Best Albums of 2004

Listed below are the best albums of 2004 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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2004 year summaryThe best artists of 2004 were Arcade Fire, Madvillain, Green Day, The Killers, Kanye West, Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Daniel Dumile and MF DOOM.
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2004
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Elvis At Sun 
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256
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 9 of 100

Best Albums of 2004 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
John Frusciante 3 0%
Ayreon 2 0%
Pearl Jam 2 0%
The Cure 2 0%
Madvillain 2 0%
Pain Of Salvation 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 443 44%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 49 5%
Germany 39 4%
Sweden 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Australia 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 938 94%
Yes 62 6%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
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