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January

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Alea Jacta Est WarCry -
Not Quite Me Tess Wiley -
6 Phantom Planet Phantom Planet -
12 The Glorious Burden Iced Earth -
13 Legion of Boom The Crystal Method -
The Opera Band Amici Forever -
19 The Moan The Black Keys EP
20 Educated Guess Ani DiFranco -
Civilization Front Line Assembly -
The Devil Isn't Red Hella -
The Early Chapters Soilwork EP
Kimi Ga Suki Matthew Sweet -
24 The Slackers and Friends The Slackers Re-issue
26 Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker The Coral -
Immortal Memory Lisa Gerrard and Patrick Cassidy -
Do You Know Michelle Williams -
27 Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings 10,000 Maniacs Compilation
Sirens and Condolences Bayside -
Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978-2001 The Cure Box Set
Daft Club Daft Punk US; Remix
Live at the Deaf Club Dead Kennedys Live
Delìrium Còrdia Fantômas -
Hypnotic Underworld Ghost -
Unsung: The Best of Helmet Helmet Compilation
NYHC EP Madball EP
Ripp Tha Game Bloody: Street Muzic RBX -
Because I Can Katy Rose -
Kamikaze Twista -
Live at the House of Blues The Vandals Live
The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection Yes US; Box Set
28 Tomatteita Tokei ga Ima Ugokidashita Zard -


February

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Evolution Purgatory Persuader -
Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters UK
Bows + Arrows The Walkmen -
3 The Battle for Everything Five for Fighting -
A Crow Left of the Murder Incubus -
Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters UK
Start Something Lostprophets -
Upsettin' Ernesto's The Slackers Live
Critical Energy Threshold -
50 First Dates Various Artists Soundtrack
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 Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition Carpenters Compilation
New Found Power Damageplan -
'Merican The Descendents EP
Lucky Melissa Etheridge -
Shamrocks & Shenanigans House of Pain & Everlast Greatest Hits
Feels like Home Norah Jones -
America's Sweetheart Courtney Love -
Miles Gurtu Robert Miles & Trilok Gurtu -
Body Language Kylie Minogue US
Turn of the Screw 1208 -
Pau-Latina Paulina Rubio -
Greatest Hits Thalía Greatest Hits
The College Dropout Kanye West -
16 Late Night Tales: Turin Brakes Turin Brakes Compilation
The Runaway Found The Veils -
The Focusing Blur Vintersorg -
17 Talkie Walkie Air US
On The Front Line The Casualties -
She's in Control Chromeo -
Writer's Block Evergreen Terrace -
All That We Let In Indigo Girls -
19 A War Story Book II Psycho Realm -
23 Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses Atreyu Limited edition
The Dark Horse Years 1976-1992 George Harrison Box Set
24 A Natural Disaster Anathema US
About a Burning Fire Blindside -
The Wretched Spawn Cannibal Corpse -
Music as a Weapon II Disturbed, Chevelle, Taproot & Unloco Live
Schizophrenic JC Chasez -
Shadows Collide With People John Frusciante -
Bodysong Jonny Greenwood US; Soundtrack
The Arrival Hypocrisy -
Sea of Faces Kutless -
Punk Statik Paranoia Orgy -
The Hard Way Owsley -
Devil's Ground Primal Fear -
Death Is Certain Royce Da 5'9" -
Nude VAST -
Chick Magnet Paul Wall -
The Life of Joseph W. McVey Z-Ro -
29 Schmack! Steriogram -


March

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Mellow Maria Mena -
When It Falls Zero 7 UK
2 Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul Machine Cee-Lo -
Guilt Show The Get Up Kids -
Modern ARTillery The Living End US
The Best of LeAnn Rimes LeAnn Rimes Greatest Hits
8 Sunrise Over Sea The John Butler Trio -
Suburban Rock 'N' Roll Space -
9 Here Come the Brides Brides of Destruction -
Live at the Deaf Club Dead Kennedys Live
Tempo of the Damned Exodus -
Something Beautiful* Great Big Sea US
All of Our Names Sarah Harmer -
Rare Tracks Jet Japan
Neither Here Nor There Melvins Compilation
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse Re-issue
Don't Stop the Music Play -
Black & White The Samples -
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes TV on the Radio -
Pawn Shoppe Heart The Von Bondies -
12 Hella/Four Tet Split Hella/Four Tet Split EP
15 From Ohio with Love A Day in the Life/Hit the Lights/The Red Affair 3-way Split
And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997-2004 HIM Greatest Hits
Live and Demos Raging Speedhorn Compilation
16 The Very Best of Jackson Browne Jackson Browne Greatest Hits
Split Personality Cassidy -
The Other Side Godsmack EP
Afterlife Joe Jackson Live
Patience George Michael -
Dead Letters The Rasmus US
Frustration Plantation Rasputina -
You Are Here UFO -
17 The Roy Clark Method The Roy Clark Method -
23 It's Never Enough Ace Troubleshooter -
One Way Out The Allman Brothers Band Live
LP Ambulance LTD US
Misery Is a Butterfly Blonde Redhead -
Sings Greatest Palace Music Bonnie 'Prince' Billy -
Me and Mr. Johnson Eric Clapton Tribute album
Till Death Do Us Part Cypress Hill -
Cool to Be You The Descendents -
Peace, Love, Death Metal The Eagles of Death Metal -
Live at the House of Blues Goldfinger Live
Greatest Hits Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits
All of Our Names Sarah Harmer -
Finally Woken Jem -
MP3 Marcy Playground -
Good Side, Bad Side Master P -
Absolution Muse US
Fly or Die N.E.R.D. -
Redefine Soil -
Tour 2003 Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band Live
Let's Talk About It Carl Thomas -
Confessions Usher -
Winning Days The Vines -
Night of Joy Widespread Panic Live
The Punisher Various Artists Soundtrack
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Various Artists Soundtrack
Now That's What I Call Music! 15 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
24 Bee Hives Broken Social Scene -
COM LAG Radiohead EP
Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do Sigur Rós EP
29 Anastacia Anastacia -
Smack Smash Beatsteaks -
Absent Friends The Divine Comedy -
Soundtrack to Your Escape In Flames -
Alphabetical Phoenix -
30 Honkin' on Bobo Aerosmith Covers album
Classics: Vol 1 Big Moe Compilation
Population Override Buckethead -
The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall Bob Dylan Live
Damita Jo Janet Jackson US
U Gotta Feel Me Lil' Flip -
Los Lonely Boys Los Lonely Boys -
In With the Old Pepper -
Live & Off the Record Shakira Live LP & DVD
Prophecy Soulfly -
You Are Here UFO -


April

Day Album Artist Notes
4 Indestructible Object They Might Be Giants EP
Soundtrack To Your Escape In Flames Korean Edition
5 Greatest Hits Atomic Kitten Greatest Hits
The Dissociatives The Dissociatives -
J Wess Presents Tha LP J-Wess -
Best of Both Worlds Midnight Oil DVD
Now That's What I Call Music! 57 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
6 Convict Pool Calexico EP
Hellfire Club Edguy -
My Mother's Hymn Book Johnny Cash -
Whatever Happened to P.J. Soles? Local H -
2 Nights Live! Barry Manilow Live
Good News for People Who Love Bad News Modest Mouse -
Matters Pulley -
Liars Todd Rundgren -
Ludo Ludo -
Indestructible Object They Might Be Giants EP
The Neon God: Part 1 - The Rise W.A.S.P. -
13 Crossfade Crossfade -
Baron von Bullshit Rides Again Modest Mouse Live
Is There Love in Space? Joe Satriani -
Palm Trees and Power Lines Sugarcult -
20 BYO Split Series, Vol. 5 Alkaline Trio/One Man Army Split LP
Music of Mass Destruction Anthrax Live
Hangover Music Vol. VI Black Label Society -
The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell Buckethead -
I'd Like a Virgin Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine -
Desensitized Drowning Pool -
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand -
Archetype Fear Factory -
The Pretty Toney Album Ghostface Killah -
Impossible Dream Patty Griffin -
Underneath Hanson -
Feels like Home Norah Jones -
Fire It Up The Kottonmouth Kings -
Highwire Act Live in St. Louis 2003 Little Feat Live
Through the Ashes of Empires Machine Head US
Musicology Prince -
Stone Age Complications Queens of the Stone Age EP
Ratatat Ratatat -
The Blue Jukebox Chris Rea -
Sunsets and Car Crashes The Spill Canvas -
2 a.m. Wakeup Call Tweaker -
Mute Print A Wilhelm Scream -
Hurt No More Mario Winans -
Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 Various Artists, Rock Against Bush Compilation
23 Walk the Tightrope Human Nature -
24 Rejoicing in the Hands Devendra Banhart -
26 Walk The Tightrope Human Nature -
27 Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Box Set
D12 World D12 -
The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls Re-issue
The Last of Tha Pound Tha Dogg Pound Compilation
The Inner Circle Evergrey -
re.present Jimmie's Chicken Shack -
The Girl in the Other Room Diana Krall -
Van Lear Rose Loretta Lynn -
Trampin' Patti Smith -
Souls to Deny Suffocation -
Z-Ro Tolerance Z-Ro -
American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics Various Artists -


May

Day Album Artist Notes
3 My Angel Rocks Back and Forth Four Tet EP
Marbles Marillion -
4 Chopstick Bridge Avoid One Thing -
Horse of a Different Color Big & Rich -
Endangered Species Flaw -
Platinum & Gold Collection Lit Collection
One Love Kimberley Locke -
The Ride Los Lobos -
i The Magnetic Fields -
Still Writing In My Diary: 2nd Entry Petey Pablo -
Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies Pixies Compilation
Just for You Lionel Richie -
Southside Double-Wide: Acoustic Live Sevendust Live
5 Greatest Hits A*Teens Greatest Hits
8 Lafcadio As Tall as Lions -
10 Hopes and Fears Keane -
All Roads to Fault yourcodenameis:milo EP
11 Come Again Thornley Debut.
The End of Heartache Killswitch Engage -
Express Yourself Erik van der Luijt -
Here for the Party Gretchen Wilson -
Sonic Firestorm DragonForce -
Metalogy Judas Priest Greatest Hits
Dis/Location Seven Mary Three -
E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals The Matches re-release under new name
16 Live at Tramps, NYC, 1996 De La Soul Live
A Song Is A City Eskimo Joe -
17 Meltdown Ash -
Happiness in Magazines Graham Coxon -
18 Asobi Seksu Asobi Seksu -
Faded Seaside Glamour Delays US
Hell To Pay Dokken -
Dynamite Boy Dynamite Boy -
My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue Fall Out Boy EP/DVD
Guster on Ice Guster Live
Baptism Lenny Kravitz -
Tical 0: The Prequel Method Man -
So-Called Chaos Alanis Morissette -
You Are the Quarry Morrissey -
Catalyst New Found Glory -
Now Here Is Nowhere The Secret Machines -
A Grand Don't Come for Free The Streets -
Fuckin A The Thermals -
21 Spectral Skyfire -
Here We Go Again SR-71 -
24 The Human Equation Ayreon -
Exposures - In Retrospect and Denial Dark Tranquillity Compilation
Sirius B Therion -
Lemuria Therion -
25 Fading Days Amber Pacific EP
Long Gone Before Daylight The Cardigans US
White Trash Beautiful Everlast -
Rock the Night: The Very Best of Europe Europe Compilation
Play to Win Gabrielle -
Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead Grateful Dead Live
Under My Skin Avril Lavigne -
It's About Time Christina Milian -
Monolithic Baby! Monster Magnet -
Achilles Heel Pedro the Lion -
The Greater Wrong of the Right Skinny Puppy -
Vol. 3: the Subliminal Verses Slipknot -
30 Final Straw Snow Patrol US
Just Be Tiësto -
Joe's Corsage Frank Zappa Compilation
31 Uh Huh Her PJ Harvey UK
Wayward Angel Kasey Chambers -
Borrowed Heaven The Corrs -


June

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Falling Up Digby -
No Said Date Masta Killa -
Auf der Maur Melissa Auf der Maur -
Ready Now Truth Hurts -
5 Loud, Mean, Fast and Dirty Peter Pan Speedrock -
7 Louden Up Now [[ !]] -
No Roots Faithless -
The Lost Riots Hope of the States Debut; UK
Rewired Mike + The Mechanics -
Once Nightwish -
Sonic Nurse Sonic Youth -
Supergrass Is 10 Supergrass Compilation
8 Greatest Hits '93-'03 311 Compilation
The Empire Strikes First Bad Religion -
Two The Calling -
Un Chumbawamba -
Fast Moving Cars The Clarks -
Borrowed Heaven The Corrs -
One Soul Now Cowboy Junkies -
Keep Your Wig On Fastball -
White Light Rock & Roll Review Matthew Good -
Vengo a Cobrar Mellow Man Ace -
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge My Chemical Romance -
The Art of Live Queensrÿche Live
Asshole Gene Simmons -
International War Criminal The Slackers EP
Sonic Nurse Sonic Youth -
Contraband Velvet Revolver -
Egypt Youssou N'Dour -
2004 Warped Tour Compilation Various Artists Compilation
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9 Various Artists Compilation
12 A New Day... Live in Las Vegas Céline Dion Live
Maximum XS Nazareth Greatest Hits
14 Sound Shattering Sound Gyroscope -
To the 5 Boroughs Beastie Boys -
Dark Matter IQ -
Live in Boston Fleetwood Mac Live DVD
15 Obsession Eighteen Visions -
The Real New Fall LP The Fall US
Hot Fuss The Killers -
Disclaimer II Seether -
The Blind Watchmaker Mana ERG -
It's About Time Christina Milian US
Undermind Phish -
They're Only Chasing Safety Underøath -
16 Rock the 40 Oz: Reloaded Leftöver Crack Compilation
18 Split Cipher System and By Night EP
21 One Plus One Is One Badly Drawn Boy -
A Semblance of Normality Skyclad -
22 Afrodisiac Brandy -
Will to Death John Frusciante -
Kiss of Death Jadakiss -
JoJo JoJo -
Lit Lit -
Scream & Whisper Edwin McCain -
1.22.03.Acoustic Maroon 5 Live
Houses of the Molé Ministry -
Power of the Blues Gary Moore -
Inferno Motörhead -
Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love Jonathan Richman -
Unbreakable Scorpions -
A Ghost Is Born Wilco -
Gettin' in Over My Head Brian Wilson -
24 Dangerously in Love Beyoncé -
ForThemAsses OPM -
28 Afrodisiac Brandy -
The Cure The Cure -
Up All Night Razorlight -
29 Watch Out! Alexisonfire -
The Curse Atreyu -
We Are Not Alone Breaking Benjamin -
Mojave Concrete Blonde -
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count From First to Last -
Who Still Kill Sound? Kid 606 -
Tha Carter Lil Wayne -
The Gorge Dave Matthews Band Live
Forget What You Know Midtown -
Revival The Reverend Horton Heat -
This Magnificent Distance Chris Robinson -
Feedback Rush Covers album
Nina Sky Nina Sky -
Detroit Deli Slum Village -
White2 Sunn O))) -
Tiger Army III: Ghost Tigers Rise Tiger Army -
In Between Evolution The Tragically Hip -
Hollywood Potato Chip The Vandals -
Seventy Two and Sunny Uncle Kracker -


July

Day Album Artist Notes
5 Room on the 3rd Floor McFly -
6 Wild Dances Ruslana -
Stone Love Angie Stone US
Fortress In Flames The Crüxshadows EP
8 Oceanic Remixes and Reinterpretations Isis Remix
Star Trails Spirit of the West -
12 The Futureheads The Futureheads -
Armed Love The Noise Conspiracy -
Braxton Hicks Jebediah -
13 Back to Basics Beenie Man -
License to Chill Jimmy Buffett -
Indian Summer Carbon Leaf -
To Tha X-Treme Devin the Dude -
Hell To Pay Dokken -
At Our Worst Evergreen Terrace -
Blueberry Boat The Fiery Furnaces -
Viking Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards -
Eat Your Face Guttermouth -
Letters to the President Hawk Nelson -
Keep Right KRS-One -
Mutual Admiration Society Mutual Admiration Society -
It's About Time Christina Milian -
Humboldt Beginnings The Pharcyde -
Caught by the Window Pilot Speed US
Together We're Heavy The Polyphonic Spree -
Out of the Shadow Rogue Wave -
The Tipping Point The Roots -
Shhh...Don't Tell Adam Sandler -
Lock-Sport-Krock Nikola Sarcevic -
Happy Love Sick Shifty -
Porcelain Sparta -
The Spine They Might Be Giants -
Über Cobra Widespread Panic Live
The Funeral of God Zao -
20 Miss Machine The Dillinger Escape Plan -
No Roots Faithless -
Autobiography Ashlee Simpson -
Hazen Street Hazen Street -
Tyrannosaurus Hives The Hives -
B Is for B-sides Less Than Jake Compilation
White Turns Blue Maria Mena -
Beneath... Between... Beyond... Static-X Compilation
The Best of Both Worlds Van Halen Greatest Hits
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 Throwback, Vol. 1 Boyz II Men Covers album
Studio X Sessions E.P. Death Cab for Cutie EP
Whiskey Tango Ghosts Tanya Donelly -
Until the End Kittie -
Hymns of the 49th Parallel k.d. lang -
Kevin Lyttle Kevin Lyttle -
Live in Hamburg Maria McKee Live
The Beginning of Survival Joni Mitchell -
Testimony Live Neal Morse DVD
Live at Benaroya Hall Pearl Jam Live
Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters US
Where You Want to Be Taking Back Sunday -
True Story Terror Squad -
Lost & Found Ian Van Dahl -
Now That's What I Call Music! 16 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
29 Pass the Flask The Bled -
Alive and Well... In Krakow Green Carnation Live


August

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Firestarter Jimmy Eat World EP
Ride This - The Covers EP Los Lobos EP
A Long Hot Summer Masta Ace -
Riders In The Sky Present: Davy Crockett, King Of The Wild Frontier Riders in the Sky -
An Elixir for Existence Sirenia -
Subsurface Threshold -
6 2Pac Live 2Pac Live
9 Safri Duo 3.0 Safri Duo -
10 My Own Best Enemy Richard Marx -
Automatic Writing Ataxia -
The Best of Coal Chamber Coal Chamber Compilation
Crosby & Nash David Crosby & Graham Nash -
Whiskey Tango Ghosts Tanya Donelly -
One Day Remains Alter Bridge -
The Blessed and The Damned Iced Earth Compilation
Bubblegum Mark Lanegan -
Creamfields Paul Oakenfold Remix
Siren Song of the Counter Culture Rise Against -
Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer Debut, re-issue
Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2 Various Artists, Rock Against Bush Compilation
11 Partytime The Cheeky Girls -
12 Bob Powell Anthology Bob Powell Box Set
13 We Were Born in a Flame Sam Roberts -
17 The Hard Way 213 -
Take It All Away Ryan Cabrera -
Decadence Head Automatica -
Love Everybody The Presidents of the United States of America -
Up All Night Razorlight -
More Adventurous Rilo Kiley -
Survival of the Sickest Saliva -
Soviet Kitsch Regina Spektor -
Seven Circles The Tea Party Final Album
23 Winchester Cathedral Clinic -
Pigs of the Roman Empire Lustmord & The Melvins -
Leaders Not Followers: Part 2 Napalm Death Covers album
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned The Prodigy UK
24 Potter's Field 12 Stones -
Throwback, Vol. 1 Boyz II Men Covers album
Tessie Dropkick Murphys EP
Super D Ben Folds EP
Tonight, Not Again: Jason Mraz Live at the Eagles Ballroom Jason Mraz -
Beat Cafe Donovan -
The Revolution Starts Now Steve Earle -
Hide Nothing Further Seems Forever -
Half Smiles of the Decomposed Guided by Voices -
Legacy of Blood Jedi Mind Tricks -
On My Way To Church Jim Jones -
Happy People/U Saved Me R. Kelly -
Welcome Back Mase -
Live Like You Were Dying Tim McGraw -
A Valid Path Alan Parsons -
Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones US; Compilation
Lift Sister Hazel -
She Loves You The Twilight Singers Covers album
The Secondman's Middle Stand Mike Watt -
Luminaria Ian Moore -
30 Silent Nation Asia -
Everything Will Be Alright Tomorrow Faithless -
Killing Heidi Killing Heidi -
The Libertines The Libertines -
31 Medúlla Björk -
Circle of Snakes Danzig -
The Wraith: Hell's Pit Insane Clown Posse -
Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection Kansas Compilation+DVD
Ashes of the Wake Lamb of God -
The DEFinition LL Cool J -
Getting Away with Murder Papa Roach -
Rhythm of Time Jordan Rudess -
Leviathan Mastodon -
Fuck World Trade Leftöver Crack -
The Spine Hits the Road They Might Be Giants Live


September

Day Album Artist Notes
1 The Romance of Kenny G Kenny G Compilation
6 Unwritten Natasha Bedingfield UK
Rubber Factory The Black Keys -
Voice Alison Moyet UK, covers album
7 The Big Eyeball in the Sky Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains -
I Got Love In These Streetz - The Album Daz Dillinger -
Master of the Moon Dio -
Home for an Island The Exit -
The Very Best of Macy Gray Macy Gray US; Greatest Hits
Stealing of a Nation Radio 4 -
Let It Enfold You Senses Fail -
Underdog Victorious Jill Sobule -
Living Things Matthew Sweet -
13 Out of Nothing Embrace UK
Season for Assault 8 Foot Sativa -
Nino Rojo Devendra Banhart -
Singles Box Set 1986-1995 Duran Duran Box Set
The Tension and the Spark Darren Hayes -
Kasabian Kasabian UK
14 Funeral Arcade Fire -
A Hangover You Don't Deserve Bowling for Soup -
The Revelry Bullets and Octane -
Wayward Angel Kasey Chambers -
Eat My Heart Out The Dollyrots -
Turn The Ex Double LP
Wet From Birth The Faint -
Within a Mile of Home Flogging Molly -
DC EP John Frusciante EP
The System Has Failed Megadeth -
Sweat and Suit Double albums Nelly -
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned The Prodigy -
Everybody Loves a Happy Ending Tears for Fears -
So Jealous Tegan and Sara -
Studio 150 Paul Weller -
QuAUDIOPHILIAc Frank Zappa -
20 Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
Welcome to the North The Music -
One for the Road Ocean Colour Scene Live
21 Future Perfect Autolux -
Shine Meredith Brooks Reissue of 2002's Bad Bad One
This Type of Thinking Chevelle -
London Calling: 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition The Clash LP & DVD
You Fail Me Converge -
The Delivery Man Elvis Costello -
Il Sogno Elvis Costello -
Deja Vu John Fogerty -
American Idiot Green Day -
There Will Be a Light Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama -
Eucademix Yuka Honda -
The New What Next Hot Water Music -
Romeoland Lil' Romeo -
Songs In The Key Of Eh! Mad Caddies Live
Remixed! Scissor Sisters EP
This Is My Time Raven Symone -
Noise from the Basement Skye Sweetnam -
Oxeneers or the Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home These Arms Are Snakes -
Be Here Keith Urban US
Night on Fire VHS or Beta -
Saul Williams Saul Williams -
22 Start from the Dark Europe -
23 The Other Side of Earth The Last Goodnight -
24 Dreamland Joni Mitchell -
27 Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret Rhapsody -
Never Apologise Never Explain Therapy? -
28 Advance and Vanquish 3 Inches of Blood -
Goodies Ciara -
Hilary Duff Hilary Duff -
180° Gerardo -
Antics Interpol -
Shangri-La Mark Knopfler -
Scores Barry Manilow -
Beautiful Soul Jesse McCartney -
Trouble Bonnie McKee -
Bat out of Hell: Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Meat Loaf Live
Reset Mute Math EP
Lionheart Saxon -
The War Within Shadows Fall -
Mind, Body & Soul Joss Stone -
Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll Social Distortion -
The Beautiful Struggle Talib Kweli -
In Love and Death The Used -
The Neon God, Pt. 2: The Demise W.A.S.P. -
Jackassolantern Widespread Panic Live
SMiLe Brian Wilson -


October

Day Album Artist Notes
1 While You Are Gone Bradley Joseph -
Joe's Domage Frank Zappa -
4 Late Night Tales: Four Tet Four Tet Compilation
Falling Out Peter Bjorn and John -
Confessions Usher UK
5 Soul of a New Machine Fear Factory Reissue/Remastered
Barenaked for the Holidays Barenaked Ladies Christmas
Pressure Chief Cake -
The Grind Date De La Soul -
Live at Budokan Dream Theater Live
Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004 Everclear Compilation
Black Tape The Explosion -
Palookaville Fatboy Slim -
The Chronicles of Life and Death Good Charlotte -
The Lost Riots Hope of the States US
Audit in Progress Hot Snakes -
Welcome to Haiti: Creole 101 Wyclef Jean -
Legs to Make Us Longer Kaki King -
Greatest Hits, Volume 1 Korn Greatest Hits
The Audio Injected Soul Mnemic -
Unshattered Peter Murphy -
Around the Sun R.E.M. -
Has Been William Shatner -
The Place You're In Kenny Wayne Shepherd -
50 Number Ones George Strait Compilation
Exodus Utada -
Real Gone Tom Waits -
Left of the Dial: Dispatches from the '80s Underground Various Artists Compilation
11 The Collection Cast Compilation
Cosima Cosima De Vito -
10 Years of Hits Ronan Keating Greatest Hits
The Collection Shed Seven Compilation
Sirenian Shores Sirenia EP
Reckoning Night Sonata Arctica -
Back to Bedlam James Blunt Debut
False Alarm KT Tunstall EP
12 Frank Black Francis Frank Black -
Platinum & Gold Collection Toni Braxton Greatest Hits
The Artist Collection: Busta Rhymes Busta Rhymes Compilation
New Roman Times Camper Van Beethoven -
Heart & Soul Joe Cocker -
Songs of the Unforgiven Crash Test Dummies -
Scenic Denver Harbor -
Miracle Céline Dion -
Astronaut Duran Duran LP & DVD
Tarantula Flickerstick -
Christmas Chris Isaak -
Shake off the Dust... Arise Matisyahu -
The New Danger Mos Def -
Straylight Run Straylight Run -
Chuck Sum 41 -
Deceiver Chris Thile -
The Lost Christmas Eve Trans-Siberian Orchestra -
18 Alizée En Concert Alizée Live
A Smile Dappled Cities Fly -
One Dirty Vegas -
Silver Box Simple Minds Box Set
Origin Vol. 1 The Soundtrack of Our Lives Europe
Who Killed...... The Zutons? The Zutons -
19 Never Breathe What You Can't See Jello Biafra & The Melvins -
Alpha and Omega Bizzy Bone -
You Just Gotta Love Christmas Peter Cetera Christmas
Panopticon Isis -
Futures Jimmy Eat World -
The Greatest Hits Juvenile Greatest Hits
As/Is John Mayer Live
Words & Music: John Mellencamp's Greatest Hits John Mellencamp Greatest Hits
Graveyard Classics 2 Six Feet Under Covers album
From a Basement on the Hill Elliott Smith -
Stardust: the Great American Songbook 3 Rod Stewart Covers album
24 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Vol. 1 Powerman 5000 Compilation
25 Live Twice Darius -
Best of Def Leppard Def Leppard Greatest Hits
26 All for You Annihilator -
Buju and Friends Buju Banton Compilation
Live at Wolf Trap The Doobie Brothers Live
Dear Heather Leonard Cohen -
Please Describe Yourself Dogs Die in Hot Cars -
Gold Medal The Donnas -
Flyleaf Flyleaf EP
Inside of Emptiness John Frusciante -
War Party GWAR -
Our Kind of Soul Hall & Oates -
Unfinished Business Jay-Z & R. Kelly -
Ultimate Jerky Boys The Jerky Boys Compilation
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins Pavement -
2067 Rheostatics -
Still Not Getting Any... Simple Plan LP & DVD
Key Son, Ambulance -
Jukebox Svetlana Greatest Hits
Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets Trick Daddy -
Then and Again Voltaire -
Wolfmother Wolfmother EP
29 One Way Selwyn -


November

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Interim The Fall Compilation
Aha Shake Heartbreak Kings of Leon UK
Acoustic John Lennon Compilation
Lifeblood Manic Street Preachers -
Live Licks The Rolling Stones Live
This is Music: The Singles 92-98 The Verve UK; Compilation
A Brief History... The Waifs Australia; Live
2 Dead Eyes See No Future Arch Enemy EP
Live! Catch 22 Live
Closure EP Everclear EP/Compilation
Nothing Is Easy: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 Jethro Tull Live
Acoustic John Lennon Compilation
Live at St. Ann's Warehouse Aimee Mann Live
One Neal Morse -
Devotion Newsboys -
eMOTIVe A Perfect Circle Covers album
Reise, Reise Rammstein -
Mmhmm Relient K -
Alive at Last Train Live
Singles Travis Compilation
Adicción, Tradición, Revolución Voodoo Glow Skulls -
My Brother & Me Ying Yang Twins Compilation
Now That's What I Call Music! 17 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
7 The Beginning and the End Bizzy Bone -
Mistaken Identity Delta Goodrem -
8 Second First Impression Daniel Bedingfield -
R.U.L.E. Ja Rule -
Live! Thirty Days Ago Phoenix Live
Allow Us to Be Frank Westlife Covers album
Wet Wet Wet: The Greatest Hits Wet Wet Wet Greatest Hits
9 Number Ones Bee Gees Greatest Hits
Harmonium Vanessa Carlton -
The Tigers Have Spoken Neko Case Live
Real Talk Fabolous -
Horn of Plenty Grizzly Bear -
Occasus The Amenta -
Peachtree Road Elton John -
The Greatest Songs Ever Written NOFX Compilation
Home Movies Pennywise Re-issue; DVD
Vulture Street Powderfinger US
Greatest Hits: My Prerogative Britney Spears Compilation & DVD
All In Stroke 9 -
Greatest Hits Shania Twain Compilation
Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl Queen US; Live LP & DVD
12 Encore Eminem -
15 Best of Blue Blue UK; Greatest Hits
This is Music: The Singles 92-98 The Verve US; Compilation
The Silent Force Within Temptation -
Now That's What I Call Music! 59 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
16 Merry Christmas with Love Clay Aiken Christmas
The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 The Beatles Box Set
100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong Bon Jovi Box Set
Greatest Hits Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Greatest Hits
The Ransom EP Cartel EP
Powerballin' Chingy -
Youth Collective Soul -
Destiny Fulfilled Destiny's Child -
Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection Michael Jackson Box Set
The Kottonmouth Xperience Kottonmouth Kings -
The Best of Mandy Moore Mandy Moore Greatest Hits
The Popsicle EP Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer EP
rearviewmirror Pearl Jam Greatest Hits
aMOTION A Perfect Circle LP & DVD
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Puffy AmiYumi Compilation
Our Worlds Divorce This Providence -
Want Two Rufus Wainwright -
Greatest Hits Neil Young Compilation
22 Greatest Hits Creed Greatest Hits
23 The Greater of Two Evils Anthrax Compilation
So Cold Breaking Benjamin EP
Anywhere But Home Evanescence Live
Free Yourself Fantasia -
A Sphere in the Heart of Silence John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer -
Live in Buffalo: July 4th 2004 Goo Goo Dolls Live
Family Style Jet DVD
At Last...The Duets Album Kenny G Covers album
Lonely Runs Both Ways Alison Krauss & Union Station -
The Red Light District Ludacris -
Ultimate Kylie Kylie Minogue Greatest Hits
With the Lights Out Nirvana Box Set
Play Around the Christmas Tree Play Christmas
Rejoyce: The Christmas Album Jessica Simpson Christmas
R&G : The Masterpiece Snoop Dogg -
I Need an Angel Ruben Studdard -
Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Gwen Stefani -
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb U2 -
29 Three Imaginary Boys: Deluxe Edition The Cure Re-issue
Irish Son Brian McFadden Solo debut
Platinum Collection Genesis Box Set
Downside Up Siouxsie & the Banshees Box Set
30 Collision Course Linkin Park and Jay-Z EP & DVD
Breakaway Kelly Clarkson -
Head for the Door The Exies -
Street's Disciple Nas -
Urban Legend T.I. -


December

Day Album Artist Notes
7 Purple Haze Cam'ron -
Speak Lindsay Lohan -
9 Live from Under the Brooklyn Bridge U2 Live EP; iTunes
10 Artist Collection: Run DMC Run-D.M.C. Compilation
Almanac They Might Be Giants Live
Venue Songs They Might Be Giants Live
13 For You Casey Donovan -
Eye To The Telescope KT Tunstall -
14 Loyal to the Game 2Pac -
Concrete Rose Ashanti -
Weapons of Mass Destruction Xzibit -
21 The Mind of Mannie Fresh Mannie Fresh -
28 300 Lésions Kyo -


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Top hits



Top 10 selling albums of the year in the US

  1. Confessions / Usher ~ 7,978,594
  2. Under My Skin / Avril Lavigne ~ 6,970,000
  3. In The Zone / Britney Spears~ 4,535,102
  4. Encore / Eminem ~ 3,917,097
  5. Feels like Home / Norah Jones ~ 3,842,920
  6. Autobiography / Ashlee Simpson ~ 3,534,912
  7. When the Sun Goes Down / Kenny Chesney ~ 3,072,224
  8. Here for the Party / Gretchen Wilson ~ 2,931,097
  9. Live Like You Were Dying / Tim McGraw ~ 2,786,840
  10. Songs About Jane / Maroon 5 ~ 2,708,415


Top 15 selling albums of the year globally

  1. Confessions - Usher
  2. Under My Skin - Avril Lavigne
  3. Encore - Eminen
  4. Love. Angel. Music. Baby. - Gwen Stefani
  5. Feels Like Home - Norah Jones
  6. Greatest Hits - Robbie Williams
  7. Greatest Hits - Shania Twain
  8. Destiny Fulfilled - Destiny's Child
  9. Greatest Hits - Guns N' Roses
  10. Songs About Jane - Maroon 5
  11. American Idiot - Green Day
  12. Elephunk - Black Eyed Peas
  13. Greatest Hits: My Prerogative - Britney Spears
  14. Here For The Party - Gretchen Wilson
  15. Anastacia - Anastacia


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Awards

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BRIT Awards



Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest



Grammy Awards



Juno Awards



MTV Video Music Awards



Charts

Triple J Hottest 100



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