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Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Oh my gosh... NO EXCUSES letting these Sonic Youth songs slip. They are in my top 100 of all time!

1. DEERHOOF - MILK MAN
2. THE GO! TEAM - BOTTLE ROCKET
3. ARCADE FIRE - WAKE UP
4. SONIC YOUTH - UNMADE BED*
5. ARCADE FIRE - NEIGHBORHOOD 1: TUNNELS
6. FIERY FURNACES - HERE COMES THE SUMMER
7. FIERY FURNACES - BLUEBERRY BOAT
8. FIERY FURNACES - CHIEF INSPECTOR BLANCHEFLOWER
9. SONIC YOUTH - NEW HAMPSHIRE
10. FIERY FURNACES - CHRIS MICHAELS
11. FRANZ FERDINAND - TAKE ME OUT
12. FIERY FURNACES - SINGLE AGAIN
13. MAGNETIC FIELDS - I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY BOYFRIEND
14. ARCADE FIRE - REBELLION (LIES)
15. THE GO! TEAM - FRIENDSHIP UPDATE
16. SCISSOR SISTERS - LAURA
17. INTERPOL - EVIL
18. SCISSOR SISTERS - TAKE YOUR MAMA
19. DEERHOOF - SONG OF SORN
20. DEERHOOF - RAINBOW SILHOUETTE OF THE MILKY RAIN

A lot of good songs are missing the cut, unfortunately... 2004 was a very good year indeed.

Thanks so much for revising my list. I'll try not to screw up next month.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Lesser AM-alignment than usual this year.

Albums
1. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
2. Junior Boys - Last Exit
3. Gonzales - Solo Piano
4. Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks
5. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
6. Kings of Convenience - Riot on An Empty Street
7. Arcade Fire - Funeral
8. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus
9. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
10. Pan-American - Quiet City
11. Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright - Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright
12. Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing in the Hands
13. Stina Nordenstam - The World Is Saved
14. Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
15. TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
16. DeVotchKa - How It Ends
17. Madvillain - Madvillainy
18. Kanye West - The College Dropout
19. Brian Wilson - Smile
20. Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days

Songs
1. Joanna Newsom - The Book of Right-On
2. Junior Boys - Teach Me How to Fight
3. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
4. Sufjan Stevens - The Dress Looks Nice on You
5. Bloc Party - Banquet
6. Gonzales - Gogol
7. Junior Boys - Under the Sun
8. Max Richter - Shadow Journal
9. Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?
10. Kanye West - Jesus Walks
11. Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance with You
12. Kings of Convenience - Misread
13. Joanna Newsom - Bridges and Balloons
14. Joanna Newsom - Sprout and the Bean
15. Modest Mouse - Float On
16. Modest Mouse - Bukowski
17. Sia - Breathe Me
18. Yann Tiersen & Shannon Wright - No Mercy for She
19. Stina Nordenstam - Get On with Your Life
20. Pan-American - Skylight

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Songs

1. Vertigo - U2
2. Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
3. Heartbeat - Annie
4. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Green Day
5. Galang - M.I.A.
6. Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
7. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
8. Jesus Walks - Kanye West
9. Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire
10. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
11. Float On - Modest Mouse
12. All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
13. Wake Up - Arcade Fire
14. Hope There's Someone - Antony & The Johnsons
15. Yeah (Crass Version) - LCD Soundsystem
16. Helicopter - Bloc Party
17. American Idiot - Green Day
18. Dry Your Eyes - The Streets
19. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - Arcade Fire
20. The Rat - The Walkmen

Albums
1. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - U2
2. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
3. Funeral - Arcade Fire
4. American Idiot - Green Day
5. Hot Fuss - The Killers
6. The College Dropout - Kanye West
7. A Grand Don't Come for Free - The Streets
8. A Ghost Is Born - Wilco
9. The Libertines - The Libertines
10. Madvillainy - Madvillain

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Petri
I would appreciate if you vote in form:
rank. artist name - albums/songs name. Thanks

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Albums:

1. Arcade Fire – Funeral
2. Kanye West – The College Dropout
3. Zélia Duncan - Eu me Transformo em Outras
4. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus
6. Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose
7. Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
8. Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days
9. Brian Wilson – Smile
10. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come for Free
11. The Killers – Hot Fuss
12. The Go! Team – Thunder, Lightning, Strike
13. Elliott Smith – From a Basement on the Hill
14. Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender
15. Madvillain – Madvillainy
16. Old Crow Medicine Show – O.C.M.S.
17. Adriana Calcanhotto – Adriana Partimpim
18. Max Richter – The Blue Notebooks
19. Jolie Holland – Escondida
20. Gonzales – Solo Piano
21. Deportivo – Parmi eux
22. TV on the Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
23. Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous
24. Josele Santiago - Las golondrinas etcétera
25. Manu Chao - Sibérie m'était contéee ...à tous les pécheurs du fleuve Amour...
26. Steve Earle – The Revolution Starts Now
27. The Von Bondies – Pawn Shoppe Heart
28. Tom Waits – Real Gone
29. Björk - Medúlla
30. Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News

Favorite Albums and Songs of 2004

Albums:
1 . Elliott Smith - From A Basement On The Hill
2 . The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat
3 . Arcade Fire - Funeral
4 . Morrissey - You Are the Quarry
5 . The Walkmen - Bows & Arrows
6 . The Libertines - The Libertines
7 . The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
8 . Ghost - Hypnotic Underworld
9 . Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
10 . Munly & The Lee Lewis Harlots - Munly & The Lee Lewis Harlots
11 . Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
12 . Eux Autres - Hell Is Eux Autres
13 . Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
14 . TV On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
15 . Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt
16 . Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
17 . Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
18 . Kanye West - The College Dropout
19 . Mad Action - …And Begin
20 . Air - Talkie Walkie

Songs:
1 . Elliott Smith - King's Crossing
2 . The Walkmen - Thinking Of A Dream I Had
3 . Mad Action - Wheel
4 . Fiery Furnaces - Chris Michaels
5 . The Walkmen - The Rat
6 . The Go! Team - Huddle Formation
7 . Belle & Sebastian - Jonathan David
8 . Elliott Smith - Coast To Coast
9 . Arcade Fire - Wake Up
10 . The Go! Team - Bottle Rocket
11 . Elliott Smith - Shooting Stars
12 . Eux Autres - The Other Girls
13 . Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
14 . Ghost - Piper
15 . Ghost - Hazy Paradise
16 . Elliott Smith - A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free
17 . Dungen - Det du tänker idag är du i morgon
18 . Danger Mouse - 99 Problems
19 . TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun
20 . Wilco - At Least That's What You Said

Thanks!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

1. N*E*R*D – Fly Or Die
2. Wilco – A Ghost Is Born
3. The Go! Team – Thunder, Lightning Strike
4. Ray LaMontagne – Trouble
5. Delays – Faded Seaside Glamour
6. Secret Machines – Now Here Is Nowhere
7. Arcade Fire – Funeral
8. The Killers – Hot Fuss
9. 22-20s – 22-20s
10. Franz – Ferdinand – s/t
11. TV On The Radio – Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
12. Auf Der Maur – s/t
13. The Libertines – s/t
14. Nick Cave – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus
15. Interpol – Antics
16. The Zutons – Who Killed...
17. Mark Lanegan – Bubblegum
18. Scissor Sisters – s/t
19. Badly Drawn Boy – One Plus One Is One
20. Danger Mouse – The Grey Album
21. Jesse Malin – The Heat
22. Animal Collective – Sung Tongs
23. Califone – Heron King Blues
24. Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose
25. Dungen – Ta Det Lugnt
26. Kasabian – s/t
27. Mos Def – The New Danger
28. Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans
29. Martha Wainwright – s/t
30. !!! – Louden Up Now
31. Selfish Cunt – No Wicked Heart Shall Prosper
32. Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender
33. Devendra Banhart – Rejoicing In The Hands
34. The Dears – No Cities Left
35. Kevin Tihista’s Red Terror – Wake Up Captain
36. Bjork – Medulla
37. Fennesz – Venice
38. Morrissey – You Are The Quarry
39. Annie – Anniemal
40. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free
41. The Hives – Tyrannosaurus Hives
42. Dios – s/t
43. Laura Veirs – Carbon Glacier
44. Sonic Youth – Sonic Nurse
45. Elliott Smith – From A Basement On The Hill
46. Kings Of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
47. Engineers – Folly
48. The Von Bondies – Pawn Shoppe Heart
49. Ariel Pink – The Doldrums
50. Phoenix – Alphabetical
51. The Futureheads – s/t
52. Devendra Banhart – Nino Rojo
53. Of Montreal – Satanic Panic In The Attic
54. Gwen Stefani – Love. Angel. Music. Baby
55. The Beta Band – Heroes To Zeros
56. Tom Waits – Real Gone
57. Hope Of The States – The Lost Riots
58. The Czars – Goodbye
59. The Radio Dept. – Lesser Matters
60. Colder – Again
61. PJ Harvey – Uh Huh Her
62. Keane – Hopes And Fears
63. Goldie Lookin’ Chain – Greatest Hits
64. Autolux – Future Perfect
65. Blanche – If We Can’t Trust The Doctors
66. Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days
67. Modest Mouse – Good News For People Who Love Bad News
68. Espers – s/t
69. American Music Club – Love Songs For Patriots
70. Jim White – Drill A Hole....
71. The Beastie Boys – To The 5 Boroughs
72. Dizzee Rascal – Showtime
73. Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye
74. Brian Wilson – Smile
75. The Bees – Free The Bees
76. Ash – Meltdown
77. Paul Westerberg – Folker
78. Green Day – American Idiot
79. Micah P Hinson - &The Gospel Of Progress
80. Amplifier – s/t
81. The Thrills – Let’s Bottle Bohemia
82. The Polyphonic Spree – Together We’re Heavy
83. U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
84. Air – Talkie Walkie
85. Comets On Fire – Blue Cathedral
86. Drive-By Truckers – The Dirty South
87. The Walkmen – Bows + Arrows
88. Rufus Wainwright – Want Two
89. The Fiery Furnaces – Blueberry Boat
90. Dead Meadow – Feathers
91. Ikara Colt – Modern Apprentice
92. Kanye West – The College Graduate
93. Kelis – Tasty
94. Graham Coxon – Happiness In Magazines
95. Madvillain – Madvillainy
96. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Greatest Palace Music
97. Giant Sand – Is All Over The Map
98. Lambchop – Aw C’mon/No You C’mon
99. Steve Earle – The Revolution Starts Now
100. Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Henrik
beefsupreme
1) Pleasureman - Gunther
Thanks for reminding me, Beef! Everyone please listen to this album and revise your lists!


It looks like it's a forgotten classic, on this board & everywhere else...

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Albums

1 | Arcade Fire | Funeral
2 | TV On the Radio | Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
3 | Elliott Smith | From a Basement on a Hill
4 | Madvillain | Madvillainy
5 | Fiery Furnaces | Blueberry Boat
6 | Bark Psychosis | Codename: Dustsucker
7 | Stereolab | Margerine Eclipse
8 | Air | Talkie Walkie
9 | Devendra Banhart | Rejoicing in the Hands
10 | Reigning Sound | Too Much Guitar
11 | Tom Waits | Real Gone
12 | The Go! Team | Thunder, Lightning, Strike
13 | Magma | K.A.
14 | The Beta Band | Heroes to Zeros
15 | Comets on Fire | Blue Cathedral
16 | Franz Ferdinand | Franz Ferdinand
17 | Annie | Anniemal
18 | Blonde Redhead | Misery is a Butterfly
19 | Liars | They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
20 | Tortoise | It's All Around You


Listening to Funeral definitely isn't the same as it was when I first heard it, but I'd be lying if I said I've listened to and enjoyed any `04 album more.

I actually think this year stacks up pretty well against the first few years of the decade when I compare my lists side-by-side. That Bark Psychosis album is such a gem; I can't say I'm surprised that no one else voted for it but I'm sure nj's a fan. Eleswhere Stereolab, Air, and Tom Waits give underappreciated late-career efforts, and Magma even releases a comeback album!

Wish I could have gotten around to Joanna Newsom, Fennesz, and Max Richter. Biggest disappointments were Wilco and Walkmen, though both will be appearing on my songs list.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Songs

1 | Elliott Smith | King's Crossing
2 | Arcade Fire | Wake Up
3 | Madvillain | ALL CAPS
4 | Walkmen | The Rat
5 | Franz Ferdinand | Take Me Out
6 | Annie | Heartbeat
7 | Fiery Furnaces | Blueberry Boat
8 | Arcade Fire | Rebellion (Lies)
9 | The Beta Band | Assessment
10 | Bark Psychosis | The Black Meat
11 | Animal Collective | Leaf House
12 | Madvillain | Strange Ways
13 | Air | Surfing on a Rocket
14 | Nick Cave | There She Goes, My Beautiful World
15 | Modest Mouse | Float On
16 | Blonde Redhead | Elephant Woman
17 | Arcade Fire | Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
18 | TV On the Radio | Dreams
19 | The Beta Band | Easy
20 | Fiery Furnaces | Quay Cur
21 | Tom Waits | Sins of My Father
22 | Comets on Fire | The Bee and the Cracking Egg
23 | Stars | Your Ex-Lover is Dead
24 | TV On the Radio | The Wrong Way
25 | Death From Above 1979 | Romantic Rights
26 | Tortoise | It's All Around You
27 | Stereolab | Vonal Declosion
28 | Killers | Mr. Brightside
29 | Wilco | Spiders (Kidsmoke)
30 | Elliott Smith | A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity To Be Free

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Albums:

1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. Kanye West - The College Dropout
3. Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
4. Elliot Smith - From a Basement on a Hill
5. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free
6. The Bad Plus - Give
7. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
8. Bjork - Medulla
9. The Polyphonic Spree - Together We're Heavy
10. TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
11. Cee-Lo Green - Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul Machine
12. The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike
13. Cake - Pressure Chief
14. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
15. PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her
16. Green Day - American Idiot
17. The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
18. Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
19. The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeros
20. Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch


Songs

1. Arcade Fire - Wake Up
2. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
3. The Killers - Mr. Brightside
4. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
5. Elliot Smith - A Fond Farewell
6. The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
7. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
8. Kanye West - All Falls Down
9. The Bad Plus - Velouria
10. Elliot Smith - Don't Go Down
11. Franz Ferdinand - The Dark of the Matinee
12. Danger Mouse - What More Can I Say
13. Representative Ball - She's a Pony
14. The Polyphonic Spree - Section 12 (Hold Me Now)
15. Bjork - Triumph of a Heart
16. Norah Jones - Sunrise
17. Beck - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime
18. Kanye West - Family Business
19. The Walkmen - The Rat
20. The Go! Team - The Power Is On
21. The Streets - Blinded by the Lights
22. Sonic Youth - Unmade Bed
23. Green Day - Holiday
24. Loretta Lynn - Mrs. Leroy Brown
25. Cake - End of the Movie
26. Kanye West - End of the Movie

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Voting is closed. I'll send the results as soon as possible (within a minutes).

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

On the last day Elliott Smith came almost from nowhere and took the sixth place. I thought Anniemal was for sure in finals but then something happened. It got only 18 points from the last 20 voters (and from those antonius gave 14 points). I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't put TV on the Radio to my #2. In 2004 Antics and In the Kingdom of Shadows were for sure better albums to me but I have listened both of them only few times after that year.

Albums
Rank . Artist – Album - Score - Voters - Average/voter
1 . Arcade Fire - Funeral - 1353 - 33 - 41
2 . Kanye West - The College Dropout - 669 - 25 - 26,76
3 . Franz Ferdinand - 594 - 27 - 22
4 . Brian Wilson - Smile - 500 - 17 - 29,41
5 . Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus - 363 - 17 - 21,35
6 . Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill - 320 - 13 - 24,62
7 . The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike - 316 - 15 - 21,07
8 . The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free - 295 - 13 - 22,69
9 . Wilco - A Ghost Is Born - 273 - 13 - 21
10 . Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News - 265 - 12 - 22,08

11 . TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes - 257 - 16 - 16,06
12 . Morrissey - You Are the Quarry - 249 - 13 - 19,15
13 . Madvillain - Madvillainy - 242 - 14 - 17,29
14 . Killers - Hot Fuss - 240 - 11 - 21,82
15 . Annie - Anniemal - 230 - 12 - 19,17
16 . Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose - 221 - 11 - 20,09
17 . Interpol - Antics - 190 - 12 - 15,83
18 . Joanna Newsom - The Milk Eyed Mender - 183 - 9 - 20,33
19 . The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat - 160 - 5 - 32
20 . Green Day - American Idiot - 138 - 7 - 19,71
21 . Black Keys - Rubber Factory - 129 - 5 - 25,8
22 . Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans - 115 - 7 - 16,43
23 . Animal Collective - Sung Tongs - 104 - 7 - 14,86
24 . Libertines - 95 - 9 - 10,56
25 . Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South - 89 - 4 - 22,25
25 . Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt - 89 - 5 - 17,8


Kings Crossing got two #1 votes from last three voters. Close but no cigar.
Three Arcade Fire songs in top 4 is quite a achievement.

Songs

Rank . Artist – Song - Score (Voters, Average/voter)
1 . Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out - 561 ( 21 , 26,71 )
2 . Arcade Fire - Wake Up - 506 ( 15 , 33,73 )
3 . Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies) - 501 ( 21 , 23,86 )
4 . Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - 419 ( 20 , 20,95 )
5 . Annie - Heartbeat - 327 ( 12 , 27,25 )
6 . Kanye West - Jesus Walks - 302 ( 13 , 23,23 )
7 . Modest Mouse - Float On - 219 ( 13 , 16,85 )
8 . Morrissey- First of the Gang to Die - 209 ( 10 , 20,9 )
9 . Bloc Party - Banquet - 205 ( 9 , 22,78 )
10 . The Walkmen - The Rat - 191 ( 10 , 19,1 )

11 . Elliott Smith - King's Crossing - 170 ( 4 , 42,5 )
12 . Killers - Mr. Brightside - 148 ( 7 , 21,14 )
13 . Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone - 135 ( 5 , 27 )
14 . The Streets- Dry Your Eyes - 129 ( 7 , 18,43 )
15 . M.I.A.- Galang - 125 ( 7 , 17,86 )
16 . Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #2 (Laika) - 123 ( 5 , 24,6 )
17 . Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - There She Goes, My Beautiful World - 119 ( 6 , 19,83 )
18 . Kanye West - Spaceship (feat. GLC & Consequence) - 104 ( 5 , 20,8 )
19 . Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - 100 ( 6 , 16,67 )
20 . U2 - Vertigo - 96 ( 6 , 16 )
21 . Interpol - Evil - 92 ( 6 , 15,33 )
22 . Loretta Lynn and Jack White, Portland, Oregon - 91 ( 3 , 30,33 )
23 . Sia - Breathe Me - 89 ( 3 , 29,67 )
24 . Animal Collective - Leaf house - 88 ( 4 , 22 )
25 . Elliott Smith - Twilight - 76 ( 3 , 25,33 )

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Another disappointment for me is the Tom Waits. I never could really appreciate this record. Just because Ribot is back doesn't mean he's got the right to fuck up the recording.
No, I couldn't find any good song in this album, except maybe "Make It Rain". Add to this an experimental-too dirty sound, a charicature of what he did in the past. The thing worked perfectly on "Bone Machine" because the songs were there.

2004 is not a great year, but 2005 will be for me. Antony, Sufjan, Bright Eyes, Toumani & Ali, Sharon Jones, Katerine, etc... : avalanche of great albums to come

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Gah! The Streets, a highly uneven Wilco album, and bleepin' Modest Mouse keep out TVOTR, Madvillain, and Annie. Why why why???

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

I agree with you except of course for the Streets. To me this guy is a great songwriter. I love albums that tell stories (A day in the life of a geezer), and I like his brand of electro-garage-rap.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

nicolas
I agree with you except of course for the Streets. To me this guy is a great songwriter. I love albums that tell stories (A day in the life of a geezer), and I like his brand of electro-garage-rap.


Yeah, I kind of get it with The Streets. Not my cup of tea, but at least interesting. A Ghost Is Born has a couple great tracks, but that does not a great album make. I have never gotten the appeal of Modest Mouse at all.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Petri
I thought Anniemal was for sure in finals but then something happened.


Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

I can't believe Loretta Lynn and TVOTR didn't make it.

Is Smile really a 2004 album? *shrug*

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

BillAdama
I can't believe Loretta Lynn and TVOTR didn't make it.

Is Smile really a 2004 album? *shrug*


Brian Wilson rerecorded the entire Smile album from scratch in early 2004.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Moonbeam
Petri
I thought Anniemal was for sure in finals but then something happened.


It's because Anniemal is for people who don't take music seriously and work on their lists during the month.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Henrik
Moonbeam
Petri
I thought Anniemal was for sure in finals but then something happened.


It's because Anniemal is for people who don't take music seriously and work on their lists during the month.
Don't take me too seriously though!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Nick
BillAdama
I can't believe Loretta Lynn and TVOTR didn't make it.

Is Smile really a 2004 album? *shrug*


Brian Wilson rerecorded the entire Smile album from scratch in early 2004.


Yeah, but he wrote it and planned it all out in 1967, and it has some singles that have been well known sense then. If Paul McCartney re-recorded all his Beatles songs and released them tomorrow, would it be a 2011 album?

...If I voted for the Smile version of Good Vibrations on a singles list, would it have been eligible?

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Henrik
12. Kings of Convenience - Misread

Oh, s... I forgot this one, great song.

nicolas
I agree with you except of course for the Streets. To me this guy is a great songwriter. I love albums that tell stories (A day in the life of a geezer).

I agree with you, Nico, this album is brilliant.

Henrik
One more comment about "Solo Piano". First time I heard anything from the album was when I visited Honorio in Spain, and his friend Pepe played it to me after I said that Erik Satie's "Gymnopedie No. 1" is my favorite musical piece. Then I forgot about the album, but I was lucky to find it in the RYM chart for 2004. Honorio, please say hello and thanks from me to Pepe next time you meet him.
nicolas
Then I must listen to Gonzalez (I'm a Satie lover), and Pepe is a man of good advice.

Many thanks my friends. I’m going to visit Pepe tomorrow, he underwent surgery today (nothing too serious, don’t worry) and I’ll convey your regards to him.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

I'd like, in principle, to be able to do a huge amount of listening to these polls, but I'm already doing a huge amount of 2011 listening, not to mention listening and film watching for other games, so I'm not going to make extra effort for this game to hear albums that have no chance of qualifying anyway.

Now, if we did a followup poll that excluded albums that qualified for the finals in this one, that'd be a different story.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Henrik
Henrik
Moonbeam
Petri
I thought Anniemal was for sure in finals but then something happened.


It's because Anniemal is for people who don't take music seriously and work on their lists during the month.
Don't take me too seriously though!


I don't understand either comment!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Petri


11. TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
13. Madvillain - Madvillainy
19. The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat

11. Elliot Smith - King's Crossing


OK, Elliott Smith getting his album in is definitely pretty cool. But my number 2 album and number 1 song both coming in at number 11 is just cruel. I at least thought Madvillainy would have made it for sure. Since U Been Gone being left out is definitely a victory though; if that had made it Pitchfork's EOD rating would have been completely responsible.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

I've found that in most cases, if I don't really enjoy something critically acclaimed, I can at least see where the critic is coming from and respect the work.

The most notable exception to this is "Since U Been Gone", which is quite possibly one of the worst songs I have ever heard. Poorly done commercial pop rock at its worst.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

well I was part of the reason for that and proud of it putting Modest Mouse as my #1 and the deservingly outranking TVOTR who I still think is ranked far too high.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

Petri

18 . Joanna Newsom - The Milk Eyed Mender - 183 - 9 -


It was my #1, it could've made a nice jump if i had participated this last round

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2004

I have no right to complain because I, uh, forgot to vote, but that mediocre Wilco album and that awful Modest Mouse album over Madvillainy is pretty lame. I thought Madvillainy was self-evidently great. it may take a few listens for one to realize just how freaking brilliant it is, but it's there. I guess it isn't.

Good thing Morrissey made it! Just kidding. Indie vagina domination will make a very boringg final poll.