Top Albums of 2004

I was planning on writing a post not dissimilar to Fil’s except I realized that I probably only bought a dozen albums this year. So, it would be a little disingenuous for me to say “these are my top 10 albums of the year” – it makes it sound like I bought hundreds of CD’s and these rose to the top. Anyhow, there was a bunch of stuff that came out this year that I really enjoyed and purchased.

Albums I really liked:
– The Killers – Hot Fuss
– The Twilight Singers – She Loves You
– Ray LaMontagne – Trouble
– Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News
– Tom Waits – Real Gone
– Interpol – Antics
– Badly Drawn Boy – One Plus One Is One
– Bobby Bare Jr. – From the End of Your Leash

Albums I found to be pretty good:
– The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free
– The Zutons – Who Killed The Zutons
– Grant Lee Phillips – Virginia Creeper

Albums I wish I’d bought:
– Arcade Fire – Funeral
– Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
– Magnet – On Your Side

5 thoughts on “Top Albums of 2004

  1. I have the Arcade Fire and Franz Ferdinand albums if you want them, just let me know.

    As an aside, I was thinking of doing a private posting of an album every week or so (the dl would only stay up for a week), do you think that’s something you’d be interested in?

  2. Also, I forgot to mention, I’m not familiar with most of your list, we should trade sometime. Are you using the super-anal ripping method?

  3. Yes, I’m using Exact Audio Copy with the filters or whatever from that website. Bobby Bare Jr. and Badly Drawn Boy I bought on iTunes though, so to rip and re-encode them would sacrifice some quality. The others I ripped myself from CD.

    I’d be up for a weekly album swap or whatever. Have you ever tried ?

  4. No, I haven’t. I’d rather keep this off some third-party service for legal reasons (I wouldn’t want the traffic to be misconstrued).

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