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Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by thecongostudio » Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:33 pm

Okay, If I didn't see someone post something similar to this soon I knew I had to do it. So what were your favorite records of 2004?!?!

Mine-

Mission of Burma- ONoffON
Xiu Xiu- Fabulous Muscles
Tom Waits- Real Gone
Bjork- Medulla
Death From Above 1979- You're a Woman, I'm a Machine

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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by FNM » Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:38 pm

Clutch - Blast Tyrant. I don't really buy too many new albums.

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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by greenmeansjoe » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:10 pm

Of Montreal "Satanic Panic in the Attic"
Iron & Wine "Our Endless Numbered Days"
Robbers on High Street "Fine Lines" EP
The Arcade Fire "Funeral"
Brian Wilson "Smile"
Neko Case "The Tigers Have Spoken"
Pedro the Lion "Achilles Heel"
Nellie McKay "Get Away from Me"

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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by taperocket » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:40 pm

Here are mine:

Brian Wilson's Smile
Wilco - A Ghost is Born
The Wrens - The Meadowlands
Tom Waits - Real Gone
Rufus Wainwright - Want Two
Elliot Smith - From a Basement on a Hill
The Album Leaf - In a Safe Place
Jimmy Eat World - Futures

Yep, good stuff

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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by earth tones » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:48 pm

The Dears-No Cities Left
The Six Parts Seven-Everywhere and Right Here
Venetian Snares-Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding

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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by mrufino1 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:25 pm

Smile
Keane- Hopes and Fears (can't stop listening!!)

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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by cgarges » Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:43 pm

Nina Nastasia - Dogs (Does that count?)
The Bad Plus' new one
Shalini - Metal Corner
Frank Kimbrough's new one
Jamie Hoover and Bill Lloyd (with Dennis Dikken) - Paparazzi
Although I haven't picked it up yet, the "I Heart Huckabees" soundtrack is pretty outrageous.

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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by Rigsby » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:04 am

Not really bought many new releases this year, but top older things i've picked up this year are probably...

Jaco Pastorius - Word Of Mouth (esp. John and Mary -beautiful)
Nana Vasconcelos - Saudades
Phillip Glass - Glassworks
Gavin Bryars - Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (though that may have been late last year)

One of my favourite things that was released this year was by a group called Alan who i really like and was on this compilation i had a tune on. They come off best live, but one of their recordings can be found here. It's not their best piece, and not the one from the compilation, but worth a listen IMO. Oh, and there's this guy called Grovesnor (sic) who is really really entertaining in a kind of eighties/Har Mar type way (kind of), but definately best live.

I could do with hearing more new things, so if anyone has any suggestions in the instrumental/jazz/avant-classical etc etc vein, post me a link will you? Thanks.
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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by cgarges » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:16 am

Rigsby wrote:I could do with hearing more new things, so if anyone has any suggestions in the instrumental/jazz/avant-classical etc etc vein, post me a link will you? Thanks.
www.thebadplus.com

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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by Rigsby » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:42 am

cgarges wrote:
Rigsby wrote:I could do with hearing more new things, so if anyone has any suggestions in the instrumental/jazz/avant-classical etc etc vein, post me a link will you? Thanks.
www.thebadplus.com

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Thanks Chris, just off to check them out now...
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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by bobbydj » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:05 am

GbV's B000 Director's Cut. A monolithic triple album fiasco, with ludicrous sleeve art and almost 60 tracks. Good blurb from Robert Scat, though why there was this problem with cutting off the beginning of tracks when transferring from Bob's cassette masters to DAT I can't work out. I.e. why not set the DAT rolling then - uh - press play on the cassette. I must be missing something here, obviously. Whatever. Postal Blowfish is my fave so far - predictably. Btw, Vampire on Titus is still the best GbV LP, imo.
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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by hiwatt33 » Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:00 am

thecongostudio wrote:Okay, If I didn't see someone post something similar to this soon I knew I had to do it. So what were your favorite records of 2004?!?!

Mine-

Mission of Burma- ONoffON
Xiu Xiu- Fabulous Muscles
Tom Waits- Real Gone
Bjork- Medulla
Death From Above 1979- You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by rich » Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:29 am

smile- which should be on everyones list

mastadon- leviathan- the album is amazing. gives me faith in metal again.

joanna newsome- crab cockle cowrie- best album ive heard in years. for the most part just a girl playing concert harp and singing. just proves that a good album doesnt need a million tracks. get it!!

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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by brainjob » Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:40 am

Tom Waits - Real Gone
Brian Wilson - Smile
Pedro The Lion - Achilles Heel
TV On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodythirsty Babes
Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
Lou Reed - Animal Serenade
Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Bjork - Medulla
Satyricon - Volcano
Air - Talkie Walkie
Album Leaf - In A Safe Place
Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days

And even though they're re-releases, they sound better than ever:
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
The Clash - London Calling

Wow... it really has been an incredible year.

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Re: Favorite Albums of 2004

Post by rythmicillusion » Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:45 am

Unearth - The Oncoming Storm

Other than that...I don't know about anybody else, but when i go into a record store, 9 times out of 10 im buying something thats been out for a while. There is so much music out there that ive never heard that is most likely amazing that somebody has just told me about. Like Wayne Krantz for example...he made a live album in 95', miced by an old dude wearing condensor mics on his glasses into a DAT. Definetly can tell, but its still redonkular and sounds awesome. Got the spine tingles first time I heard it

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