Sunday, December 28, 2014

My 40 Fave Albums of 1974


1. Big Star Radio City
2. The Meters Rejuvenation
3. Brian Eno Taking Tiger Mountain ( By Strategy)

4. Bob Marley and the Wailers Natty Dread
5. Randy Newman Good Old Boys
6. Average White Band AWB

7.  Gene Clark No Other
8. Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado
9. Al Green Explores Your Mind

10. Sparks Kimono My House
11. Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

12. Roxy Music Country Life
13. Joni Mitchell Court and Spark
14. 10cc Sheet Music

15. Jackson Browne For Everyman
16. James Brown The Payback

17. Queen Sheer Heart Attack
18. Neil Young On the Beach
19. The Who Odds and Sods

20. Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom
22. The Sharks Jab It In Eye

22. John Cale Fear
23. Andy Fairweather Low Spider Jiving
24. Blue Oyster Cult Secret Treaties

25. Ry Cooder Paradise and Lunch
26. Steely Dan Pretzel Logic
27. Brinsley Schwarz New Favourites

28. Badfinger Wish You Were Here
29. King Crimson Red
30. Roxy Music Stranded

31.  Bob Dylan and the Band Before the Flood
32.  Van Morrison Its Too Late to Stop Now
33. Stevie Wonder Fulfillingess' First Finale
34. The New York Dolls Too Much Too Soon

35. Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard
36. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
37. Raspberries Starting Over

38. Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson Winter in America
39. Minnie Riperton Perfect Angel

40. Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information


  1. Oh YES!! I concur (although who cares eh?). All the way through… I might have moved Raspberries up quite a few notches but Big Star truly deserves that # One spot IMHO. Cool. You've inspired me to drag out those vinyl copies! Thanks!!

  2. Thanks for your concurrence. Some prog fans may have a thing or two to say about the list but it's the one I've published and I will stand by it.

  3. Prog?? Pfft. When you stand by your list I got your back…..