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100 Greatest Albums of 1974

Criteria: These albums were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.
Edited By: - Last Updated: 2016-10-13
Top 100 Albums by Year: (in progress)
  1. Fulfillingness' First Finale - Stevie Wonder
  2. Natty Dread - Bob Marley & The Wailers
  3. Rags To Rufus - Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
  4. Can't Get Enough - Barry White
  5. Fire - Ohio Players
  6. Court And Spark - Joni Mitchell
  7. Nightbirds - Labelle
  8. Sheer Heart Attack - Queen
  9. Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan
10. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis
11. On The Beach - Neil Young
12. 461 Ocean Boulevard - Eric Clapton
13. Autobahn - Kraftwerk
14. Rufusized - Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
15. Second Helping - Lynyrd Skynyrd
16. Late For The Sky - Jackson Browne
17. Al Green Explores Your Mind - Al Green
18. Bad Company - Bad Company
19. Rejuvenation - The Meters
20. Heart Like A Wheel - Linda Ronstadt
21. Red - King Crimson
22. Caught Up - Millie Jackson
23. Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons
24. Kiss - Kiss
25. Country Life - Roxy Music
26. Radio City - Big Star
27. Standing On The Verge of Getting It On - Funkadelic
28. Perfect Angel - Minnie Riperton
29. Burn - Deep Purple
30. Live It Up - The Isley Brothers
31. Queen II - Queen
32. Sweet Exorcist - Curtis Mayfield
33. Good Old Boys - Randy Newman
34. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight - Richard and Linda Thompson
35. AWB - Average White Band
36. Release Yourself - Graham Central Station
37. Inspiration Information - Shuggie Otis
38. Bridge Of Sighs - Robin Trower
39. Mighty Love - The Spinners
40. Too Much Too Soon - New York Dolls
41. Up For The Down Stroke - Parliament
42. Back To Oakland - Tower Of Power
43. Winter In America - Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
44. Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
45. Let's Put It All Together - The Stylistics
46. It's Too Late To Stop Now - Van Morrison
47. Feats Don't Fail Me Now - Little Feat
48. Apostrophe (') - Frank Zappa
49. Before The Flood - Bob Dylan/The Band
50. Skin Tight - Ohio Players
51. Caribou - Elton John
52. 1969: Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed - The Velvet Underground
53. What Once Were Vices Are Now Habits - The Doobie Brothers
54. Phaedra - Tangerine Dream
55. Veedon Fleece - Van Morrison
56. Not Fragile - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
57. Crime Of The Century - Supertramp
58. Open Our Eyes - Earth, Wind & Fire
59. Irish Tour '74 - Rory Gallagher
60. Goodnight Vienna - Ringo Starr
61. Eldorado - Electric Light Orchestra
62. Light Of Worlds - Kool & The Gang
63. A1A - Jimmy Buffett
64. Do It Til You're Satisfied - B.T. Express
65. Starless And Bible Black - King Crimson
66. Rhapsody In White - Love Unlimited Orchestra
67. On The Border - The Eagles
68. The Heart Of Saturday Night - Tom Waits
69. Small Talk - Sly & The Family Stone
70. Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) - Eno
71. No Other - Gene Clark
72. Rock 'n' Roll Animal - Lou Reed
73. I Can't Stand The Rain - Ann Peebles
74. Secret Treaties - Blue Öyster Cult
75. Get Your Wings - Aerosmith
76. Claudine - Gladys Knight & The Pips
77. Machine Gun - The Commodores
78. Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt
79. They Say I'm Different - Betty Davis
80. Paradise And Lunch - Ry Cooder
81. Slow Dancer - Boz Scaggs
82. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - The Rolling Stones
83. Lotus - Santana
84. Hall Of The Mountain Grill - Hawkwind
85. Chicago VII - Chicago
86. Hell - James Brown
87. Kimono My House - Sparks
88. Lookin For A Love Again - Bobby Womack
89. Marvin Gaye Live! - Marvin Gaye
90. Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley - Robert Palmer
91. Planet Waves - Bob Dylan
92. Toby - The Chi-Lites
93. Hard Core Poetry - Tavares
94. Walls And Bridges - John Lennon
95. Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta - Syreeta
96. Relayer - Yes
97. Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
98. Woman To Woman - Shirley Brown
99. Seven - Bob Seger
100. Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
1974 albums




Fulfillingness' First Finale Stevie Wonder album cover
Natty Dread Bob Marley album cover
Rags To Rufus album cover
Can't Get Enough Barry White album cover
Fire Ohio Players album cover
Court And Spark Joni Mitchell album cover
Nightbirds Labelle album cover
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1974
  Bruce's choice - An unheralded great album from 1974
  •  Live at Montreux - Hello Josephine (live '73) - Fats Domino
  Adam's choice:
  •  +Justments - Bill Withers
  Lew's choice:
  •  Souvenirs - Dan Fogelberg
  Brett's choice:
  •  *McGear - Mike McGear




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