SPIN's 40 Best Albums of 2004

SPIN's 40 Best Albums of 2004

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40.

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

39.

Ghostface Killah - The Pretty Toney Album
April 20, 2004
Critic Score
79
9 reviews

38.

Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
June 22, 2004
Critic Score
75
13 reviews

37.

RJD2 - Since We Last Spoke
May 18, 2004
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

36.

Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous
August 17, 2004
Critic Score
64
8 reviews

35.

Air - Talkie Walkie
January 27, 2004
Critic Score
79
16 reviews

Talkie Walkie's detachment is still, well, pretty -- virgins might commit suicide to it, but most likely they'll just swoon.

32.

The Faint - Wet from Birth
September 14, 2004
Critic Score
68
6 reviews

31.

PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her
June 8, 2004
Critic Score
70
16 reviews

30.

The Libertines - The Libertines
August 31, 2004
Critic Score
71
18 reviews
A dark, tense record, but one still crackling with life.

29.

U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
November 23, 2004
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

28.

Various Artists - Kompakt 100
June 25, 2004
Critic Score
73
2 reviews

27.

Tom Waits - Real Gone
October 5, 2004
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

26.

Eminem - Encore
November 12, 2004
Critic Score
62
15 reviews

23.

Snow Patrol - Final Straw
August 4, 2003
Critic Score
73
8 reviews

22.

Le Tigre - This Island
October 19, 2004
Critic Score
63
12 reviews

21.

Jimmy Eat World - Futures
October 19, 2004
Critic Score
65
13 reviews

19.

Björk - Medulla
August 31, 2004
Critic Score
81
14 reviews

18.

Prince - Musicology
April 20, 2004
Critic Score
68
12 reviews

17.

Madvillain - Madvillainy
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
87
10 reviews

16.

The Killers - Hot Fuss
June 15, 2004
Critic Score
67
14 reviews

14.

Various Artists - DFA Compilation, Vol. 2
November 2, 2004
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

13.

The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives
July 19, 2004
Critic Score
69
13 reviews

11.

Dizzee Rascal - Showtime
September 14, 2004
Critic Score
79
14 reviews

10.

Brian Wilson - SMiLE
September 28, 2004
Critic Score
94
13 reviews

9.

Interpol - Antics
September 28, 2004
Critic Score
77
16 reviews

The album feels confident and spacious where Bright Lights felt claustrophobic.

8.

Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
April 27, 2004
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

6.

Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill
October 19, 2004
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

5.

Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
February 3, 2004
Critic Score
89
8 reviews

3.

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
March 9, 2004
Critic Score
84
15 reviews

2.

Green Day - American Idiot
September 21, 2004
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

1.

Kanye West - The College Dropout
February 10, 2004
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

Most producers who approach the mic do so at their peril, but on Dropout, West turns out to be a full-service hip-hop artiste.

Original Source: http://www.spin.com/2014/02/40-best-albums-2004/
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