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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,805 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:85,875
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,149 votes)
Comments: 254 comments
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2.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:555 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:15,124
Rank in 2000s22Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  73/100 (1,115 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:14,593
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  77/100 (907 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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4.

MadvillainyUnited States Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:11,055
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  84/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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5.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:9,031
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  80/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:442 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:8,200
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  79/100 (740 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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7.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:8,104
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  80/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:5,124
Rank in 2000s80Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  78/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:3,739
Rank in 2000s102Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  73/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,736
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  79/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 2004 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
John Frusciante 3 0%
Prince 3 0%
Tiësto 2 0%
Björk 2 0%
Therion 2 0%
Eric Clapton 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 170 17%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 25 2%
Germany 20 2%
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