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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 35,000 greatest album charts.

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

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,374 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:104,289
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,938 votes)
Comments: 343 comments
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2.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:696 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:19,213
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:133
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (748 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:800 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:19,168
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,207 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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4.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:768 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:18,951
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  74/100 (1,446 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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5.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:619 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:13,381
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,010 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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6.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:503 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:9,664
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  80/100 (752 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:606 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:9,562
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  78/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:6,605
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:394
Average Rating:  79/100 (571 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:4,834
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  79/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:4,352
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  74/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of 2004 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Prince 3 0%
John Frusciante 3 0%
Björk 2 0%
Tiësto 2 0%
Ayreon 2 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 171 17%
Canada 53 5%
Sweden 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Australia 27 3%
Germany 25 3%
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