The 10 Most Influential Albums Turning 10 This Year


By Confusion, Constant Gardner, Gus Turner, and Christian Randell

Let’s rewind to 2004. Facebook had just come into existence, TRL was still a thing, gas was $1.85 a gallon, Boston just remembered what it was like to win a World Series after 86 years, and the world was introduced to Janet Jackson’s right breast during the Super Bowl thanks to that sly dog Justin Timberlake. While there’s plenty of pop culture nostalgia to go around, the music of the year propelled some artists to mainstream stardom, others to cult favorites and other superstars just used it as another year to assert their dominance.

Whether you liked rock, rap, or something entirely off the beaten path, 2004 had something for everyone and you won’t believe that some of the albums on this list are already ten years old. Here are the ten most influential albums turning ten this year.

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  •!/PancakeMcKennz pancakemckennz

    I still remember the moment when I first listened to College Dropout.

  • Davin

    College dropout is gonna be the only album discussed. Fuck yall

  • PigsAndPlans

    1. College Dropout 2. College Dropout 3. College Dropout 4. College Dropout 5. Madvil… nah, College Dropout 6. College Dropout 7. College Dropout 8. College Dropout 9. College Dropout 10. College Dropout

  • PigsAndPlans

    What were you doing?

  • @Mickey Knox

    N.E.R.D was my shit…still listen to that to this day. Damn can’t believe it came out ten years ago…

  •!/PancakeMcKennz pancakemckennz

    Packing up to move a new house after my parents separated.

  • TheChappellShow

    This makes me feel old and I’m not even that old

  • marquee_

    damn that depressed me.

  • Sasha

    Everyone is going to talk about College Dropout, this being a hip-hop culture website mainly, but A Ghost Is Born is amazing work as well. Listen to it. Now.

  • Maison Margiela The 23rd

    I actually skipped middle school that day with my older brother to buy College Dropout that day in a CD store on 34th st

  • DD

    You got Dizzie Rasc, but no To the 5 Boroughs?

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