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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 30,000 greatest album charts.

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2004 year summaryThe best artists of 2004 were Arcade Fire, The Killers, Green Day, Madvillain, 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:2,162 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:98,531
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,665 votes)
Comments: 311 comments
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2.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:708 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:17,441
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,096 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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3.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:680 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:16,962
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  73/100 (1,333 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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4.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:16,601
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:141
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (621 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:11,765
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  81/100 (861 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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6.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:8,928
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  80/100 (685 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:538 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:8,739
Rank in 2000s53Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  78/100 (876 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:5,921
Rank in 2000s81Overall Rank:404
Average Rating:  78/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:4,429
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  79/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,848
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  73/100 (358 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%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
Pain Of Salvation 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 174 17%
Canada 52 5%
Sweden 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
Germany 23 2%
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