai-To ECM Style Jazz     
Miles Davis Get Up with It Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk     
Sam Rivers Crystals Experimental Big Band, Free Jazz