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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 27,000 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, Brian Wilson and Keane.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,005 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:93,087
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,426 votes)
Comments: 288 comments
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2.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:633 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:16,408
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  73/100 (1,238 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:646 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:16,060
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,015 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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4.

MadvillainyUnited States Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:491 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:13,858
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:163
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (524 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:10,549
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  80/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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6.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:8,383
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  79/100 (814 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:8,316
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:275
Average Rating:  80/100 (635 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:5,599
Rank in 2000s82Overall Rank:396
Average Rating:  78/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:4,133
Rank in 2000s102Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  79/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,652
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  73/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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Best Albums of 2004 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Prince 3 0%
John Frusciante 3 0%
Los Lobos 2 0%
Brad Mehldau 2 0%
Devendra Banhart 2 0%
Tiƫsto 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 181 18%
Canada 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Australia 31 3%
Sweden 26 3%
France 20 2%
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