Top Albums of 2004





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
27
Arcade Fire Funeral Chamber Pop, Indie Rock
2
218
Kanye West The College Dropout Hip Hop
3
225
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand Post-Punk Revival
4
418
Madvillain Madvillainy Abstract Hip Hop
5
470
Green Day American Idiot Pop Punk
6
573
Brian Wilson SMiLE Baroque Pop, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Pop
7
606
The Streets A Grand Don't Come for Free UK Hip Hop
8
758
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus Alternative Rock, Art Rock
9
868
Wilco A Ghost Is Born Alternative Rock
10
918
The Killers Hot Fuss Pop Rock
11
924
The Libertines The Libertines Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
12
1006
Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
13
1011
Danger Mouse The Grey Album Hip Hop, Mashup
14
1028
Animal Collective Sung Tongs Avant-Folk, Freak Folk, Neo-Psychedelia
15
1085
Morrissey You Are the Quarry Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
16
1097
TV on the Radio Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Indie Rock
17
1212
Interpol Antics Post-Punk Revival
18
1240
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News Indie Rock
19
1299
Devendra Banhart Rejoicing in the Hands Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
20
1342
Björk Medulla A cappella, Art Pop, Experimental
21
1379
Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose Alt-Country
22
1436
Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
23
1541
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
24
1564
Tom Waits Real Gone Experimental Rock
25
1598
Mastodon Leviathan Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal
26
1661
The Go! Team Thunder, Lightning, Strike Indie Rock, Indietronica
27
1751
Kings of Leon Aha Shake Heartbreak Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
28
1755
Amadou & Mariam Dimanche à Bamako African Music
29
1765
The Fiery Furnaces Blueberry Boat Art Pop, Progressive Pop
30
1871
Junior Boys Last Exit Glitch Pop, Synthpop
31
1988
Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters Dance-Pop, Pop Rock
32
2014
Drive-By Truckers The Dirty South Southern Rock
33
2088
Rufus Wainwright Want Two Art Pop, Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
34
2135
The Walkmen Bows + Arrows Post-Punk Revival
35
2204
Air Talkie Walkie Ambient Pop, Electronic
36
2211
Feist Let It Die Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
37
2291
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
38
2301
Dungen Ta det lugnt Neo-Psychedelia
39
2326
The Black Keys Rubber Factory Blues Rock
40
2404
Mark Lanegan Band Bubblegum Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
41
2464
The Futureheads The Futureheads Post-Punk Revival
42
2471
!!! Louden Up Now Dance-Punk, Indie Rock
43
2942
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans Chamber Folk, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Mylo Destroy Rock & Roll Electro House
CocoRosie La Maison De Mon Rêve Art Pop, Freak Folk, Lo-Fi Indie
PJ Harvey Uh Huh Her Indie Rock
Annie Anniemal Electropop
Rilo Kiley More Adventurous Indie Pop
Blonde Redhead Misery Is a Butterfly Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Ghostface Killah The Pretty Toney Album Hardcore Hip Hop
Stars Set Yourself On Fire Indie Pop
Usher Confessions Contemporary R&B, Pop
Sonic Youth Sonic Nurse Indie Rock, Noise Rock
Micah P. Hinson Micah P. Hinson & The Gospel of Progress Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Kasabian Kasabian Alternative Dance, Indie Rock
Dizzee Rascal Showtime Grime, UK Hip Hop
The Magnetic Fields i Indie Pop
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks Modern Classical
Fennesz Venice Ambient, Glitch
Electrelane The Power Out Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Devendra Banhart Niño Rojo Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Xiu Xiu Fabulous Muscles Art Pop, Experimental Rock
The Hives Tyrannosaurus Hives Garage Rock Revival
Of Montreal Satanic Panic in the Attic Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
Secret Machines Now Here Is Nowhere Alternative Rock
Keane Hopes and Fears Piano Rock
Kings of Convenience Riot on an Empty Street Folk Pop, Indie Folk, Indie Pop
John Legend Get Lifted Neo-Soul
Tinariwen Amassakoul Tishoumaren
Nellie McKay Get Away from Me Jazz Pop
Cee-Lo Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine Hip Hop
Elvis Costello & The Imposters The Delivery Man Blues Rock, Country Rock
Ray LaMontagne Trouble Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Jill Scott Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 Neo-Soul
Lambchop Aw C'mon Americana, Chamber Pop, Indie Rock
Lambchop No You C'mon Americana, Chamber Pop, Indie Rock
Phoenix Alphabetical Indie Pop
Comets On Fire Blue Cathedral Heavy Psych
A.C. Newman The Slow Wonder Indie Pop, Power Pop
Steve Earle The Revolution Starts Now Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock
Jolie Holland Escondida Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Adem Homesongs Singer/Songwriter
Lali Puna Faking the Books Dream Pop, Indietronica
American Music Club Love Songs for Patriots Folk Rock, Indie Rock
Prince Musicology Funk, Neo-Soul, Pop Rock
Mission of Burma ONoffON Post-Punk
The Von Bondies Pawn Shoppe Heart Garage Rock
Oneida Secret Wars Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Ted Leo + Pharmacists Shake the Sheets Indie Rock, Power Pop
The Zutons Who Killed The Zutons? Indie Rock