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The Big Small Post of the Indispensable Albums and Singles of 2004


I didn't have time to write a thorough review capsule for each album listed. In short, this post is long overdue and I had to get it out of the way. One more note: John Legend's CD Get Lifted is not listed here because it was release officially near the end of December. I thought it would be feasible to give the disc its proper praises due in 2005.

Albums

01. Kanye West -- The College Dropout -- Roc-A-Fella
02. The Foreign Exchange Project -- Connected -- BBE
03. Martin Luther -- Rebel Soul Music -- Rebel Soul Records
04. Ghostface -- The Pretty Toney Album -- Def Jam
05. Jean Grae -- This Week -- Babygrande
06. k-os -- Joyful Rebellion -- Astralwerks
07. Citizen Cope -- The Clarence Greenwood Recordings -- RCA Contemporary
08. LeLah Hathaway -- Outrun the Sky -- Bluemoon Recordings
09. Murs/9th Wonder -- 3:16: 9th Edition -- Def Jux
10. Van Hunt -- Van Hunt -- Capitol


Singles

01. The Foreign Exchange Project -- "All That You Are" -- BBE
02. Snoop Dogg (Featuring Pharrell) -- "Drop It Like It's Hot" -- Geffen
03. Martin Luther -- "Daily Bread" -- Rebel Soul Records
04. Nas (Featuring Olu Dara) -- "Bridging the Gap" -- Columbia
05. De La Soul -- "Rock.Cokane.Flo." -- Sanctuary
06. Jadakiss -- "Why?" -- Ruff Ryders
07. Jean Grae -- "P.S." -- Babygrande
08. Kanye West -- "All Falls Down" -- Roc-A-Fella
09. Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs -- "Maps" -- Interscope
10. Common (Featuring Kanye West) -- "The Food" -- as performed on the Dave Chappelle Show (2nd season)

Check out my indispensable picks of 2003 right HERE.

Also, peep 2004 wrap-up lists from KB, Mister JT, EJ, Taj, HS, SZ (indie/underground rap albums), LdJ and SC.

And a cornucopia of movie, film, television 2004 wrap-ups from around the world can be found HERE.

Holla!

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