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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 37,000 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:2,421 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:104,934
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,010 votes)
Comments: 347 comments
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2.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:725 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:20,187
Rank in 2000s24Overall Rank:128
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (799 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:809 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:19,300
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,237 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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4.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:787 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:19,206
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  74/100 (1,483 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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5.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:13,735
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,045 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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6.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:518 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:9,887
Rank in 2000s53Overall Rank:286
Average Rating:  80/100 (786 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:618 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:9,555
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  78/100 (979 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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8.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:6,594
Rank in 2000s77Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  79/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:5,029
Rank in 2000s100Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  79/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:4,428
Rank in 2000s110Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  74/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Best Albums of 2004 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Germany 26 3%
Australia 25 3%
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