2004 in music

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Albums Released

Album Artist Release Date Album Type
Phantom Planet Phantom Planet January 6 LP
Sapphire Blue Larry Carlton January 13 LP
Legion of Boom The Crystal Method January 13 LP
The Glorious Burden Iced Earth January 13 LP
Slow Richie Kotzen January 13 LP
The Opera Band Amici Forever January 13 LP
Educated Guess Ani DiFranco January 20 LP
Kimi Ga Suki Matthew Sweet January 20 LP
Immortal Memory Lisa Gerrard and Patrick Cassidy January 26 LP
Sirens and Condolences Bayside January 27 LP
Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978-2001 The Cure January 27 Compilation
Delirium Cordia Fantômas January 27 LP
Unsung: The Best of Helmet 1991-1997 Helmet January 27 Compilation
Because I Can Katy Rose January 27 LP
Kamikaze Twista January 27 LP
Sixty Four Donovan February LP
The Battle for Everything Five for Fighting February 3 LP
A Crow Left of the Murder Incubus February 3 LP
Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters February 3 LP
Start Something Lostprophets February 3 LP
50 First Dates Soundtrack February 3 Soundtrack
New Found Power Damageplan February 10 LP
'Merican The Descendents (released in Europe in 2003) February 10 EP
Feels Like Home Norah Jones February 10 LP
America's Sweetheart Courtney Love February 10 LP
Body Language Kylie Minogue February 10 LP
College Dropout Kanye West February 10 LP
Turn of the Screw 1208 February 10 LP
All That We Let In The Indigo Girls February 17 LP
An Elixer for Existence Sirenia February 23 LP
Logic Will Break Your Heart The Stills February 23 LP
About a Burning Fire Blindside February 24 LP
Schizophrenic JC Chasez February 24 LP
Shadows Collide With People John Frusciante February 24 LP
Bodysong Jonny Greenwood February 24 LP
Punk Statik Paranoia Orgy February 24 LP
Scorpio Rising Prong February 24 LP
Nude V.A.S.T. February 24 LP
The Guilt Show The Get Up Kids March 2 LP
MODERN ARTillery The Living End March 2 LP
Sunrise Over Sea The John Butler Trio March 8
Temple of the Damned Exodus March 9 LP
All of Our Names Sarah Harmer March 9 LP
Don't Stop the Music Play March 9 LP
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes TV On The Radio March 9 LP
Live at the Deaf Club Dead Kennedys March 9 Live
Patience George Michael March 16 LP
The Very Best of Jackson Browne Jackson Browne March 16 Greatest Hits
Re-Issue of their oldest albums (1984-1993) Camper Van Beethoven March 16 Re-Issue, LPs
Split Personality Cassidy March 16 LP
Eminem is Back Eminem March 16 Compilation
The Other Side Godsmack March 16 8-Track Acoustic EP
Frustration Plantation Rasputina March 16 LP
Dead Letters The Rasmus March 16 LP (US release)
Till Death Us Do Part Cypress Hill March 23 LP
Cool to Be You The Descendents March 23 LP
Greatest Hits Guns n' Roses March 23 Greatest Hits
Peace, Love, Death Metal The Eagles of Death Metal March 23 LP
Me and Mr. Johnson Eric Clapton March 23 LP
MP3 Marcy Playground March 23 LP
Fly or Die N.E.R.D. March 23 LP
Re•de•fine SOiL March 23 LP
The Punisher Soundtrack March 23 Soundtrack
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Soundtrack March 23 Soundtrack
Confessions Usher March 23 LP
Now That's What I Call Music! 15 Various Artists March 23 Compilation
Winning Days The Vines March 23 LP
Solace Xavier Rudd March 28 LP (Australia Release)
Honkin' on Bobo Aerosmith March 30 LP
Re-Issue of their oldest albums (1975-1979) Fleetwood Mac March 30 Re-Issue, LPs
Damita Jo Janet Jackson March 30 LP
Los Lonely Boys Los Lonely Boys March 30 LP
In With the Old Pepper March 30 LP
Live & Off the Record Shakira March 30 LP & DVD
Final Straw Snow Patrol March 30 LP
Prophecy Soulfly March 30 LP
You Are Here UFO March 30 LP
Première Katherine Jenkins April
The Dissociatives The Dissociatives April 5 LP
J Wess Presents Tha LP J-Wess April 5 LP
Re-Issue of their oldest albums (1982-1992) Bad Religion April 6 Re-Issue, LPs
The Curse of Blondie Blondie April 6 LP
Hellfire Club Edguy April 6 LP
My Mother's Hymn Book Johnny Cash April 6
Re-Issue of 3 oldest albums Jethro Tull April 6 Re-Issue, LPs
Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles? Local H. April 6 LP
Good News for People Who Love Bad News Modest Mouse April 6 LP
Indestructible Object They Might Be Giants April 6 EP
Crossfade Crossfade April 13 LP
Is There Love in Space? Joe Satriani April 13 LP
Cutting Red Skeleton April 13 LP
Palm Trees and Power Lines Sugarcult April 13 LP
Feels Like Home Norah Jones April 20 LP
Hangover Music, Vol. VI Black Label Society April 20 LP
Archetype Fear Factory April 20 LP
Cuckoo Clocks of Hell Buckethead April 20 LP
Underneath Hanson April 20 LP
Desensitized Drowning Pool April 20 LP
Fire It Up The Kottonmouth Kings April 20 LP
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand April 20 LP
High Volume Corrosion of Conformity April 20 LP
Hurt No More Mario Winans April 20 LP
Me The Marques Sisters April 20 LP
Musicology Prince April 20 LP
Ratatat Ratatat April 20 LP
Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 Various Artists, Rock Against Bush April 20 Compilation
Stone Age Complications Queens of the Stone Age April 20 Compilation
Through the Ashes of Empires Machine Head April 20 LP
Shine Cyndi Lauper April 21 LP
Walk The Tightrope Human Nature April 26 LP
Souls to Deny Suffocation April 27 LP
The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls April 27 LP
re.present Jimmie's Chicken Shack April 27 LP
American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics Various Artists April 27 LP
D12 World D12 April 27 LP
The Girl in the Other Room Diana Krall April 27 LP
Marbles Marillion May 3 LP
We Are All Sluts of Trust Sluts of Trust May 3 LP
Endangered Species Flaw May 4 LP
Metalogy Judas Priest May 4 Greatest Hits
The Ride Los Lobos May 4 LP
Duets The Notorious B.I.G. May 4 LP
Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies Pixies May 4 Compilation LP, Concert & Documentary DVD
Just for You Lionel Richie May 4 LP
Matt Sharp Matt Sharp May 4 LP
Police State The Transplants May 4 LP
Here for the Party Gretchen Wilson May 11 LP
Dis/Location Seven Mary Three May 11 LP
The End of Heartache Killswitch Engage May 11 LP
Here for the Party Gretchen Wilson May 11 LP
A Song Is A City Eskimo Joe May 16 LP
Meltdown Ash May 17 LP
Happiness in Magazines Graham Coxon May 17 LP
Baptism Lenny Kravitz May 18 LP
So-Called Chaos Alanis Morissette May 18 LP
You Are the Quarry Morrissey May 18 LP
Catalyst New Found Glory May 18 LP
A Grand Don't Come For Free The Streets May 18 LP
Meltdown Ash May 24 LP
It's About Time Christina Milian May 24 LP (International Release)
Café Naturale Wendy Matthews May 24 LP
The Human Equation Ayreon May 24 LP
The Printz Bumblebeez 81 May 25 LP
Long Gone Before Daylight The Cardigans May 25 LP
White Trash Beautiful Everlast May 25 LP
Rockin' The Rhein With The Grateful Dead Grateful Dead May 25 Live
Under My Skin Avril Lavigne May 25 LP
The Greater Wrong of the Right Skinny Puppy May 25 LP
Vol. 3: the Subliminal Verses Slipknot May 25 LP
Uh Huh Her PJ Harvey May 31 LP (UK Release)
Mercury4 Mercury4 May 31 LP
Wayward Angel Kasey Chambers May 31 LP
Melissa Auf der Maur Melissa Auf der Maur June 1 LP
No Said Date Masta Killa June 1 LP
Rock the Block Krokus June 1 LP
Square matrix 004 Various artists June 1 Compilation
Falling Up Digby June 1 LP
Stand Back: the Anthology The Allman Brothers Band June 8 Compilation
The Empire Strikes First Bad Religion June 8 LP
Purple Haze Cam'ron June 8 LP
Un Chumbawamba June 8 LP
Borrowed Heaven The Corrs June 8 LP
One Soul Now Cowboy Junkies June 8 LP
Keep Your Wig On Fastball June 8 LP
Uh Huh Her PJ Harvey June 8 LP
Happy People R. Kelly June 8 LP
Asshole Gene Simmons June 8 LP
Greatest Hits '93-'03 311 June 8 Compilation
Punk-O-Rama, Vol. 9 Various Artists, Punk-O-Rama June 8 Compilation
Sonic Nurse Sonic Youth June 8 LP
Contraband Velvet Revolver June 8 LP
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge My Chemical Romance June 8 LP
A New Day... Live in Las Vegas Céline Dion June 12 Live
Sound Shattering Sound Gyroscope June 14
To the 5 Boroughs The Beastie Boys   LP
Hot Fuss The Killers June 15 LP
It's About Time Christina Milian June 15 LP (US Release)
They're Only Chasing Safety Underoath June 15  
Undermind Phish June 15 LP
The Blind Watchmaker Mana ERG June 15 LP
Afrodisiac Brandy June 22 LP
Will to Death John Frusciante June 22 LP
Jupiter's Darling Heart June 22 LP
JoJo JoJo June 22 LP
Lit Lit June 22 LP
Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve Lynyrd Skynyrd June 22 Live
Scream and Whisper Edwin McCain June 22 LP
The Houses of the Molé Ministry June 22 LP
Inferno Motörhead June 22 LP
Not So Much to Be Loved As to Love Jonathan Richman June 22 LP
Unbreakable Scorpions June 22 LP
A Ghost is Born Wilco June 22 LP
Gettin' In Over My Head Brian Wilson June 22 LP
The Cure The Cure June 28 LP
Mojave Concrete Blonde June 29 LP
Live at the Gorge Dave Matthews Band June 29 Live
This Magnificent Distance Chris Robinson June 29 LP
Feedback Rush June 29 LP
Nina Sky Nina Sky June 29 LP
III: Ghost Tigers Rise Tiger Army June 29 LP
Hollywood Potato Chip The Vandals June 29 LP
72 and Sunny Uncle Kracker June 29 LP
In Between Evolution The Tragically Hip June 29 LP
Stone Love Angie Stone July 6 LP
Star Trails Spirit of the West July 8 LP
Braxton Hicks Jebediah July 12 LP
Live on the Rocks Blues Traveler July 13 LP
License to Chill Jimmy Buffett July 13 LP
Hell to Pay Dokken July 13 LP
Viking Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards July 13 LP
Eat Your Face Guttermouth July 13 LP
Keep Right KRS-One July 13 LP
Together We're Heavy The Polyphonic Spree July 13 LP
The Tipping Point The Roots July 13 LP
Shhh...Don't Tell Adam Sandler July 13 LP
Lock-Sport-Krock Nikola Sarcevic July 13 LP
The Spine They Might Be Giants July 13 LP
Über Cobra Widespread Panic July 13 LP
Miss Machine Dillinger Escape Plan (US Release) July 20 LP
No Roots Faithless July 20 LP
Those Are Not My Bongos Fuck July 20 LP
Autobiography Ashlee Simpson July 20 LP
Hazen Street Hazen Street July 20 LP
Tyrannosaurus Hives The Hives July 20 LP
B Is for B-sides Less Than Jake July 20 Rarities LP
Beneath, Between, Beyond Static-X July 20 Rarities LP
The Best of Both Worlds: The Very Best of Van Halen Van Halen July 20 Compilation
Hymns of the 49th Parallel k.d. lang July 27 LP
Live in Hamburg Maria McKee July 27 LP
Throwback, Volume 1 Boyz II Men July 27 LP
Whiskey Tango Ghosts Tanya Donelly July 27 LP
Kevin Lyttle Kevin Lyttle July 27 LP
Re-Issue of their oldest albums (1986-1999) Megadeth July 27 Re-Issue, LPs
The Marques Sisters Black and Pink July 27 LP
The Beginning of Survival Joni Mitchell July 27 LP
Prince of the South Mystikal July 27 LP
Live at Benaroya Hall Pearl Jam July 27 Live
The Rolling Stones Singles: 1965-1968 The Rolling Stones July 27 Box
Where You Want to Be Taking Back Sunday July 27 LP
Drive Train 38 Special July 27 LP
Miss Machine Dillinger Escape Plan (International Release) August 2 LP
Spiritum Oriundus Fields of Aplomb August 3 LP
Accentuate the Positive Al Jarreau August 3 LP
Live in Hyde Park Red Hot Chili Peppers August 3 Live
Village Gorilla Head Tommy Stinson August 3 LP
One Day Remains Alter Bridge August 10 LP
The Best of Coal Chamber Coal Chamber August 10 Compilation
Crosby Nash David Crosby & Graham Nash August 10 LP
Bubblegum Mark Lanegan August 10 LP
Creamfields Paul Oakenfold August 10
The Best of Sepultura Sepultura August 10 Compilation
Potter's Field 12 Stones August 10 LP
Live 2Pac August 10 Live
Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2 Various Artists, Rock Against Bush August 10 Compilation
Bob Powell Bob Powell Anthology August 12 Box
Take It All Away Ryan Cabrera August 17 LP
Sail On: the 30th Anniversary Collection 1974-2004 Kansas August 17 Box
Love Everybody Presidents of the United States of America August 17 LP
Up All Night Razorlight August 17 LP
Survival of the Sickest Saliva August 17 LP
Greatest Hits: We Will Rock You Queen August 17 Compilation
Beat Cafe Donovan August 24 LP
The Revolution Starts...Now Steve Earle August 24 LP
Hide Nothing Further Seems Forever August 24 LP
Half Smiles of the Decomposed Guided By Voices August 24 LP
Untitled Tim McGraw August 24 LP
The Secondman's Middle Stand Mike Watt August 24 LP
Killing Heidi Killing Heidi August 30 LP
Medúlla Björk August 31 LP
Circle of Snakes Danzig August 31 LP
The DEFinition LL Cool J August 31 LP
Getting Away With Murder Papa Roach August 31 LP
The Wraith: Hell's Pit Insane Clown Posse August 31 LP
The Big Eyeball in the Sky Col. Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains September 7 LP
Home for an Island The Exit September 7 LP
Armed Love The (International) Noise Conspiracy September 7 LP
In the Meantime Christine McVie September 7 LP
It Came From New Jersey: The Smithereens Anthology The Smithereens September 7 Compilation
Living Things Matthew Sweet September 7 LP
Folker Paul Westerberg September 7 LP
Wayward Angel Kasey Chambers September 14 LP
A Hangover You Don't Deserve Bowling for Soup September 14 LP
Wet From Birth The Faint September 14 LP
The System Has Failed Megadeth September 14 LP
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned The Prodigy September 14 LP
Everybody Loves a Happy Ending Tears for Fears September 14 LP
American Idiot Green Day September 21 LP
This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In Chevelle September 21 LP
The Delivery Man Elvis Costello September 21 LP
Il Sogno Elvis Costello September 21 LP
Welcome to Woddy Creek Nitty Gritty Dirt Band September 21 LP
The Rolling Stones Singles: 1969-1971 The Rolling Stones September 21 Box
The Jump Off Lil' Romeo September 21 LP
Noise From the Basement Skye Sweetnam September 21 LP
London Calling: 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition The Clash September 21 LP & DVD
Start from the Dark Europe September 23 LP
Trouble Bonnie McKee September 28 LP
Hilary Duff Hilary Duff September 28 LP
Antics Interpol September 28 LP
Shangri-La Mark Knopfler September 28 LP
Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll Social Distortion September 28 LP
SMiLe Brian Wilson September 28 LP
In Love and Death The Used September 28 LP
Pressure Chief Cake October 5 LP
Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004 Everclear October 5 Compilation
Size Matters Helmet October 5 LP
Palookaville (Fatboy Slim Album) Fatboy Slim October 5 LP
The Chronicles of Life and Death Good Charlotte October 5 LP
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 Ko?n October 5 Compilation
Gates Love Is In The Air October 5 LP
Unshattered Peter Murphy October 5 LP
Around the Sun R.E.M.   LP
Has Been William Shatner October 5 LP
50 Number Ones George Strait October 5 Compilation
Real Gone Tom Waits October 5 LP
The Place You're In Kenny Wayne Shepherd October 5 LP
Cosima Cosima De Vito October 11 LP
Sirenian Shores Sirenia October 11 EP
Astronaut Duran Duran October 12 LP & DVD
New Roman Times Camper Van Beethoven October 12 LP
Heart & Soul Joe Cocker October 12 LP
Songs of the Unforgiven Crash Test Dummies October 12 LP
Miracle Céline Dion October 12 LP
Chuck Sum 41 October 12 LP
Greatest Hits 1986-2004 Amy Grant October 12 LP
Never Breathe What You Can't See Jello Biafra & The Melvins October 19 LP
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds October 19 LP
Raise Hell (hed) p.e. October 19 LP
Futures Jimmy Eat World October 19 LP
Welcome to the North The Music October 19 LP
Walkin' in the Shadow of Life The Neville Brothers October 19 LP
From A Basement On The Hill Elliott Smith October 19 LP
The Great American Songbook III Rod Stewart October 19 LP
2067 Rheostatics October 26 LP
All for You Annihilator October 26 LP
Gold Medal The Donnas October 26 LP
War Party GWAR October 26 LP
Ultimate Jerky Boys The Jerky Boys October 26 Compilation
Still Not Getting Any... Simple Plan October 26 LP & DVD
This is Music: The Singles 92-98 The Verve November 1 Compilation (International Release)
Singles Travis November 2 Compilation
Merry Christmas With Love Clay Aiken November 2 LP
Acoustic John Lennon November 2 LP
eMOTIVe A Perfect Circle November 2 Covers
Reise Reise Rammstein November 2 LP
I Need an Angel Ruben Studdard November 2 LP
Alive at Last Train November 2 Compilation
Untitled Trisha Yearwood November 2 LP
Mistaken Identity Delta Goodrem November 7 LP
Harmonium Vanessa Carlton November 9 LP
Real Talk Fabolous November 9 LP
Peachtree Road Elton John November 9 LP
2005 KROQ New Music KROQ November 9 Compilation
Warts & All, Vol. 4 moe. November 9 LP
The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us!) NOFX November 9 Compilation
Home Movies Pennywise November 9 DVD; Re-Issue
Hummin' to Myself Linda Ronstadt November 9 LP
Greatest Hits: My Prerogative Britney Spears   Compilation & DVD
[[Queen On Fire Live at the Bowl]] (Queen)   Live LP & DVD
Encore Eminem November 12 LP
This is Music: The Singles 92-98 The Verve November 15 Compilation (USA Release)
The Silent Force Within Temptation November 15 LP
The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 The Beatles November 16 Box
Hii Hi Puffy AmiYumi Puffy AmiYumi November 16 LP
Youth Collective Soul November 16 LP
Destiny Fulfilled Destiny's Child November 16 LP
aMOTION A Perfect Circle November 16 LP & DVD
Spongebob Squarepants: the Movie Soundtrack November 16 Soundtrack
Want Two Rufus Wainwright November 16 LP
The Ultimate Collection Michael Jackson November 16 Box
Anywhere But Home Evanescence November 23 Live LP
Greatest Hits Creed November 23 Compilation
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece Snoop Dogg November 23 LP
Red Light District Ludacris November 23 LP
With the Lights Out Nirvana November 23 Box
42 Ultimate Hits Kenny Rogers
Rejoice Jessica Simpson November 23 LP
Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Gwen Stefani
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb U2 November 23 LP
Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall November 27 LP
Collision Course Linkin Park and Jay-Z November 30 LP & DVD
Breakaway Kelly Clarkson November 30 LP
Speak Lindsay Lohan December 7 LP
Ai no Dai 6 Kan Morning Musume December 8 LP
For You Casey Donovan December 13 LP
Loyal to the Game 2Pac December 14 LP
The Queen Dalida (Remix compilation)

Top Hits

Hot 100 Number One Hits of 2004

Top 10 selling albums of the year

  1. Usher - Confessions
  2. Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
  3. Eminem - Encore
  4. Kenny Chesney - When the Sun Goes Down
  5. Gretchen Wilson - Here for the Party
  6. Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying
  7. Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane
  8. Evanescence - Fallen
  9. Ashlee Simpson - Autobiography
  10. Various Artists - NOW! That's What I Call Music 16

Classical music

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Grammy Awards

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

Brit Awards

Juno Awards

Mercury Music Prize



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