2004 Top 10 List

daniel givens (Aesthetics Records/Other Music)
  • Triosk - "Moments Return" (Leaf)
  • The Eternals - "Rawar Style" (Aesthetics)
  • Madvillian - "Madvilliany" (Stones Throw)
  • Arthur Russell - "Calling Out of Context" (Audika)
  • Dub Trio - "Exploring the Dangers of" (Roir)
  • Moodyman - "Black Mahogani 2" (Peacefrog)
  • Eccentric Soul Vol 2 - "Badit Label" (Numero)
  • DJ /Rupture - "Special Gunpowder" (tigerbeat 6)
  • Tv on the Radio - "Desperate Youth" (Touch & Go)
  • Dizzie Rascal - "Showtime" (XL)
11 honorable mentions:

Daniel Givens-Dayclear & first dark (Aesthetics)
Mike Ladd-Nostalgiator (K7 France)
Guillermo E. Brown-Black Dreams 2.0 (Melodique Harmonique)
Swamp Children-So Hot
Dj Rels-Theme for a borken soul (Stones Throw)
Animal Collective-Sung Tongs (Fat Cat)
Tom Waits-Real Gone
Beans-Shock City Maverick
MIkey Dread-African Anthem Dubwise (Auralux)
De La Soul-Grind Date (Sanctuary)
The Double-Pond Fonds (Catsup Plate)
Keith Hudson-Flesh of my flesh, Blood of my blood (Basic Replay)

One word to describe 2004: transitional

A prediction for next year: MIA and Sa-Ra will rule the airwaves.

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