2004 Top 10 List

Allison Wisk (New York City)
  • Isaiah Owens - "You Without Sin Cast the First Stone" (CastQuarter)
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - "Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus" (Anti)
  • Current 93 - "Halo" (Durtro)
  • Up-Tight - "Lucrezia" (Alchemy)
  • LSD-march - "Suddenly, Like Flames" (Last Visible Dog)
  • Jessie Mae Hemphill - "Dare You to Do It Again" (219 Records)
  • Will Oldham - "Seafarers Music" (Drag City)
  • RTX - "Transmaniacon" (Drag City)
  • Incredible String Band - "Nebulous Nearnesses" (Amoeba Recordings)
  • Comets on Fire - "Blue Cathedral" (Sub Pop)
Trent Wolbe takes his rave anthems very seriously.

Top Ten Reissues:

1. German Oak- S/T (Radioactive)
2. Simon Finn- Pass the Distance (Durtro)
3. Flamen Dialis- Symptome-Dei (Mio)
4. Fairfield Parlour- From Home to Home (Repertoire)
5. Neon Pearl- 1967 Recordings (Acme Gramophone)
6. Mainliner- Psychedelic Polyhedron Reissue (Fractal)
7. Lucifer Rising- OST (Arcanum Entertainment)
8. Incredible String Band - Be Glad For the Song Has No Ending/ Liquid Acrobat As Regards the Air (Beat Goes On)
9. Pentagram - First Daze Here (Relapse)
10. Flower Travellin' Band- Satori (Radioacive)

Honorable Mentions:

1.Geto Boys- We Can't Be Stopped - Screwed & Chopped-A-Lot (Rap-A-Lot)
2. Melvins + Lustmord- Pigs of the Roman Empire (Ipecac)
3. Necronomicon- Tips Zum Selbstmord Reissue(Garden Of Delights)
4. Judee Sill- Heart Food Reissue (4 Men With Beards)
5. Elonkorjuu- Harvest Time Reissue (Amber Soundroom)
6. 1349 - Beyond the Apocalypse (Candlelight)
7. Jan Dukes de Gray- Mice and Rats in the Loft (Breathless)
8. Witchcraft- S/T (Rise Above Records)
9. Kousokuya- Gyakuryuu Kokuu (Vivid Sound/PSF)
10. Die Haut and Nick Cave - Burnin' the Ice Reissue (Hit Thing)

One word to describe 2004: Longer

A prediction for next year: Hopefully, Waylon Jennings will return from the dead to save us all.

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