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Friday, January 07, 2005

Best Songs Of 2004

Here are what I consider 33 of the best songs of last year. Enjoy, and let me know whether you agree or disagree.

Tift Merritt - "Write My Ticket"
Antony & The Johnsons - "Fistful Of Love"
The Transmissionary Six - "Happy Landings"
Two Gallants - "Crow Jane"
Joanna Newsom - "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie"
Royce Da 5'9" - "Regardless"
Björk - "Triumph Of A Heart"
Elvis Costello - "Monkey To Man"
Simon Joyner - "Flying Dreams"
A Girl Called Eddy - "Girls Can Really Tear You Up Inside"
Murs - "The Pain"
Lloyd Banks with Eminem, 50 Cent & Nate Dogg - "Warrior Part 2"
The Arcade Fire - "Wake Up"
Modest Mouse - "Bukowski"
The Clumsy Lovers - "Rest"
Ghostface - "Be This Way"
Kanye West - "Through The Wire"
Xiu Xiu - "Fabulous Muscles (Mama Black Widow Version)"
Nas with Olu Dara - "Bridging The Gap"
Dan Bern - "Sammy's Bat"
Eminem with Obie Trice, Stat Quo & 50 Cent - "Spend Some Time"
Frausdots - "Dead Wrong"
Of Montreal - "Disconnect The Dots"
Castanets - "Three Days, Four Nights"
Mouse On Mars - "Wipe That Sound"
CocoRosie - "By Your Side"
Penelope Houston - "Hole"
Secret Machines - "The Road Leads Where It's Led"
Inouk - "Elected"
Devendra Banhart - "Will Is My Friend"
Nedelle And Thom - "You Know"
The Court & Spark - "Suffolk Down Upon The Night"
Tom Waits - "Dead And Lovely"

Actually, these are all runners-up, tomorrow I'll post what I believe to be the single best song of 2004. I should probably warn you that it might be a bit anti-climatic: this year one song in particular stood out to many people as the best of the best, and I happen to concur with that selection.

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