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Saturday, December 25, 2004

The Usual Suspects

Here's my list of favourite albums from 2004 (with an * near the ones I like best):

Ambarchi, Oren - Grapes From The Estate
Tori Amos - Tales Of A Librarian
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs *
Annie - Anniemal *
Arm - Open Reminder *
Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing The Hands
Beta Band - Heroes To Zeros
J.J. Cale - To Tulsa and Back *
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / Lyre of Orpheus
Cooder Galban - Cooder Galban
David Crosby / Graham Nash - Crosby - Nash *
Deerhoof - Milkman *
Eagles of Death Metal - Peace Love Death Metal
Electrelane - The Power Out
Espers - Espers
Fennesz - Venice
Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat * * * * * *
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Fripp and Eno - The Equatorial Stars * * * * *
Ellen Fullman - Staggered Stasis
Ellen Fullman and Konrad Sprenger - Ort *
Futureheads - The Futureheads
Goldfrapp - Black Cherry * *
David Grubbs - A Guess At The Riddle
Juliana Hatfield - In Exile Deo
Kings Of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
Klang - No Sound Is Heard *
Ben Kweller - On My Way *
Lilys - The Lilys
Loop Orchestra - Not Overtly Orchestral * *
Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
Juana Molina - Tres Cosas * *
The Necks - Mosquito / See Through * * * * *
Neulander - Smoke & Fire
Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender * * *
Okapi Guitars - Radio Free Zimbabwe
Zeena Parkins / Iku Mori - Phantom Orchard
Paulusma, Polly - Scissors in my Pocket * *
Phoenix - Alphabetical * * * * *
Tom Recchion - I Love My Organ
Siewert, Martin - No Need To Be Lonesome
Solex - The Laughing Stock Of Indie Rock *
Spektrum - Enter The Spektrum *
Stereolab - Margerine Eclipse *
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
David Thomas and Two Pale Boys - 18 Monkeys On A Dead Man's Chest
Kevin Tihista's Red Terror - Wake Up Captain * *
To Rococo Rot - Hotel Morgen
TV On the Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
Vetiver - Vetiver
Laura Viers - Carbon Glacier
Rufus Wainwright - Want Two * * * * *
Wilco - A Ghost Is Born *
Brian Wilson - Smile

And here's my favourite tracks in bite-size cd shapes:

an electro beat machine

[this doesn't really work that well although the single tracks are all great]

01 Britney Spears - Toxic 03:18
02 Estelle - 1980 03:51
03 Annie - Chewing Gum 03:52
04 LCD Soundysystem - Yeah (Crass Version) 05:38
05 Spektrum - Kinda New 05:13
06 !!! - Shitscheissemerde (Part 1) 04:27
07 Etienne de Crecy - Morpheus 04:36
08 Futon - Gay Boy 02:01
09 Beyonce - Naughty Girl 03:19
10 Mia - Sunshowers 03:13
11 Girls Aloud - Love Machine 03:18
12 Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For 03:15
13 Goldfrapp - Strict Machine 03:29
14 Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Rubicon 03:53
15 Janet Jackson - All Nite (Don't Stop) 03:25
16 Kelis - Milkshake 02:56
17 Rachel Stevens - Some Girls 03:26
18 Solex - Yadda Yadda No 1 01:55
19 Diplo - Sarah 03:42
20 Mania - Money In My Pocket 04:15
21 Annie - Heartbeat 03:01
22 Girls Aloud - The Show 03:32

rockin' 4 on the floor

[quite a nice little collection - better than i first thought]

01 Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out 03:51
02 Ben Kweller - The Rules 02:35
03 Eagles of Death Metal - Speaking in Tongues 02:38
04 Kings of Leon - King of the Rodeo 02:19
05 Art Brut - Formed A Band 02:47
06 The Go! Team - The Power Is On 03:08
07 Graham Coxon - Freakin Out 03:38
08 Klang - No Thing 03:12
09 Electrelane - On Parade 02:30
10 Lambchop - The Producer 03:08
11 Deerhoof - Milkman 04:20
12 Fiery Furnaces - Single Again 03:53
13 Stereolab - Margerine Rock 02:52
14 Ben Folds - Rent a Cop 04:34
15 Belle and Sebastian - Your Covers Blown 05:48
16 Juliana Hatfield - Get In Line 03:31
17 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - There She Goes, My Beautiful World 05:13
18 The Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 04:42
19 Campag Velocet - Motown Clic 04:55
20 Todd Rundgren - Stood Up 04:36
21 Rufus Wainwright - The One You Love 03:44


soft as a baby's etcetera

[absolutely 100% the best eva mix]

01 Polly Paulusma - I Was Made To Love You 04:06
02 Isobel Campbell - The Breeze Whispered Your Name 04:36
03 Kings Of Convenience - Misread 03:03
04 Air - Universal Traveller 04:19
05 Crosby & Nash - Luck Dragon 04:37
06 Rufus Waingwright - Peach Trees 05:45
07 Sufjan Stevens - Sister 05:54
08 Josephine Foster - Little Life 03:39
09 Devendra Banhart - Insect Eyes 04:56
10 Joanna Newsom - Sprout and the Bean 04:23
11 White Magic - One Note 03:07
12 Elliott Smith - Let's Get Lost 02:21
13 Stina Nordenstam - Winter Killing 03:56
14 New Buffalo - Recovery 03:24
15 Juana Molina - El Perro 05:57
16 Tin Hat Trio - Same Shirt Different Day 01:50
17 David Grubbs - Pangolin 01:47
18 Pinback - Fortress 04:04
19 Phoenix - Run Run Run 03:49


things against stuff

[all the rest that i couldn't fit in nicely]

01 Buffalo Daughter - Cyclic (edit) 06:49
02 Animal Collective - Leaf House 02:37
03 TV on the Radio - King Eternal 04:14
04 Arm - Vitamin 02:56
05 David Thomas & Two Pale Boys - Nebraska Alcohol Abuse 06:15
06 Fennesz - Ch√Ęteau Rouge 06:22
07 Fripp and Eno - Altair 04:48
08 Radian - Rapid Eye Movement 03:54
09 Beta Band - Space 03:51
10 To Rococo Rot - Dahlem 04:08
11 Ellen Fullman and Konrad Sprenger - Empty Building 06:30
12 Liars - They Don't Want Your Corn They Want Your Kids 02:31
13 Brother Danielson - Things Against Stuff 02:45
14 Fiery Furnaces - Straight Street 04:58
15 Kevin Tihista's Red Terror - Family Curse 04:26
16 The Lilys - Will My Lord Be Gardening 03:15
17 Wilco - Hell Is Chrome 04:30
18 Tom Recchion - I Love My Organ 02:54