2004 in music

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Bands formed

See Musical groups established in 2004

Bands on hiatus

Bands disbanded

See Musical groups disestablished in 2004

Notable releases of the year 2004
Year Title
October 18Estille
November 23Cascada

Bands re-formed

Albums released


Date Album Artist Notes
1 Alea Jacta EstWarCry-
Not Quite MeTess Wiley-
Colour The Small OneSia-
4 Explosives and the Will to Use ThemCrime In Stereo-
6 As the Roots UndoCircle Takes the Square-
Born FreeHumble Gods-
Phantom PlanetPhantom Planet-
12 The Glorious BurdenIced Earth-
13 Legion of BoomThe Crystal Method-
The Opera BandAmici Forever-
A War Story Book IIPsycho Realm-
15 Love & HonestyBoA-
17 Because I CanKaty Rose-
20 BravebirdAmel Larrieux-
CivilizationFront Line Assembly-
The Devil Isn't RedHella-
The Early ChaptersSoilworkEP
Educated GuessAni DiFranco-
Hang On MikeCandy Butchers-
Heron King BluesCalifone-
SlonChicago Underground Trio-
Songs We Should Have WrittenFirewater-
The WillowzThe Willowz-
21 Talkie WalkieAirUS
26 Do You KnowMichelle Williams-
Immortal MemoryLisa Gerrard and Patrick Cassidy-
Nightfreak and the Sons of BeckerThe Coral-
27 Bangers Vs. FuckersCoachwhips[7]
Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings of 10,000 Maniacs10,000 ManiacsCompilation
Delìrium CòrdiaFantômas-
Diva: Platinum EditionIvy QueenRe-release
Hypnotic UnderworldGhost-
Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978–2001The CureBox Set
Live at the Deaf ClubDead KennedysLive
Live at the House of BluesThe VandalsLive
Love SongsMichael FranksCompilation
Margerine EclipseStereolab-
Mojo BoxSouthern Culture on the Skids-
One Moment MoreMindy Smith-
Ripp tha Game Bloody: Street MuzicRBX-
Sirens and CondolencesBayside-
The Slackers and FriendsThe SlackersRe-issue
Unsung: The Best of Helmet (1991–1997)HelmetCompilation
The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary CollectionYesUS; Box Set
28 Tomatteita Tokei ga Ima UgokidashitaZard-
31 PoliticsSébastien Tellier-
2 Bows + ArrowsThe Walkmen-
Evolution PurgatoryPersuader-
Scissor SistersScissor SistersUK
3 The Battle for EverythingFive for Fighting-
Critical EnergyThreshold-
A Crow Left of the MurderIncubus-
50 First Dates: Love Songs from the Original Motion PictureVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Start SomethingLostprophets-
Upsettin' Ernesto'sThe SlackersLive
We Shall All Be HealedThe Mountain Goats-
When the Sun Goes DownKenny Chesney-
6 The Sunday BestThis ProvidenceEP; re-release
9 Free MeEmma BuntonUK
That's What I'm Talking AboutShannon Noll-
Marshall's HouseJohn Squire-
10 America's SweetheartCourtney Love-
Body LanguageKylie MinogueUS
The College DropoutKanye West-
BuleríaDavid Bisbal-
Feels Like HomeNorah Jones-
Get Away From MeNellie McKay-
Gold: 35th Anniversary EditionCarpentersCompilation
Greatest HitsThalíaCompilation
Hell and BackDrag-On-
Keep It SimpleKeb' Mo'-
LuckyMelissa Etheridge-
'MericanThe DescendentsEP
Miles GurtuRobert Miles & Trilok Gurtu-
New Found PowerDamageplanDebut (The first and last album)
Pau-LatinaPaulina Rubio-
Shamrocks & ShenanigansHouse of Pain & EverlastCompilation
Turn of the Screw1208-
16 The Focusing BlurVintersorg-
Late Night Tales: Turin BrakesTurin BrakesCompilation
The Runaway FoundThe Veils-
17 All That We Let InIndigo Girls-
Fabulous MusclesXiu Xiu-
I Don't Want You BackEamon-
Laced with RomanceThe Ponys-
Nick's BumpBen Sidran-
On The Front LineThe Casualties-
She's in ControlChromeo-
Writer's BlockEvergreen Terrace-
23 Samotność po zmierzchuAnia-
The Dark Horse Years 1976–1992George HarrisonBox Set
24 About a Burning FireBlindside-
Anything GoesBrad Mehldau-
The ArrivalHypocrisy-
BodysongJonny GreenwoodUS; Soundtrack
Chick MagnetPaul Wall-
Death Is CertainRoyce Da 5'9"-
Devil's GroundPrimal Fear-
The Hard WayOwsley-
The King of Crunk & BME Recordings Present: Trillville & Lil ScrappyTrillville and Lil Scrappy-
Kidz Bop 5Kidz Bop Kids-
The Life of Joseph W. McVeyZ-Ro-
Music as a Weapon IIDisturbed, Chevelle, Taproot & ÜnlocoLive
Punk Statik ParanoiaOrgy-
SchizophrenicJC Chasez-
Sea of FacesKutless-
Shadows Collide With PeopleJohn Frusciante-
They Were Wrong, So We DrownedLiars-
The Wretched SpawnCannibal Corpse-
26 The Blue NotebooksMax Richter-
29 Schmack!Steriogram-
1 MellowMaria Mena-
When It FallsZero 7UK
2 The Best of LeAnn RimesLeAnn RimesCompilation
Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul MachineCee-Lo Green-
Guilt ShowThe Get Up Kids-
The Kinnitty SessionsLunasaLive
Modern ARTilleryThe Living EndUS
4 The TainThe DecemberistsEP
8 My ReligionTNT-
667.. The Neighbour of the BeastWig Wam-
Suburban Rock 'N' RollSpace-
Sunrise Over SeaThe John Butler Trio-
9 All of Our NamesSarah Harmer-
Black & WhiteThe Samples-
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty BabesTV on the Radio-
Don't Stop the MusicPlay-
Fall Back OpenNow It's Overhead-
Here Come the BridesBrides of Destruction-
Into the NowTesla-
Milk ManDeerhoof-
The Moon & AntarcticaModest MouseRe-issue
Neither Here Nor ThereMelvinsCompilation
Pawn Shoppe HeartThe Von Bondies-
Rare TracksJetJapan
Something Beautiful*Great Big SeaUS
Tempo of the DamnedExodus-
Two Way MonologueSondre Lerche-
Young ManJack Ingram-
12 Hella/Four Tet SplitHella/Four TetSplit EP
15 And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997-2004HIMCompilation
From Ohio with LoveA Day in the Life/Hit the Lights/The Red Affair3-way Split
Live and DemosRaging SpeedhornCompilation
16 AfterlifeJoe JacksonLive
Almost Killed MeThe Hold Steady-
Dead LettersThe RasmusUS
Frustration PlantationRasputina-
Grown BackwardsDavid Byrne-
The Other SideGodsmackEP
PatienceGeorge Michael-
Seven SwansSufjan Stevens-
Split PersonalityCassidy-
The Very Best of Jackson BrowneJackson BrowneCompilation
You Are HereUFO-
17 The Roy Clark MethodThe Roy Clark Method-
All of Our NamesSarah Harmer-
Blast TyrantClutch-
Cool to Be YouThe Descendents-
Finally WokenJem-
Fly or DieN.E.R.D.-
Good Side, Bad SideMaster P-
Greatest HitsGuns N' RosesCompilation
It's Never EnoughAce Troubleshooter-
Let's Talk About ItCarl Thomas-
Live at the House of BluesGoldfingerLive
LPAmbulance LTDUS
Me and Mr. JohnsonEric ClaptonRobert Johnson tribute album
The Milk-Eyed MenderJoanna Newsom-
Misery Is a ButterflyBlonde Redhead-
MP3Marcy Playground-
Night of JoyWidespread PanicLive
Now That's What I Call Music! 15 (U.S. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
One Way OutThe Allman Brothers BandLive
Our Endless Numbered DaysIron & Wine-
Peace, Love, Death MetalThe Eagles of Death Metal-
The Punisher: The AlbumVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed: The AlbumVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Sings Greatest Palace MusicBonnie 'Prince' Billy-
Till Death Do Us PartCypress Hill-
Tour 2003Ringo Starr & His All-Starr BandLive
The Way I AmKnoc-turn'al-
Winning DaysThe Vines-
24 Ba Ba Ti Ki Di DoSigur RósEP
Bee HivesBroken Social Scene-
COM LAG (2plus2isfive)RadioheadEP
29 Absent FriendsThe Divine Comedy-
Smack SmashBeatsteaks-
Soundtrack to Your EscapeIn Flames-
30 The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic HallBob DylanLive
Classics: Vol 1Big MoeCompilation
Damita JoJanet JacksonUS
Honkin' on BoboAerosmithCovers album
In With the OldPepper-
Live & Off the RecordShakiraLive LP & DVD
Los Lonely BoysLos Lonely Boys-
Population OverrideBuckethead-
Then and NowThe WhoCompilation +2 new tracks
U Gotta Feel MeLil' Flip-


Date Album Artist Notes
4 Indestructible ObjectThey Might Be GiantsEP
5 Best of Both WorldsMidnight OilDVD
The DissociativesThe Dissociatives-
Greatest HitsAtomic KittenCompilation
J Wess Presents Tha LPJ-WessLP
Now That's What I Call Music! 57 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
6 2 Nights Live!Barry ManilowLive
22nd Century Lifestylepre)Thing-
Convict PoolCalexicoEP
Good News for People Who Love Bad NewsModest Mouse-
Hellfire ClubEdguy-
Hood HopJ-Kwon-
Just BeTiësto-
InspirationWilliam Hung-
LiarsTodd Rundgren-
Unearthed (Johnny Cash album)#Disc 4.C2.A0.E2.80.93 My Mother.27s Hymn BookJohnny Cash-
The Neon God: Part 1 - The RiseW.A.S.P.-
On My WayBen Kweller-
RetrieverRon Sexsmith-
Satanic Panic in the Atticof Montreal-
Seis De MayoTrey Anastasio-
My Mother's Hymn BookJohnny Cash-
Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles?Local H-
13 Baron von Bullshit Rides AgainModest MouseLive
The DuelAllison Moorer-
Is There Love in Space?Joe Satriani-
Kill Bill Vol. 2 Original Soundtrackvarious-
Palm Trees and Power LinesSugarcult-
19 DJ-Kicks: Erlend ØyeErlend Øye-
20 Afroholic... The Even Better TimesAfroman2xCD
ArchetypeFear Factory-
The Blue JukeboxChris Rea-
BYO Split Series, Vol. 5Alkaline Trio/One Man ArmySplit LP
The Cuckoo Clocks of HellBuckethead-
DesensitizedDrowning Pool-
Fire It UpThe Kottonmouth Kings-
Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand-
Hangover Music Vol. VIBlack Label Society-
Highwire Act Live in St. Louis 2003Little FeatLive
Hurt No MoreMario Winans-
I'd Like a VirginRichard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine-
Impossible DreamPatty Griffin-
Letters from HomeJohn Michael Montgomery-
Music of Mass DestructionAnthraxLive
Mute PrintA Wilhelm Scream-
The Pretty Toney AlbumGhostface Killah-
Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1Various Artists, Rock Against BushCompilation
Stone Age ComplicationQueens of the Stone AgeEP
Sunsets and Car CrashesThe Spill Canvas-
Through the Ashes of EmpiresMachine HeadUS
2 a.m. Wakeup CallTweaker-
24 Rejoicing in the HandsDevendra Banhart-
26 Walk The TightropeHuman Nature-
27 American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul ClassicsVarious Artists-
Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)Black SabbathBox Set
D12 WorldD12-
The Dresden DollsThe Dresden DollsRe-issue
EscondidaJolie Holland-
The Girl in the Other RoomDiana Krall-
The Good, the Bad, the UglyFrankee-
The Inner CircleEvergrey-
The Last of Tha PoundTha Dogg PoundCompilation
NakedJoan Jett and the Blackhearts-
Re.presentJimmie's Chicken Shack-
Souls to DenySuffocation-
Trampin'Patti Smith-
The Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco CrashJason Forrest-
Van Lear RoseLoretta Lynn-
Z-Ro ToleranceZ-Ro-
2 The ConcretesThe ConcretesSweden
3 MarblesMarillion-
My Angel Rocks Back and ForthFour TetEP
Sung TongsAnimal Collective-
4 Chopstick BridgeAvoid One Thing-
C'mon MiracleMirah-
EmblemsMatt Pond PA-
Endangered SpeciesFlaw-
Horse of a Different ColorBig & Rich-
iThe Magnetic Fields-
Just for YouLionel Richie-
One LoveKimberley Locke-
ONoffONMission of Burma-
Platinum & Gold CollectionLitCollection
The RideLos Lobos-
Southside Double-Wide: Acoustic LiveSevendustLive
Still Writing In My Diary: 2nd EntryPetey Pablo-
Timeless JourneyPatti LaBelle-
Too Much GuitarReigning Sound-
Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the PixiesPixiesCompilation
WireThird Day-
5 Greatest HitsA*TeensCompilation
8 LafcadioAs Tall as Lions-
10 All Roads to FaultYourcodenameis:miloEP
Hopes and FearsKeane-
11 Come AgainThornleyDebut
Dis/LocationSeven Mary Three-
The End of HeartacheKillswitch Engage-
E. Von Dahl Killed the LocalsThe Matchesre-release under new name
Express YourselfErik van der Luijt-
Here for the PartyGretchen Wilson-
Living Legends8Ball & MJG-
MetalogyJudas PriestCompilation
Out to Every NationJorn-
Shrek 2: Motion Picture SoundtrackVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Sonic FirestormDragonForce-
16 In Exile DeoJuliana Hatfield-
Live at Tramps, NYC, 1996De La SoulLive
A Song Is A CityEskimo Joe-
17 Happiness in MagazinesGraham Coxon-
18 Asobi SeksuAsobi Seksu-
BaptismLenny Kravitz-
Black Skies in Broad DaylightLiving Things-
CatalystNew Found Glory-
Dynamite BoyDynamite Boy-
Faded Seaside GlamourDelaysUS
Fuckin AThe Thermals-
A Grand Don't Come for FreeThe Streets-
Guster on IceGusterLive
Hell to PayDokken-
Let It DieFeist-
My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My TongueFall Out BoyEP/DVD
Now Here Is NowhereThe Secret Machines-
So-Called ChaosAlanis Morissette-
The ThroesTwo Gallants-
Tical 0: The PrequelMethod Man-
You Are the QuarryMorrissey-
You Do Your ThingMontgomery Gentry-
21 Here We Go AgainSR-71-
24 Exposures - In Retrospect and DenialDark TranquillityCompilation
Hits 58Various artistsCompilation
The Human EquationAyreon-
Sirius BTherion-
25 Achilles HeelPedro the Lion-
Fading DaysAmber PacificEP
The Greater Wrong of the RightSkinny Puppy-
The Human EquationAyreon-
It's About TimeChristina Milian-
Let's Be Us AgainLonestar-
Long Gone Before DaylightThe CardigansUS
Monolithic Baby!Monster Magnet-
Play to WinGabrielle-
Rock the Night: The Very Best of EuropeEuropeCompilation
Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful DeadGrateful DeadLive
Under My SkinAvril Lavigne-
Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)Slipknot-
White Trash BeautifulEverlast-
27 Between Here and GoneMary Chapin Carpenter-
30 Joe's CorsageFrank ZappaCompilation
31 Borrowed HeavenThe Corrs-
I ComMiss Kittin-
Uh Huh HerPJ HarveyUK
Wayward AngelKasey Chambers-
? A Year at the MoviesSocial Code-
1 Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur-
Falling UpDigby-
No Said DateMasta Killa-
Ready NowTruth Hurts-
5 Loud, Mean, Fast and DirtyPeter Pan Speedrock-
6 DiscO-ZoneO-Zone-
7 The Lost RiotsHope of the StatesDebut; UK
Louden Up Now!!!-
No RootsFaithless-
Outta Sight/Outta MindThe Datsuns-
RewiredMike + The Mechanics-
Supergrass Is 10SupergrassCompilation
8 The Art of LiveQueensrÿcheLive
AssholeGene Simmons-
ContrabandVelvet Revolver-
Drill a Hole in That Substrate and Tell Me What You SeeJim White-
EgyptYoussou N'Dour-
The Empire Strikes FirstBad Religion-
Fast Moving CarsThe Clarks-
Greatest Hits '93-'03311Compilation
HappenstanceRachael Yamagata-
International War CriminalThe SlackersEP
Keep Your Wig OnFastball-
One Soul NowCowboy Junkies-
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9Various ArtistsCompilation
The Slow WonderA.C. Newman-
Sonic NurseSonic Youth-
Three Cheers for Sweet RevengeMy Chemical Romance-
ThunderdomePink Cream 69-
TwoThe Calling-
2004 Warped Tour CompilationVarious ArtistsCompilation
Vengo a CobrarMellow Man Ace-
White Light Rock & Roll ReviewMatthew Good-
12 Maximum XS: The Essential NazarethNazarethCompilation
14 Dark MatterIQ-
Live in BostonFleetwood MacLive DVD
A New Day... Live in Las VegasCéline DionLive
Sound Shattering SoundGyroscope-
To the 5 BoroughsBeastie Boys-
15 The Blind WatchmakerMana ERG-
Disclaimer IISeether-
Hot FussThe Killers-
It's About TimeChristina MilianUS
My NameBoA-
ObsessionEighteen Visions-
The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click)The FallUS
They're Only Chasing SafetyUnderøath-
23rd St. LullabyPatti Scialfa-
16 Rock the 40 Oz: ReloadedLeftöver CrackCompilation
18 Battering RamIron Savior-
Cipher System / By NightCipher System and By NightEP
21 Aren't You Dead Yet?Carnal Forge-
One Plus One Is OneBadly Drawn Boy-
Riot on an Empty StreetKings of Convenience-
A Semblance of NormalitySkyclad-
Ta det lugntDungen-
22 1.22.03.AcousticMaroon 5Live
From the End of Your LeashBobby Bare Jr's Young Criminals' Starvation League-
Gettin' in Over My HeadBrian Wilson-
A Ghost Is BornWilco-
Houses of the MoléMinistry-
Jupiters DarlingHeart-
Kiss of DeathJadakiss-
Not So Much to Be Loved as to LoveJonathan Richman-
Power of the BluesGary Moore-
Scream & WhisperEdwin McCain-
Spider-Man 2Various ArtistsSoundtrack
Will to DeathJohn Frusciante-
28 AfrodisiacBrandy-
The CureThe Cure-
Up All NightRazorlight-
29 Tha CarterLil Wayne-
The CurseAtreyu-
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body CountFrom First to Last-
Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)Slum Village-
Dwight's Used RecordsDwight YoakamCompilation
Forget What You KnowMidtown-
The GorgeDave Matthews BandLive
Hollywood Potato ChipThe Vandals-
In Between EvolutionThe Tragically Hip-
This Magnificent DistanceChris Robinson-
MojaveConcrete Blonde-
Nina SkyNina Sky-
RevivalThe Reverend Horton Heat-
Seventy Two and SunnyUncle Kracker-
Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers RiseTiger Army-
Watch Out!Alexisonfire-
We Are Not AloneBreaking Benjamin-
White2Sunn O)))-
Who Still Kill Sound?Kid 606-


Date Album Artist Notes
5 Room on the 3rd FloorMcFly-
6 Fortress In FlamesThe CrüxshadowsEP
Patient ManBrad Cotter-
Star TrailsSpirit of the West-
Stone LoveAngie StoneUS
Wild DancesRuslana-
12 Armed LoveThe (International) Noise Conspiracy-
Braxton HicksJebediah-
The FutureheadsThe Futureheads-
13 At Our WorstEvergreen Terrace-
Back to BasicsBeenie Man-
Blueberry BoatThe Fiery Furnaces-
The Book of Heavy MetalDream Evil-
Caught by the WindowPilot SpeedUS
A Cinderella Story: Original SoundtrackHilary Duff/Various ArtistsSoundtrack
Eat Your FaceGuttermouth-
The Funeral of GodZao-
Happy Love SickShifty-
Humboldt BeginningsThe Pharcyde-
Indian SummerCarbon Leaf-
It's About TimeChristina Milian-
Keep RightKRS-One-
Letters to the PresidentHawk Nelson-
License to ChillJimmy Buffett-
Lock-Sport-KrockNikola Sarcevic-
Mutual Admiration SocietyMutual Admiration Society-
Out of the ShadowRogue Wave-
Shhh...Don't TellAdam Sandler-
The SpineThey Might Be Giants-
The Tipping PointThe Roots-
To Tha X-TremeDevin the Dude-
Together We're HeavyThe Polyphonic Spree-
Über CobraWidespread PanicLive
VikingLars Frederiksen and the Bastards-
20 AutobiographyAshlee Simpson-
B Is for B-sidesLess Than JakeCompilation
Beneath... Between... Beyond...Static-XCompilation
The Best of Both WorldsVan HalenCompilation +3 new songs
Hazen StreetHazen Street-
Miss MachineThe Dillinger Escape Plan-
Tyrannosaurus HivesThe Hives-
White Turns BlueMaria Mena-
22 Waste of MFZBZebrahead-
24 Drivetrain38 Special-
26 Now That's What I Call Music! 58 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
27 The Beginning of SurvivalJoni Mitchell-
Blue CathedralComets on Fire-
Drag It UpOld 97's-
Hymns of the 49th Parallelk.d. lang-
Kevin LyttleKevin Lyttle-
Kiss & TellSahara Hotnights-
Life After Cash MoneyB.G.-
Live at Benaroya HallPearl JamLive
Live in HamburgMaria McKeeLive
Lost & FoundIan Van Dahl-
Now That's What I Call Music! 16 (U.S. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
Studio X Sessions EPDeath Cab for CutieEP
Testimony LiveNeal MorseDVD
True StoryTerror Squad-
Until the EndKittie-
Where You Want to BeTaking Back Sunday-
Whiskey Tango GhostsTanya Donelly-
3 Alive and Well... In KrakowGreen CarnationLive
An Elixir for ExistenceSirenia-
FirestarterJimmy Eat WorldEP
Red Hot Chili Peppers Live in Hyde ParkRed Hot Chili PeppersLive
A Long Hot SummerMasta Ace-
Ride This - The Covers EPLos LobosEP
Riders in the Sky Present: Davy Crockett, King of the Wild FrontierRiders in the Sky-
TiconderogaMorning 40 Federation-
6 2Pac Live2PacLive
9 3.0Safri Duo-
10 Automatic WritingAtaxia-
The Best of Coal ChamberCoal ChamberCompilation
The Blessed and the DamnedIced EarthCompilation
BubblegumMark Lanegan-
CreamfieldsPaul OakenfoldRemix
Crosby & NashDavid Crosby & Graham Nash-
Diesel TruckersKool Keith-
The Essential Red CollectionSammy HagarCompilation
It's Already WrittenHouston-
Kidz Bop 6Kidz Bop Kids-
My Own Best EnemyRichard Marx-
One Day RemainsAlter Bridge-
Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2Various Artists, Rock Against BushCompilation
Siren Song of the Counter CultureRise Against-
The Way It Really IsLisa Loeb-
Whiskey Tango GhostsTanya Donelly-
Zolof the Rock & Roll DestroyerZolof the Rock & Roll DestroyerDebut, re-issue
11 PartytimeThe Cheeky Girls-
13 Joyful Rebellionk-os-
16 Grey Will FadeCharlotte Hatherley-
17 All CityNorthern State-
DecadenceHead Automatica-
Free the BeesThe Bees-
The Hard Way213-
Love EverybodyThe Presidents of the United States of America-
More AdventurousRilo Kiley-
Music to Start a Cult ToGram RabbitDebut album
Seven CirclesThe Tea PartyFinal Album
Soviet KitschRegina Spektor-
Survival of the SickestSaliva-
Take It All AwayRyan Cabrera-
18 ?Enuff Z'nuff-
23 Always Outnumbered, Never OutgunnedThe ProdigyUK
Leaders Not Followers: Part 2Napalm DeathCovers album
Pigs of the Roman EmpireLustmord & The Melvins-
Winchester CathedralClinic-
24 Beat CafeDonovan-
ConnectedThe Foreign Exchange-
The Dirty SouthDrive-By Truckers-
Half Smiles of the DecomposedGuided by Voices-
Happy People/U Saved MeR. Kelly-
Hide NothingFurther Seems Forever-
The HustleG. Love & Special Sauce-
Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling StonesThe Rolling StonesUS; Compilation
Legacy of BloodJedi Mind Tricks-
LettersButch Walker-
LiftSister Hazel-
Live Like You Were DyingTim McGraw-
LuminariaIan Moore-
On My Way to ChurchJim Jones-
PaperRich Robinson-
Potter's Field12 Stones-
The Revolution Starts NowSteve Earle-
The Secondman's Middle StandMike Watt-
She Loves YouThe Twilight SingersCovers album
Straight Outta CashvilleYoung Buck-
Super DBen FoldsEP
TambourineTift Merritt-
TessieDropkick MurphysEP
Throwback, Vol. 1Boyz II MenCovers album
Tonight, Not Again: Jason Mraz Live at the Eagles BallroomJason Mraz-
A Valid PathAlan Parsons-
Welcome BackMase-
25 The BassmachineBasshunter-
30 Don't Look NowWay Out West-
Everything Will Be Alright TomorrowFaithless-
Killing HeidiKilling Heidi-
The LibertinesThe Libertines-
Silent NationAsia-
31 Ashes of the WakeLamb of God-
Circle of SnakesDanzig-
The DEFinitionLL Cool J-
Fuck World TradeLeftöver Crack-
Genius Loves CompanyRay Charles-
Getting Away with MurderPapa Roach-
Hell's PitInsane Clown Posse-
Rhythm of TimeJordan Rudess-
Sail On: The 30th Anniversary CollectionKansasCompilation+DVD
The Spine Hits the RoadThey Might Be GiantsLive
1 The Romance of Kenny GKenny GCompilation
6 Bluffer's Guide to the Flight DeckFlotation Toy Warning-
ShowtimeDizzee Rascal-
The Sound of WhiteMissy Higgins-
Temple of ShadowsAngra-
UnwrittenNatasha BedingfieldUK
VoiceAlison MoyetUK, covers album
7 The Big Eyeball in the SkyColonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains-
Home for an IslandThe Exit-
I Got Love In These Streetz - The AlbumDaz Dillinger-
Let It Enfold YouSenses Fail-
Living ThingsMatthew Sweet-
Master of the MoonDio-
My EverythingAnita Baker-
Rubber FactoryThe Black Keys-
Stealing of a NationRadio 4-
Underdog VictoriousJill Sobule-
The Very Best of Macy GrayMacy GrayUS; Compilation
What I DoAlan Jackson-
8 ExodusUtadaJapan
10 IM the SupervisorInfected Mushroom-
13 KasabianKasabianUK
Let's Bottle BohemiaThe Thrills-
Nino RojoDevendra Banhart-
Out of NothingEmbraceUK
Season for Assault8 Foot Sativa-
Singles Box Set 1986-1995Duran DuranBox Set
SolarizedIan Brown-
StrangersEd Harcourt-
The Tension and the SparkDarren Hayes-
Thunder, Lightning, StrikeThe Go! Team-
14 DC EPJohn FruscianteEP
Eat My Heart OutThe Dollyrots-
Everybody Loves a Happy EndingTears for Fears-
Exhibit AThe Features-
FuneralArcade Fire-
A Hangover You Don't DeserveBowling for Soup-
QuaudiophiliacFrank Zappa-
The RevelryBullets and Octane-
The Clarence Greenwood RecordingsCitizen Cope-
Set Yourself on FireStarsCanada
So JealousTegan and Sara-
Studio 150Paul Weller-
Sweat and Suit Double albumsNelly-
The System Has FailedMegadeth-
TroubleRay LaMontagne-
TurnThe ExDouble LP
Wayward AngelKasey Chambers-
Wet from BirthThe Faint-
Wheel of LifeKarmakanic-
Within a Mile of HomeFlogging Molly-
20 Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of OrpheusNick Cave and the Bad Seeds-
Hits 59Various artistsCompilation
One for the RoadOcean Colour SceneLive
Welcome to the NorthThe Music-
21 American IdiotGreen Day-
Be HereKeith UrbanUS
Deja Vu All Over AgainJohn Fogerty-
The Delivery ManElvis Costello-
Dreaming in ColorJump5-
EucademixYuka Honda-
Future PerfectAutolux-
Il SognoElvis Costello-
Last ExitJunior Boys-
The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered CoveredVarious Artists-
London Calling: 25th Anniversary Legacy EditionThe ClashLP & DVD
MiragesTim Hecker-
The New What NextHot Water Music-
Night on FireVHS or Beta-
Noise from the BasementSkye Sweetnam-
Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go HomeThese Arms Are Snakes-
Remixed!Scissor SistersEP
Riders of the ApocalypseDemonoid-
RomeolandLil' Romeo-
Saul WilliamsSaul Williams-
ShineMeredith BrooksReissue of 2002's Bad Bad One
Songs in the Key of EhMad CaddiesLive
There Will Be a LightBen Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama-
This Is My TimeRaven-Symoné-
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)Chevelle-
You Fail MeConverge-
The War WithinShadows Fall-
22 Start from the DarkEurope-
23 The Other Side of EarthThe Last Goodnight-
24 DreamlandJoni Mitchell-
26 By RequestBrett Kissel-
27 AnticsInterpol-
Never Apologise Never ExplainTherapy?-
Nightmares Made FleshBloodbath-
Prelude to HistoryPreluders-
Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark SecretRhapsody-
28 Advance and Vanquish3 Inches of Blood-
Bat Out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony OrchestraMeat LoafLive
Beautiful SoulJesse McCartney-
The Beautiful StruggleTalib Kweli-
The Dana Owens AlbumQueen Latifah-
Feels Like TodayRascal Flatts-
Hilary DuffHilary Duff-
In Love and DeathThe Used-
JackassolanternWidespread PanicLive
Lest We Forget: The Best OfMarilyn MansonCompilation +1 new track
Mind, Body & SoulJoss Stone-
The Neon God, Pt. 2: The DemiseW.A.S.P.-
ScoresBarry Manilow-
Sex, Love and Rock 'n' RollSocial Distortion-
Shangri-LaMark Knopfler-
Show and TellSilvertide-
SmileBrian Wilson-
TroubleBonnie McKee-


Date Album Artist Notes
1 Joe's DomageFrank Zappa-
Where Tradition Meets TomorrowJonathan CoultonEP
While You Are GoneBradley Joseph-
4 Confessions (Special Edition)UsherUK
Falling OutPeter Bjorn and John-
Late Night Tales: Four TetFour TetCompilation
5 Around the SunR.E.M.-
The Audio Injected SoulMnemic-
Audit in ProgressHot Snakes-
Barenaked for the HolidaysBarenaked LadiesChristmas
Black TapeThe Explosion-
The Chronicles of Life and DeathGood Charlotte-
ClassiKhanChaka Khan-
Everything I've Got in My PocketMinnie Driver-
50 Number OnesGeorge StraitCompilation
Greatest Hits, Volume 1KornCompilation +2 new tracks
The Grind DateDe La Soul-
Has BeenWilliam Shatner-
Left of the Dial: Dispatches from the '80s UndergroundVarious ArtistsCompilation
Legs to Make Us LongerKaki King-
Live at BudokanDream TheaterLive
The Lost RiotsHope of the StatesUS
The Ones We Never KnewHolly Williams-
PalookavilleFatboy Slim-
The Place You're InKenny Wayne Shepherd-
Pressure ChiefCake-
Real GoneTom Waits-
Size MattersHelmet-
Soul of a New MachineFear FactoryReissue/Remastered
SpookedRobyn Hitchcock-
Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004EverclearCompilation
UnshatteredPeter Murphy-
Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101Wyclef Jean-
11 AstronautDuran DuranLP & DVD
Back to BedlamJames BluntDebut
The CollectionCastCompilation
The CollectionShed SevenCompilation
CosimaCosima De Vito-
False AlarmKT TunstallEP
Reckoning NightSonata Arctica-
Sirenian ShoresSireniaEP
10 Years of HitsRonan KeatingCompilation
12 The Artist Collection: Busta RhymesBusta RhymesCompilation
ChristmasChris IsaakChristmas
ChuckSum 41-
DeceiverChris Thile-
Frank Black FrancisFrank Black-
Heart & SoulJoe Cocker-
The Lost Christmas EveTrans-Siberian OrchestraChristmas
MiracleCéline Dion-
Munly & the Lee Lewis HarlotsMunly-
The New DangerMos Def-
New Roman TimesCamper Van Beethoven-
Platinum & Gold CollectionToni BraxtonCompilation
ScenicDenver Harbor-
Shake off the Dust... AriseMatisyahu-
Songs of the UnforgivenCrash Test Dummies-
Straylight RunStraylight Run-
TerrifyerPig Destroyer-
18 Alfie: Music from the Motion PictureMick Jagger/David A. Stewart/Various ArtistsSoundtrack
Alizée En ConcertAlizéeLive
OneDirty Vegas-
Origin Vol. 1The Soundtrack of Our LivesEurope
Silver BoxSimple MindsBox Set
A SmileDappled Cities Fly-
Who Killed...... The Zutons?The Zutons-
19 Alpha and OmegaBizzy Bone-
As/IsJohn MayerLive
Casting the StonesJag Panzer-
Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren ZevonVarious ArtistsWarren Zevon tribute
From a Basement on the HillElliott Smith-
FuturesJimmy Eat World-
Graveyard Classics 2Six Feet UnderCovers album
The Greatest HitsJuvenileCompilation
The Greatest Hits Collection IIBrooks & DunnCompilation
Never Breathe What You Can't SeeJello Biafra & The Melvins-
The Rest Is HistoryJin-
RevolverThe Haunted-
Shake the SheetsTed Leo and the Pharmacists-
Stardust: the Great American Songbook 3Rod StewartCovers album
Still HungryTwisted SisterRe-recording of Stay Hungry +4 new tracks
Team America: World PoliceVarious artistsSoundtrack
This IslandLe Tigre-
Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest HitsJohn Mellencamp2xCD compilation +2 new tracks
You Just Gotta Love ChristmasPeter CeteraChristmas
20 Sol-faAsian Kung-Fu Generation-
24 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Vol. 1Powerman 5000Compilation
25 Best of Def LeppardDef LeppardCompilation
Live TwiceDarius-
Tage MahalJon Oliva's Pain-
26 All for YouAnnihilator-
Buju and FriendsBuju BantonCompilation
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert OriginsPavement-
Dear HeatherLeonard Cohen-
Gold MedalThe Donnas-
Inside of EmptinessJohn Frusciante-
It Always Will BeWillie Nelson-
KeySon, Ambulance-
Live at Wolf TrapThe Doobie BrothersLive
Our Kind of SoulHall & Oates-
Please Describe YourselfDogs Die in Hot Cars-
Poe Little Rich GirlJacki-O-
Still Not Getting Any...Simple PlanLP & DVD
Then and AgainVoltaire-
Thug Matrimony: Married to the StreetsTrick Daddy-
Unfinished BusinessJay-Z & R. Kelly-
Watching the SnowMichael Franks-
War PartyGWAR-
You're a Woman, I'm a MachineDeath From Above 1979-
27 Yumi Shizukusa IIYumi Shizukusa-
29 One WaySelwyn-
1 AcousticJohn LennonCompilation
Aha Shake HeartbreakKings of LeonUK
All the BestTina TurnerCompilation +3 new tracks
A Brief History...The WaifsAustralia; Live
InterimThe FallCompilation
LifebloodManic Street Preachers-
Live LicksThe Rolling StonesLive
This is Music: The Singles 92-98The VerveUK; Compilation
2 Adicción, Tradición, RevoluciónVoodoo Glow Skulls-
Alive at LastTrainLive
A TypesHopesfall-
Awake: The Best of LiveLiveCompilation
Dead Eyes See No FutureArch EnemyEP
eMOTIVeA Perfect CircleCovers album
Jobe BellsAfromanChristmas
Le compte completMalajube-
Live!Catch 22Live
Live at St. Ann's WarehouseAimee MannLive
MmhmmRelient K-
My Brother & MeYing Yang TwinsCompilation
Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970Jethro TullLive
Now That's What I Call Music! 17 (U.S. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
OneNeal Morse-
Reise, ReiseRammstein-
7 The Beginning and the EndBizzy Bone-
8 2. OGOverground-
Allow Us to Be FrankWestlifeCovers album
Best 1991-2004SealCompilation
The Destiny StonePride of Lions-
Live! Thirty Days AgoPhoenixLive
Mistaken IdentityDelta Goodrem-
R.U.L.E.Ja Rule-
Second First ImpressionDaniel Bedingfield-
Wet Wet Wet: The Greatest HitsWet Wet WetCompilation
9 All InStroke 9-
Greatest HitsShania TwainCompilation +3 new tracks
Greatest Hits: My PrerogativeBritney SpearsCompilation +3 new tracks
The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us!)NOFXCompilation
HarmoniumVanessa Carlton-
Home MoviesPennywiseRe-issue; DVD
Horn of PlentyGrizzly Bear-
México en la PielLuis Miguel-
Number OnesBee GeesCompilation
OccasusThe Amenta-
Peachtree RoadElton John-
Queen on Fire - Live at the BowlQueenUS; Live LP & DVD
Real TalkFabolous-
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie – Music from the Movie and More...Various ArtistsSoundtrack
The Tigers Have SpokenNeko CaseLive
Vulture StreetPowderfingerUS
11 Ballads of Living and DyingMarissa Nadler-
12 EncoreEminem-
15 Best of BlueBlueUK; Compilation
Lost to ApathyDark Tranquillity-
Now That's What I Call Music! 59 (UK series)Various ArtistsCompilation
The Silent ForceWithin Temptation-
This is Music: The Singles 92-98The VerveUS; Compilation
16 AmotionA Perfect CircleLP & DVD
The Best of Mandy MooreMandy MooreCompilation
The Capitol Albums, Volume 1The BeatlesBox Set
Crunk JuiceLil Jon & the East Side Boyz-
Destiny FulfilledDestiny's Child-
Greatest HitsBone Thugs-n-HarmonyCompilation
Greatest HitsNeil YoungCompilation
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumiPuffy AmiYumiCompilation
The Kottonmouth XperienceKottonmouth Kings-
Merry Christmas with LoveClay AikenChristmas
Michael Jackson: The Ultimate CollectionMichael JacksonBox Set
Mm.. FoodMF Doom-
100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be WrongBon JoviBox Set
Our Worlds DivorceThis Providence-
The Popsicle EPZolof the Rock & Roll DestroyerEP
The RansomCartelEP
RealIvy Queen-
rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003)Pearl JamCompilation
Want TwoRufus Wainwright-
YouthCollective Soul-
22 Greatest HitsCreedCompilation
How to Dismantle an Atomic BombU2-
Ultimate KylieKylie MinogueGreatest hits
23 Anywhere But HomeEvanescenceLive
At Last...The Duets AlbumKenny GCovers album
Chapter IIIAllure-
Family StyleJetDVD
Field RexxBlitzen Trapper-
Free YourselfFantasia-
The Greater of Two EvilsAnthraxCompilation
I Need an AngelRuben Studdard-
Live in Buffalo: July 4th 2004Goo Goo DollsLive
Lonely Runs Both WaysAlison Krauss & Union Station-
Love. Angel. Music. Baby.Gwen StefaniSolo debut
Play Around the Christmas TreePlayChristmas
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The MasterpieceSnoop Dogg-
The Red Light DistrictLudacris-
Rejoyce: The Christmas AlbumJessica SimpsonChristmas
So ColdBreaking BenjaminEP
A Sphere in the Heart of SilenceJohn Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer-
Ultimate KylieKylie MinogueCompilation
With the Lights OutNirvanaBox Set
25 LividNightmare-
29 Downside UpSiouxsie and the BansheesBox Set
Irish SonBrian McFaddenSolo debut
Our Last Album?The Toy Dolls-
Platinum CollectionGenesisBox Set
Three Imaginary Boys: Deluxe EditionThe CureRe-issue
30 BreakawayKelly Clarkson-
Collision CourseLinkin Park and Jay-ZEP & DVD
Head for the DoorThe Exies-
RebeldeRBDDebut album
Street's DiscipleNas-
Urban LegendT.I.-
6 InvisibleNightingale-
7 The Dirtiest Thirstiest Yung Wun-
Purple HazeCam'ron-
SpeakLindsay Lohan-
The Red Light DistrictLudacris-
9 Live from Under the Brooklyn BridgeU2Live EP; iTunes
10 AlmanacThey Might Be GiantsLive
Artist Collection: Run DMCRun-D.M.C.Compilation
Venue SongsThey Might Be GiantsLive
13 Eye to the TelescopeKT Tunstall-
For YouCasey Donovan-
14 Concrete RoseAshanti-
Loyal to the Game2Pac-
Weapons of Mass DestructionXzibit-
21 The Mind of Mannie FreshMannie Fresh-
28 Get LiftedJohn Legend-
300 LésionsKyo-
? Piracy Funds TerrorismM.I.A. and Diplo-

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Top 10 selling albums of the year in the US

  1. ConfessionsUsher ~ 7,979,000
  2. Feels like Home – Norah Jones ~ 3,843,000
  3. EncoreEminem ~ 3,517,000
  4. When the Sun Goes DownKenny Chesney ~ 3,072,000
  5. Under My SkinAvril Lavigne ~ 2,970,000
  6. Live Like You Were DyingTim McGraw ~ 2,787,000
  7. Songs About JaneMaroon 5 ~ 2,708,000
  8. FallenEvanescence ~ 2,614,000
  9. AutobiographyAshlee Simpson ~ 2,577,000
  10. Now That's What I Call Music! 16 – Various ~ 2,560,000

Top 15 selling albums of the year globally

  1. ConfessionsUsher
  2. Feels Like HomeNorah Jones
  3. EncoreEminem
  4. How to Dismantle an Atomic BombU2
  5. Under My SkinAvril Lavigne
  6. Love. Angel. Music. Baby.Gwen Stefani
  7. Greatest HitsRobbie Williams
  8. Greatest HitsShania Twain
  9. Destiny FulfilledDestiny's Child
  10. Greatest HitsGuns N' Roses
  11. Songs About JaneMaroon 5
  12. American IdiotGreen Day
  13. ElephunkThe Black Eyed Peas
  14. Greatest Hits: My PrerogativeBritney Spears
  15. AnastaciaAnastacia

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The following artists were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Jackson Browne, The Dells, George Harrison, Prince, Bob Seger, Traffic, Z Z Top

ARIA Music Awards

BRIT Awards

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

Grammy Awards

Juno Awards

MTV Video Music Awards


Triple J Hottest 100

See also


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  2. "Simon and Garfunkel play huge gig". BBC News. August 1, 2004. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  3. "Ex-rebel Clapton receives his CBE". The Daily Telegraph. November 4, 2004. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  4. "Former Friend: Gunman Obsessed With Pantera". Associated Press. December 8, 2004.
  5. Ratliff, Ben (2004-12-10). "Darrell Abbott, 38, a Guitarist Featured in Heavy-Metal Bands, Dies". New York Times.
  6. Chris Arnold; James Niggemeyer (15 March 2007). A Vulgar Display of Power: Courage and Carnage at the Alrosa Villa. MJS Music & Entertainment. pp. 244–. ISBN 978-0-9762917-7-0. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  7. "Coachwhips". Narnack Records. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  8. "Crwth" (archive from 14 March 2017; accessed 2 June 2018).
  9. Discover Australian Music Archived 2014-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 26 August 2014

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