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  • 1974 - A strong Prog presence and Queen scores twice on the first page!

    Prog dominated with 4 of the top 5 spots, but Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Brian Eno and a double hit of Queen add some diversity. I scored well on the Top 10, but I had to go deeper this year to find many others I own. My second fave album of the year (Harmonium - S/T Debut) was ranked at #134, which isn't surprising to me.

    http://www.besteveralbums.com/yearst...ir=desc&page=1

    My 1974 list:
    Top 10 - 8
    Top 25 - 10
    Top 50 - 15

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    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    • Johnny Vinyl
      Johnny Vinyl commented
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      Me thinks you probably meant to post that in one of the video threads.

    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      No had heard this version of Queen last night and thought it was cool.

  • #3
    To me, '74 was pretty much an off year.

    Top 10 - 0.
    Top 20 - 1
    Top 30 - 2
    Top 40 - 2
    Top 50 - 2
    Last edited by Rust; 06-20-2016, 02:57 PM.

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    • Johnny Vinyl
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      Haven't come across a year like that yet, but it's possible as the years go by!

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    6 out of top 10 and 10 out of top 25.
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    • #5
      Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
      Prog dominated with 4 of the top 5 spots, but Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Brian Eno and a double hit of Queen add some diversity. I scored well on the Top 10, but I had to go deeper this year to find many others I own. My second fave album of the year (Harmonium - S/T Debut) was ranked at #134, which isn't surprising to me.

      http://www.besteveralbums.com/yearst...ir=desc&page=1

      My 1974 list:
      Top 10 - 8
      Top 25 - 10
      Top 50 - 15
      Pretty good, 8 of the top 10. Never heard of the other two.

      Wipeout after that. 6/15.

      Two things. As a Bowie fan, was somewhat disappointed by Diamond Dogs. One of those albums where Bowie was trying to reinvent himself.

      Two, never got Kraftwerk. My audiobuddy Bob Reina loved Kraftwerk and egged me on to get their albums. They sit here and probably haven't played them in at least 15 years.

      Lot of unappreciated albums that year including Natty Dread, Walls and Bridges, It's Only Rock n Roll (with a Stones anthem on it), Rock and Roll Animal (one of my all time favorite albums-Reed live at his best glam rock on Sweet Jane and Heroin!) and 461 Ocean Blvd.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

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      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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