10 Albums to Revisit From... 2004

Got some free time on your hands? Well, we've got a great way to spend it! Here at See Tickets, we are all for discovering new music, but sometimes it's great to take a step back and take a look at albums of years gone by. You might have missed an essential album, one that's just waiting to be added to your library. Today, we're looking at 10 albums that you need to revisit from the year 2004. Take a look, and let us know if we've missed any. We're always looking for new or old albums to discover!


Hot Fuss - The Killers

Released: June 7, 2004

UK Chart Position: 1

Biggest Hit: Mr Brightside

The debut studio album by the The Killers helped to define alt-rock for a new generation. During it's release, the album reached number one in the UK and featured enormous hit singles including 'Smile Like You Mean It' and 'Mr Brightside'.

The Killers have shown no sign of slowing down since they bounced onto the scene in the early 00's, and will head out on their 'Imploding The Mirage' arena tour next year. Get tickets here.

A Grand Don't Come For Free - The Streets

Released: 17 May 2004

UK Chart Position: 1

Biggest Hit: Dry Your Eyes

The album is a gritty rap opera that follows the story of its protagonist's relationship and the mysterious loss of £1000 from his home.  'Fit But You Know It', 'Dry Your Eyes' and 'Blinded by the Lights' were all  hugely successful songs taken from the album, which peaked at number one in the UK.  Rapper/producer Mike Skinner aka The Streets is heading to Castlefield Bowl and MADE Festival next year.


The College Dropout - Kanye West

Released: February 10, 2004

UK Chart Position: 12

Biggest Hit: Jesus Walks

Just sixteen years ago, Kanye West burst onto the scene as a solo artist, after producing for the likes of Jay-Z  and Talib Kweli. A widespread critical success, 'The College Dropout' was the debut studio album from the American rapper and producer.



American Idiot - Green Day

Released: 20 September 2004

UK Chart Position: 1

Biggest Hit: American Idiot

'American Idiot' is a take down on American culture, and was a career comeback for the band. The album spawned five successful singles: 'American Idiot', 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams', 'Holiday', 'Wake Me Up When September Ends' and 'Jesus of Suburbia'. The band are heading out on the 'HELLA MEGA' tour in 2021, get tickets here.



Aha Shake Heartbreak - Kings of Leon

Released: November 1, 2004

UK Chart Position: 3

Biggest Hit: The Bucket

'Aha Shake Heartbreak' was the second album from indie-rockers Kings of Leon. Fun fact - it's the only album by Kings of Leon to have a Parental advisory label because of the strong language in 'Taper Jean Girl', 'Rememo', 'Soft', and 'Four Kicks'.  Catch the band live next year in Leeds and Newcastle, tickets available here.



Confessions - Usher

Released: March 23, 2004

UK Chart Position: 1

Biggest Hit: Yeah!

'Yeah!', 'Confessions Park II', 'Burn' and 'Caught Up' were all gigantic songs from the singers fourth studio album.  'Confessions' earned Usher several awards upon its release, including the Grammy Award for 'Best Contemporary R&B Album'. Also, according Billboard, it's the second best selling album of the 2000's in the US.



Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin

Released: May 19, 2004

UK Chart Position: 1

Biggest Hit: Don't Tell Me/My Happy Ending

The second studio album from the singer sold more than eight million copies following its release and became a pop-punk anthem for teenagers.  The album reached number 149 on the Billboard 200 decade-end chart after selling more than eight million copies worldwide.



Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters

Released: February 2, 2004

UK Chart Position: 1

Biggest Hit: Laura

The self titled album was the first that the American glam rock band released. 'Scissor Sisters' reached number one in the UK albums chart, was the best selling album of 2004 and, since it's release, has sold over 2,700,000 copies in the UK alone! Songs 'Take Your Mama', 'Filthy/Gorgeous' and 'Laura' all featured on this cosmic album.



Love. Angel. Music. Baby. - Gwen Stefani

Released: November 12, 2004

UK Chart Position: 4

Biggest Hit: What You Waiting For?

'Love. Angel. Music. Baby.' was the first album that singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani released following the hiatus of No Doubt. The album incorporates a diverse range of genres including electro-pop, dance-rock, new wave, R&B, hip hop, soul and disco.  NME said of the album that it's "one of the most frivolously brilliant slabs of shiny retro-pop anyone's had the chuzpah to release all year."


Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Released: 9 February 2004

UK Chart Position: 3

Biggest Hit: Take Me Out

The self titled debut album from the Scottish indie rockers gained the band the Mercury Music Prize win in 2004.  BBC Music wrote that 'Franz Ferdinand' "may not be a particularly long album, but it is a masterpiece of funky, punky, suave cool from the first track to the last."



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This article was a collaborative effort, written together by the See Tickets Marketing team; Georgia, Sarah, Hayley, Callum and Abi.

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