A list of Peel's top ten albums of 1974 appeared in Sounds early the following year. It was later republished in the linear notes of the Going Back A Bit: A Little History Of Robert Wyatt. Peel later claimed that the Richard & Linda Thompson LP was his favourite overall .
Many thanks to Peter Reavy for his blog post on the list.
- Tangerine Dream: Phaedra
- Richard and Linda Thompson: I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
- Sparks: Kimono My House
- Barclay James Harvest: Everyone Is Everybody Else
- Be-Bop Deluxe: Axe Victim
- Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom
- Eno: Taking Tiger Mountain
- Supertramp: Crime Of The Century
- Rod Stewart: Smiler
- Van Morrison: Veedon Fleece