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The CMJ Top 20 Albums of 2004

TV on the Radio beats Arcade Fire for album of the year, but Arcade Fire gets the cover photo.

1. TV On Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
2. Arcade Fire – Funeral
3. Mastodon – Leviathan
4. Mark Lanegan Band – Bubblegum
5. Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender
6. Nick Cave And Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus
7. Kanye West – The College Dropout
8. Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
9. Modest Mouse – Good News For People Who Love Bad News
10. cLOUDDEAD – Ten
11. Ted Leo/Pharmacists – Shake The Sheets
12. PJ Harvey – Uh Huh Her
13. Eyvind Kang – Virginal Co Ordinates
14. Madvillain – Madvillainy
15. Animal Collective – Sung Tongs
16. Interpol – Antics
17. Adem – Homesongs
18. Blonde Redhead – Misery Is A Butterfly
19. Prince Po – The Slickness
20. Secret Machines – Secret Machines

A PDF version of the magazine cover and top 20 article HERE

Pitchfork’s review of Mastodon : Leviathan

Pitchfork also posted their top 50 reissues of 2004.

Animal Collective is playing Bowery Ballroom in February.

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