List: Your Top Albums Of 2004 Revealed
The results are in for your fave albums from 2004. Get in and get mad about it here.
A few weeks ago we decided to take a look back at the years before the site existed to see what you flushers deemed to be the top metal albums from that accursed time. Starting with 2013, we polled across both the Toilet ov Hell Social Club and through Disqus, which led to some fairly similar results overall with a few albums only making an appearance on one of the forums. However, using an advanced technique I’ve dubbed Social Media Ranking Tyranny (SMRT), the discrepancies between the two have been ironed-out and a definitive ‘best of’ list has been extrapolated.
Why didn’t we just use the results from one platform?
I started this in our fb group for a bit of fun, not thinking it would evolve into blog content. Mainly though, it’s due to a reasonable proportion of our community using fb but not disqus, while some use disqus but not fb.
Why didn’t we just tally the total number of votes?
A fair number of people also use both platforms, so if we used this method the results would skew harder towards their faves as they’d effectively have had double the votes relative to others.
So in the end we had to devise a fairer system which relied predominantly on a ranked average position across both lists. Make sure you shit your pants over it though, it’s very important stuff.
One thing I noticed collating the results from this year is that Relapse Records must have sold about 4 gorzillion albums in 2004.
So here are your top records across platform for 2004
25. Cult Of Luna – Salvation
24. Enslaved – Isa
23. The Chasm – The Spell Of Retribution
22. Killswitch Engage – The End Of Heartache
21. Suffocation – Souls To Deny
20. Fear Factory – Archetype
19. Cannibal Corpse – The Wretched Spawn
18. The Haunted – rEVOLVEr
17. Wintersun – Wintersun
16. Nasum – Shift
15. Clutch – Blast Tyrant
14. Drudkh – Autumn Aurora
13. Slipknot – Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
12. Arsis – A Celebration Of Guilt
11. Amon Amarth – Fate Of Norns
10. Converge – You Fail Me
9. Meshuggah – I
8. Neurosis – The Eye Of Every Storm
7. Bloodbath – Nightmares Made Flesh
6. The Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine
5. Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer
4. Isis – Panopticon
3. Necrophagist – Epitaph
2. Lamb Of God – Ashes Of The Wake
1. Mastodon – Leviathan