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Best Albums of 2004

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2004 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 18,000 greatest album charts.

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2004 year summaryThe best artists of 2004 were Arcade Fire, Green Day, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Madvillain, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Interpol, Brian Wilson and The Libertines.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,527 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:73,321
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,663 votes)
Comments: 201 comments
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2.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:13,729
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  71/100 (886 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:12,591
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:128
Average Rating:  77/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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4.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:7,977
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  79/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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5.

MadvillainyUnited States Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:7,921
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  84/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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6.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:7,195
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  80/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:6,909
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  77/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:4,638
Rank in 2000s77Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  78/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:3,455
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  79/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,294
Rank in 2000s104Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  77/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 2004 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
John Frusciante 3 0%
Prince 3 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
Phoenix 2 0%
Brad Mehldau 2 0%
Ayreon 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 162 16%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
France 25 2%
Sweden 24 2%
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