NME's Albums of the Year 2004

NME's Albums of the Year 2004

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50. 22-20s - 22-20s

22-20s - 22-20s
September 4, 2004
Critic Score
61
7 reviews

49. Selfish Cunt - No Wicked Heart Shall Prosper

Selfish Cunt - No Wicked Heart Shall Prosper
October 4, 2004
Critic Score
50
1 review

48. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

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

47. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
October 21, 2003
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

46. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans

Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
March 16, 2004
Critic Score
81
12 reviews

45. Green Day - American Idiot

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

44. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born

Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
June 22, 2004
Critic Score
77
12 reviews

43. The Music - Welcome to the North

The Music - Welcome to the North
October 19, 2004
Critic Score
67
9 reviews

41. Mos Def - The New Danger

Mos Def - The New Danger
October 12, 2004
Critic Score
61
13 reviews

40. The Bees - Free the Bees

The Bees - Free the Bees
August 17, 2004
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

39. Eminem - Encore

Eminem - Encore
November 12, 2004
Critic Score
61
13 reviews

37. The Zutons - Who Killed The Zutons?

The Zutons - Who Killed The Zutons?
April 19, 2004
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

36. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
September 13, 2004
Critic Score
83
9 reviews

35. Graham Coxon - Happiness in Magazines

Graham Coxon - Happiness in Magazines
May 17, 2004
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

33. Brian Wilson - SMiLE

Brian Wilson - SMiLE
September 28, 2004
Critic Score
95
10 reviews

32. Kelis - Tasty

Kelis - Tasty
December 5, 2003
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

30. Dios - Dios

Dios - Dios
April 6, 2004
Critic Score
80
3 reviews

28. The Ordinary Boys - Over the Counter Culture

The Ordinary Boys - Over the Counter Culture
August 5, 2004
Critic Score
53
3 reviews

27. Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll

Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll
May 24, 2004
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

25. Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak

Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
64
13 reviews

24. Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill

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

23. Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell

Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
May 4, 2004
Critic Score
67
3 reviews

22. Gwen Stefani - Love. Angel. Music. Baby.

Gwen Stefani - Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
November 12, 2004
Critic Score
63
8 reviews

21. Keane - Hopes and Fears

Keane - Hopes and Fears
May 10, 2004
Critic Score
61
10 reviews

20. Kasabian - Kasabian

Kasabian - Kasabian
September 6, 2004
Critic Score
59
10 reviews

19. The Concretes - The Concretes

The Concretes - The Concretes
May 2, 2003
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

18. U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
November 23, 2004
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

16. Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs

Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs
June 15, 2004
Critic Score
74
8 reviews

15. Dizzee Rascal - Showtime

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

13. The Killers - Hot Fuss

The Killers - Hot Fuss
June 15, 2004
Critic Score
70
10 reviews

11. Interpol - Antics

Interpol - Antics
September 28, 2004
Critic Score
79
13 reviews

10. The Dears - No Cities Left

The Dears - No Cities Left
October 12, 2004
Critic Score
79
9 reviews

9. The Radio Dept. - Lesser Matters

The Radio Dept. - Lesser Matters
March 4, 2003
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

8. Razorlight - Razorlight

Razorlight - Razorlight
July 17, 2006
Critic Score
54
13 reviews

7. Kanye West - The College Dropout

Kanye West - The College Dropout
February 10, 2004
Critic Score
83
11 reviews

6. Danger Mouse - The Grey Album

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

4. Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters

Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
July 27, 2004
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

2. The Libertines - The Libertines

The Libertines - The Libertines
August 31, 2004
Critic Score
74
14 reviews
What you have here is the most agonisingly voyeuristic listening experience in rock, ever. It's also some of the most exhilarating and brilliant rock'n'roll of the past 20 years.

1. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
March 9, 2004
Critic Score
84
13 reviews
This is an album as much about preening and posing as passion, that’ll have you poring over the lyrics for an age. The fear that they couldn’t match their first two singles has proved unfounded. They’ve done it. With style, wit and, well, great posture.
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