Best Albums of '04

A Listmania! list by T. BRANNEY (London, United Kingdom)
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Faking The Books
1.  Faking The Books by Lali Puna
The list author says:
  "The best album yet from the 21st century's most influential band is maddeningly still unreleased here. Melancholy electronica with a heart and a head. Improves with every listen."
£9.26   Used & New from: £3.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Inteletto D'amore
2.  Inteletto D'amore by Paul Wirkus
The list author says:
  "Spectacularly beautiful and innovative. Like tuning into the very soul of the cosmos"
£10.26   Used & New from: £5.18

Alphabetical
3.  Alphabetical by Phoenix
The list author says:
  "The best pure pop album of the year. Honest, celebratory, classic songwriting - a total Joy."
£5.68   Used & New from: £0.86
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Segundo
4.  Segundo by Juana Molina
The list author says:
  "Folktronica is a hideous term, but this is a beautiful, subtle music."
£9.25   Used & New from: £6.25
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Sung Tongs
5.  Sung Tongs by Animal Collective
The list author says:
  "Draws on almost every musical form of the last 50 years to create something entirely new, and excitingly wonderful"
£10.19   Used & New from: £1.71
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

CARBON GLACIER
6.  CARBON GLACIER by Laura Veirs
The list author says:
  "Spine-chilling songs that grip you more with every listen."
£10.49   Used & New from: £4.78
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

When It Falls
7.  When It Falls by Zero 7
The list author says:
  "Victims of their own success, this is not consistant, but certainly contains some of the best crafted songs of the year."
£5.75   Used & New from: £0.74
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Medulla
8.  Medulla by Björk
The list author says:
  "Continually interesting, playful and innovative, more heavenly sounds from Bjork."
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

Out Of Nothing
9.  Out Of Nothing by Embrace (UK)
The list author says:
  "Drawing on the likes of ABBA and Bacharach, Embrace improbably turn out the best rock album of the year, crammed with anthemic epics."
£4.20   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Venice
10.  Venice by Fennesz
The list author says:
  "The most important, groundbreaking musician of today - expect these sounds to crop up in the top 40 in 5  years time"
£14.38   Used & New from: £6.58
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Colour The Small One
11.  Colour The Small One by Sia
The list author says:
  "Superbly written, lush debut."
£7.28   Used & New from: £2.79
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

A Grand Don't Come For Free
12.  A Grand Don't Come For Free by The Streets
The list author says:
  "Much better than his first album. A document of our times."
£4.52   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

Devin Dazzle and the Neon Fever
13.  Devin Dazzle and the Neon Fever by Felix Da Housecat
The list author says:
  "Another great concept album from the crown-prince of nu electro."
£18.21   Used & New from: £0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Fly Or Die
14.  Fly Or Die by N.E.R.D.
The list author says:
  "It's like Funkadelic never went away."
£2.74   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

These Were the Earlies
15.  These Were the Earlies by The Earlies
The list author says:
  "Hugely ambitious amalgamation of Brian Wilson, Kraut Rock and space pop."
Used & New from: £0.11
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Meltdown
16.  Meltdown by Ash
The list author says:
  "Thrashy power-pop with vulnerable vocals - a winning combination that seens Ash back to their best."
£2.67   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Schizophrenic
17.  Schizophrenic by J.C. Chasez
The list author says:
  "Absurdly underrated album of electro/R'n'B drenched pop."
£2.89   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

I Com
18.  I Com by Miss Kittin
The list author says:
  "Hugely diverse collection of sounds and influences."
£7.96   Used & New from: £0.24
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Homesongs
19.  Homesongs by Adem
The list author says:
  "Warm, intimate almost folk songs. And great ones they are too."
£10.95   Used & New from: £1.94
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Ten
20.  Ten by cLOUDDEAD
The list author says:
  "Hip Hop used to be the most adventurous of all musics. Now it's got more to do with corporate sponsorship. cLOUDDEAD remind us that rap can still surprise."
£10.13   Used & New from: £1.34
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

It's All Around You
21.  It's All Around You by Tortoise
The list author says:
  "Not as groundbreaking as they once were, but still an album of endless pleasures."
£9.46   Used & New from: £4.32
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Hot Fuss
22.  Hot Fuss by The Killers
The list author says:
  "Sizzling, early 80's influenced power-pop, with great tunes and attitude."
£4.03   Used & New from: £0.62
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The World Is Saved
23.  The World Is Saved by Stina Nordenstam
The list author says:
  "Intimate, whispered loops from the 31st century."
Used & New from: £1.10
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Destroy Rock & Roll
24.  Destroy Rock & Roll by Mylo
The list author says:
  "What to listen to whilst Daft Punk are away."
£1.75   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Juxtaposition
25.  Juxtaposition by Radian
The list author says:
  "Detailed future jazz."
£14.46   Used & New from: £7.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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