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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 15,000 greatest album charts.

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

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,389 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:67,527
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,485 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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2.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:12,750
Rank in 2000s19Overall Rank:118
Average Rating: 71/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:11,601
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:127
Average Rating: 77/100 (655 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:7,516
Rank in 2000s40Overall Rank:213
Average Rating: 79/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:6,508
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:246
Average Rating: 81/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

MadvillainyUnited States Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:6,415
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:250
Average Rating: 84/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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7.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:5,953
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:267
Average Rating: 77/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:4,501
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:336
Average Rating: 77/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:3,233
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:464
Average Rating: 80/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,061
Rank in 2000s105Overall Rank:486
Average Rating: 74/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 2004 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
John Frusciante 3 0%
Prince 3 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Third Day 2 0%
Brad Mehldau 2 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 480 48%
United Kingdom 156 16%
Canada 47 5%
Australia 45 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
France 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
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