Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Top 10 Albums of 2004!!

Not much to say, except that I'm really happy with this one. I look forward to posting individually (album-title links) on pretty much all of them! Quite a change.

#10 Grapes from the estate. - Oren Ambarchi

Grapes from the Estate
"Remedios the Beauty" [edit] from Grapes from the Estate (2004)

Genre - Electro-Acoustic Ambient
Official - orenambarchi.com/
Myspace - myspace.com/45213783
Location - Sydney, Australia

Review - Pitchfork
Download - Amazon ($3.56!), iTunes
Lala - other Ambarchi
Purchase - Amazon


#9 Satanic Panic in the Attic - Of Montreal

Satanic Panic in the Attic
"My British Tour Diary" from Satanic Panic in the Attic (2004)

Genre - Indie-Psych Dance-Pop
Official - ofmontreal.net/
Myspace - myspace.com/ofmontreal
Location - Athens, GA

Review - Stylus Magazine
Download - Polyvinyl Records, iTunes
Lala - Satanic Panic in the Attic
Purchase - Polyvinyl Records


#8 Krautrock-Sessions 1994-2001 - Space Debris

Krautrock-Sessions 1994-2001
"Long Distance Voyager" from Krautrock-Sessions 1994-2001 (2004)

Genre - Kraut Jam
Official - spacedebrisprojekt.de/
Myspace - myspace.com/spacedebrisprojekt
Location - Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Swabia, Germany

Review - a few here at Official
Download/Lala - neither...
Purchase - All That Is Heavy


#7 With No Human Intervention - Aborym

With No Human Intervention
"Digital Goat Masque" from With No Human Intervention (2004)

Genre - Hard/Black Alien Industrial Metal
Official - code666.net/aborym/
Myspace - myspace.com/aborym666
Location - Italy

Review - Metal Storm
Download - Amazon, iTunes
Lala - With No Human Intervention
Purchase - Amazon


#6 Hypnotic Underworld - Ghost

Hypnotic Underworld
"Ganagmanag" from Hypnotic Underworld (2004)

Genre - Jazz-Prog Psychedelia
Official/Myspace - myspace.com/ghostjapanpsych
All Music Guide - Ghost
Location - Toyko, Japan

Review - Dusted Magazine
Download - Drag City, iTunes
Purchase - Drag City Records


#5 Happy Birthday - The Pillbugs

Happy Birthday
"Happy Birthday" from Happy Birthday (2004)

Genre - Psych Pop
Official - pillbugs.com/
Myspace - myspace.com/thepillbugs
Location - Toledo, OH

Download - others on iTunes
Lala - Monclovia (pre-EWAWO best-of)
Purchase - Strictly OOP


#4 The Willows - Belbury Poly

The Willows
"The Willows" from The Willows (2004)

Genre - Hauntological Electro-Experimental
Official - ghostbox.co.uk/belburypoly.htm
Myspace - myspace.com/belburypoly
Location - Britain

Review - Stylus Magazine
Download - Greedbag, iTunes
Lala - The Willows
Purchase - Greedbag


#3 Panopticon - Isis

Panopticon
"In Fiction" from Panopticon (2004)

Genre - Thinking Man's (Post-) Metal
Official - isistheband.com/
Myspace - myspace.com/isis
Location - Los Angeles, CA

Review - Dusted Magazine
Download - Amazon, iTunes
Lala - Panopticon
Purchase - Hydra Head Records [2xLP]


#2 The Plus and Minus Show - Michael Haaga

The Plus and Minus Show
"If And When" from The Plus and Minus Show (2004)

Genre - Indie Rock
Official/Myspace - myspace.com/michaelhaaga
Location - Houston, TX

Review - Houston Bands
Download - Amazon, iTunes
Lala - The Plus and Minus Show
Purchase - Amazon


#1 Cosmos - Zombi

Cosmos
"Serpens" from Cosmos (2004)

Genre - Horror Soundtrack Synth-Prog
Official - zombi.us/
Myspace - myspace.com/zombi
Location - Pittsburgh, PA

Review - Sea of Tranquility
Download - Amazon, iTunes
Lala - Cosmos
Purchase - Relapse Records [2xLP]


Krautrock gatefold
There were actually quite a few I didn't enjoy leaving off, and almost made it a Top Twenty. So, here are some other albums of interest... links to Lala and bandsites, or whatever. Five compilations and five regulars!

Blue Cathedral - Comets on Fire
Ta Det Lugnt - Dungen
Rehab - Rusted Shut
Now Here Is Nowhere - Secret Machines
Let The Light In - 27

Compilation 30-second samples... now:

Confuse Yr Idols - A Tribute to Sonic Youth.
Future Soundtrack of America - Companion disc to liberal fake future dictionary.
Left of the Dial - '80s Underground.
Neurot Recordings I - Great label sampler.
So Young But So Cold - French coldwave.

Panopticon 2xLP

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