2004 Albums Ranked By Rating


Nellie McKay, Get Away From Me
Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand


Modest Mouse, Good News for People Who Like Bad News
The Killers, Hot Fuss
The Twilight Singers, She Loves You
Arcade Fire, Funeral


The Mountain Goats, We Shall All Be Healed
Black Dice, Creature Comforts
Destroyer, Your Blues
Morrissey, You Are the Quarry
!!!, Louden Up Now
The Go! Team, Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Caribou, The Milk of Human Kindness
French Kicks, The Trial of the Century


Max Richter, The Blue Notebooks
Death from Above 1979, You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
The Blood Brothers, Crimes
Seachange, Lay of the Land
Xiu Xiu, Fabulous Muscles
Bloc Party, Bloc Party [EP]
Kanye West, College Dropout
Dub Trio, Exploring the Dangers of
Tegan and Sara, So Jealous
Various, The Soundtrack to The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus


Animal Collective, Sung Tongs
Madvillain, Madvillainy
Ticonderoga, LP
Interpol, Antics
Rachael Yamagata, Happenstance
The Veils, The Runaway Found
Annie, Anniemal
U2, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Maritime, Glass Floor
Handsome Boy Modeling School, White People


Dälek, Absence
Jens Lekman, When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
Mirah, C'mon Miracle
The Futureheads, The Futureheads
Pedro the Lion, Achilles Heel
Iron & Wine, Our Endless Numbered Days
The Streets, A Grand Don't Come for Free
Various, The Soundtrack to Napoleon Dynamite
Tsuji Ayano, Cover Girl
DJ Danger Mouse, The Grey Album


Air, Talkie Walkie
The Faint, Wet From Birth
Ambulance LTD, Ambulance LTD
22-20s, 22-20s
Kings of Convenience, Riot on an Empty Street
The Secret Machines, Now Here Is Nowhere
The Helio Sequence, Love and Distance
Broken Social Scene, Bee Hives
CocoRosie, La Maison de Mon Reve
Keane, Hopes and Fears
Sahara Hotnights, Kiss and Tell
Various, The Soundtrack to Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind


On! Air! Library!, On! Air! Library!
Ghost, Hypnotic Underworld
Beastie Boys, To the 5 Boroughs
Medeski Martin & Wood, End of the World Party (Just In Case)
Ratatat, Ratatat
Deerhoof, Milk Man
Feist, Let It Die
PJ Harvey, Uh Huh Her
M.I.A. and Diplo, Piracy Funds Terrorism, Vol. 1
Stereolab, Margerine Eclipse
Badly Drawn Boy, One Plus One Is One
Of Montreal, Satanic Panic in the Attic


Saturday Looks Good To Me, Every Night
The Crystal Method, Legion of Boom
Various, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Soundtrack
Tangiers, Never Bring You Pleasure
Cranes, Particles & Waves
Preston School of Industry, Monsoon
The Cardigans, Long Gone Before Daylight
Rilo Kiley, More Adventurous
Windsor for the Derby, We Fight Til Death
Tilly and the Wall, Wild Like Children


TV on the Radio, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Norah Jones, Feels Like Home
Mos Def, The New Danger
Tokyo Sex Destruction, Black Noise Is the New Sound!
Björk, Medúlla
The Ditty Bops, The Ditty Bops
Trashcan Sinatras, Weightlifting
Joanna Newsom, The Milk-Eyed Mender
Spalding Rockwell, Kate


The Hives, Tyrannosaurus Hives
By Divine Right, Sweet Confusion
Wilco, A Ghost Is Born
The Fiery Furnaces, Blueberry Boat
Boyskout, School of Etiquette


Charalambides, Joy Shapes
Jolie Holland, Escondido
R.E.M., Around the Sun