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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Top 10 Albums of 2004

What the world needs now is another Top 10 Albums list. Here's mine:

  1. Now It's Overhead - Fall Back Open
  2. Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South
  3. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
  4. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
  5. Patterson Hood - Killers & Stars
  6. Frank Black - Frank Black Francis
  7. Madvillain - Madvillainy
  8. Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
  9. David Dondero - Live at the Hemlock
  10. Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat

Almost but not quite: The Thrills, McLusky, Will Johnson, Bobby Bare Jr., MF Doom, Franz Ferdinand, Devendra Banhart, Secret Machines, Earlimart and Tom Waits.

Best box set of the year: Nirvana