The Best Rock Albums of 2004

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Best of Rock 2004
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  1. Ghost: Hypnotic Underworld (Drag City)
  2. Pan Sonic: Kesto (Mute)
  3. Charalambides: Joy Shapes (Kranky)
  4. Arcade Fire: Funeral (Merge)
  5. Kanye West: The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella)
  6. Man Man: Man in a Blue Turban with a Face (Ace Fu)
  7. Lydia Lunch: Smoke In The Shadows (Breakin' Beats)
  8. TV On The Radio: Desperate Youth Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch & Go)
  9. Isis: Panopticon (Ipecac)
  10. Black Dice: Creature Comforts (DFA)
  11. Shit And Shine: You're Lucky To Have Friends Like Us (Riot Season)
  12. Fiery Furnaces: Blueberry Boat (Rough Trade)
  13. Hannah Marcus: Desert Farmers (Bar None)
  14. Solex: Laughing Stock Of Indie Rock (Arena Rock)
  15. Paik: Satin Black (Strange Attractors)
  16. Joanna Newsom: The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City)
  17. Dalek: Absence (Ipecac)
  18. Guapo: Five Suns (Cuneiform)
  19. Califone: Heron King Blves (Thill Jockey)
  20. cLOUDDEAD: Ten (Mush)
  21. Boris: At Last - Feedbacker (DIW Phalanx)
  22. Architecture In Helsinki: Fingers Crossed (Bar None)
  23. Smoke & Mirrors: Deities (Aural Fixation)
  24. Art Of Fighting: Second Storey (Trifekta)
  25. Madvillain: Madvillainy (Stones Throw)
  26. Comets On Fire: Blue Cathedral (Sub Pop)
  27. Castanets: Cathedral (Ashtmatic Kitty)
  28. Mastodon: Leviathan (Reprise)
  29. Birchville Cat Motel: Beautiful Speck Triumph (Last Visible Dog)
  30. Icarus: I Tweet the Birdy Electric (Leaf)
  31. Chad VanGaalen: Infiniheart (Flemish Eye)
  32. Boredoms: Seadrum/ House Of Sun (Warner)
  33. Velvet Cacoon: Genevieve (Southern Lord)
  34. Niobe: Voodooluba (Sonig)
  35. Go Team: Thunder Lightning Strike (Memphis Industries)
  36. Dresden Dolls: Dresden Dolls (8ft)
  37. Coastal: Halfway To You (Words On Music)
  38. Velvet Teen: Elysium (Slowdance)
  39. Pan American: Quiet City (Kranky)
  40. Janek Schaefer: Cold Storage (DSP)
  41. Johann Johannsson: Virthulegu Forsetar (Touch)
  42. Warhammer 48K: Uber Ohm (Emergency Umbrella)
  43. N.E.R.D.: Fly or Die (Star Trak)
  44. Tycho: Sunrise Projector (Gammaphone)
  45. Dead Meadow: Feathers (Matador)
  46. Triosk: Moment Returns (Leaf)
  47. Jade Vincent: Vincent & Mr Green (Ipecac)
  48. Mrtyu: The Burning Ground (Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  49. Zombi: Cosmos (Relapse)
  50. Iron & Wine: Our Endless Numbered Days (Subpop)
  51. Shitmat: Killababylonkutz (Planet Mu)
  52. Fursaxa: Amulet (Last Visible Dog)
  53. Spektr: Et Fugit Intera Fugit Irreparabile Tempus (Candlelight)
  1. Architecture In Helsinki: The Owls Go
  2. Pan Sonic: Diminisher
  3. Man Man: Sarsparillsa
  4. Coastal: Leaves
  5. Arcade Fire: Neighborhood #3 - Power Out
  6. Kanye West: Jesus Walks
  7. Blood Brothers: Trash Flavored Trash
  8. !!!: Hello? Is This Thing On?
  9. Juana Molina: Salvese Quien Pueda
  10. Pan Sonic: Distance
  11. Kanye West: Never Let Me Down
  12. Blood Brothers: Beautiful Horses
  13. Pan Sonic: Gravity
  14. Earlies: The Devil's Country
  15. Kanye West: The New Workout Plan
  16. Roitan: Allbacks
  17. Azita: Miss Tony
  18. Wolf Eyes: Village Oblivia
  19. Ponys: Let's Kill Ourselves
  20. Secret Chiefs 3: The Exile
  21. Art Of Fighting: Along The Run
  22. Fennesz: Circassian
  23. Go Team: We Just Won't Be Defeated
  24. Ponys: Little Friends
  25. Telefon Tel Aviv: What It Is Without The Hand That Wields It
  26. Lydia Lunch: Trick Baby
  27. Black Lips: Super X-13
  28. Nick Cave: Nature Boy
  29. Bob Wiseman: Queen of Sheba
  30. Ponys: Trouble Trouble
  31. Dresden Dolls: Girl Anachronism
  32. Roitan: The Way Puppets Walk
  33. Simon Joyner: Dreams of Saint Teresa
  34. Shitmat: Rough Babylon
  35. Dresden Dolls: The Jeep Song
  36. Dalek: Eyes To Form Shadows
  37. Hannah Marcus: Canon
  38. Niobe: Voodooluba TV Show
  39. Bjork: Ancestors
  40. Drive-by Truckers: Where the Devil Don't Stay
  41. Bad Religion: Los Angeles Is Burning
  42. Phoenix: Rally
  43. Reigning Sound: Medication
  44. A.C. Newman: The Town Halo
  45. Walkmen: The Rat
  46. Blitzen Trapper: Leopard's Will To Live
  47. 65Daysofstatic: Hole

Extended tracks
  1. Fucked Up: Looking for Gold
  2. Pan Sonic: Radiation
  3. Ghost: Hypnotic Underworld
  4. Paik: Satin Black
  5. Black Dice: Skeleton
  6. Meshuggah: I
  7. Boredoms: Seadrum
  8. James Blackshaw: Celeste
  9. Charalambides: Here Not Here
  10. Califone: Heron King Blues
  11. Decemberists: The Tain
  12. Birchville Cat Motel: Beautiful Speck Triumph
  13. Mono: 16:12
  14. Yellow Swans: Neon War
  15. Guapo: Five Suns
  16. Cat Power: Willie Deadwilder
  17. Johan Johannsson: Virthulegu Forsetar
  18. Hannah Marcus: Hairdresser in Taos
  19. Charalambides: Joy Shapes
  20. Pan American: Christo in Pilsen
  21. Lydia Lunch: Hot Tip
  22. Tarentel: A Cloud No Bigger Than a Man's Hand
  23. Einsturzende Neubauten: Perpetuum Mobile
  24. Flying Luttenbachers: Rise Of The Iridescent Behemoth
  25. Velvet Teen: Chimera Obscurant
  26. Cheer Accident: The Autumn Wind is a Pirate
  27. Far Corner: Fiction
  28. Isis: In Fiction
  29. Brent Gutzeit: Piano Motor Skills #2
  30. James Blackshaw: Lost Prayers And Motionless Dances
  31. Mastodon: Hearts Alive
  32. Icarus: Three False Starts
  33. Jello Biafra: Yuppie Cadillac
  34. !!!: Hello Is This Thing On
  35. Ricardo Villalobos: Miami
  36. Oren Ambarchi: Remedios The Beauty
  37. Dalek: In Midst of Struggle
  38. Bunkur: Bludgeon
  39. Ariel Pink: The Ballad Of Bobby Pyn
  40. Ufomammut: Demontain
  41. Ruins Of Beverast: Summer Decapitation Ritual
  42. Zombi: Taurus
  43. Spektr: No Longer Human Senses
  44. DJ Olive: Buoy
  45. Wilco: Less Than You Think

  1. Paul Dunmall: I Wish You Peace (Cuneiform)
  2. Triosk: Moment Returns (Leaf)
  3. Yeah No: Swell Henry (Squealer)
  4. Jane Ira Bloom: Like Silver Like Song (2004)
  5. Jan Garbarek: In Praise of Dreams (ECM)
  6. Django Bates: You Live and Learn (Lost Marble)
  7. Don Byron: Ivey-Divey (Blue Note)
  8. Evan Parker: The Eleventh Hour (2004)
  9. Geri Allen: The Life of a Song (Telarc)
  10. Dave Douglas: Strange Liberation (Bluebird)
  11. Diana Krall: The Girl in the Other Room (Verve)
  12. New Orchestra: Entropy (2004)
  13. Branford Marsalis: Eternal (Marsalis)
  14. Wynton Marsalis: The Magic Hour (Blue Note)

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