Best Music of 2004

I collected approximately 10 “Best Music of 2004” lists and combined them into one meta-list.  Here are the results.  The numbers in bold indicate the number of lists the recording was on.  An asterisk means I own it.

On 8 Lists
U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb*

On 7 Lists
Green Day – American Idiot*
Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose*

On 5 Lists
The Streets
A Grand Don’t Come for Free
Kanye West – The College Dropout*
Brian Wilson – Smile*

On 4 Lists
 – Medulla*
Scissor SistersScissor Sisters*
Wilco – A Ghost Is Born*

On 3 Lists
Devendra Banhart
Rejoicing in the Hands*
William BolcomSongs of Innocence and of Experience (University of Michigan School of Music Symphony Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin)*
Dizzee RascalBoy in the Corner
Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand*
Cee-Lo GreenCee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine
The KillersHot Fuss*
The Libertines – The Libertines*
Modest Mouse Good News for People who love Bad News*
Joanna Newsom – Milk-Eyed Mender*
Prince – Musicology*
Secret MachinesNow Here Is Nowhere
Elliott Smith – From a Basement on the Hill*
TV on the Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes*

On 2 Lists
AerosmithHonkin’ on Bobo
AirTalkie Walkie*
Keren AnnNot Going Anywhere
Arcade Fire – Funeral*
Johann Sebastian Bach The Well-Tempered Klavier, Vol. 1 (Till Fellner)
Beta BandHeroes to Zeros
Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsAbbatoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus*
Danger MouseThe Grey Album
Drive-By TruckersThe Dirty South
Leon FleischerTwo Hands
George Frideric HandelArias and Lucrezia (Lorraine Hunt Lieberson)
P.J. Harvey – Uh Huh Her*
The Hidden CamerasMississauga Goddamn
Jimmy Eat WorldFutures
KeaneHopes and Fears
Le Tigre – This Island*
Mission of BurmaONoffON*
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLe Nozze di Figaro (Gens/Keenlyside/Concerto Koln/Jacobs)
My Chemical RomanceThree Cheers for Sweet Revenge
NasStreet’s Disciples
Henry PurcellDido & Aeneas (Graham/Bostridge/Concert d’Astree/Haim)
Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous*
Patti SmithTrampin’
Gwen StefaniLove Angel Music Baby
Joss StoneMind Body and Soul
Tom Waits – Real Gone*

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