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Added by the giraffe on 19 Aug 2011 05:41
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Best albums of 2004

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For my other Best albums lists for this decade, please visit my Best albums of the 00s list. All videos chosen for quality of sound, rather than visuals.
It's a concept album about witches & sounds like nothing else I've ever heard. It's one of my favorite fall/winter albums, perfect for Halloween and late nights, and it solidified Liars spot as my favorite current band.
Favorite song: "Flow My Tears the Spider Said" (or whichever song I'm listening to)
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 0
Crimes - Blood Brothers
Favorite song: "Crimes" (or whichever song I'm listening to)

Favorite lyrics: "Teen Heat"
I wanna tell you about the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse.
C'mon and watch him spread his legs and birth another diva yeah.
Prommageddon pit, smash hit. Prommageddon, chart topper.
Your song is gold like the color of piss [x2]

The Fifth Horseman stuffs the radio (oh oh oh..oh oh)
with singles until it's sick to it's stomach. (oh oh oh..oh oh)
He scouts the dumpsters for a cobweb guitar
to polish into a superstar,
finds the gurgle of a skeleton without love,
and turns it into a commercial.

Prommageddon pit, smash hit. Prommageddon, chart topper.
Your song is gold like the color of piss [x2]
He shaves his sideburns into dollar signs,
he mingles with the band, his mustache made of vines.

A hot tub stuffed with gorgeous ass? (We want it!)
Bronzed lips? Mouth full of cash? (We need it!)
A sizzling tan? Life of the party? (We want it!)
A full-length mirror for every inch of your body? (We need it!)

And when he steals your teen heat
it sounds a lot like...

So store your songs here in the Prommageddon pit
because the kids are spoiled rich
and they don't know shit from shit.
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Catch for Us the Foxes - Mewithoutyou
Favorite song: "Leaf" (or whichever song I'm listening to)
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People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
Favorite song: "Secret Message"
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Miss Machine - The Dillinger Escape Plan
Their first album with then-new lead singer Greg Puciato finally helped me find my way into The Dillinger Escape Plan's music. Because he has more vocal range than original vocalist Dmitri (who just screamed through every song), that allowed Dillinger to expand their range of sounds and influences to create a far more interesting album than their debut. And everything they've released from then to now has been very rewarding.
Favorite song: "Phone Home"
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
War All the Time - Thursday
Favorite song: "War All the Time" ("This Song Brought to You By a Falling Bomb" ranks 2nd)
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Love Everybody - Presidents of the United States of America
If you bought & loved their debut, this one's just as great.
Favorite song: "Shreds of Boa"
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My introduction to mclusky after seeing them perform live in support of it. Shortly after, they broke up & went on to form 2 other bands (Future of the Left and Shooting at Unarmed Men). Were Future of the Left not carrying on their sound & spirit I'd really miss mclusky.
Favorite song: "forget about him i'm mint"
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Saul Williams - Saul Williams
Favorite song: "Surrender (A Second to Think)"
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
God Bless Your Black Heart - The Paper Chase
Favorite song: "Dying with Decent Music"


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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
E&A - Eyedea & Abilities
One of the most under-appreciated albums of the 00s.
Favorite song: "Act Right"
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People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Soviet Kitsch - Regina Spektor
Favorite song: "Ghost of Corporate Future"
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Of Natural History - Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Favorite song: "The Creature" ("The Cockroach" ranks a close 2nd)
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People who added this item 186 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Medúlla - Bjork
As you may be aware, almost all of the music on this album is done with human voices, which makes for a unique listening experience. Apparently most people dislike Medúlla, but I love it for its originality (not to mention the fact that Mike Patton and Rahzel are present on a few tracks)
Favorite song: "Where Is the Line"
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People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Leviathan - Mastodon
Favorite song: "Aqua Dementia"
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Initiation - theSTART
Favorite song: "You, Me and a Knife"

(Not the best sound quality, but I went with this one because I was at this show. In fact, they asked the audience for requests & I'm the one who requested this song.)
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People who added this item 172 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0
eMOTIVe - A Perfect Circle
APC's covers album provided the perfect soundtrack to the year Bush won re-election, and was the first to feature vocals from guitarist/songwriter Billy Howerdel. Their version of "When the Levee Breaks" is the sole weak spot (IMO), but they made every song on here their own rather than simply recording faithful versions (which requires no real talent).
Favorite song: "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?"
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2004 saw the release of 3 of my all-time favorite albums (which naturally hold the top 3 spots), as well as some of the best albums by several bands/artists I like. I think the post-9/11 national climate & political situation (especially including this being an election year) led to the creation of some truly great albums, many of which are included here.

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