That's a pretty good list of albums. 1974 was a good year for pop music.Another month and another year of albums, all of these from 1974. I'm slowly making my way through the 70s. Some of these albums I've listened to many many times, and if you can believe it, this was the first time I had listened to the two Queen albums from that year: Queen II and Shear Heart Attack. Impressive. I was also impressed with my first listening to Red Queen to Gryphon Three by Gryphon, The Good Earth by Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Diamond Dogs by Bowie, and Heroes Are Hard to Find by Fleetwood Mac. Twenty-three albums. I had to relisten to Queen, Gryphon, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Gong, and Fleetwood Mac.
Mirage Camel Mar-74 Eldorado Electric Light Orchestra Sep-74 Red Queen to Gryphon Three Gryphon Dec-74 War Child Jethro Tull Oct-74 The Power and the Glory Gentle Giant Sep-74 Crime of the Century Supertramp Sep-74 Midnight Mushrumps Gryphon Jan-74 Hergest Ridge Mike Oldfield Sep-74 Ashes are Burning Renaissance Jul-74 Queen II Queen Mar-74 Starless and Bible Black King Crimson Mar-74 The Good Earth Manfred Mann's Earth Band Oct-74 Relayer Yes Nov-74 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Genesis Nov-74 You Gong Oct-74 Shear Heart Attack Queen Nov-74 Hall of the Mountain Grill Hawkwind Sep-74 Phaedra Tangerine Dream Feb-74 Autobahn Kraftwerk Nov-74 Journey to the Centre of the Earth Rick Wakeman May-74 Red King Crimson Oct-74 Diamond Dogs David Bowie May-74 Heroes Are Hard To Find Fleetwood Mac Sep-74
Next up, 1975.
I'd say that right around 1976 things started to go badly in popular music. Sure, there were still some great albums, simply less per year than the years 1964-1975. And there was more unremarkable albums.