Top Albums of 1974





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
162
Bob Marley and The Wailers Natty Dread Roots Reggae
2
210
Gram Parsons Grievous Angel Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
3
213
Joni Mitchell Court and Spark Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
4
247
Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom Art Rock, Canterbury Scene
5
306
Kraftwerk Autobahn Krautrock, Progressive Electronic
6
377
Steely Dan Pretzel Logic Pop Rock
7
382
Big Star Radio City Power Pop
8
435
Richard and Linda Thompson I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight British Folk Rock, Contemporary Folk
9
480
Neil Young On the Beach Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
10
486
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
11
501
Jackson Browne Late for the Sky Singer/Songwriter, West Coast Rock
12
556
Randy Newman Good Old Boys Singer/Songwriter
13
595
Sparks Kimono My House Art Pop, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
14
612
King Crimson Red Art Rock, Progressive Rock
15
637
Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard Blues Rock
16
799
Van Morrison It's Too Late To Stop Now Rock, Singer/Songwriter
17
854
Gene Clark No Other Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
18
878
Ry Cooder Paradise and Lunch Americana, Roots Rock
19
903
Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping Southern Rock
20
986
Tangerine Dream Phaedra Berlin School
21
1007
Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale Soul
22
1025
Linda Ronstadt Heart Like a Wheel Country Rock, Soft Rock
23
1040
Roxy Music Country Life Art Rock, Glam Rock
24
1044
The Velvet Underground 1969: Velvet Underground Live with Lou Reed Rock
25
1055
Queen Sheer Heart Attack Glam Rock, Hard Rock
26
1080
New York Dolls Too Much Too Soon Glam Rock, Proto-Punk
27
1116
David Bowie Diamond Dogs Art Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
28
1121
Van Morrison Veedon Fleece Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
29
1213
Lou Reed Rock n Roll Animal Glam Rock
30
1246
Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Art Pop, Art Rock
31
1316
Supertramp Crime of the Century Art Rock, Progressive Rock
32
1410
Bad Company Bad Co. Blues Rock, Hard Rock
33
1447
Blue Öyster Cult Secret Treaties Hard Rock
34
1496
Average White Band AWB Smooth Soul
35
1503
John Cale Fear Art Rock
36
1509
Bob Dylan/The Band Before the Flood Country Rock, Folk Rock, Roots Rock
37
1610
Millie Jackson Caught Up Southern Soul
38
1807
Rory Gallagher Irish Tour '74 Blues Rock
39
1819
Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information Psychedelic Soul
40
1843
The Meters Rejuvenation Funk, New Orleans R&B
41
1971
Todd Rundgren Todd Art Pop, Pop Rock, Progressive Pop
42
1991
Little Feat Feats Don't Fail Me Now Southern Rock
43
2011
John Coltrane Interstellar Space Free Jazz
44
2100
Willie Nelson Phases and Stages Outlaw Country
45
2128
Barry White Can't Get Enough Smooth Soul
46
2201
Can Soon Over Babaluma Krautrock
47
2226
McCoy Tyner Enlightenment Modal Jazz, Spiritual Jazz
48
2237
Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Jazz-Rock
49
2294
The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n' Roll Rock
50
2331
Cluster Zuckerzeit Electronic, Krautrock
51
2353
Labelle Nightbirds Soul
52
2423
Jorge Ben A Tábua de Esmeralda MPB, Samba-Rock
53
2467
The Residents Meet The Residents Experimental
54
2469
Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim Elis & Tom Bossa Nova
55
2560
Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night Singer/Songwriter
56
2618
Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado Art Rock, Symphonic Prog
57
2663
Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek Belonging ECM Style Jazz
58
2666
Sweet Desolation Boulevard Glam Rock, Hard Rock
59
2926
Keith Hudson Pick a Dub Dub
60
2966
Henry Cow Unrest Rock in Opposition
61
2967
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Not Fragile Boogie Rock, Hard Rock

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