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What's Your Favourite Prog Album From 1974?

1974. The year of the three day week, powercuts, IRA bombings, Watergate and Germany winning the World Cup.

But it was also the year of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Of Rick Wakeman’s chart-topping Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. The final King Crimson studio album of the 70s, Red. Supertramp’s commercial breakthrough album Crime Of The Century. And Jethro Tull’s _Warchild _and Yes’ Relayer.

Those were just the big boys. Queen releases Queen II. Rush, Todd Rundrgen’s Utopia and Kansas all announced their arrival. Renaissance offered Turn Of A Card, Gryphon Red Queen To Gryphon Three, BJH’s Everyone Is Everyobdy Else, Kratfwerk’s Autobahn, Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom, and the first Refugee album, to name but a few.

Prog are collating your Top Ten albums of 1974, and we need your help. To have your voices heard and votes counted, email your Top ten and the reasons why you chose them, to We’ll be publishing the results shortly.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.