Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Best and Worst of 2004

Okay...here it is...some sort of best and worst list for 2004. First I was going to just do a top albums of the year list, but I realized that I don't have a large list of top albums from 2004. There were some great re-issues and of course some great new albums, but most of the stuff I bought in 2004 was older. So I decided to list the best 25 and worst 25 things of 2004. Here goes...

BEST (in no particular order)

Japanese Story (film)
Brad Mehldau Live in Tokyo (album)
America (The Book) - John Stewart and the Daily Show staff(book)
Partly Cloudy Patriot - Sarah Vowell (book)
Smile - Brian Wilson (album)
Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose (album)
the Australian swim team in Athens
Alfie Soundtrack (album)
My vacation "Up North"
Arrested Development (TV)
Angels in America (TV)
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (album)
Give - The Bad Plus (album)
Margerine Eclipse - Stereolab (album)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (film)
Hero (film)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (film)
Chappelle's Show (TV)
Anchorman (film)
Sonic Nurse - Sonic Youth (album)
Careless Love - Madeline Peyroux (album)
Ba Ba Tiki - Sigur Ros (album)
Real Gone - Tom Waits (album)
Barack Obama
Phish breaks up (Gosh they sucked!)

WORST (in no particular order)

November 2, 2004
WDET's format change
the Dave Matthews Band "poo incident"
The Paris Hilton Sex Tape
The Swan (TV)
"Red State" ignorance
Detroit Lions
Ashlee Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Dan Rather
Troy (film)
Janet Jackson's nipple
William Hung
Fox News
Mass failure of gay marriage initiatives
John Peel-RIP
Ray Charles-RIP
Arthur "Killer" Kane-RIP
Marlon Brando-RIP
Elvin Jones-RIP
Rodney Dangerfield-RIP
Johnny Ramone-RIP
Detroit rated #1 in STD's

It occurs to me that 2004 was not such a good year. I think 2003 was better. There was (more) better film and music in '03. I also went to Australia in 2003, so maybe it has an unfair advantage. Let's all hope and pray that 2005 will be a better year. At least blogging made 2004 a little more interesting. Let's toast to a better 2005! Cheers!

Until the next bottle...


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