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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, Kanye West, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Brian Wilson and The Libertines.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,606 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:77,265
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,792 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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2.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:14,027
Rank in 2000s21Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  71/100 (955 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:13,022
Rank in 2000s24Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  77/100 (773 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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4.

MadvillainyUnited States Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:8,842
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:205
Average Rating:  84/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:7,783
Rank in 2000s45Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  78/100 (639 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:7,478
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  77/100 (496 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:7,433
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  80/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:4,867
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:357
Average Rating:  78/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:3,601
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  79/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,438
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  76/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 2004 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Prince 3 0%
John Frusciante 3 0%
Ayreon 2 0%
Los Lobos 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Brad Mehldau 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 162 16%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 25 3%
France 22 2%
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