Albums Of The Year 2004

These are the best albums of 2004.

I’ve tried to put them in some kind of order but really, I love them all. Thank you to all the artists below for making 2004 one of the greatest years for new music that I can remember. I salute you!

(By the way, the links aren’t affiliate pointers to Amazon or anything so feel free to click them, I won’t get any dosh. I suggest you buy all these gems from your friendly neighbourhood independent record shop.)

Number 1

Say Hi
Say Hi To Your Mom – Numbers And Mumbles

Number 2

Shearwater – Winged Life

Number 3

Rodney P – The Future

Number 4

Architecture In Helsinki – Fingers Crossed

Number 5

Ooo – Upon Cycles

Number 6

Xiu Xiu
Xiu Xiu – Fabulous Muscles

Number 7

Arcade Fire
The Arcade Fire – Funeral

Number 8

Chin Up
Chin Up Chin Up – We Should Never Have Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers

Number 9

Athletic Mic League
Athletic Mic League – Jungle Gym Jungle

Number 10

Stars – Set Yourself On Fire

Number 11

De La
De La Soul – The Grind Date

Number 12

These Arms Are Snakes – Oxeneers

Number 13

The Plastic Constellations – Mazatlan

Number 14

Maritime – Glass Floor

Number 15

The Pharcyde – Humboldt Beginnings

Number 16

The Good Life
The Good Life – Album Of The Year

Number 17

Rogue Wave
Rogue Wave – Out Of The Shadow

Number 18

Skinnyman – Council Estate Of Mind

Number 19

Rilo Kiley
Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous

Number 20

Outerspace – Blood And Ashes

Number 21

Jens Lekman
Jens Lekman – When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog

Number 22

7l Esoteric
7L & Esoteric – DC2 Bars Of Death

Number 23

Deerhoof – Milk Man

Number 24

Pedro The Lion
Pedro The Lion – Achilles Heel

Number 25

The Insivible Cities – Watertown

Number 26

The Dissociatives – The Dissociatives

Number 27

Lali Puna
Lali Puna – Faking The Books

Number 28

The Elected
The Elected – Me First

Number 29

Eyedea & Abilities – E&A

Number 30

Shitmat – Full English Breakfest

Number 31

Deadstring Brothers – Deadstring Brothers

Number 32

Red Animal War
Red Animal War – Polizida

Number 33

Venetian Snares
Venetian Snares – Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

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