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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:2,365 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:103,834
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,923 votes)
Comments: 340 comments
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2.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:19,054
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:133
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:794 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:18,964
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,198 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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4.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:765 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:18,876
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  74/100 (1,442 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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5.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:611 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:13,116
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,001 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:501 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:9,591
Rank in 2000s53Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  80/100 (752 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:608 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:9,439
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  78/100 (946 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:6,597
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  79/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:4,764
Rank in 2000s102Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  79/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:4,324
Rank in 2000s110Overall Rank:579
Average Rating:  73/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 31 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%
Fairport Convention 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Devendra Banhart 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 172 17%
Canada 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Australia 27 3%
Germany 24 2%
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