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    Favorite Songs of 2004

    Here are my top 20. (OK, the order is not totally random, but it is slightly off the cuff, so not intended to be definitive. And I limited this to one song per artist, so I could list more people.) I was very happy with the sounds that were eminating from my iPod and my stereo this year.

    1. "The Rat" by The Walkmen

    2. "We Don't Care" by Kanye West

    3. "First of the Gang to Die" by Morrissey

    4. "Michael" by Franz Ferdinand

    5. "Nowhere Again" by Secret Machines

    6. "She Will Only Bring You Happiness" by McClusky

    7. "Van Lear Rose" by Loretta Lynn

    8. "Evil" by Interpol

    9. "Toxic" by Britney Spears

    10. "Miracle Drug" by U2

    11. "Breathe" by Fabolous

    12. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

    13. "Yeah!" by Usher, with Ludacris and Lil' John

    14. "Drop It Like It's Hot" by Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams

    15. "Can't Stand Me Now" by The Libertines

    16. "C'mon C'mon" by The Von Bondies

    17. "Stumblin'" by Powderfinger

    18. "Gone Under Sea" by Electrelane

    19. "How Come" by D12

    20. "Vegetables" by Brian Wilson

    Name your favorite tracks from last year

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    Here are a few that come to mind:

    Fiery Furnaces - "Chief Inspector Blancheflower"

    Deerhoof - "Milk Man"

    Mclusky - "Without MSG I Am Nothing"

    Social Distortion - " Nickels and Dimes"

    Ted Leo + Pharmacists - "The Angels' Share"

    John Vanderslice - "Promising Actress"

    Apostle of Hustle - "Animal Fat"

    Modest Mouse - "Bury Me With It"

    Mission of Burma - "The Enthusiast"

    Joanna Newsom - "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie"

    Animal Collective - "Who Could Win a Rabbit"

    planesmistakenforstars - "Belly Full of Hell"

    Drive-By Truckers - "The Day John Henry Died"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone
    Here are a few that come to mind:

    Fiery Furnaces - "Chief Inspector Blancheflower"

    Deerhoof - "Milk Man"

    Mclusky - "Without MSG I Am Nothing"

    Social Distortion - " Nickels and Dimes"

    Ted Leo + Pharmacists - "The Angels' Share"

    John Vanderslice - "Promising Actress"

    Apostle of Hustle - "Animal Fat"

    Modest Mouse - "Bury Me With It"

    Mission of Burma - "The Enthusiast"

    Joanna Newsom - "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie"

    Animal Collective - "Who Could Win a Rabbit"

    planesmistakenforstars - "Belly Full of Hell"

    Drive-By Truckers - "The Day John Henry Died"

    Don't you think that Modest Mouse song sounds a heck of a lot like a Pixies song?

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    "Slow" by Kylie Minogue
    "Home Stay" by Yoko Kanno
    can't think of any more off hand right now, but wanted to mention those two
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    Here's 10 from me off the top of my head...

    Modest Mouse - Blame it on the tetons
    Morriseey - Irish blood, English heart
    Interpol - Evil
    Keane - Bedshaped
    Ash - Orpheus
    Pixies - Gouge away
    Air - Alone in Kyoto
    Razorlight - Up all night
    Ray Lamontagne - Trouble
    Libertines - What Katie did

    Honorary mention to Mojave 3 for Bill Oddity which came out 2003 but I didn't hear it until 2004.

    Cheers
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    I almost think that The Rat is too good of a song, at least up agaijnst the rest of the Walkmen record. I heard all kinds of good reports on the record, heard the single, loved it and grabbed the record, but was kinda disappointed how the rest of the album stacked up.

    Not a huge year for singles for me, I was in album mode far more often.

    I did really like a few that stood out...

    Walk Idiot Walk - The Hives
    Over and Over - Nelly
    Jesus Walks - Kanye West
    Air - Cherry Blossom Girl
    Morrissey - First of the Gang to Die
    Prince - Cinnamin Girl
    Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
    Metal - Afrika Bambaataa
    Redneck Sexxx - Gibby Haynes vs. Peaches
    Dry Your Eyes - The Streets
    Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

    and...I even liked U2s Vertigo single. I guess not watching TV much (I only saw the commercial once) helped me not hate it instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    Pixies - Gouge away

    Cheers
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    I woke up with that song in my head this morning. Then I hummed it in the shower. (Fortunately, no one heard me.) Then I had to listen to it in the car on the way to work so I pulled out the Doolittle album and gave it a spin. Did I miss an '04 remake?

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    My kick arse songs of 2004.

    In no particular order:

    Jenny Was A Friend - The Killers
    Somebody Told Me - The Killers
    Alive And Amplified - The Mooney Suzuki
    Naked Lady - The Mooney Suzuki
    The Road Leads Where It's Led - Secret Machines
    All The Dark Horses - Trashcan Sinatras
    Blackfield - Blackfield
    Pain - Blackfield
    Heroes And Villains - Brian Wilson's SMiLE (does this count?)
    Slither - Velvet Revolver
    Slackjaw Jezebel - Gov't Mule
    Lola Leave Your Light On - Gov't Mule
    Alive - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    Get It Together - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    Toy Rockets - Dead Soul Tribe
    Just Like A Timepiece - Dead Soul Tribe

    While I don't own any of these, I want to mention some tunes from the various 2004 comps I received that I thought were kick arse:

    Wounded World - Mission Of Burma
    What Happens - Tiger Army
    Mono - Courtney Love
    American Idiot - Green Day
    Indigo Friends - Reverend Horton Heat
    Portland Oregon - Loretta Lynn
    Fortress - Pinback
    Sender - Pinback
    Chief Inspector Blancheflower - The Fiery Furnaces
    Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
    Down Home Girl - Nic Armstrong
    It's All Right To Die - The Ike Reilly Assassination

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    Pixies

    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin
    Pixies Gouge Away Did I miss an '04 remake?
    No not really I came late to appreciate the Pixies and only picked up the Best of comp last year, loads of good stuff on there by the way it's all remastered and sounds brilliant

    Cheers
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    Wink Well put.....

    Mike:

    Your pithy description of Morriseey is spot on: "Irish blood, English heart".

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    Modest Mouse - Blame it on the tetons
    Morriseey - Irish blood, English heart
    Interpol - Evil
    Keane - Bedshaped
    Ash - Orpheus
    Pixies - Gouge away
    Air - Alone in Kyoto
    Razorlight - Up all night
    Ray Lamontagne - Trouble
    Libertines - What Katie did

    Honorary mention to Mojave 3 for Bill Oddity which came out 2003 but I didn't hear it until 2004.

    Cheers
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    No not really I came late to appreciate the Pixies and only picked up the Best of comp last year, loads of good stuff on there by the way it's all remastered and sounds brilliant

    Cheers
    Mike
    I did a little search and found the '04 Best of Pixies comp. I'll have to check it out. It would probably be worth it (even to someone who has the original cds) if the improvement in sound quality is noticeable. It would certainly be cheaper than buying all the cds again to get the remastered versions. I see that a couple of their albums have been released on vinyl too. I'm seriously considering getting a vinyl copy of Doolittle.

    BTW, my '04 list is very narrow. I only have 3 '04 releases.

    Snow Patrol - Wow, Chocolate, Run
    Modest Mouse - World at Large, Float On, Bukowski

    I have Franz Ferdinand self-titled but haven't give it much of a chance yet. I got these around Christmas and I'm still "exploring" them.

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    Some good ones :

    1) Room ~ Mike Keneally & Metropolis
    2) Sparky ~ Pip Pyle's Bash
    3) KA I ~ Magma
    4) Opening ~ Claudia Quintet
    5) Tram ~ Cro Magnon & (Bub)
    6) Dust ~ Ahvak
    7) Revised Music for Low Budget Orchestra ~ Ensemble Modern ( Frank Zappa)

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