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« Reply #50 on: 05 Jan 2005, 19:13 »

Top Twenty-Four of Diggity-Four

1. Iron And Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
2. The Arcade Fire - Funeral
3. Apostle Of Hustle - Folkloric Feel
4. Architecture In Helsinki - Fingers Crossed
5. West Indian Girl - S/T
6. The Paper Chase - God Bless Your Black Heart
7. Q And Not U - Power
8. Interpol - Antics
9. American Music Club - Love Songs For Patriots
10. Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous
11. Wilco - A Ghost is Born
12. AC Newman - The Slow Wonder
13. Sahara Hotnights - Kiss & Tell
14. Ben Kweller - On My Way
15. Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
16. The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat
17. !!! - Louden Up Now
18. Tilly and the Wall - Wild Like Children
19. Air - Talkie Walkie
20. The Elected - Me First
21. Pedro the Lion - Achilles Heel
22. The Beauty Pill - The Unattainable Lifestyle
23. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free
24. PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her
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« Reply #51 on: 05 Jan 2005, 21:48 »

Yay!  I was just about to bump this thread up (when I lurked, I saw it which is one of the big reasons I wanted to join; I just had forgotten till now).

I posted my top albums o' 2004 here:  http://www.livejournal.com/users/aekastar/388203.html">top 30 list

I think all in all I had 41 albums (not counting EPs and compilations) at the time of the list, but I got some for xmas which could've made it if I had waited, but oh well.  I am still proud of the order though I just realised Mice Parade said '03 on the packaging.. I swear it came out in February '04 though!  at least that's when it was a new release at the shop I bought it from :\
Unicorns def. was a cheat though ;D

I like some of the other lists here as well.. good taste.
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« Reply #52 on: 06 Jan 2005, 03:18 »

razorlight - up all night
gomez - split the difference
interpol - antics
zutons - who killed the zutons
franz ferdinand - S/t
scissor sisters - S/t
secret machines - and here is nowhere
arcade fire - funeral
modest mouse - good news...
pj harvey - uh huh her
the streets - a grand don't come for free
dogs die in hot cars - please describe yourself
sonic youth - sonic nurse (this one gets added mainly cause i unmade bed was the best song i've heard in a long time hehe)

in no particular order...

i'm sure i'm forgetting some

(can you tell i live in the UK? hehe)
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« Reply #53 on: 25 Feb 2005, 17:01 »

Well...

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Modest Mouse - Good News etc.

Were pretty good, but i have one i can be almost sure no one here has, even though it's amazing;

Megadeth - The System Has Failed
While this might be outside most of your guys' musical tastes, it's probably one of the best CD's I have.
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« Reply #54 on: 25 Feb 2005, 18:08 »

To put it truthfully, 2004 was a lackluster year for albums for me. There were only a few albums worth mentioning. (less than five, unless they magically come to me in the next minute.)

In order from greatest to ...not as greatest:
1. Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains - The Big Eyeball in the Sky
2. The Arcade Fire - Funeral
3. Megadeth - The System has Failed
4. Joe Satriani - Is there Love in Space
5. uhh... that's it. 2004 sucked.
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but the music sucks because the keyboards don't have the cold/mechanical sound they had but a wannabe techno sound that it's pathetic for Rammstein standars.

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« Reply #55 on: 25 Feb 2005, 21:44 »

nine inch nails : the downward spiral : deluxe edition
fuck the surround, the redone artwork and the demos win.

ministry : early trax
it bothered me that they cut 'cold life' and 'cold life dub,' but the extra tracks more than made up for it.  especially 'he's angry.'  that's öne ov the best ministry songs ever.

black tape for a blue girl : halo star
i expected to be disappointed, especially after the scavenger bride was so disappointing.  i was pleasantly surprised.  halo star is quite possibly their best effort in a long time, and it's öne ov the rare cases where the single ('tarnished') actually is öne ov the best cuts from the records, instead ov simply the most accessible.

chemlab : oxidizer
the return ov the absolute gods ov coldwave.  how could i not love it?

collide : vortex
bought this on a whim, it turned out to be amazing.  önce switchblade symphony start boring you silly, you need to move on to collide.

hrm.  and two ov the five are reïssues.  that's because yeah, 2004 was kind ov disappointing.
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« Reply #56 on: 26 Feb 2005, 00:45 »

1. The Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike
3. The Futureheads - s/t
4. Animal Collective - Song Tungs
5. Dizzee Rascal - Showtime

I didn't think 2004 was that great a year. I really loved that Arcade Fire album, but nothing else clicked all the way.

Panda Bear's album is good, but I can't say I'm in love with it. I was a bit disappointed by Sung Tongs, too. Good album, but if they're gonna go pop on us, they need more hooks. Here Comes the Indian is still their best.

AC Newman—Am I the only person who thought this album was inconsistent as fuck? I loved about half of it, though.
Menomena—Wasn't too great in 2003, and it still isn't.
The Fiery Furnaces—Couldn't get into this one at all. Twice as long as their debut album, and with half as many good ideas.
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« Reply #57 on: 26 Feb 2005, 04:32 »

1. Finntroll-Nattfodd
Every single release get's better and better!
2. 3 Inches of Blood-Advance and Vanquish
This is an unrelenting bastard of a heavy metal album that is going to be right up next to Priest and Maiden's 80's work one days. Fucking awesome.
3. Blut Aus Nord-The Work Which Transforms God
The album that single-handedly saved the artistic credibility of the entire post-black movement.
4. Ayreon-The Human Equation
Multi-layered, complex, intelligent, packed with talent and very, very rocking.
5. Ministry-Houses of the Mole
According to Al Jourgensen, good Ministry albums only happen with Republicans in the white-house. This is the proof. The first album to challenge their opus Psalm 69.

Strong contenders were Motorhead, Anaal Nathrakh, Megadeth, Arsis, Nattefrost,  Behemoth, Pig Destroyer, Sunn O))),  the Haunted and Deathspell Omega. Most over-rated albums of the year of which I have experience are Mastodon-Leviathan, The Dillinger Escape Plan-Miss Machine, and Cult of Luna-Salvation.
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« Reply #58 on: 26 Feb 2005, 04:48 »

1. Hundred Reasons - Shatterproof Is Not A Challenge
2. Graham Coxon - Happiness In Magazines
3. Ermm, that's it
4. No really
5. 2004 sucked
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« Reply #59 on: 26 Feb 2005, 08:51 »

After hearing a bit more, I change my earlier list.

5. Jandek - Shadow Of Leaves
4. Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
3. Squarepusher - Ultravisitor
2. Anaal Nathrakh - Domine Non Es Dignus
(Big gap here)
1. Pan Sonic - Kesto

My favourite song of the year is Jandek's "Shadow Of Leaves", a 29-minute long existential epic that is one of the most intense and controversial tracks I've ever experienced.
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« Reply #60 on: 26 Feb 2005, 09:08 »

i don't even have an album that came out in 2004. :(
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« Reply #61 on: 26 Feb 2005, 10:02 »

See, everybody thinks 2004 sucked.
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but the music sucks because the keyboards don't have the cold/mechanical sound they had but a wannabe techno sound that it's pathetic for Rammstein standars.

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« Reply #62 on: 26 Feb 2005, 11:39 »

At least 2004 had Kesto, an album for all seasons!
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« Reply #63 on: 26 Feb 2005, 13:34 »

I don't think 2004 sucked. 2004 was pretty nifty, actually, though 2003 rocked its socks.
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« Reply #64 on: 26 Feb 2005, 21:16 »

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

William Shatner - Has Been


Yay!  At least now I don't feel as schizo-insane for liking it.  Granted< I only have 'Common People' on a mix CD, but it's surprisingly good.
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« Reply #65 on: 27 Feb 2005, 05:16 »

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

William Shatner - Has Been


Yay!  At least now I don't feel as schizo-insane for liking it.  Granted< I only have 'Common People' on a mix CD, but it's surprisingly good.


"Common People" is class, I'd consider it to be by far the best track the album has to offer though.  "I Can't Get Behind That" is kind of cool.
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« Reply #66 on: 27 Feb 2005, 11:03 »

I missed this. Or ignored it because I can never remember what actually came out in each year. So my list will be composed of other people's nominations, as I can be sure they are 2004 releases, and not have to go and look it up. Except for Typical Cats. I know that was '04 because I read an article on it yersterday.

65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math
Madvillain - Madvillainy
Kid 606 - Who still kill sound?
Squarepusher - Ultravisitor
Typical Cats - Civil Service
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« Reply #67 on: 28 Feb 2005, 03:50 »

top five...a couple have already been mentioned.

skinny puppy - the greater wrong of the right(synthetic symphony/hello deathday)
collide - vortex
flesh field - strain(metropolis)
christ analogue - the bitcrusher remixes(flagrant)
android lust - stripped and stitched(projekt)
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« Reply #68 on: 28 Feb 2005, 13:31 »

Five? Oh, well...here's four times more than that. 20 best albums, in no perticular order (wait...alphabetical), that were released in aught-four.

A Perfect Circle - Emotive
Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First
Camper Van Beethoven - New Roman Times
Cake - Pressure Chief
Crash Test Dummies - Songs of the Unforgiven (FINALLY! this should have been the follow-up to ninety-three's "God Shuffled His Feet")
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Guided By Voices - Half Smiles of the Decomposed
Incubus - A Crow Left of The Murder
John Frusciante - Shadows Collide With People
Keane - Hopes and Fears
Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Phish - Undermind (**sniff**)
Ratatat - Ratatat
R.E.M. - Around The Sun
Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
Snow Patrol - Final Straw
The Faint - Wet From Birth
The Killers - Hot Fuss
The Music - Welcome To The North
They Might Be Giants - The Spine

Frankly, 2004 wasn't all that great a year for music. Case in point, Usher. But 2005 looks bright.
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« Reply #69 on: 28 Feb 2005, 14:52 »

Hell, 2005 is already awesome. The Residents released a really good album, their best once since 1980.
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« Reply #70 on: 28 Feb 2005, 15:45 »

the only new CD I bought from 2004 was
Bad Religion-The empire strikes first
And i bought it last week. i think its good though
I only bought old CDs last year, was feeling like listening to classics.
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« Reply #71 on: 28 Feb 2005, 17:12 »

I got really into some stuff from the end of 2003 so this one is kinda tough bu here's 5 that came to mind:

1. Skywave - Synthstatic. The best shoegazer album in the past 10 years hands down.  If you're a fan of My Bloody Valentine or The Jesus and Mary Chain you have to get this.
2. Greg Ashley - Medicine Fuck Dream.  Like a really druggy Elliot Smith or Nick Drake album.
3. Poster Children - No More Songs About Sleep and Fire.
4. These Arms are Snakes - Oxeneers.
5. Malachi Constant - Infinite Justice.  A band from my area.  Kinda like Slint meets Kinski sort of.

That's it of the top of my head.  It may require some revision after viewing my CDs/Mp3 playlist.
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