2004 Top 10 List

Daniel Hildreth (Hybrid Noisebloom)
  • Masada String Trio - "Live: 50th Birthday Series" (Tzadik)
  • Isis - "Panopticon" (Ipecac)
  • Tom Waits - "Real Gone"
  • Blonde Redhead - "Misery is a Butterfly"
  • Coco Rosie - "La Maison De Mon Reve" (Touch & Go)
  • Sonic Youth - "Sonic Nurse" (Geffen)
  • Neurosis - "The Eye of Every Storm" (Neurot Recordings)
  • Melvins/Lustmord - "Pigs of the Roman Empire" (Ipecac)
  • Jello Biafra and the Melvins - "Never Breath What You Can't See"
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School - "White People"
Best Re-Issues/Compilations

The Brian Jonestown Massacre-Tepid Peppermint Wonderland
Various Artists-An Anthology of Noise and Electronic Music:3rd A-Chronology
Merzbow-The Last of the Analog Sessions
Queens of the Stone Age- Stone Age Complications
Various Artists-A John Waters Christmas

Honorable Mentions

Richard Crandell-Mbira Magic
Morton Feldman-Patterns in a Chromatic Field
and everything Zorn released.

Movie of the Year-Dig!
Succubus of the Year-Halo 2

One word to describe 2004: Mothra

A prediction for next year: We can hear the thunder, but can't get out of the storm.

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