Top Albums of 1974





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
168
Bob Marley and The Wailers Natty Dread Roots Reggae
2
206
Gram Parsons Grievous Angel Country, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
3
217
Joni Mitchell Court and Spark Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
4
244
Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom Art Rock, Canterbury Scene
5
310
Kraftwerk Autobahn Krautrock, Progressive Electronic
6
375
Steely Dan Pretzel Logic Pop Rock
7
387
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
486
Neil Young On the Beach Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
10
492
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Progressive Rock, Rock Opera
11
495
Jackson Browne Late for the Sky Singer/Songwriter, West Coast Rock
12
551
Randy Newman Good Old Boys Singer/Songwriter
13
591
Sparks Kimono My House Art Pop, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
14
622
King Crimson Red Art Rock, Progressive Rock
15
630
Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard Blues Rock
16
781
Van Morrison It's Too Late To Stop Now Rock, Singer/Songwriter
17
859
Gene Clark No Other Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
18
869
Ry Cooder Paradise and Lunch Americana, Roots Rock
19
914
Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping Southern Rock
20
971
Tangerine Dream Phaedra Berlin School
21
1005
Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale Soul
22
1027
Roxy Music Country Life Art Rock, Glam Rock
23
1052
Queen Sheer Heart Attack Glam Rock, Hard Rock
24
1053
The Velvet Underground 1969: Velvet Underground Live with Lou Reed Rock
25
1062
New York Dolls Too Much Too Soon Glam Rock, Proto-Punk
26
1068
Van Morrison Veedon Fleece Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
27
1095
Linda Ronstadt Heart Like a Wheel Country Rock, Soft Rock
28
1130
David Bowie Diamond Dogs Art Rock, Glam Rock, Pop Rock
29
1214
Lou Reed Rock n Roll Animal Glam Rock
30
1242
Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Art Pop, Art Rock
31
1317
Supertramp Crime of the Century Art Rock, Progressive Rock
32
1413
Blue Öyster Cult Secret Treaties Hard Rock
33
1417
Bad Company Bad Co. Blues Rock, Hard Rock
34
1492
Average White Band AWB Smooth Soul
35
1494
John Cale Fear Art Rock
36
1500
Bob Dylan/The Band Before the Flood Country Rock, Folk Rock, Roots Rock
37
1611
Millie Jackson Caught Up Southern Soul
38
1804
The Meters Rejuvenation Funk, New Orleans R&B
39
1813
Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information Psychedelic Soul
40
1826
Rory Gallagher Irish Tour '74 Blues Rock
41
1987
Todd Rundgren Todd Art Pop, Pop Rock, Progressive Pop
42
2005
Little Feat Feats Don't Fail Me Now Southern Rock
43
2035
John Coltrane Interstellar Space Free Jazz
44
2082
Barry White Can't Get Enough Smooth Soul
45
2089
Willie Nelson Phases and Stages Outlaw Country
46
2219
Can Soon Over Babaluma Krautrock
47
2229
McCoy Tyner Enlightenment Modal Jazz, Spiritual Jazz
48
2253
Frank Zappa Apostrophe (') Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Jazz-Rock
49
2277
The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n' Roll Rock
50
2327
Labelle Nightbirds Soul
51
2342
Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim Elis & Tom Bossa Nova
52
2360
Cluster Zuckerzeit Electronic, Krautrock
53
2423
Jorge Ben A Tábua de Esmeralda MPB, Samba-Rock
54
2474
The Residents Meet The Residents Experimental
55
2556
Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night Singer/Songwriter
56
2627
Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado Art Rock, Symphonic Prog
57
2651
Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek Belonging ECM Style Jazz
58
2671
Sweet Desolation Boulevard Glam Rock, Hard Rock
59
2941
Keith Hudson Pick a Dub Dub
60
2952
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Not Fragile Boogie Rock, Hard Rock
61
2987
Henry Cow Unrest Rock in Opposition
62
2988
Leonard Cohen New Skin for the Old Ceremony Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
10cc Sheet Music Art Pop, Pop Rock, Progressive Pop
Robin Trower Bridge of Sighs Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Steve Reich Drumming / Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ / Six Pianos Minimalism
Bob Dylan Planet Waves Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain Southern Soul
Robert Palmer Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley Funk Rock, Pop Rock
Deep Purple Burn Hard Rock
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Winter in America Jazz-Funk, Soul, Soul Jazz
Zappa/Mothers Roxy & Elsewhere Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock
Mott the Hoople The Hoople Glam 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
Queen Queen II Glam Rock, Hard Rock
Mick Ronson Slaughter on 10th Avenue Glam 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
Santana Lotus Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Cánovas, Rodrigo, Adolfo y Guzmán Señora azul Folk Pop, Pop Rock
Al Green Al Green Explores Your Mind Smooth Soul
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