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« on: 17 Dec 2004, 10:11 »

What, too early?

Here are mine (in no order):

1. Big D and the Kids Table - How It Goes
This album really proved that ska isn't dead...much like Streetlight Manifesto's album did in 2003. I mean I'm sure people still have mean things to say about ska, but if you want to have lots of jumpy fun just swing by a Big D show and you'll see what's up.
2. ISIS - Panopticon
I don't know if I really have to go into detail here. Everything these guys do is over the top and imaginative...which is saying a lot in the world of metal. Plus the packaging is always so damn pretty.
3. Malady - Malady
This album rocks it hard. It takes indie/punk/hardcore sounds and makes them so poppy you want to kill someone. I would expect nothing less from these guys.
4. Mannequin - Warps Yr Head
See #3 above, but add in a lot of grunge rock influence. If you thought that grunge died with Kurt, you're truly mistaken. Plus on top of that these guys do it better than Nirvana ever did...with a few pages from the Sonic Youth manual as well. If you see them live they will play loud or refuse to play at all.
5. Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
Another outstanding metal album. Pig Destroyer is, in theory, something that could have gotten old years ago. However with meaningful (and sometimes frightening) lyrics and out of control drumbeats that never sound repeated they've managed to secure a place in grind history. Another live show that you need to catch if you haven't already. Also this album's opus, Natasha, is a 30 minute song mixed in Dolby 5.1. COME ON, how cool is that?

Feel free to break form and pick more than 5. Yes.
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« Reply #1 on: 17 Dec 2004, 12:22 »

not ordered particluarly carefully.  I think I forgot a bunch of albums I really like as well


Les Savy Fav -- Inches
Menomena -- I am the Fun Blame Monster (reissued but hey I'm counting it)
Fiery Furnaces -- Blueberry Boat
Animal Collective -- Sung Tongs
Mirah -- C'mon Miracle
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« Reply #2 on: 17 Dec 2004, 13:57 »

Skinny Puppy - The Greater Wrong of the Right
Isis - Panopticon
Madvillian - Madvilliany
Ratatat - Remixes: Mixtape Vol. 1
McLusky - The Difference Between Me and You Is That I'm Not on Fire

Best show attended this year: Skinny Puppy with Tweaker.  Puppy live just kicks ass.
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« Reply #3 on: 17 Dec 2004, 13:59 »

I'm just gonna agree with Big D and Isis and leave it at that.
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« Reply #4 on: 17 Dec 2004, 14:46 »

To be honest, I have a feeling I only bought 5 albums in all of 2004.

Black Eyed Peas - Elephunk
David Usher - Hallucinations
Jem - Finally Woken
Dragon Ash - Harvest
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Trice - The Artist and The Ambulence

I think that's it for this year...

*Checks collection*

OH! No. I also bought Relient K - MmmHmm and Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue. The rest of the albums I got were gifts.

But those first five work fine as favs for this year. Actually, switch Jem with Hawksley Workman - Lover/Fighter. That's better.
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« Reply #5 on: 17 Dec 2004, 15:03 »

Thrice!  Awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: 17 Dec 2004, 19:59 »

Apostle of Hustle - Folkloric Feel
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
Death From Above 1979 - You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder

I'm biased towards Canadian music.
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« Reply #7 on: 17 Dec 2004, 20:35 »

Funeral, Blueberry Boat, Franz Ferdinand, The Futureheads, Slow Wonder

best->not as best

should compilations(Inches) count?
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« Reply #8 on: 18 Dec 2004, 10:47 »

The Arcade Fire - Funeral
Isis - Panopticon
Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
Pain of Salvation - BE
Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat

Runner-up: Sondre Lerche - Two Way Monologue
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« Reply #9 on: 18 Dec 2004, 18:36 »

5. Cadaver - Necrosis
4. Neurosis - The Eye Of Every Storm
3. TV On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
2. The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat
1. Pan Sonic - Kesto (234.48:4)
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« Reply #10 on: 18 Dec 2004, 19:33 »

You guys are gonna like my top 10 list of 2004, I think. Quite a few bands mentioned in this thread placed well!

...not that I'm some sort of Indie Rock Pundit or anything, but hey this IS my site afterall.
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« Reply #11 on: 18 Dec 2004, 20:56 »

Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic
Joanna Newsom-The Milk Eyed Mender
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Elliott Smith - From the Basement on the Hill
Brian Wilson-SMiLE
Death From Above 1979-You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists-Shake the Sheets
The Delgados - Universal Audio
Le Tigre-This Island
William Shatner-Has Been

For now, but it's subject to change.
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« Reply #12 on: 19 Dec 2004, 11:45 »

1 - the dollyrots - eat my heart out
2 - franz ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
3 - morrissey - You are the Quarry
4 - the arcade fire - funeral
5 - Dresden Dolls - the dresden dolls
6 - the organ - grab that gun
7 - the legends - up against the legends
8 - Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
9 - the thrills - lets bottle bohemia
10 - of montreal - satanic panic in the attic
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« Reply #13 on: 19 Dec 2004, 15:35 »

The only ones I haven't seen mentioned that I feel deserve some are:

Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
The Killers - Hot Fuss
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« Reply #14 on: 19 Dec 2004, 15:37 »

The only album in my house that's from 2004 is American Idiot by Green Day. I wish I could say it's mine but it's my parents'
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« Reply #15 on: 19 Dec 2004, 18:12 »

hehe, pundit...

Let's see. 5 OF the best:

65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math
Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
Blood Brothers - Crimes
The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike
Mastodon - Leviathan

and in the largely anti-cred category:

Killswitch Engage - The End of Heartache
The Icarus Line - Penance Soiree
Slipknot - Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
lostprophets - Start Something
The Bled - Pass the Flask

Best new discovery from years gone by: Enon - High Society (thanks jeph)/Shiina Ringo - Karuki Zamen Kuri no Hana (wow...)
Best live band: A Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band

Personal hope for next year: Funeral for a Friend
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« Reply #16 on: 19 Dec 2004, 19:41 »

I don't buy too many new albums these days, I'm very much an old-school type cat, but my favorite album of the year is:
Mastodon - Leviathan
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« Reply #17 on: 19 Dec 2004, 19:57 »

No particular order.

The Arcade Fire - Funeral
Of Montreal - Satanic Panic In The Attic
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder
TV On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
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« Reply #18 on: 19 Dec 2004, 20:21 »

The Arcade Fire - Funeral
The Smittens - Gentlefication Now!
Ted Leo/Rx - Shake the Sheets
Paula Kelley - The Trouble With Success or How You Fit Into the World
Cynthia Nelson - The Sophie Drinker Record

Five is too few!  Karate, the Guild League and Of Montreal are runners up.
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« Reply #19 on: 19 Dec 2004, 21:41 »

Five are far too few, so these are just some semi-random picks from my favourites.

Q and Not U // Power (LP/CD - Dischord Records)
Danceable Post-HC. Ass shaking fun.
MP3: Wonderful People

Off Minor // Innominate (LP/CD - EarthWaterSky Connection)
Wonderfully chaotic Screamo with jazzy guitar parts.
MP3: Cadaveric

Ampere // All Our Tomorrows End Today (10" - Ebullition)
Blasts of noise, screaming and twinkly guitar melodies. Ex-Wolves, Orchid and the last 40 seconds.
MP3: And Now We Rise

the Saddest Landscape // Lift Your Burdens High For This Is Where We Cross (10"/CD - Alone Records)
Emo as it should be. Raw, passionate and absolutely beautiful. The CD contains 3 additional songs from their first 7".
Vorbis: A Statue of a Girl (May 15th)

Life at these Speeds // Self-Titled (LP/CD - Perpetual Motion Machine / Grey Sky)
Dynamic, raw Post-Hardcore.
MP3s: you know to say yes / Blindfolded King
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« Reply #20 on: 19 Dec 2004, 21:55 »

01 :: Deerhoof - Milk Man [5rc]
02 :: The Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed [4AD]
03 :: The Go! Team - Thunder Lightening Strike [Memphis Industries]
04 :: Asobi Seksu - Asobi Seksu [Friendly Fire]
05 :: Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans [Sounds Familyre]
06 :: The Arcade Fire - Funeral [Merge]
07 :: The Flashbulb - Red Extensions of Me [Sublight]
08 :: Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic [Polyvinyl]
09 :: Death From Above 1979 - You're a Women, I'm a Machine [Vice]
10 :: The Magnetic Fields - I [Nonesuch]

11 :: Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand [Domino]
12 :: Air - Talkie Walkie [Astralwerks]
13 :: Patrick Wolf - Lycanthropy [Tomlab]
14 :: Animal Collective - Sung Tongs [Fatcat]
15 :: Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding [Planet-mu]
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« Reply #21 on: 20 Dec 2004, 11:36 »

Top 5?  Pshaw, I say.

50) Sparta - Porcelain
49) DJ Signify - Sleep No More
48) David Byrne - Grown Backwards
47) (International) Noise Conspiracy - Armed Love
46) The Delgados - Universal Audio
45) Clinic - Winchester Cathedral
44) Death From Above 1979 - You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
43) Plastic Constellations - Mazatlan
42) Air - Talkie Walkie
41) Cansecos - Cansecos
40) Califone - Heron King Blues
39) Panda Bear - Young Prayer
38) Junior Boys - Last Exit
37) Devendra Banhart - Nino Rojo
36) The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives
35) Jason Molina - Pyramid Electric Co.
34) AC Newman - The Slow Wonder
33) Blood Brothers - Crimes
32) Patrick Wolf - Lycanthropy
31) Bjork - Medulla
30) The Foreign Exchange - Connected
29) Pinback - Summer in Abaddon
28) Mission of Burma - OnOffOn
27) Ratatat - Ratatat
26) Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing in the Hands
26) Dizzee Rascal - Showtime
25) Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks
24) Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
23) TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
22) Espers - Espers
21) Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Shake the Sheets
20) Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
19) Morrissey - You Are the Quarry
18) The Futureheads - The Futureheads
17) McLusky - The Difference Between You and Me Is I'm Not On Fire
16) Destroyer - Your Blues
15) Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
14) The Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
13) Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
12) Interpol - Antics
11) Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
10) Apostle of Hustle - Folkloric Feel
9) Dungen - Ta Det Lungt
8) The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat
7) Les Savy Fav - Inches
6) Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles
5) Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
4) Madvillain - Madvillainy
3) Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
2) Brian Wilson - SMiLE
1) The Arcade Fire - Funeral
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« Reply #22 on: 20 Dec 2004, 11:46 »

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Top 5?  Pshaw, I say.


Some decent albums there, but what really caught my eye was your avatar!  I'm going to have Earthbound-related dreams for the next two weeks yet again...
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« Reply #23 on: 20 Dec 2004, 11:48 »

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« Reply #24 on: 20 Dec 2004, 14:07 »

i can't believe that, considering how many times the futureheads and arcade fire keep on popping up in everyone's lists, no one said dogs die in hot cars. they're simply lovely.

10. Mad Villain - Mad Villainy
9. De La Soul - De La Soul Mix Tape
8. Snow Patrol - Final Straw
7. Franz Ferdinand - S/T
6. TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
5. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free
4. The Futureheads - S/T
3. Ambulance LTD - S/T
2. Elliott Smith - from a basement on the hill
1. Dogs Die In Hot Cars - Please Describe Yourself

there's a lot more hip-hop i'd like on here, and some of these are in the wrong order, but best i can do under 10 minutes. there's also the fact that i got way less CDs this year than i would have liked.
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« Reply #25 on: 20 Dec 2004, 17:41 »

Wow, I try to keep up with new music but you guys make me look like a 13-year-old who thinks Britney is cutting edge.  ;)  But, anyway, here are my top 10:

10 - THE WALKMEN: Bows + Arrows
This one is worth the price of admission for "The Rat" alone.

09 - LE CHEVRE: Le Chevre
I only heard of this artist a few weeks ago, but I ordered the CD within minutes. Great indie pop. If you like Postal Service, odds are you will dig Le Chevre.

08 - INTERPOL: Antics
I know I gave this one a pretty harsh review when I first heard it, but it did grow on me. I still think the band sounds uncomfortable in places, but "Take You On a Cruise" and "Slow Hands" are as good as anything that Interpol has done.

07 - THE ORGAN: Grab That Gun
Imagine that Morrissey fronted The Cure. Now imagine that they're all female. There's The Organ. Great album, and a local (well, from Vancouver) act to boot.

06 - TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS: Shake the Sheets
What can you say about Ted Leo besides the fact that he writes some really really good music? One ofthose albums I just don't want to stop listening to.

05 - MIRAH: C'mon Miracle
And Mirah joins the ranks of women who I have fallen in love with based solely on their voice.

04 - MODEST MOUSE: Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Many were upset because they felt that Modest Mouse went "too commercial" with this release and that they had "sold out." Get over yourselves: this is a great album, and is top to bottom full of great songs. It is popular because it is GOOD.

03 - STARS: Set Yourself on Fire
Brilliantly crafted electronic indie pop.

02 - AC NEWMAN - The Slow Wonder
Another Vancouver artist! This is great indie pop. It doesn't stray from Newman's other band (The New Pornographers) but that is okay, because The New Pornographers are great, too. The Slow Wonder is fun to listen to, and I can go back to it again and again.

01 - FRANZ FERDINAND - FRANZ FERDINAND
Okay, I don't think this was the BEST album of the year, technically or critically. It is great, but I think there are better out there. However, this gets number one just because it is really really catchy and fun to listen to and also because it is, I think, such an unlikely success: I mean, hell-- Take Me Out alone breaks all the rules of the radio single. So maybe it is the best. In any case, when i think of 2004, this is going to be the first album that pops into my head.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS: The Hidden Cameras - Mississauga Goddam; TV On the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes; The Album Leaf - In a Safe Place
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« Reply #26 on: 20 Dec 2004, 20:02 »

Lots of people have the new Animal Collective, but does anyone have the Panda Bear release? I'm interested to see if that's any good.
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« Reply #27 on: 20 Dec 2004, 22:02 »

I've heard and don't like it as much, personally, though it's still nicely done.  But all animal collective - related work is a little loose and disorganized for my tastes so perhaps I'm not the one to ask.

But...

Quote from: Bizud
39) Panda Bear - Young Prayer
11) Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
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« Reply #28 on: 20 Dec 2004, 22:21 »

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MMMMITEYBAER7777


Haha, somebody else from Kamloops! Awesome!

Anyways, my list goes something like:

10. Planes Mistaken For Stars: Up In Them Guts
9. Sex Positions: S/T
8. Futureheads: S/T
7. Tom Waits: Real Gone
6. !!!: Louden Up Now
5. These Arms Are Snakes: Oxeneers...
4. Modest Mouse: Good News...
3. Death From Above 1979: You're A Woman, I'm A Machine
2. Mastodon: Leviathan
1. the Blood Brothers: Crimes
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« Reply #29 on: 20 Dec 2004, 23:14 »

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Top 5?  Pshaw, I say.


Some decent albums there, but what really caught my eye was your avatar!  I'm going to have Earthbound-related dreams for the next two weeks yet again...


aw, no WAY.  i just changed mine, too
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« Reply #30 on: 21 Dec 2004, 10:10 »

Modern Mice - Good News...
Franz - WHatever that album is called
The Decemberists - Her Majesty (Did this even come out in 04?)
Bjork - Medulla
Atreyu - The Curse

*Edit* Like an idiot, I totally forgot about Medulla at the time I made this list. So Ive since edited out William Shatners has been and replaced it with Bjorks album, because mmmmm its so yummy.
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« Reply #31 on: 21 Dec 2004, 21:22 »

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The Decemberists - Her Majesty (Did this even come out in 04?)



It came out in diggity-three, I think, unless you live in Mongolia maybe*.



*I don't really know; how long could it take to ship something to Mongolia?  Not that long, I don't think.  Also, hey - the year is not over, I've still got another ten days to write a list, right?  Right?
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« Reply #32 on: 22 Dec 2004, 07:42 »

1) A. C. Newman - Slow Wonder
2) Iron and Wine - Endless Numbered Days
3) Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Shake the Sheets
4) Architecture in Helsinki - Fingers Crossed
5) The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free

Finishing out top 10:

6) Dios - Dios
7) Madvillany - Madvillan
8) From a Basement on a Hill - Elliott Smith
9) Blueberry Boat - Fiery Furnaces
10) Power - Q and Not U

Dizze Rascal - Boy in the Corner is an honorable mention.
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« Reply #33 on: 22 Dec 2004, 08:15 »

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4) Architecture in Helsinki - Fingers Crossed


I forgot about this album. Totally beautiful. Still not in my top 5, but this is definitly one of the better albums of the year.
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« Reply #34 on: 22 Dec 2004, 09:55 »

In no particular order:

Q and not U - Power
Elliott Smith - From a basement on a Hill
Brandtson - Send Us a Signal
The Faint - Wet From Birth
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
Pedro the Lion - Achilles Heel
Ryan Adams - Love is Hell
Starflyer 59 - I am the Portugese Blues
Air - Talkie Walkie
Matt Pond PA - Emblems
Tom Waits - Real Gone
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« Reply #35 on: 22 Dec 2004, 10:28 »

1. Kings Of Convenience - Riot On An Empty Street
2. Franz Ferdinand - S/T
3. Interpol - Antics
4. Futureheads - S/T
5. The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives

If I got to think some more I think the list would change but I will leave it as it is. Done too much thinking already.

Close calls:
Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Dogs Die in Hot Cars - Please Describe Yourself
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« Reply #36 on: 22 Dec 2004, 11:44 »

1. The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat (The only album from this year with which I'm really obsessed.)
2. A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder
3. Ghost - Hypnotic Underworld
4. Pan Sonic - Kesto
5. The Arcade Fire - Funerals
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« Reply #37 on: 22 Dec 2004, 12:26 »

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4. Pan Sonic - Kesto


awesome!
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« Reply #38 on: 22 Dec 2004, 12:35 »

franz ferdinand certainly belongs on the list and I'm also loving Pavement's new album.
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« Reply #39 on: 22 Dec 2004, 14:49 »

pavement....new album?  a buh?
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« Reply #40 on: 22 Dec 2004, 17:49 »

Shyt! I forgot the Scissor Sisters. They are right beside Sondre Lerche.
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« Reply #41 on: 22 Dec 2004, 17:52 »

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pavement....new album?  a buh?


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/artist/glance/-/126120/ref=m_art_dp/104-7861546-1693554

It was released at the end of October.
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« Reply #42 on: 22 Dec 2004, 17:53 »

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Is that one any good? My dad's got it for xmas and I'm not gonna waste over an hour of my time borrowing it if I don't get enough people telling me it's worth it
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« Reply #43 on: 22 Dec 2004, 20:39 »

wow, i thought 2004 was a bit of a bust until i wrote them all down!
i really can't put them in order!

Animal Collective - Sung Tongs (FatCat)
Elizabeth Anka Vajagic - Stand With The Stillness Of This Day (Constellation)
PJ Harvey - Uh-huh Her (Island)
Sonic Youth  - Sonic Nurse (Smells Like)
Bonnie “Prince? Billy sings Greatest Palace Music (Domino)
Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles (Tomlab)
Tortoise - It’s All Around You (Thrill Jockey)
Numbers - In My Mind All The Time (Tigerbeat6)
Ativin - Night Mute (Secretly Canadian)
Wilco - A Ghost is Born (Nonesuch)
The Icarus Line - Penance Soiree (Buddyhead)
Mclusky - The Difference Between Me And You Is That I’m Not On Fire (Too Pure)
!!! - Louden Up Now (Warp)
Black Dice – Creature Comforts (Fat Cat)
TV On The Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (4AD)
Future eX Wife - While Your Husband’s Away… (Captains Of Industry)
End - The Sounds Of Disaster (Ipecac)
The Hidden Cameras - Mississauga Goddam (Rough Trade)
The Magnetic Fields - i (Nonesuch)
Graham Coxon - Happiness In Magazines (Transcopic)
Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing In The Hands (XL)
Junior Boys - Last Exit (Kin)
Kid 606 - Who Still Kill Sound? (Very Friendly)
The Ghost - This Pen Is A Weapon (Some Records)
Mission Of Burma - OnOffOn (Atlantic)
Q and Not U - Power (Dischord)
Hot Snakes - Audit In Progress (Swami)
The Detroit Cobras - Baby (Rough Trade)
Comets On Fire - Blue Cathedral
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat
Elliot Smith - From A Basement On A Hill
Isis - Panopticon
Squarepusher - Ultravisitor
Gin Palace - Kicking On
Converge - You Fail Me
Les Savy Fav - Inches
These Arms Are Snakes - Oxeneers
Bjork - Medulla

...And from the look of other people's lists...there's still some out there!
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« Reply #44 on: 23 Dec 2004, 09:27 »

tommy you need to drag your ass back in here more.

also the pavement is a rerelease with all sorts of goodness, well if you're a fan of pavement.  that's semantics though.

the funny thing is i'll most likely use everyones 2004 best of list for my music purchasing needs in '05.
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« Reply #45 on: 24 Dec 2004, 06:01 »

sorry!
i moved to a new house which is wicked cool but lacks internet, so i can only use the computers at uni.

like the new forum though....
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« Reply #46 on: 24 Dec 2004, 22:27 »

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Is that one any good? My dad's got it for xmas and I'm not gonna waste over an hour of my time borrowing it if I don't get enough people telling me it's worth it


Yeah, it's good, or else I would not have considered it for my top X of 2004.

It's disco pop, basically. (It's more than that, but in a word: disco.)
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« Reply #47 on: 26 Dec 2004, 14:39 »

after finally hearing it (got it for christmas), i have one to add.

William Shatner - Has Been
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« Reply #48 on: 26 Dec 2004, 19:31 »

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2. ISIS - Panopticon
I don't know if I really have to go into detail here. Everything these guys do is over the top and imaginative...which is saying a lot in the world of metal. Plus the packaging is always so damn pretty.
5. Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
Another outstanding metal album. Pig Destroyer is, in theory, something that could have gotten old years ago. However with meaningful (and sometimes frightening) lyrics and out of control drumbeats that never sound repeated they've managed to secure a place in grind history. Another live show that you need to catch if you haven't already. Also this album's opus, Natasha, is a 30 minute song mixed in Dolby 5.1. COME ON, how cool is that?


those are in my top 5 aswell. For pretty much the same reasons!

also:

The Blood Brothers - Crimes : I just love 'em, plain and simple, just wants to make me dance like a spack, but this time it has a bit more funk in it, which some people say is a bad things, I say it's ace either way!

Wives - Erect The Youth Problem : I hadn't heard any Wives before this year, picked up this record because it said it was a must for Slint fans, got it, loved it. A very good album for any Slint/Shellac fans.

Kid 606 - Who Still Kill Sound? : Some more ace fucked up electonica from the 'hardcore mentalist who brings you the fucking bomb' great stuff, with some excellent sampling, and he still manages to bring some comedy into his music, whilst tearing your face off.
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« Reply #49 on: 05 Jan 2005, 17:25 »

i like kittencore's list :-)

a few, no order -

the pine - days slipping by - evergreen style emo
the one a.m. radio - a name writ in water - bedroom electronica/folk
life at these speeds - st lp - indy emo/post hardcore
rapider than horsepower - rapider than the world - freaky guitar pop
dylan - bootleg series 6 - beautiful
leatherface - dog disco - worst cover ever though
defiance ohio - share what ya got - folk punk. scrappy, off key but amazing
north lincoln - Truth is a Menace - gainsville/jawbreaker pop punk
sufjan stevens - seven swans - i'm sure you know.
the 101 - green street - ex CFD 'in search of the perfect pop song'. hell it's eric richter, he could shit on some vinyl and it'd sound sweet.
hugs - the tarpit - screamo. no really. as it should be.

worst record - arcade fire, i was soooo disappointed after hearing so many good reports. overhyped U2 sounding pish.
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