End of the Year Lists
Since the end of the year is now upon us it is time to rehash. Over the next week or so I'll be putting together some lists of top moments, top books, top movies, top other stuff (sex, booze, etc...), and today we'll start with my top albums for 2004. Enjoy if you like:
1. Ted Leo/Pharmacists, "Shake The Sheets"
-:- This was a damn close perfectly realized album. Leo tightens up the tunes and outdoes last year's excellent album to produce something really mind-blowing. All Irish people are awesome. Or welsh or whatever he is...but they all make my kind of tunes.
2. Iron and Wine, "Our Endless Numbered Days"
-:- There is always room for more Sam Beam. This album makes me wanna run around a field like a child. I think I did that after I bought it. I don't know if it runs along with Creek Drank the Cradle but man is it a close second.
3. Damien Rice, "O"
-:- Ok so it's just the first 5 songs. But those first five songs will make you want to dance real slow in your room with a girl and the lights out. You'll just want to touch her neck and have her turn around while you hold her and sway. You'll want to make love to this album...well the first 5 songs anyway.
4. Black Keys, "Rubber Factory"
-:- I can't say enough about this album. It never really goes far away from cd player because I like to dance like the little kid on top of the bed in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" to it.
5. Modest Mouse, "Good News for People who Like Bad News"
-:- Yeah, I know it's trendy. Yeah I know...you own it. Yeah so what...Float On deserver to be a pop anthem and Modest Mouse finally deserved some recognition.
6. Franz Ferdinand, "Franz Ferdinand"
-:- Umm...well I guess you could replace that name with The Killers or The Futureheads. I mean happy go poppy is sometimes my jaunt and this is about as happy as go poppy as it gets. What I really love about the album is that the song I love "Darkness of the Matinee" is about the only song that wasn't released as a single.
7. Garden State Soundtrack
-:- Yes, this is the best soundtrack I have seen since Big Lebowski. Every song makes sense and everything about that movie is what being fucking 25 is like. EVERYTHING!
8. Fiery Furnaces, "Blueberry Boat"
-:- It's weird but it's what was needed. I really can't give this spot fully to them because I was listening Sung Tongs at the same time...so I guess they share the spot.
9. Say Hi to Your Mom, "Numbers and Mumbles"
-:- "Who? Oh come on dude...you're reachin now." NO I'M NOT! This has a few amazing fucking songs on it. Some of them are yes, well quite amateurish but this sounds like Weezer and Coldplay got together and smoked a lot og pot and grew up in Ohio.
10. Mates of State, "Team Boo"
-:- Hey, do you like pop? I mean do you like husband and wife goofy pop? Do you like good music? Well you know what...you should check out this band.
11. !!!, "Louden Up Now"
-:- yeah that's pronounced chick chick chick..but her eint he computer world we say, "bang, bang, bang" Anyway...this is another artsy fartsy album that I really liked. I liked it because it sounds like Sigur Ros if they were playing with a kitchen..oh and if the guy from Sigur Ros wasn't singing because he is unreal.
12. Morissey, "You are the Quary"
-:- It was suitable and at the time of it's release in April, it was exactly what I needed. It was angry, political, and yet so very Morissey. Like your sickly uncle came over to tell you how rotten everything is as a bed time story.
13. Wilco, "Ghost is born"
-:- It should just be in here...I would feel bad if it wasn't.
Feel free to make these lists yourself. I find that they really help rehash the year. Cheers...