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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,663 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:79,643
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,874 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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2.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:502 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:14,270
Rank in 2000s22Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  71/100 (997 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:504 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:13,340
Rank in 2000s24Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  77/100 (808 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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4.

MadvillainyUnited States Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:9,345
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  84/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:7,940
Rank in 2000s45Overall Rank:238
Average Rating:  78/100 (663 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:7,905
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  78/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:7,882
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  80/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:4,962
Rank in 2000s77Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  78/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:3,620
Rank in 2000s99Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  79/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,363
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  76/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 2004 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
John Frusciante 3 0%
Prince 3 0%
The Allman Brothers Band 2 0%
Phoenix 2 0%
Third Day 2 0%
Pain Of Salvation 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 481 48%
United Kingdom 159 16%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 25 3%
France 21 2%
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