Best Rock Albums Of 2004

Best Rock Albums Of 2004

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Our best rock albums of 2004 looks at another year in the early to mid-2000s in which rock music saw the release of some great music by bands like Green Day, U2, The Killers and so many more old and new bands. The year saw Elton John return with his follow-up to his brilliant 2001 album Songs From The West Coast with a new record called Peachtree Road. While not as strong as West Coast, it was another well-done effort from an artist making his retune to pop and rock music after spending the 90s in the world of Disney soundtracks.  One of the biggest surprises of the year was the debut album by the supergroup Velvet Revolver. The band was made up of members of Guns N’ Roses, Stone Temple Pilots and Wasted Youth.

# 50 – Los Lonely Boys – Los Lonely Boys

Los Lonely Boys - Los Lonely Boys

# 49 – Tyrannosaurus HivesThe Hives

Tyrannosaurus Hives - The Hives

# 48 – Whiskey Tango GhostsTanya Donelly

Whiskey Tango Ghosts - Tanya Donelly

# 47 – Futures – Jimmy Eat World

Futures - Jimmy Eat World

# 46 – Catalyst – New Found Glory

Catalyst - New Found Glory

# 45 – Sung Tongs – Animal Collective

Sung Tongs - Animal Collective

# 44 – Prophecy Soulfly

Prophecy - Soulfly

# 43 – Uh Huh Her – PJ Harvey

Uh Huh Her - PJ Harvey

# 42 – Sonic Nurse – Sonic Youth

Sonic Nurse - Sonic Youth

# 41 – You Are the Quarry – Morrissey

# 40 -Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

# 39 – A Ghost Is Born – Wilco

A Ghost Is Born - Wilco

# 38 – Genius Loves Company – Ray Charles

Genius Loves Company - Ray Charles

# 37 -The Tipping Point – The Roots

The Tipping Point - The Roots

# 36 – Back to Bedlam – James Blunt

Back to Bedlam - James Blunt

# 35 – Inferno – Motörhead

Inferno - Motörhead

# 34 – Aha Shake Heartbreak – Kings of Leon

Aha Shake Heartbreak - Kings of Leon

# 33 – Beat CafeDonovan

Beat Cafe - Donovan

# 32 –They’re Only Chasing Safety – Underneath

They're Only Chasing Safety - Underneath

# 31 – LifebloodManic Street Preachers

Lifeblood - Manic Street Preachers

# 30 – The Revolution Starts Now Steve Earle

The Revolution Starts Now - Steve Earle

# 29 – Gold Medal – The Donnas

Gold Medal - The Donnas

# 28 – Power of the BluesGary Moore

Power of the Blues - Gary Moore

# 27 – The Greater Wrong of the RightSkinny Puppy

The Greater Wrong of the Right - Skinny Puppy

# 26 – In Exile DeoJuliana Hatfield

 In Exile Deo - Juliana Hatfield

# 25 – Trampin’Patti Smith

Trampin' - Patti Smith

# 24 – MusicologyPrince

Musicology - Prince

# 23 – Is There Love in Space?Joe Satriani

Is There Love in Space? - Joe Satriani

# 22 – Liars – Todd Rundgren

Liars - Todd Rundgren

# 21 –  SMiLE – Brian Wilson

SMiLE - Brian Wilson

# 20 – Honkin’ on BoboAerosmith

Honkin' on Bobo - Aerosmith

# 19 – Miss Machine – The Dillinger Escape Plan

Miss Machine - The Dillinger Escape Plan

# 18 – Eye to the Telescope – KT Tunstall

Eye to the Telescope - KT Tunstall

# 17 – Me and Mr. JohnsonEric Clapton

Me and Mr. Johnson - Eric Clapton

# 16 – To the 5 Boroughs – Beastie Boys

To the 5 Boroughs - Beastie Boys

# 15 – UnbreakableScorpions

Unbreakable - Scoprions

# 14 –23rd St. Lullaby – Patti Scialfa

23rd St. Lullaby - Patti Scialfa

# 13 – Educated GuessAni DiFranco

Educated Guess - Ani DiFranco

# 12 – The Delivery Man – Elvis Costello

The Delivery Man - Elvis Costello

# 11 – A Valid PathAlan Parsons

A Valid Path - Alan Parsons

# 10 – Funeral – Arcade Fire

Funeral - Arcade Fire

# 9 – Hot Fuss – The Killers

Hot Fuss - The Killers

# 8 – America’s Sweetheart – Courtney Love

America's Sweetheart - Courtney Love

# 7 – So-Called ChaosAlanis Morissette

So-Called Chaos - Alanis Morissette

# 6 – Peachtree Road – Elton John

Peachtree Road - Elton John

# 5 – Real Gone – Tom Waits

Real Gone - Tom Waits

# 4 – Deja Vu All Over AgainJohn Fogerty

Deja Vu All Over Again - John Fogerty

# 3 –  How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb – U2

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - U2

# 2 – American Idiot – Green Day

American Idiot - Green Day

# 1 – Contraband – Velvet Revolver

Contraband - Velvet Revolver

 

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