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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,622 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:78,057
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,821 votes)
Comments: 220 comments
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2.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:13,955
Rank in 2000s23Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  71/100 (969 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:495 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:13,045
Rank in 2000s24Overall Rank:128
Average Rating:  77/100 (781 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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4.

MadvillainyUnited States Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:8,938
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  84/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:7,881
Rank in 2000s45Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  78/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:7,625
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  80/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:7,610
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  77/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:4,758
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  78/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:3,601
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:478
Average Rating:  79/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,393
Rank in 2000s104Overall Rank:505
Average Rating:  76/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 2004 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
John Frusciante 3 0%
Prince 3 0%
Ayreon 2 0%
Therion 2 0%
The Allman Brothers Band 2 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 476 48%
United Kingdom 162 16%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 25 3%
France 21 2%
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