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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Music of 2004

2004 is a good year in terms of good music, for me at least. Lots of damn good releases with lots of exciting new bands also. So this is my top 10 albums for 2004 (in no particular order). Check out other top 2004 albums list from Amazon, Pitchforkmedia, Prefix Magazine, XFM

Feels Like Home - Norah Jones.
- its soft-scratchiness and lush tone is so beautiful and seductive

Good News For People Who Love Bad News - Modest Mouse
- a well-rounded, lovable record

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
- the ideal hipster guilty-pleasure music for 2004

Our Endless Numbered Days - Iron & Wine
- ushed immediacy and rich melodies

Ambulance LTD - Ambulance LTD
- New York-based quartet's mix and match

Summer in Abaddon - Pinback
- infectious pop hooks that you can't help but sing

A Hostage And The Meaning Of Life - Brazil
- not quite The Mars Volta/ATDI, but hey, it's good!

Porcelain- Sparta
- straight foward rock formula with hints of ATDI sprinkled throughout

Riot On An Empty Street - Kings of Convenience
- a gorgeous album from start to finish

Selamat Tinggal Dunia - Butterfingers
- Rock n Roll with that Radiohead vibe. Nuff said

Just barely missing the list:
Final Straw - Snow Patrol
Antics - Interpol
Hot Fuss - The Killers
More Adventurous - Rilo Kiley
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes - TV on the Radio
Funeral - Arcade Fire
Garden State Soundtrack - Various Artists
A Grand Don't Come for Free - The Streets
Hopes & Fears - Keane
Blue Cathedral - Comets on Fire
The Libertines - The Libertines
Slow Wonder - A.C. Newman
You Fail Me - Converge
A Ghost Is Born - Wilco
Miss Machine - Dillinger Escape Plan
Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
Damn Dirty Apes - Ape Kill Ape

Longest time in the Winamp's playlist : Summer in Abaddon - Pinback
Best for morning commute : Cave In - Antenna
Best for afternoon commute : Riot On An Empty Street - Kings of Convenience
Best for the car stereo : On And On - Jack Johnson
Genre of the year : Emo-core
Most downloaded : Mogwai
Hardest to find : Rumah Sakit
Best video : Radiohead Live at Glastonbury 2003
Best for melayang-layang : A Data Learn The Language - The Mercury Program
Best semasa mengantuk : You're Only A Rebel From the Waist Downward - Thirty Called Arson
Best when feeling down : Still Life - Aqualung
Let down album : Size Does Matters - Helmet
Best online radio : XFM UK
Best record label : SubPop

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