Best Albums of 2004


01
Madvillain
Madvillainy

Rating: 4.4
1180 votes
02
Isis
Panopticon

Rating: 4.38
2145 votes
03
Neurosis
The Eye of Every Storm

Rating: 4.33
839 votes
04
Clutch
Blast Tyrant

Rating: 4.32
466 votes
05
Trespassers William
Different Stars

Rating: 4.31
159 votes
06
Jon Brion
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Rating: 4.31
26 votes
07
Arcade Fire
Funeral

Rating: 4.3
3135 votes
08
Angra
Temple of Shadows

Rating: 4.29
182 votes
09
Gunther
Pleasureman

Rating: 4.28
125 votes
10
Lunar Aurora
Elixir of Sorrow

Rating: 4.28
25 votes
11
Joe Hisaishi
Howl's Moving Castle

Rating: 4.28
27 votes
12
Thy Catafalque
Tuno Ido Tarlat

Rating: 4.28
56 votes
13
Crotchduster
Big Fat Box of Shit

Rating: 4.28
69 votes
14
Disillusion
Back To Times Of Splendor

Rating: 4.26
399 votes
15
Orphaned Land
Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)

Rating: 4.25
449 votes
16
Butch Walker
Letters

Rating: 4.25
52 votes
17
Masta Ace
A Long Hot Summer

Rating: 4.24
50 votes
18
Cult of Luna
Salvation

Rating: 4.24
688 votes
19
Wintersun
Wintersun

Rating: 4.23
1102 votes
20
mewithoutYou
Catch For Us The Foxes

Rating: 4.23
1002 votes
21
mind.in.a.box
Lost Alone

Rating: 4.23
22 votes
22
Thurisaz
Scent of a Dream

Rating: 4.22
27 votes
23
Haggard
Eppur Si Muove

Rating: 4.22
75 votes
24
Vali
Forlatt

Rating: 4.21
133 votes
25
Say Anything
...Is a Real Boy

Rating: 4.21
1230 votes
26
Akira Yamaoka
Silent Hill 4: The Room OST

Rating: 4.21
29 votes
27
Pig Destroyer
Terrifyer

Rating: 4.2
731 votes
28
Wuthering Heights
Far from the Madding Crowd

Rating: 4.2
35 votes
29
Persuader
Evolution Purgatory

Rating: 4.19
26 votes
30
Mare
Mare

Rating: 4.19
86 votes
31
Soundtrack
Katamari Damacy soundtrack

Rating: 4.19
21 votes
32
Coil
Black Antlers

Rating: 4.19
29 votes
33
Drudkh
Autumn Aurora

Rating: 4.19
391 votes
34
Tarot
Suffer Our Pleasures

Rating: 4.19
32 votes
35
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Of Natural History

Rating: 4.18
136 votes
36
Mastodon
Leviathan

Rating: 4.18
3123 votes
37
Ayreon
The Human Equation

Rating: 4.17
424 votes
38
Max Richter
The Blue Notebooks

Rating: 4.17
184 votes
39
The Fall of Troy
Ghostship

Rating: 4.16
503 votes
40
Silent Drive
Love is Worth It

Rating: 4.16
43 votes
41
Wovenhand
Consider the Birds

Rating: 4.16
38 votes
42
Buckethead
Population Override

Rating: 4.15
204 votes
43
Atomship
The Crash of `47

Rating: 4.15
107 votes
44
DIR EN GREY
The Final

Rating: 4.15
34 votes
45
Taken
Between Two Unseens

Rating: 4.14
59 votes
46
Blut Aus Nord
The Work Which Transforms God

Rating: 4.14
214 votes
47
He Is Legend
I Am Hollywood

Rating: 4.13
809 votes
48
Secret Chiefs 3
Book of Horizons

Rating: 4.13
92 votes
49
Circle Takes the Square
As the Roots Undo

Rating: 4.12
1862 votes
50
John Frusciante
Shadows Collide with People

Rating: 4.12
410 votes
51
edIT
Crying Over Pros For No Reason

Rating: 4.12
53 votes
52
Drive-by Truckers
The Dirty South

Rating: 4.11
44 votes
53
Redneck Manifesto
I Am Brazil

Rating: 4.11
22 votes
54
Umphrey's McGee
Anchor Drops

Rating: 4.11
58 votes
55
Misery Signals
Of Malice and the Magnum Heart

Rating: 4.11
889 votes
56
Reuben
Racecar Is Racecar Backwards

Rating: 4.11
122 votes
57
Belvedere
Fast Forward Eats the Tape

Rating: 4.11
57 votes
58
Z-Ro
The Life of Joseph W. McVey

Rating: 4.1
24 votes
59
Owen
I Do Perceive

Rating: 4.1
142 votes
60
Meshuggah
I

Rating: 4.1
762 votes
61
Strung Out
Exile In Oblivion

Rating: 4.1
243 votes
62
Oceansize
Music for Nurses

Rating: 4.1
137 votes
63
Northstar
Pollyanna

Rating: 4.1
93 votes
64
The Ergs!
Dorkrockcorkrod

Rating: 4.1
115 votes
65
Pinback
Summer in Abaddon

Rating: 4.1
189 votes
66
MUCC
Kuchiki no Tou

Rating: 4.09
27 votes
67
Insomnium
Since the Day It All Came Down

Rating: 4.09
530 votes
68
Shugo Tokumaru
Night Piece

Rating: 4.09
46 votes
69
Enslaved
Isa

Rating: 4.08
414 votes
70
The Black Keys
Rubber Factory

Rating: 4.08
539 votes
71
Tera Melos
Demo

Rating: 4.08
26 votes
72
Deathprod
Morals and Dogma

Rating: 4.07
47 votes
73
Mark Lanegan
Bubblegum

Rating: 4.07
109 votes
74
Old Canes
Early Morning Hymns

Rating: 4.07
21 votes
75
Slumber
Fallout

Rating: 4.07
42 votes
76
Therion
Sirius B

Rating: 4.07
133 votes
77
Piglet
lava land

Rating: 4.07
121 votes
78
Murs
Murs 3:16: the 9th Edition

Rating: 4.07
83 votes
79
The Secret
Luce

Rating: 4.06
54 votes
80
Dungen
Ta Det Lugnt

Rating: 4.06
67 votes
81
Colossal
Welcome the Problems

Rating: 4.06
51 votes
82
Therion
Lemuria

Rating: 4.06
147 votes
83
Amplifier
Amplifier

Rating: 4.05
123 votes
84
Bark Psychosis
Codename: Dustsucker

Rating: 4.05
76 votes
85
Elliott Smith
From a Basement on the Hill

Rating: 4.05
572 votes
86
Regina Spektor
Soviet Kitsch

Rating: 4.05
421 votes
87
Jesu
Heart Ache

Rating: 4.05
86 votes
88
Corrupted
Se hace por los suenos asesinos

Rating: 4.04
79 votes
89
Ray LaMontagne
Trouble

Rating: 4.04
84 votes
90
MF DOOM
MM.. Food

Rating: 4.04
640 votes
91
Nightingale
Invisible

Rating: 4.04
29 votes
92
Ghost
Hypnotic Underworld

Rating: 4.04
49 votes
93
The Ocean
Fluxion

Rating: 4.04
273 votes
94
Two Gallants
The Throes

Rating: 4.04
78 votes
95
Dalek
Absence

Rating: 4.04
118 votes
96
Blue Scholars
Blue Scholars (Pacific NW Release)

Rating: 4.04
54 votes
97
The Mountain Goats
We Shall All Be Healed

Rating: 4.04
123 votes
98
Off Minor
Innominate

Rating: 4.04
242 votes
99
Reflux
The Illusion Of Democracy

Rating: 4.03
93 votes
100
Venetian Snares
Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

Rating: 4.03
31 votes
101
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Miss Machine

Rating: 4.03
2134 votes
102
McLusky
The Difference Between Me and You...

Rating: 4.03
55 votes
103
The Walkmen
Bows + Arrows

Rating: 4.03
135 votes
104
Beatallica
Beatallica

Rating: 4.02
24 votes
105
Hibria
Defying The Rules

Rating: 4.02
25 votes
106
Jamie Cullum
Twentysomething

Rating: 4.02
26 votes
107
Breather Resist
Charmer

Rating: 4.02
106 votes
108
Riverside
Out of Myself

Rating: 4.02
330 votes
109
Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy VII Piano Collections

Rating: 4.02
30 votes
110
Medeski, Martin and Wood
End of the World Party (Just in Case)

Rating: 4.02
31 votes
111
Mercenary
11 Dreams

Rating: 4.02
96 votes
112
The Veils
The Runaway Found

Rating: 4.02
32 votes
113
Peccatum
Lost in Reverie

Rating: 4.02
66 votes
114
Social Distortion
Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll

Rating: 4.01
210 votes
115
Tankard
Beast of Bourbon

Rating: 4.01
40 votes
116
Juno Reactor
Labyrinth

Rating: 4.01
41 votes
117
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

Rating: 4.01
216 votes
118
The Ruins Of Beverast
Unlock the Shrine

Rating: 4.01
45 votes
119
John Frusciante
The Will to Death

Rating: 4.01
218 votes
120
Deathspell Omega
Si Monumentum Requires Circumspice

Rating: 4.01
278 votes
121
Mono
Walking Cloud And Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered....

Rating: 4.01
208 votes
122
Augury
Concealed

Rating: 4.01
155 votes
123
The Butterfly Effect
Begins Here

Rating: 4.01
184 votes
124
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike

Rating: 4
104 votes
125
La Quiete
La Fine Non E La Fine

Rating: 4
109 votes
126
Pain of Salvation
Be

Rating: 4
286 votes
127
Iron & Wine
Our Endless Numbered Days

Rating: 4
566 votes
128
The Chasm
The Spell Of Retribution

Rating: 4
30 votes
129
Bright Eyes
Lua

Rating: 4
35 votes
130
William Shatner
Has Been

Rating: 4
35 votes
131
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Sol-fa

Rating: 4
42 votes
132
Lovedrug
Pretend You're Alive

Rating: 4
54 votes
133
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists
Shake The Sheets

Rating: 4
67 votes
134
Nasum
Shift

Rating: 4
177 votes
135
John Butler Trio
Sunrise Over Sea

Rating: 4
150 votes
136
Death From Above 1979
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine

Rating: 3.99
768 votes
137
Scarlet
Cult Classic

Rating: 3.99
72 votes
138
Ufomammut
Snailking

Rating: 3.99
68 votes
139
k-os
Joyful Rebellion

Rating: 3.99
98 votes
140
Converge
You Fail Me

Rating: 3.99
1722 votes
141
Purplene
Purplene

Rating: 3.99
42 votes
142
Old Crow Medicine Show
O.C.M.S.

Rating: 3.99
38 votes
143
Quo Vadis
Defiant Imagination

Rating: 3.99
264 votes
144
Saul Williams
Saul Williams

Rating: 3.98
97 votes
145
Finntroll
Trollhammaren

Rating: 3.98
58 votes
146
The Bad Plus
Give

Rating: 3.98
28 votes
147
Lucero
That Much Further West

Rating: 3.98
26 votes
148
Hot Cross
Fair Trades and Farewells

Rating: 3.98
223 votes
149
Xasthur / Leviathan
Xasthur / Leviathan

Rating: 3.98
24 votes
150
Ryan Adams
Love is Hell

Rating: 3.98
118 votes
151
A Wilhelm Scream
Mute Print

Rating: 3.98
232 votes
152
DIR EN GREY
-saku-

Rating: 3.98
23 votes
153
Ataxia
Automatic Writing

Rating: 3.98
112 votes
154
Gaza
East

Rating: 3.98
66 votes
155
Exodus
Tempo of the Damned

Rating: 3.98
405 votes
156
Blonde Redhead
Misery is a Butterfly

Rating: 3.98
123 votes
157
Alexisonfire
Watch Out!

Rating: 3.97
1419 votes
158
Sonata Arctica
Reckoning Night

Rating: 3.97
341 votes
159
Bloodbath
Nightmares Made Flesh

Rating: 3.97
616 votes
160
John Frusciante
DC EP

Rating: 3.97
103 votes
161
Arsis
A Celebration of Guilt

Rating: 3.97
625 votes
162
Behexen
By the Blessing of Satan

Rating: 3.97
32 votes
163
Soundtrack
Team America: World Police

Rating: 3.97
30 votes
164
Illogic
Celestial Clockwork

Rating: 3.97
29 votes
165
Kanye West
The College Dropout

Rating: 3.96
1643 votes
166
Edguy
Hellfire Club

Rating: 3.96
169 votes
167
Anata
Under a Stone With No Inscription

Rating: 3.96
113 votes
168
Kings of Convenience
Riot on an Empty Street

Rating: 3.96
116 votes
169
Kaki King
Legs to Make Us Longer

Rating: 3.96
34 votes
170
Jag Panzer
Casting the Stones

Rating: 3.95
22 votes
171
Nightwish
Once

Rating: 3.95
769 votes
172
The Cardigans
Long Gone Before Daylight

Rating: 3.95
41 votes
173
Motorhead
Inferno

Rating: 3.95
180 votes
174
YOB
The Illusion Of Motion

Rating: 3.95
50 votes
175
DeVotchKa
How It Ends

Rating: 3.95
68 votes
176
Necrophagist
Epitaph

Rating: 3.95
1035 votes
177
Ensiferum
Iron

Rating: 3.95
426 votes
178
The Honorary Title
Anything Else But The Truth

Rating: 3.95
74 votes
179
Hot Snakes
Audit in Progress

Rating: 3.95
46 votes
180
The Matches
E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals

Rating: 3.95
100 votes
181
Neal Morse
One

Rating: 3.94
26 votes
182
Underminded
Hail Unamerican!

Rating: 3.94
42 votes
183
Tilly and the Wall
Wild Like Children

Rating: 3.94
24 votes
184
Rise Against
Siren Song of the Counter Culture

Rating: 3.94
1907 votes
185
Darren Hayes
The Tension And The Spark

Rating: 3.93
23 votes
186
Mutemath
Reset

Rating: 3.93
67 votes
187
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Start A People

Rating: 3.93
51 votes
188
Brian Wilson
Smile

Rating: 3.93
143 votes
189
Dark Tranquillity
Lost to Apathy

Rating: 3.93
28 votes
190
DJ Krush
Jaku

Rating: 3.93
34 votes
191
Minus the Bear
They Make Beer Commercials Like This

Rating: 3.93
373 votes
192
Sufjan Stevens
Seven Swans

Rating: 3.93
494 votes
193
Sybreed
Slave Design

Rating: 3.92
97 votes
194
Witchcraft
Witchcraft

Rating: 3.92
57 votes
195
Behemoth
Demigod

Rating: 3.92
1028 votes
196
65daysofstatic
The Fall of Math

Rating: 3.92
435 votes
197
The Dead Texan
The Dead Texan

Rating: 3.92
66 votes
198
Antony and the Johnsons
Antony and the Johnsons

Rating: 3.92
54 votes
199
The Saddest Landscape
Lift Your Burdens High For This is Where We Cross

Rating: 3.91
176 votes
200
Jakob
Dominion

Rating: 3.91
29 votes



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