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Events[edit]

January[edit]

March–April[edit]

May–June[edit]

July–August[edit]

September–October[edit]

November–December[edit]

Bands formed[edit]

See Musical groups established in 2004

Bands on hiatus[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

See Musical groups disestablished in 2004

Bands re-formed[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January – March[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 Alea Jacta Est WarCry -
Not Quite Me Tess Wiley -
4 Explosives and the Will to Use Them Crime In Stereo -
6 As the Roots Undo Circle Takes the Square -
Born Free Humble Gods -
Phantom Planet Phantom Planet -
12 The Glorious Burden Iced Earth -
13 Legion of Boom The Crystal Method -
The Opera Band Amici Forever -
15 Love & Honesty BoA -
17 Because I Can Katy Rose -
19 The Moan The Black Keys EP
20 Bravebird Amel Larrieux -
Civilization Front Line Assembly -
The Devil Isn't Red Hella -
The Early Chapters Soilwork EP
Educated Guess Ani DiFranco -
Hang On Mike Candy Butchers -
Heron King Blues Califone -
Slon Chicago Underground Trio -
26 Do You Know Michelle Williams -
Immortal Memory Lisa Gerrard and Patrick Cassidy -
Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker The Coral -
27 Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings 10,000 Maniacs Compilation
Delìrium Còrdia Fantômas -
Diva: Platinum Edition Ivy Queen Rerelease
Hypnotic Underworld Ghost -
Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978–2001 The Cure Box Set
Kamikaze Twista -
Live at the Deaf Club Dead Kennedys Live
Live at the House of Blues The Vandals Live
Love Songs Michael Franks Compilation
Margerine Eclipse Stereolab -
Mojo Box Southern Culture on the Skids -
One Moment More Mindy Smith -
Ripp Tha Game Bloody: Street Muzic RBX -
Sirens and Condolences Bayside -
The Slackers and Friends The Slackers Re-issue
Unsung: The Best of Helmet (1991–1997) Helmet Compilation
The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection Yes US; Box Set
28 Tomatteita Tokei ga Ima Ugokidashita Zard -
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2 Bows + Arrows The Walkmen -
Evolution Purgatory Persuader -
Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters UK
3 The Battle for Everything Five for Fighting -
Critical Energy Threshold -
A Crow Left of the Murder Incubus -
50 First Dates: Love Songs from the Original Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
Start Something Lostprophets -
Upsettin' Ernesto's The Slackers Live
We Shall All Be Healed The Mountain Goats -
When the Sun Goes Down Kenny Chesney -
6 The Sunday Best This Providence EP; re-release
8 That's What I'm Talking About Shannon Noll -
9 Free Me Emma Bunton UK
10 America's Sweetheart Courtney Love -
Body Language Kylie Minogue US
The College Dropout Kanye West -
Feels Like Home Norah Jones -
Get Away From Me Nellie McKay -
Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition Carpenters Compilation
Greatest Hits Thalía Compilation
Hell and Back Drag-On -
Keep It Simple Keb' Mo' -
Lucky Melissa Etheridge -
'Merican The Descendents EP
Miles Gurtu Robert Miles & Trilok Gurtu -
New Found Power Damageplan Debut (The first and last album)
Pau-Latina Paulina Rubio -
Probot Probot -
Shamrocks & Shenanigans House of Pain & Everlast Compilation
Turn of the Screw 1208 -
16 The Focusing Blur Vintersorg -
Late Night Tales: Turin Brakes Turin Brakes Compilation
The Runaway Found The Veils -
17 All That We Let In Indigo Girls -
Fabulous Muscles Xiu Xiu -
Get Saved Pilot to Gunner -
I Don't Want You Back Eamon -
Laced with Romance The Ponys -
Nick's Bump Ben Sidran -
On The Front Line The Casualties -
She's in Control Chromeo -
Talkie Walkie Air US
Writer's Block Evergreen Terrace -
19 A War Story Book II Psycho Realm -
23 The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 George Harrison Box Set
Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses Atreyu Limited edition
24 About a Burning Fire Blindside -
Anything Goes Brad Mehldau -
The Arrival Hypocrisy -
Bodysong Jonny Greenwood US; Soundtrack
Chick Magnet Paul Wall -
Death Is Certain Royce Da 5'9" -
Devil's Ground Primal Fear -
The Hard Way Owsley -
The King of Crunk & BME Recordings Present: Trillville & Lil Scrappy Trillville and Lil Scrappy -
Kidz Bop 5 Kidz Bop Kids -
The Life of Joseph W. McVey Z-Ro -
Music as a Weapon II Disturbed, Chevelle, Taproot & Unloco Live
A Natural Disaster Anathema US
Nude VAST -
Punk Statik Paranoia Orgy -
Schizophrenic JC Chasez -
Sea of Faces Kutless -
Shadows Collide With People John Frusciante -
They Were Wrong, So We Drowned Liars -
The Wretched Spawn Cannibal Corpse -
26 The Blue Notebooks Max Richter -
29 Schmack! Steriogram -
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1 Mellow Maria Mena -
When It Falls Zero 7 UK
2 The Best of LeAnn Rimes LeAnn Rimes Compilation
Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul Machine Cee-Lo Green -
Guilt Show The Get Up Kids -
The Kinnitty Sessions Lunasa Live
Modern ARTillery The Living End US
4 The Tain The Decemberists EP
8 My Religion TNT -
667.. The Neighbour of the Beast Wig Wam -
Suburban Rock 'N' Roll Space -
Sunrise Over Sea The John Butler Trio -
9 All of Our Names Sarah Harmer -
Black & White The Samples -
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes TV on the Radio -
Don't Stop the Music Play -
Fall Back Open Now It's Overhead -
Here Come the Brides Brides of Destruction -
Into the Now Tesla -
Live at the Deaf Club Dead Kennedys Live
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse Re-issue
Neither Here Nor There Melvins Compilation
Pawn Shoppe Heart The Von Bondies -
Rare Tracks Jet Japan
Something Beautiful* Great Big Sea US
Tempo of the Damned Exodus -
Two Way Monologue Sondre Lerche -
12 Hella/Four Tet Split Hella/Four Tet Split EP
15 And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997-2004 HIM Compilation
From Ohio with Love A Day in the Life/Hit the Lights/The Red Affair 3-way Split
Live and Demos Raging Speedhorn Compilation
16 Afterlife Joe Jackson Live
Almost Killed Me The Hold Steady -
Dead Letters The Rasmus US
Frustration Plantation Rasputina -
Grown Backwards David Byrne -
The Other Side Godsmack EP
Patience George Michael -
Seven Swans Sufjan Stevens -
Split Personality Cassidy -
The Very Best of Jackson Browne Jackson Browne Compilation
You Are Here UFO -
17 The Roy Clark Method The Roy Clark Method -
23 Absolution Muse US
All of Our Names Sarah Harmer -
Blast Tyrant Clutch -
Confessions Usher -
Cool to Be You The Descendents -
Finally Woken Jem -
Fly or Die N.E.R.D. -
Good Side, Bad Side Master P -
Greatest Hits Guns N' Roses Compilation
It's Never Enough Ace Troubleshooter -
Let's Talk About It Carl Thomas -
Live at the House of Blues Goldfinger Live
LP Ambulance LTD US
Madvillainy Madvillain -
Me and Mr. Johnson Eric Clapton Robert Johnson tribute album
The Milk-Eyed Mender Joanna Newsom -
Misery Is a Butterfly Blonde Redhead -
MP3 Marcy Playground -
Night of Joy Widespread Panic Live
Now That's What I Call Music! 15 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
One Way Out The Allman Brothers Band Live
Our Endless Numbered Days Iron & Wine -
Peace, Love, Death Metal The Eagles of Death Metal -
The Punisher: The Album Various Artists Soundtrack
Redefine Soil -
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed: The Album Various Artists Soundtrack
Sings Greatest Palace Music Bonnie 'Prince' Billy -
Till Death Do Us Part Cypress Hill -
Tour 2003 Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Live
Venice Fennesz -
The Way I Am Knoc-turn'al -
Winning Days The Vines -
24 Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do Sigur Rós EP
Bee Hives Broken Social Scene -
COM LAG (2plus2isfive) Radiohead EP
29 Absent Friends The Divine Comedy -
Alphabetical Phoenix -
Anastacia Anastacia -
Smack Smash Beatsteaks -
Soundtrack to Your Escape In Flames -
30 The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall Bob Dylan Live
Classics: Vol 1 Big Moe Compilation
Damita Jo Janet Jackson US
Honkin' on Bobo Aerosmith Covers album
In With the Old Pepper -
Live & Off the Record Shakira Live LP & DVD
Los Lonely Boys Los Lonely Boys -
Population Override Buckethead -
Prophecy Soulfly -
Then and Now The Who Compilation +2 new tracks
U Gotta Feel Me Lil' Flip -

April – June[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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4 Indestructible Object They Might Be Giants EP
Soundtrack To Your Escape In Flames Korean Edition
5 Best of Both Worlds Midnight Oil DVD
The Dissociatives The Dissociatives -
Greatest Hits Atomic Kitten Compilation
J Wess Presents Tha LP J-Wess -
Now That's What I Call Music! 57 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
6 Convict Pool Calexico EP
Good News for People Who Love Bad News Modest Mouse -
Hellfire Club Edguy -
Hood Hop J-Kwon -
Inspiration William Hung -
Liars Todd Rundgren -
Ludo Ludo -
Matters Pulley -
More Tamia -
Unearthed (Johnny Cash album)#Disc 4.C2.A0.E2.80.93 My Mother.27s Hymn Book Johnny Cash -
The Neon God: Part 1 - The Rise W.A.S.P. -
On My Way Ben Kweller -
Retriever Ron Sexsmith -
Satanic Panic in the Attic of Montreal -
Seis De Mayo Trey Anastasio -
2 Nights Live! Barry Manilow Live
22nd Century Lifestyle pre)Thing -
My Mother's Hymn Book Johnny Cash -
Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles? Local H -
13 Baron von Bullshit Rides Again Modest Mouse Live
Crossfade Crossfade -
The Duel Allison Moorer -
Is There Love in Space? Joe Satriani -
Palm Trees and Power Lines Sugarcult -
19 DJ-Kicks: Erlend Øye Erlend Øye -
20 Afroholic... The Even Better Times Afroman 2xCD
Archetype Fear Factory -
The Blue Jukebox Chris Rea -
BYO Split Series, Vol. 5 Alkaline Trio/One Man Army Split LP
The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell Buckethead -
Desensitized Drowning Pool -
Fire It Up The Kottonmouth Kings -
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand -
Hangover Music Vol. VI Black Label Society -
Highwire Act Live in St. Louis 2003 Little Feat Live
Hurt No More Mario Winans -
I'd Like a Virgin Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine -
Impossible Dream Patty Griffin -
Letters from Home John Michael Montgomery -
Music of Mass Destruction Anthrax Live
Musicology Prince -
Mute Print A Wilhelm Scream -
The Pretty Toney Album Ghostface Killah -
Ratatat Ratatat -
Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 Various Artists, Rock Against Bush Compilation
Stone Age Complications Queens of the Stone Age EP
Sunsets and Car Crashes The Spill Canvas -
Through the Ashes of Empires Machine Head US
2 a.m. Wakeup Call Tweaker -
Underneath Hanson -
24 Rejoicing in the Hands Devendra Banhart -
26 Walk The Tightrope Human Nature -
27 American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics Various Artists -
Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) Black Sabbath Box Set
D12 World D12 -
The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls Re-issue
Escondida Jolie Holland -
The Girl in the Other Room Diana Krall -
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Frankee -
The Inner Circle Evergrey -
The Last of Tha Pound Tha Dogg Pound Compilation
Naked Joan Jett and the Blackhearts -
re.present Jimmie's Chicken Shack -
Souls to Deny Suffocation -
Trampin' Patti Smith -
Van Lear Rose Loretta Lynn -
Z-Ro Tolerance Z-Ro -
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2 The Concretes The Concretes Sweden
3 Marbles Marillion -
My Angel Rocks Back and Forth Four Tet EP
Sung Tongs Animal Collective -
4 Chopstick Bridge Avoid One Thing -
C'mon Miracle Mirah -
Emblems Matt Pond PA -
Endangered Species Flaw -
Horse of a Different Color Big & Rich -
i The Magnetic Fields -
Just for You Lionel Richie -
One Love Kimberley Locke -
ONoffON Mission of Burma -
Platinum & Gold Collection Lit Collection
The Ride Los Lobos -
Southside Double-Wide: Acoustic Live Sevendust Live
Still Writing In My Diary: 2nd Entry Petey Pablo -
Timeless Journey Patti LaBelle -
Too Much Guitar Reigning Sound -
Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies Pixies Compilation
Wire Third Day -
5 Greatest Hits A*Teens Compilation
8 Lafcadio As Tall as Lions -
10 All Roads to Fault yourcodenameis:milo EP
Hopes and Fears Keane -
11 Come Again Thornley Debut
Dis/Location Seven Mary Three -
The End of Heartache Killswitch Engage -
E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals The Matches re-release under new name
Express Yourself Erik van der Luijt -
Here for the Party Gretchen Wilson -
Living Legends 8Ball & MJG -
Metalogy Judas Priest Compilation
Out to Every Nation Jorn -
Sonic Firestorm DragonForce -
16 In Exile Deo Juliana Hatfield -
Live at Tramps, NYC, 1996 De La Soul Live
A Song Is A City Eskimo Joe -
17 Happiness in Magazines Graham Coxon -
Meltdown Ash -
18 Asobi Seksu Asobi Seksu -
Baptism Lenny Kravitz -
Black Skies in Broad Daylight Living Things -
Catalyst New Found Glory -
Dynamite Boy Dynamite Boy -
Faded Seaside Glamour Delays US
Fuckin A The Thermals -
A Grand Don't Come for Free The Streets -
Guster on Ice Guster Live
Hell to Pay Dokken -
Let It Die Feist -
My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue Fall Out Boy EP/DVD
Now Here Is Nowhere The Secret Machines -
So-Called Chaos Alanis Morissette -
Tical 0: The Prequel Method Man -
You Are the Quarry Morrissey -
You Do Your Thing Montgomery Gentry -
21 Here We Go Again SR-71 -
Spectral Skyfire -
24 Exposures - In Retrospect and Denial Dark Tranquillity Compilation
Hits 58 Various artists Compilation
The Human Equation Ayreon -
Lemuria Therion -
Sirius B Therion -
25 Achilles Heel Pedro the Lion -
Fading Days Amber Pacific EP
The Greater Wrong of the Right Skinny Puppy -
The Human Equation Ayreon -
It's About Time Christina Milian -
Let's Be Us Again Lonestar -
Long Gone Before Daylight The Cardigans US
Monolithic Baby! Monster Magnet -
Play to Win Gabrielle -
Rock the Night: The Very Best of Europe Europe Compilation
Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead Grateful Dead Live
Under My Skin Avril Lavigne -
Vol. 3: the Subliminal Verses Slipknot -
White Trash Beautiful Everlast -
27 Between Here and Gone Mary Chapin Carpenter -
30 Joe's Corsage Frank Zappa Compilation
Just Be Tiësto -
31 Borrowed Heaven The Corrs -
I Com Miss Kittin -
Uh Huh Her PJ Harvey UK
Wayward Angel Kasey Chambers -
? A Year at the Movies Social Code -
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1 Auf der Maur Melissa Auf der Maur -
Falling Up Digby -
No Said Date Masta Killa -
Ready Now Truth Hurts -
5 Loud, Mean, Fast and Dirty Peter Pan Speedrock -
6 DiscO-Zone O-Zone -
7 The Lost Riots Hope of the States Debut; UK
Louden Up Now !!! -
No Roots Faithless -
Once Nightwish -
Outta Sight/Outta Mind The Datsuns -
Rewired Mike + The Mechanics -
Supergrass Is 10 Supergrass Compilation
8 The Art of Live Queensrÿche Live
Asshole Gene Simmons -
Contraband Velvet Revolver -
Drill a Hole in That Substrate and Tell Me What You See Jim White -
Egypt Youssou N'Dour -
The Empire Strikes First Bad Religion -
Fast Moving Cars The Clarks -
Greatest Hits '93-'03 311 Compilation
Happenstance Rachael Yamagata -
International War Criminal The Slackers EP
Keep Your Wig On Fastball -
One Soul Now Cowboy Junkies -
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9 Various Artists Compilation
The Slow Wonder A.C. Newman -
Sonic Nurse Sonic Youth -
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge My Chemical Romance -
Thunderdome Pink Cream 69 -
Two The Calling -
2004 Warped Tour Compilation Various Artists Compilation
Un Chumbawamba -
Vengo a Cobrar Mellow Man Ace -
White Light Rock & Roll Review Matthew Good -
12 A New Day... Live in Las Vegas Céline Dion Live
Maximum XS Nazareth Compilation
14 Dark Matter IQ -
Live in Boston Fleetwood Mac Live DVD
Sound Shattering Sound Gyroscope -
To the 5 Boroughs Beastie Boys -
15 The Blind Watchmaker Mana ERG -
Disclaimer II Seether -
Hot Fuss The Killers -
It's About Time Christina Milian US
My Name BoA -
Obsession Eighteen Visions -
The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click) The Fall US
They're Only Chasing Safety Underøath -
23rd St. Lullaby Patti Scialfa -
Undermind Phish -
16 Rock the 40 Oz: Reloaded Leftöver Crack Compilation
18 Battering Ram Iron Savior -
Split Cipher System and By Night EP
21 Aren't You Dead Yet? Carnal Forge -
One Plus One Is One Badly Drawn Boy -
Riot on an Empty Street Kings of Convenience -
A Semblance of Normality Skyclad -
Ta det lugnt Dungen -
22 1.22.03.Acoustic Maroon 5 Live
Gettin' in Over My Head Brian Wilson -
A Ghost Is Born Wilco -
Houses of the Molé Ministry -
Inferno Motörhead -
JoJo JoJo -
Jupiter's Darling Heart -
Kiss of Death Jadakiss -
Lit Lit -
Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love Jonathan Richman -
Power of the Blues Gary Moore -
Scream & Whisper Edwin McCain -
Spider-Man 2: Music From and Inspired By Various Artists Soundtrack
Unbreakable Scorpions -
Will to Death John Frusciante -
24 Dangerously in Love Beyoncé -
ForThemAsses OPM -
28 Afrodisiac Brandy -
The Cure The Cure -
Up All Night Razorlight -
29 Tha Carter Lil Wayne -
The Curse Atreyu -
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count From First to Last -
Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit) Slum Village -
Dwight's Used Records Dwight Yoakam Compilation
Feedback Rush Covers album
Forget What You Know Midtown -
The Gorge Dave Matthews Band Live
Hollywood Potato Chip The Vandals -
In Between Evolution The Tragically Hip -
This Magnificent Distance Chris Robinson -
Mojave Concrete Blonde -
Nina Sky Nina Sky -
Revival The Reverend Horton Heat -
Seventy Two and Sunny Uncle Kracker -
Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers Rise Tiger Army -
Trouble Akon -
Watch Out! Alexisonfire -
We Are Not Alone Breaking Benjamin -
White2 Sunn O))) -
Who Still Kill Sound? Kid 606 -

July – September[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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5 Room on the 3rd Floor McFly -
6 Fortress In Flames The Crüxshadows EP
Patient Man Brad Cotter -
Stone Love Angie Stone US
Wild Dances Ruslana -
8 Oceanic Remixes and Reinterpretations Isis Remix
Star Trails Spirit of the West -
12 Armed Love The (International) Noise Conspiracy -
Braxton Hicks Jebediah -
The Futureheads The Futureheads -
13 At Our Worst Evergreen Terrace -
Back to Basics Beenie Man -
Blueberry Boat The Fiery Furnaces -
The Book of Heavy Metal Dream Evil -
Caught by the Window Pilot Speed US
A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack Hilary Duff/Various Artists Soundtrack
Eat Your Face Guttermouth -
The Funeral of God Zao -
Happy Love Sick Shifty -
Hell to Pay Dokken -
Humboldt Beginnings The Pharcyde -
Indian Summer Carbon Leaf -
It's About Time Christina Milian -
Keep Right KRS-One -
Letters to the President Hawk Nelson -
License to Chill Jimmy Buffett -
Lock-Sport-Krock Nikola Sarcevic -
Mutual Admiration Society Mutual Admiration Society -
Out of the Shadow Rogue Wave -
Porcelain Sparta -
Shhh...Don't Tell Adam Sandler -
The Spine They Might Be Giants -
The Tipping Point The Roots -
To Tha X-Treme Devin the Dude -
Together We're Heavy The Polyphonic Spree -
Über Cobra Widespread Panic Live
Viking Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards -
20 Autobiography Ashlee Simpson -
B Is for B-sides Less Than Jake Compilation
Beneath... Between... Beyond... Static-X Compilation
The Best of Both Worlds Van Halen Compilation +3 new songs
Hazen Street Hazen Street -
Miss Machine The Dillinger Escape Plan -
No Roots Faithless -
Southside Lloyd -
Tyrannosaurus Hives The Hives -
White Turns Blue Maria Mena -
22 Waste of MFZB Zebrahead -
24 Drivetrain .38 Special -
26 Live in Hyde Park Red Hot Chili Peppers Live
Now That's What I Call Music! 58 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
27 The Beginning of Survival Joni Mitchell -
Blue Cathedral Comets on Fire -
Drag It Up Old 97's -
Hymns of the 49th Parallel k.d. lang -
Kevin Lyttle Kevin Lyttle -
Kiss & Tell Sahara Hotnights -
Life After Cash Money B.G. -
Live at Benaroya Hall Pearl Jam Live
Live in Hamburg Maria McKee Live
Lost & Found Ian Van Dahl -
Now That's What I Call Music! 16 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters US
Studio X Sessions E.P. Death Cab for Cutie EP
Testimony Live Neal Morse DVD
Throwback, Vol. 1 Boyz II Men Covers album
True Story Terror Squad -
Until the End Kittie -
Where You Want to Be Taking Back Sunday -
Whiskey Tango Ghosts Tanya Donelly -
29 Alive and Well... In Krakow Green Carnation Live
Pass the Flask The Bled -
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3 An Elixir for Existence Sirenia -
Firestarter Jimmy Eat World EP
A Long Hot Summer Masta Ace -
M.I.A.M.I. Pitbull -
Ride This - The Covers EP Los Lobos EP
Riders In The Sky Present: Davy Crockett, King Of The Wild Frontier Riders in the Sky -
Subsurface Threshold -
6 2Pac Live 2Pac Live
9 3.0 Safri Duo -
10 Automatic Writing Ataxia -
The Best of Coal Chamber Coal Chamber Compilation
The Blessed and The Damned Iced Earth Compilation
Bubblegum Mark Lanegan -
Creamfields Paul Oakenfold Remix
Crosby & Nash David Crosby & Graham Nash -
Diesel Truckers Kool Keith -
It's Already Written Houston -
Kidz Bop 6 Kidz Bop Kids -
My Own Best Enemy Richard Marx -
One Day Remains Alter Bridge -
Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2 Various Artists, Rock Against Bush Compilation
Siren Song of the Counter Culture Rise Against -
The Way It Really Is Lisa Loeb -
Whiskey Tango Ghosts Tanya Donelly -
Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer Debut, re-issue
11 Partytime The Cheeky Girls -
13 Joyful Rebellion k-os -
We Were Born in a Flame Sam Roberts -
16 Grey Will Fade Charlotte Hatherley -
17 All City Northern State -
Decadence Head Automatica -
Free the Bees The Bees -
The Hard Way 213 -
Love Everybody The Presidents of the United States of America -
More Adventurous Rilo Kiley -
Seven Circles The Tea Party Final Album
Soviet Kitsch Regina Spektor -
Survival of the Sickest Saliva -
Take It All Away Ryan Cabrera -
18 ? Enuff Z'nuff -
23 Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned The Prodigy UK
Leaders Not Followers: Part 2 Napalm Death Covers album
Pigs of the Roman Empire Lustmord & The Melvins -
Winchester Cathedral Clinic -
24 Beat Cafe Donovan -
Connected The Foreign Exchange -
The Dirty South Drive-By Truckers -
Half Smiles of the Decomposed Guided by Voices -
Happy People/U Saved Me R. Kelly -
Hide Nothing Further Seems Forever -
The Hustle G. Love & Special Sauce -
Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones US; Compilation
Legacy of Blood Jedi Mind Tricks -
Letters Butch Walker -
Lift Sister Hazel -
Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw -
Luminaria Ian Moore -
On My Way To Church Jim Jones -
Potter's Field 12 Stones -
The Secondman's Middle Stand Mike Watt -
The Revolution Starts Now Steve Earle -
She Loves You The Twilight Singers Covers album
Straight Outta Cashville Young Buck -
Super D Ben Folds EP
Tambourine Tift Merritt -
Tessie Dropkick Murphys EP
Throwback, Vol. 1 Boyz II Men Covers album
Tonight, Not Again: Jason Mraz Live at the Eagles Ballroom Jason Mraz -
A Valid Path Alan Parsons -
Welcome Back Mase -
30 Everything Will Be Alright Tomorrow Faithless -
Killing Heidi Killing Heidi -
The Libertines The Libertines -
Silent Nation Asia -
31 Ashes of the Wake Lamb of God -
Circle of Snakes Danzig -
The DEFinition LL Cool J -
Fuck World Trade Leftöver Crack -
Genius Loves Company Ray Charles -
Getting Away with Murder Papa Roach -
Hell's Pit Insane Clown Posse -
Leviathan Mastodon -
Medúlla Björk -
Rhythm of Time Jordan Rudess -
Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection Kansas Compilation+DVD
The Spine Hits the Road They Might Be Giants Live
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1 The Romance of Kenny G Kenny G Compilation
6 Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck Flotation Toy Warning -
Rubber Factory The Black Keys -
Showtime Dizzee Rascal
The Sound of White Missy Higgins
Temple of Shadows Angra -
Unwritten Natasha Bedingfield UK
Voice Alison Moyet UK, covers album
7 The Big Eyeball in the Sky Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains -
Home for an Island The Exit -
I Got Love In These Streetz - The Album Daz Dillinger -
Let It Enfold You Senses Fail -
Living Things Matthew Sweet -
Master of the Moon Dio -
My Everything Anita Baker -
Stealing of a Nation Radio 4 -
Underdog Victorious Jill Sobule -
The Very Best of Macy Gray Macy Gray US; Compilation
What I Do Alan Jackson -
8 Exodus Utada Japan
10 IM the Supervisor Infected Mushroom -
13 Kasabian Kasabian UK
Let's Bottle Bohemia The Thrills -
Nino Rojo Devendra Banhart -
Out of Nothing Embrace UK
Season for Assault 8 Foot Sativa -
Singles Box Set 1986-1995 Duran Duran Box Set
Strangers Ed Harcourt -
The Tension and the Spark Darren Hayes -
Thunder, Lightning, Strike The Go! Team -
14 DC EP John Frusciante EP
Eat My Heart Out The Dollyrots -
Everybody Loves a Happy Ending Tears for Fears -
Funeral Arcade Fire -
A Hangover You Don't Deserve Bowling for Soup -
QuAUDIOPHILIAc Frank Zappa -
The Revelry Bullets and Octane -
The Clarence Greenwood Recordings Citizen Cope -
Set Yourself on Fire Stars Canada
So Jealous Tegan and Sara -
Studio 150 Paul Weller -
Sweat and Suit Double albums Nelly -
The System Has Failed Megadeth -
Trouble Ray LaMontagne -
Turn The Ex Double LP
Wayward Angel Kasey Chambers -
Wet From Birth The Faint -
Within a Mile of Home Flogging Molly -
20 Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
Hits 59 Various artists Compilation
One for the Road Ocean Colour Scene Live
Welcome to the North The Music -
21 American Idiot Green Day -
Be Here Keith Urban US
City Client -
Deja Vu (All Over Again) John Fogerty -
The Delivery Man Elvis Costello -
Dreaming In Color Jump5 -
Eucademix Yuka Honda -
Future Perfect Autolux -
Il Sogno Elvis Costello -
Last Exit Junior Boys -
London Calling: 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition The Clash LP & DVD
Mirages Tim Hecker -
The New What Next Hot Water Music -
Night on Fire VHS or Beta -
Noise from the Basement Skye Sweetnam -
Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home These Arms Are Snakes -
Remixed! Scissor Sisters EP
Riders of the Apocalypse Demonoid -
Romeoland Lil' Romeo -
Saul Williams Saul Williams -
Shine Meredith Brooks Reissue of 2002's Bad Bad One
Songs In The Key Of Eh! Mad Caddies Live
There Will Be a Light Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama -
This Is My Time Raven-Symoné -
This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In) Chevelle -
You Fail Me Converge -
The War Within Shadows Fall -
22 Start from the Dark Europe -
23 The Other Side of Earth The Last Goodnight -
24 Dreamland Joni Mitchell -
27 Antics Interpol -
Never Apologise Never Explain Therapy? -
Nightmares Made Flesh Bloodbath -
Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret Rhapsody -
28 Advance and Vanquish 3 Inches of Blood -
Anniemal Annie -
Bat out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Meat Loaf Live
Beautiful Soul Jesse McCartney -
The Beautiful Struggle Talib Kweli -
The Dana Owens Album Queen Latifah -
Feels Like Today Rascal Flatts -
Goodies Ciara -
Hilary Duff Hilary Duff -
In Love and Death The Used -
Jackassolantern Widespread Panic Live
Lest We Forget: The Best Of Marilyn Manson Compilation +1 new track
Lionheart Saxon -
Mind, Body & Soul Joss Stone -
The Neon God, Pt. 2: The Demise W.A.S.P. -
180° Gerardo -
Reset Mutemath EP
Scores Barry Manilow -
Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll Social Distortion -
Shangri-La Mark Knopfler -
Show and Tell Silvertide -
Smile Brian Wilson -
Trouble Bonnie McKee -

October – December[edit]

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1 Joe's Domage Frank Zappa -
Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow Jonathan Coulton EP
While You Are Gone Bradley Joseph -
4 Confessions Usher UK
Falling Out Peter Bjorn and John -
Late Night Tales: Four Tet Four Tet Compilation
5 Around the Sun R.E.M. -
The Audio Injected Soul Mnemic -
Audit in Progress Hot Snakes -
Barenaked for the Holidays Barenaked Ladies Christmas
Black Tape The Explosion -
The Chronicles of Life and Death Good Charlotte -
ClassiKhan Chaka Khan -
Everything I've Got in My Pocket Minnie Driver -
50 Number Ones George Strait Compilation
Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Korn Compilation +2 new tracks
The Grind Date De La Soul -
Has Been William Shatner -
Left of the Dial: Dispatches from the '80s Underground Various Artists Compilation
Legs to Make Us Longer Kaki King -
Live at Budokan Dream Theater Live
The Lost Riots Hope of the States US
The Ones We Never Knew Holly Williams -
Palookaville Fatboy Slim -
The Place You're In Kenny Wayne Shepherd -
Pressure Chief Cake -
Real Gone Tom Waits -
Size Matters Helmet -
Soul of a New Machine Fear Factory Reissue/Remastered
Spooked Robyn Hitchcock -
Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004 Everclear Compilation
Unshattered Peter Murphy -
Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 Wyclef Jean -
11 Back to Bedlam James Blunt Debut
The Collection Cast Compilation
The Collection Shed Seven Compilation
Cosima Cosima De Vito -
False Alarm KT Tunstall EP
Reckoning Night Sonata Arctica -
Sirenian Shores Sirenia EP
10 Years of Hits Ronan Keating Compilation
12 The Artist Collection: Busta Rhymes Busta Rhymes Compilation
Astronaut Duran Duran LP & DVD
Christmas Chris Isaak Christmas
Chuck Sum 41 -
Deceiver Chris Thile -
Frank Black Francis Frank Black -
Heart & Soul Joe Cocker -
The Lost Christmas Eve Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas
Miracle Céline Dion -
Munly & the Lee Lewis Harlots Munly -
The New Danger Mos Def -
New Roman Times Camper Van Beethoven -
Platinum & Gold Collection Toni Braxton Compilation
P.S.I.entology Pitchshifter DVD
Scenic Denver Harbor -
Shake off the Dust... Arise Matisyahu -
Songs of the Unforgiven Crash Test Dummies -
Straylight Run Straylight Run -
Tarantula Flickerstick -
Terrifyer Pig Destroyer -
18 Alfie: Music from the Motion Picture Mick Jagger/David A. Stewart/Various Artists Soundtrack
Alizée En Concert Alizée Live
One Dirty Vegas -
Origin Vol. 1 The Soundtrack of Our Lives Europe
Silver Box Simple Minds Box Set
A Smile Dappled Cities Fly -
Who Killed...... The Zutons? The Zutons -
19 Alpha and Omega Bizzy Bone -
As/Is John Mayer Live
Casting the Stones Jag Panzer -
Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Songs of Warren Zevon Various Artists Warren Zevon tribute
From a Basement on the Hill Elliott Smith -
Futures Jimmy Eat World -
Graveyard Classics 2 Six Feet Under Covers album
The Greatest Hits Juvenile Compilation
The Greatest Hits Collection II Brooks & Dunn Compilation
Never Breathe What You Can't See Jello Biafra & The Melvins -
Panopticon Isis -
The Rest Is History Jin -
Revolver (The Haunted album) The Haunted -
Shake the Sheets Ted Leo and the Pharmacists -
Stardust: the Great American Songbook 3 Rod Stewart Covers album
Still Hungry Twisted Sister Re-recording of Stay Hungry +4 new tracks
This Island Le Tigre -
Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits John Mellencamp 2xCD compilation +2 new tracks
You Just Gotta Love Christmas Peter Cetera Christmas
24 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Vol. 1 Powerman 5000 Compilation
25 Best of Def Leppard Def Leppard Compilation
Live Twice Darius -
Tage Mahal Jon Oliva's Pain
26 All for You Annihilator -
Buju and Friends Buju Banton Compilation
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins Pavement -
Dear Heather Leonard Cohen -
Flyleaf Flyleaf EP
Gold Medal The Donnas -
Inside of Emptiness John Frusciante -
It Always Will Be Willie Nelson -
Key Son, Ambulance -
Live at Wolf Trap The Doobie Brothers Live
Our Kind of Soul Hall & Oates -
Please Describe Yourself Dogs Die in Hot Cars -
Poe Little Rich Girl Jacki-O -
Rendezvous Luna -
Still Not Getting Any... Simple Plan LP & DVD
Then and Again Voltaire -
Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets Trick Daddy -
Thunderball U.D.O. -
2067 Rheostatics -
Unfinished Business Jay-Z & R. Kelly -
Watching the Snow Michael Franks
War Party GWAR -
Wolfmother Wolfmother EP
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine Death From Above 1979 -
29 One Way Selwyn -
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1 Acoustic John Lennon Compilation
Aha Shake Heartbreak Kings of Leon UK
All the Best Tina Turner Compilation +3 new tracks
A Brief History... The Waifs Australia; Live
Interim The Fall Compilation
Lifeblood Manic Street Preachers -
Live Licks The Rolling Stones Live
This is Music: The Singles 92-98 The Verve UK; Compilation
2 Adicción, Tradición, Revolución Voodoo Glow Skulls -
Alive at Last Train Live
Awake: The Best of Live Live Compilation
Closure EP Everclear EP/Compilation
Dead Eyes See No Future Arch Enemy EP
Devotion Newsboys -
eMOTIVe A Perfect Circle Covers album
Jobe Bells Afroman Christmas
Le compte complet Malajube
Live! Catch 22 Live
Live at St. Ann's Warehouse Aimee Mann Live
Mmhmm Relient K -
My Brother & Me Ying Yang Twins Compilation
Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 Jethro Tull Live
Now That's What I Call Music! 17 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
One Neal Morse -
Reise, Reise Rammstein -
Singles Travis Compilation
7 The Beginning and the End Bizzy Bone -
Mistaken Identity Delta Goodrem -
8 Allow Us to Be Frank Westlife Covers album
Best 1991-2004 Seal Compilation
The Destiny Stone Pride of Lions -
Live! Thirty Days Ago Phoenix Live
R.U.L.E. Ja Rule -
Second First Impression Daniel Bedingfield -
Wet Wet Wet: The Greatest Hits Wet Wet Wet Compilation
9 All In Stroke 9 -
Greatest Hits Shania Twain Compilation +3 new tracks
Greatest Hits: My Prerogative Britney Spears Compilation +3 new tracks
The Greatest Songs Ever Written (By Us!) NOFX Compilation
Harmonium Vanessa Carlton -
Home Movies Pennywise Re-issue; DVD
Horn of Plenty Grizzly Bear -
México en la Piel Luis Miguel -
Number Ones Bee Gees Compilation
Occasus The Amenta -
Peachtree Road Elton John -
Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl Queen US; Live LP & DVD
Real Talk Fabolous -
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie – Music from the Movie and More... Various Artists Soundtrack
The Tigers Have Spoken Neko Case Live
Vulture Street Powderfinger US
11 Ballads of Living and Dying Marissa Nadler -
12 Encore Eminem -
15 Best of Blue Blue UK; Compilation
Lost to Apathy Dark Tranquillity
Now That's What I Call Music! 59 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
The Silent Force Within Temptation -
This is Music: The Singles 92-98 The Verve US; Compilation
16 aMOTION A Perfect Circle LP & DVD
The Best of Mandy Moore Mandy Moore Compilation
The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 The Beatles Box Set
Crunk Juice Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz -
Destiny Fulfilled Destiny's Child -
Greatest Hits Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Compilation
Greatest Hits Neil Young Compilation
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Puffy AmiYumi Compilation
The Kottonmouth Xperience Kottonmouth Kings -
Merry Christmas with Love Clay Aiken Christmas
Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection Michael Jackson Box Set
Mm.. Food MF Doom -
100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong Bon Jovi Box Set
Our Worlds Divorce This Providence -
The Popsicle EP Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer EP
Powerballin' Chingy -
The Ransom EP Cartel EP
Real Ivy Queen -
rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003) Pearl Jam Compilation
Want Two Rufus Wainwright -
Youth Collective Soul -
22 Greatest Hits Creed Compilation
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb U2 -
23 Anywhere But Home Evanescence Live
At Last...The Duets Album Kenny G Covers album
Family Style Jet DVD
Free Yourself Fantasia -
The Greater of Two Evils Anthrax Compilation
I Need an Angel Ruben Studdard -
Live in Buffalo: July 4th 2004 Goo Goo Dolls Live
Lonely Runs Both Ways Alison Krauss & Union Station -
Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Gwen Stefani Solo debut
Play Around the Christmas Tree Play Christmas
R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece Snoop Dogg -
The Red Light District Ludacris -
Rejoyce: The Christmas Album Jessica Simpson Christmas
So Cold Breaking Benjamin EP
A Sphere in the Heart of Silence John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer -
Ultimate Kylie Kylie Minogue Compilation
With the Lights Out Nirvana Box Set
29 Downside Up Siouxsie and the Banshees Box Set
Irish Son Brian McFadden Solo debut
Our Last Album? The Toy Dolls -
Platinum Collection Genesis Box Set
Three Imaginary Boys: Deluxe Edition The Cure Re-issue
30 Breakaway Kelly Clarkson -
Collision Course Linkin Park and Jay-Z EP & DVD
Head for the Door The Exies -
Street's Disciple Nas -
Urban Legend T.I. -
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6 Invisible Nightingale -
7 The Dirtiest Thirstiest Yung Wun
Purple Haze Cam'ron -
Speak Lindsay Lohan -
The Red Light District Ludacris -
9 Live from Under the Brooklyn Bridge U2 Live EP; iTunes
10 Almanac They Might Be Giants Live
Artist Collection: Run DMC Run-D.M.C. Compilation
Venue Songs They Might Be Giants Live
13 Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall -
For You Casey Donovan -
14 Concrete Rose Ashanti -
Loyal to the Game 2Pac -
Weapons of Mass Destruction Xzibit -
21 The Mind of Mannie Fresh Mannie Fresh -
28 Get Lifted John Legend -
300 Lésions Kyo -
? Piracy Funds Terrorism M.I.A. and Diplo -

Unknown release dates[edit]

Top hits[edit]

Top 10 selling albums of the year in the US[edit]

  1. ConfessionsUsher ~ 7,978,594
  2. Under My SkinAvril Lavigne ~ 6,970,000
  3. In the ZoneBritney Spears ~ 4,535,102
  4. EncoreEminem ~ 3,917,097
  5. Feels like Home – Norah Jones ~ 3,842,920
  6. AutobiographyAshlee Simpson ~ 3,534,912
  7. When the Sun Goes DownKenny Chesney ~ 3,072,224
  8. Here for the PartyGretchen Wilson ~ 2,931,097
  9. Live Like You Were DyingTim McGraw ~ 2,786,840
  10. Songs About JaneMaroon 5 ~ 2,708,415

Top 15 selling albums of the year globally[edit]

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

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

January 10 - Kaitlyn Maher, singer

Deaths[edit]

January–February[edit]

March–April[edit]

May–June[edit]

July–August[edit]

September–October[edit]

November–December[edit]

Awards[edit]

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[edit]

BRIT Awards[edit]

Country Music Association Awards[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Juno Awards[edit]

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

Charts[edit]

Triple J Hottest 100[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clapton's Guitar Sells For $959,000". Contactmusic.com. June 25, 2004. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  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. ^ Crwth
  8. ^ Discover Australian Music. Accessed 26 August 2014

External links[edit]

For a more detailed list of hits or albums by month, see: