AOTY 2018

2004 Album Releases

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Sep 14
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Arcade Fire
Funeral
94
critic score
(16)
91
user score
(1118)
Feb 10
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Kanye West
The College Dropout
83
critic score
(11)
87
user score
(918)
Mar 23
Madvillain - Madvillainy
Madvillain
Madvillainy
88
critic score
(9)
92
user score
(744)
Sep 21
Green Day - American Idiot
Green Day
American Idiot
76
critic score
(15)
78
user score
(333)
Jun 1
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
Animal Collective
Sung Tongs
82
critic score
(10)
84
user score
(316)
Aug 31
Björk - Medulla
Björk
Medulla
84
critic score
(12)
81
user score
(303)
Mar 9
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand
84
critic score
(13)
82
user score
(299)
Jun 15
The Killers - Hot Fuss
The Killers
Hot Fuss
70
critic score
(10)
78
user score
(287)
Nov 16
MF Doom - Mm.. Food
MF Doom
Mm.. Food
81
critic score
(8)
86
user score
(260)
Apr 6
Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse
Good News For People Who Love Bad News
85
critic score
(7)
83
user score
(251)
Mar 16
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Sufjan Stevens
Seven Swans
81
critic score
(12)
84
user score
(242)
Sep 28
Interpol - Antics
Interpol
Antics
79
critic score
(13)
82
user score
(239)
Nov 12
Eminem - Encore
Eminem
Encore
61
critic score
(13)
55
user score
(219)
Jun 8
My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
70
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(154)
Mar 23
Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
Joanna Newsom
The Milk-Eyed Mender
88
critic score
(7)
84
user score
(137)
Oct 26
Death From Above - You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Death From Above
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
84
critic score
(6)
83
user score
(125)
Mar 23
Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron & Wine
Our Endless Numbered Days
82
critic score
(8)
82
user score
(106)
May 25
Avril Lavigne - Under my Skin
Avril Lavigne
Under my Skin
59
critic score
(5)
74
user score
(97)
Sep 7
The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
The Black Keys
Rubber Factory
76
critic score
(7)
81
user score
(97)
May 18
The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
The Streets
A Grand Don't Come For Free
86
critic score
(12)
80
user score
(95)
Aug 31
Mastodon - Leviathan
Mastodon
Leviathan
94
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(95)
Sep 6
Kasabian - Kasabian
Kasabian
Kasabian
59
critic score
(10)
73
user score
(95)
Jun 22
Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
Wilco
A Ghost Is Born
77
critic score
(12)
81
user score
(88)
Nov 23
U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
U2
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
76
critic score
(12)
70
user score
(83)
Jan 27
Air - Talkie Walkie
Air
Talkie Walkie
80
critic score
(13)
82
user score
(79)
May 18
Feist - Let It Die
Feist
Let It Die
86
critic score
(7)
81
user score
(78)
Nov 12
Gwen Stefani - Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Gwen Stefani
Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
63
critic score
(8)
73
user score
(78)
Aug 31
The Libertines - The Libertines
The Libertines
The Libertines
74
critic score
(14)
76
user score
(77)
Sep 13
The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike
83
critic score
(9)
81
user score
(74)
Sep 28
Brian Wilson - SMiLE
Brian Wilson
SMiLE
95
critic score
(10)
87
user score
(70)
Oct 26
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus
84
critic score
(13)
83
user score
(68)
Feb 3
The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows
The Walkmen
Bows + Arrows
74
critic score
(11)
82
user score
(63)
Jun 8
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her
PJ Harvey
Uh Huh Her
74
critic score
(13)
77
user score
(62)
May 10
Keane - Hopes and Fears
Keane
Hopes and Fears
61
critic score
(10)
71
user score
(61)
Feb 17
Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles
Xiu Xiu
Fabulous Muscles
80
critic score
(5)
83
user score
(60)
Mar 9
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
TV on the Radio
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
83
critic score
(9)
80
user score
(60)
Jun 8
Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
Sonic Youth
Sonic Nurse
81
critic score
(11)
78
user score
(60)
Sep 28
Annie - Anniemal
Annie
Anniemal
83
critic score
(10)
81
user score
(59)
Nov 9
Grizzly Bear - Horn of Plenty
Grizzly Bear
Horn of Plenty
80
critic score
(4)
73
user score
(56)
Jun 21
Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt
Dungen
Ta Det Lugnt
90
critic score
(7)
82
user score
(55)
Oct 19
Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill
Elliott Smith
From a Basement on the Hill
83
critic score
(17)
84
user score
(54)
Sep 28
Panda Bear - Young Prayer
Panda Bear
Young Prayer
81
critic score
(5)
78
user score
(52)
Feb 26
Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks
Max Richter
The Blue Notebooks
90
critic score
(7)
87
user score
(51)
May 25
Slipknot - Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Slipknot
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
75
critic score
(5)
77
user score
(50)
Oct 19
Isis - Panopticon
Isis
Panopticon
84
critic score
(6)
84
user score
(49)
Nov 30
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
Kelly Clarkson
Breakaway
66
critic score
(5)
76
user score
(49)
Apr 6
of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic
of Montreal
Satanic Panic in the Attic
80
critic score
(6)
82
user score
(48)
Jun 29
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter
Lil Wayne
Tha Carter
60
critic score
(2)
63
user score
(48)
Aug 17
Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
Regina Spektor
Soviet Kitsch
72
critic score
(9)
83
user score
(46)
Nov 30
Nas - Street's Disciple
Nas
Street's Disciple
77
critic score
(9)
68
user score
(46)
Jul 20
The National - Cherry Tree EP
The National
Cherry Tree EP
77
user score
(44)
Oct 5
R.E.M. - Around The Sun
R.E.M.
Around The Sun
48
critic score
(11)
57
user score
(42)
May 17
Morrissey - You Are the Quarry
Morrissey
You Are the Quarry
73
critic score
(11)
84
user score
(41)
May 4
Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing In The Hands
Devendra Banhart
Rejoicing In The Hands
83
critic score
(8)
83
user score
(38)
Mar 29
Phoenix - Alphabetical
Phoenix
Alphabetical
71
critic score
(8)
72
user score
(37)
Jul 13
The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat
The Fiery Furnaces
Blueberry Boat
75
critic score
(10)
81
user score
(37)
Jan 19
Sia - Colour the Small One
Sia
Colour the Small One
67
critic score
(9)
79
user score
(36)
Mar 23
Usher - Confessions
Usher
Confessions
69
critic score
(6)
70
user score
(35)
Jun 21
Kings of Convenience - Riot On An Empty Street
Kings of Convenience
Riot On An Empty Street
75
critic score
(8)
81
user score
(35)
Jun 29
The Cure - The Cure
The Cure
The Cure
75
critic score
(9)
70
user score
(35)
Oct 5
Tom Waits - Real Gone
Tom Waits
Real Gone
74
critic score
(12)
77
user score
(34)
Mar 23
Fennesz - Venice
Fennesz
Venice
84
critic score
(6)
82
user score
(33)
Mar 24
Radiohead - COM LAG (2plus2isfive)
Radiohead
COM LAG (2plus2isfive)
62
critic score
(5)
70
user score
(33)
Sep 21
Converge - You Fail Me
Converge
You Fail Me
85
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(33)
Jul 13
The Roots - The Tipping Point
The Roots
The Tipping Point
67
critic score
(7)
77
user score
(32)
Jul 27
Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters
79
critic score
(10)
77
user score
(31)
Mar 15
Blonde Redhead - Misery Is a Butterfly
Blonde Redhead
Misery Is a Butterfly
73
critic score
(9)
80
user score
(30)
Mar 30
Janet Jackson - Damita Jo
Janet Jackson
Damita Jo
56
critic score
(5)
68
user score
(30)
Feb 3
Incubus - A Crow Left of the Murder...
Incubus
A Crow Left of the Murder...
71
critic score
(6)
77
user score
(29)
Jun 15
Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs
Beastie Boys
To the 5 Boroughs
74
critic score
(8)
72
user score
(29)
Jul 19
The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives
The Hives
Tyrannosaurus Hives
74
critic score
(9)
79
user score
(28)
Aug 11
The Prodigy - Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
The Prodigy
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
60
critic score
(10)
65
user score
(28)
Apr 20
Ratatat - Ratatat
Ratatat
Ratatat
73
critic score
(5)
75
user score
(27)
Jan 27
Elbow - Cast of Thousands
Elbow
Cast of Thousands
78
critic score
(9)
78
user score
(26)
Mar 9
Destroyer - Your Blues
Destroyer
Your Blues
82
critic score
(6)
80
user score
(26)
Mar 23
N.E.R.D. - Fly or Die
N.E.R.D.
Fly or Die
64
critic score
(8)
65
user score
(26)
Aug 24
Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South
Drive-By Truckers
The Dirty South
86
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(25)
Sep 21
Junior Boys - Last Exit
Junior Boys
Last Exit
85
critic score
(10)
78
user score
(25)
Sep 29
Sum 41 - Chuck
Sum 41
Chuck
82
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(25)
Jul 20
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Miss Machine
77
critic score
(6)
81
user score
(24)
Oct 19
Jimmy Eat World - Futures
Jimmy Eat World
Futures
66
critic score
(11)
76
user score
(24)
Dec 8
Jesu - Jesu
Jesu
Jesu
75
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(24)
Dec 28
John Legend - Get Lifted
John Legend
Get Lifted
71
critic score
(8)
71
user score
(24)
Mar 23
Eagles of Death Metal - Peace, Love, Death Metal
Eagles of Death Metal
Peace, Love, Death Metal
67
critic score
(5)
70
user score
(23)
Apr 27
Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
Loretta Lynn
Van Lear Rose
86
critic score
(14)
86
user score
(23)
May 14
Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon Love
Cut Copy
Bright Like Neon Love
85
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(23)
May 24
Hot Chip - Coming on Strong
Hot Chip
Coming on Strong
69
critic score
(7)
71
user score
(23)
Aug 17
Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous
Rilo Kiley
More Adventurous
65
critic score
(7)
81
user score
(23)
Aug 31
Lamb of God - Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God
Ashes of the Wake
85
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(23)
Sep 27
Rammstein - Reise, Reise
Rammstein
Reise, Reise
65
critic score
(4)
68
user score
(22)
Aug 3
Viktor Vaughn - Venomous Villain
Viktor Vaughn
Venomous Villain
72
critic score
(5)
71
user score
(21)
Aug 3
Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy
Say Anything
...Is a Real Boy
83
critic score
(5)
85
user score
(21)
Sep 21
Tim Hecker - Mirages
Tim Hecker
Mirages
80
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(21)
Feb 24
John Frusciante - Shadows Collide With People
John Frusciante
Shadows Collide With People
64
critic score
(8)
79
user score
(20)
Apr 20
Prince - Musicology
Prince
Musicology
69
critic score
(9)
69
user score
(20)
May 4
Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
Ryan Adams
Love Is Hell
67
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(20)
Jun 8
A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder
A.C. Newman
The Slow Wonder
84
critic score
(9)
81
user score
(20)
Sep 14
Tegan and Sara - So Jealous
Tegan and Sara
So Jealous
64
critic score
(8)
79
user score
(20)
Sep 20
65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math
65daysofstatic
The Fall of Math
83
critic score
(3)
83
user score
(20)
Nov 8
Britney Spears - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
Britney Spears
Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
60
critic score
(3)
87
user score
(20)
Nov 30
Jay-Z & Linkin Park - Collision Course
Jay-Z & Linkin Park
Collision Course
47
critic score
(7)
62
user score
(20)
Dec 7
Cam'ron - Purple Haze
Cam'ron
Purple Haze
73
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(20)
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