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Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 December, 2004, 13:22 GMT
Rapper West 'overall poll winner'
Kanye West
Rapper-producer Kanye West has had three UK hit singles
The debut album by US rapper Kanye West has been named best album of 2004 in a round-up of the UK's end-of-year polls.

His album The College Dropout topped the Poll of Polls, compiled from end-of-year lists in every major UK music magazine, newspaper and guide.

Self-titled albums by Scissor Sisters and Mercury Prize winners Franz Ferdinand were second and third in the list compiled by music retailer HMV.

Rapper and producer West has been nominated for 10 Grammy awards.

1. Kanye West
The College Dropout
2. Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters
3. Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand
4. The Streets
A Grand Don't Come For Free
5. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Abattoir Blues/Lyre Of Orpheus
Source: HMV
While the top three comprised of debut albums, the list also featured numerous musical veterans.

Seventy-year-old country legend Loretta Lynn appeared in seventh place with Van Lear Rose, an album produced by Jack White from guitar band The White Stripes.

Ex-Beach Boys member Brian Wilson was in eighth place with Smile, an album which took 37 years to see the light of day.

Morrissey and U2 also made it into the list's top 20, while rock band Killers and solo artist Sufjan Stevens appeared in the top 10 with Hot Fuss and Seven Swans respectively.


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