Saturday, January 01, 2005

my favorite 50 albums of 2004

well, finally, it's the end of the year - the time for everyone to compile their lists of their favorite albums from the past 12 months. so here are my 50 favorite albums of 2004, short and sweet. click on the artist to go to their website, click on the album to check it out at insound and maybe purchase it.



1. feist: let it die



2. the arcade fire: funeral



3. midlake: bamnan & slivercork



4. sufjan stevens: seven swans



5. adem: homesongs



6. the dead texan: the dead texan



7. fennesz: venice



8. the walkmen: bows & arrows



9. iron & wine: our endless numbered days



10. dolorean: violence in the snowy fields



11. brian wilson: smile



12. stars: set yourself on fire



13. interpol: antics



14. the go! team: thunder, lightning, strike



15. black moth super rainbow: start a people



16. air: talkie walkie



17. pan american: quiet city



18. annie: anniemal



19. devendra banhart: rejoicing in the hands



20. khonnor: handwriting



21. phoenix: alphabetical



22. kings of convenience: riot on an empty street



23. the album leaf: in a safe place



24. wilco: a ghost is born



25. rilo kiley: more adventurous



26. havergal: elettricita



27. namelessnumberheadman: your voice repeating



28. modest mouse: good news for people who love bad news



29. camera obscura: underachievers please try harder



30. tim hecker: mirages



31. the good life: album of the year



32. n. lannon: chemical friends



33. j. tillman: i will return



34. joanna newsom: milk-eyed mender



35. auburn lull: cast from the platform



36. beta band: heroes to zeros



37. pedro the lion: achilles heel



38. john vanderslice: cellar door



39. unbunny: snow tires



40. ratatat: ratatat



41. junior boys: last exit



42. matt pond pa: emblems



43. morrissey: you are the quarry



44. the killers: hot fuss



45. styrofoam: nothing's lost



46. the autumns: the autumns



47. julian fane: special forces



48. dios: dios



49. dykehouse: midrange



50. philip jeck: 7

5 Comments:

Anonymous Keven said...

agreed with every single album on this list. you have great taste in music.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that band "Dios", any idea where it is from?

5:09 AM  
Blogger mikejonze said...

hawthorne, california...if that's what you were asking.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Rodrigo N. said...

Only indie shit, most disks that few remember today. ¿Exceptions? Brian Wilson, Camera Obscura, Morrissey and The Walkmen.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Tyler said...

My new favorite blog. Love your taste in musiq.

12:42 PM  

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