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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

2004 (tunewise)

the ten best albums of the past year.
as elected and recounted by me.
objections will be thoroughly ignored.

•Death From Above 1979 - you're a woman, i'm a machine
-a bowel-shattering bass'n'drum distorto-thon.

•MF Doom - mm..food
-metal-faced MC drops wack sci-fi/food-themed concept album.

•Sonic Youth - sonic nurse
-world's greatest art-punk jam band still gots it.

•Beastie Boys - to the 5 boroughs
-hip hop elder statesmen take shit waayy back.

•Mastodon - leviathan
-severe riffage. metal for whalers. prepare to be bludgeoned.

•PJ Harvey - uh huh her
-miss Polly Jean gets 'nails on the chalkboard' angry. step off.

•Ikara Colt - modern apprentice
-fractured, immediate, desperate. zang.

•The Porcelain Gods - emergency band meeting
-only three songs. 15 minutes of sweet sweet indie pop thunder.

•Tom Waits - real gone
-another glass of red hot thumbtacks, Mr. Waits?

•Pavement - crooked rain, crooked rain (extended re-issue)
-i know it came out in 1994. fuck off.

3 Comments:

Blogger iaingillis said...

The real 10 Best Albums Of The Year, as elected by me, Iain Gillis. Please ignore the lists of any other Gillis. Thank you, and goodnight.

1. Hot Snakes - "Audit In Progress
2. Mclusky - "The Only Difference Between You And Me Is That I'm Not On Fire"
3. Beastie Boys - "To The 5 Borroughs"
4. David Cross - "It's Not Funny" (it's a comedy album, I know)
5. The Hives - "Tyrannasaurus Hives" (seriously, matching outfits and Swedishness aside, these guys will rock you like a hurricane)
6. MF Doom - "Mm.. Food?"
7. De La Soul - "The Grind Date"
8. Ian Brown - "Solarized"
9. Ween - "Live In Chicago"
10. Eagles Of Death Metal - "Peace Love Death Metal"

10:39 AM  
Blogger mike said...

the Hivers were damn close to making my top ten. maybe if they'd smartened up and switched the motif to 'pirate uniforms'. that would've given them the edge they needed.

3:38 PM  
Blogger mike said...

the Hivers were damn close to making my top ten. maybe if they'd smartened up and switched the motif to 'pirate uniforms'. that would've given them the edge they needed.

3:39 PM  

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