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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 17,000 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:1,474 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:71,039
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,601 votes)
Comments: 196 comments
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2.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:13,178
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  71/100 (863 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:12,141
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:128
Average Rating:  77/100 (706 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4.

MadvillainyUnited States Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:7,819
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  84/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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5.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:7,729
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:222
Average Rating:  79/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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6.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:6,707
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  80/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:6,561
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  77/100 (432 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:4,580
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  77/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:3,268
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  80/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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10.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,161
Rank in 2000s104Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  77/100 (239 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%
Big Head Todd & The Monsters 2 0%
Third Day 2 0%
Frog Eyes 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 163 16%
Canada 47 5%
Australia 44 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
France 25 3%
Sweden 22 2%
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