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The Best Hard Rock Albums of 1974

1. Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs

Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
April 20, 1974
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

2. Deep Purple - Burn

Deep Purple - Burn
February 15, 1974
Critic Score
90
1 review

3. Blue Öyster Cult - Secret Treaties

Blue Öyster Cult - Secret Treaties
April 1, 1974
Critic Score
90
1 review

4. Queen - Sheer Heart Attack

Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
November 8, 1974
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

5. KISS - Kiss

KISS - Kiss
April 1, 1974
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

6. Bad Company - Bad Company

Bad Company - Bad Company
June 26, 1974
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

7. Status Quo - Quo

Status Quo - Quo
May 3, 1974
Critic Score
80
1 review

9. Sweet - Desolation Boulevard

Sweet - Desolation Boulevard
November 1, 1974
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

10. Queen - Queen II

Queen - Queen II
March 8, 1974
Critic Score
65
4 reviews

11. Thin Lizzy - Nightlife

Thin Lizzy - Nightlife
November 8, 1974
Critic Score
60
2 reviews

12. Nazareth - Rampant

Nazareth - Rampant
April 26, 1974
Critic Score
60
1 review

13. Scorpions - Fly to the Rainbow

Scorpions - Fly to the Rainbow
November 1, 1974
Critic Score
60
1 review

14. KISS - Hotter Than Hell

KISS - Hotter Than Hell
October 22, 1974
Critic Score
58
3 reviews

15. Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla

Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla
September 6, 1974
Critic Score
50
1 review

16. Rush - Rush

Rush - Rush
March 1, 1974
Critic Score
40
2 reviews

17. Deep Purple - Stormbringer

Deep Purple - Stormbringer
November 1, 1974
Critic Score
40
1 review

18. Styx - Man of Miracles

Styx - Man of Miracles
November 8, 1974
Critic Score
35
2 reviews
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