Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Top albums (and such) of 2004

Here's my list of the top albums and whatnot of 2004. Keep in mind, there's no way that I (or anyone, really) could listen to everything released this year, so this list is solely based on what tunes entered my lil' world (57 albums - mostly legal, some not - to be exact).

Album of the Year: Brian Wilson, SMiLE (a teenage symphony to God, indeed)

The Best of the Rest (in alphabetical order):
Ayslum Street Spankers, Mercurial
Elvis Costello & the Imposters, The Delivery Man
De La Soul, The Grind Date
DJ Danger Mouse, The Grey Album
Green Day, American Idiot
John Wesley Harding, Adam's Apple
Jem, Finally Woken
The Killers, Hot Fuss
Nellie McKay, Get Away From Me
Murs, Murs 3:16 - The 9th Edition
Sam Phillips, A Boot and a Shoe
The Roots, The Tipping Point
Snow Patrol, Final Straw
Kanye West, The College Dropout

Best Reissue: The Clash, London Calling: 25th Anniversary Legacy Edition
Best Compilation (tie): Garden State and Shaun of the Dead soundtracks
Best Singles: Modest Mouse - "Float On," William Shatner - "Common People," Kanye West - "Jesus Walks,"
Returns to Form: Prince, Morrissey, The Cure
Biggest Disappointment: Eminem, Encore
Still the Biggest Sellouts: The Blackeyed Peas
Best Dis of Shaq: Skillz - "Those movies were ill/I'd make a porno with Magic before I'd make Kazaam or Steel"
Best Live Show: Asylum Street Spankers
Best Non-2004 Album That I Heard For The First Time This Year: The Postal Service, Give Up

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