Wednesday, December 29, 2004

My Top 10 Records of 2004

Well I'm not gonna lie and say this has been a great year for music, cause to be honest it's been a load of crap. Amidst massive music industry layoffs and more major label consolidations, the whole concept of music as an art form has kind of gone out the window. It's all about getting that mainstream, sugary no substance fluff onto Walmart and Best Buy's respective shelves and move high volumes at a 9.99 loss leader cost and what we get in return really isn't all that great. Anyways, without further ado. Here are my top 10 records of 2005, but what do I know? I work full time in an office and using multiple colors in an excel spreadsheet is about as artistic as I get.
  1. Wilco - A Ghost is Born
  2. Kanye West - College Dropout
  3. The Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
  4. Green Day - American Idiot
  5. Arcade Fire - Funeral
  6. Jimmy Eat World - Futures
  7. Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill
  8. Pedro the Lion - Achilles Heel
  9. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
  10. Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days