2004 Top 10 ListDaniel Piotrowski (High Two Recordings)
- Sufjan Stevens - "Seven Swans" (Sounds Familyare)
- Clinic - "Winchester Cathedral" (Domino)
- Reigning Sound - "Too Much Guitar" (In the Red)
- Modest Mouse - "Good News for People Who Like Bad News" (Epic)
- Loretta Lynn - " Van Lear Rose" (Interscope)
- Welcome the Plague Year - "Welcome the Plague Year" (Turnstile)
- Wovenhand - "Consider the Birds" (Sounds Familyare)
- Devendra Banhart - "Rejoicing in the Hands" (Young God)
- Joel R.L. Phelps Downer Trio - "Customs" (Moneyshot)
- Graham Smith - "Final Battle" (March)
Obviously also loved: Dave Burrell Full-Blown Trio, Sonic Liberation Front, A Cricket in Times Square.
Honorable mentions: Mark Lanegan Band, Q And Not U, Iron & Wine, the other Devendra Banhart CD, Matthew Shipp, The Walkmen, Mountain Goats, Usher, Isaiah Owens...
Box Sets: Shrimp Boat *Something Grand*, *Goodbye Babylon*, Albert Ayler *Holy Ghost*, Guided by Voices *Instructions to the Rusty Time Machine -- Bee Thousand: The Director's Cut*, Cooper-Moore *5 x 7*
One word to describe 2004: expensive