1974 NME Critics End of Year Poll

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This is the list of the best albums voted by the NME critics at the end of 1974. This was the first year the list was published. A ranked singles list was not compiled this year.

List of best albums[edit]

  1. Pretzel LogicSteely Dan
  2. It's Only Rock 'n' RollRolling Stones
  3. Before the FloodBob Dylan
  4. 461 Ocean BoulevardEric Clapton
  5. ToddTodd Rundgren
  6. On The BeachNeil Young
  7. Rock BottomRobert Wyatt
  8. Fulfillingness First FinaleStevie Wonder
  9. Country LifeRoxy Music
  10. AWBAverage White Band
  11. Future DaysCan
  12. SmilerRod Stewart
  13. Secret TreatiesBlue Öyster Cult
  14. Maria MuldaurMaria Muldaur
  15. Another Saturday Night – Various Artists
  16. Sold AmericanKinky Friedman
  17. On The BorderEagles
  18. Court and SparkJoni Mitchell
  19. Odds & SodsThe Who
  20. Kimono My HouseSparks
  21. OkieJ. J. Cale
  22. Grievous AngelGram Parsons
  23. Radio CityBig Star
  24. Mysterious TravellerWeather Report
  25. Sheer Heart AttackQueen
  26. Big FunMiles Davis
  27. Rock 'n' Roll AnimalLou Reed
  28. Deal Gone DownMichael Chapman
  29. I Want To See The Bright Lights TonightRichard and Linda Thompson
  30. It's Too Late To Stop NowVan Morrison
  31. Teasin'Cornell Dupree
  32. Close Up the Honky TonksFlying Burrito Brothers
  33. Feats Don't Fail Me NowLittle Feat
  34. Veedon FleeceVan Morrison
  35. Paradise And LunchRy Cooder
  36. DreamerBobby Bland
  37. In ConcertBeach Boys
  38. FearJohn Cale
  39. For EverymanJackson Browne
  40. His California AlbumBobby Bland
  41. Limited EditionCan
  42. The PsychomodoCockney Rebel
  43. Good For You Too – Toni Brown
  44. LiveMarvin Gaye
  45. Live from Deep in the Heart of TexasCommander Cody
  46. All American BoyRick Derringer
  47. Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch StashMike Nesmith
  48. StreetwalkersChapman-Whitney
  49. Keep On Smilin'Wet Willie
  50. Planet WavesBob Dylan
  51. AnthologyMarvin Gaye
  52. Soon Over BabalumaCan
  53. Spyglass GuestGreenslade
  54. Sneakin' Sally Through the AlleyRobert Palmer
  55. PropagandaSparks
  56. The ShipbuilderBob Pegg & Nick Strutt
  57. Learn To Love ItJesse Winchester
  58. Guitar SolosFred Frith
  59. Angel's EggGong
  60. Good Old BoysRandy Newman

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