2004 Top 10 List

Kristin Carney (former New Afternoon Show/Club 89/Unheard host)
  1. The Thermals - "Fuckin A" (Sub Pop)
  2. PJ Harvey - "Uh Huh Her" (Island)
  3. Franz Ferdinand - "Franz Ferdinand" (Epic)
  4. The Casual Dots - "The Casual Dots" (Kill Rock Stars)
  5. Sons & Daughters - "Love The Cup" (Domino)
  6. Mission of Burma - "OnOffOn" (Matador)
  7. Clutch - "Blast Tyrant" (DRT Entertainment)
  8. Hoy - "Forever Endeavour" (Dunket)
  9. Trans Am - "Liberation" (Thrill Jockey)
  10. TV on the Radio - "Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes" (Touch & Go)
Best reissue: Glenn Branca, Lesson No. 1 (Acute)

Best collection that pretty much functions as a reissue: Konk, The Sound of Konk (Soul Jazz)

Album I wish I put on last year’s list: Original Cast Recording, Avenue Q (RCA Victor)

Best live acts: The Rapture, Iggy & the Stooges

Best live act, honorable mention: The Fall, if only because Mark E. Smith read all his lyrics off of sheets of paper. Fall karaoke!

One word to describe 2004: nonstop

A prediction for next year: I will spend far, far too much time watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer DVDs.

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