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12:59 p.m. + 2005-01-12 = the better top20.

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terribly unhappy with last top20 albums of the year. spent yesterday putting some real real real real real real real thought into it. and some ears. and now, a better list:

1. the Hold Steady*Almost Killed Me
2. the Blow*Poor Aim: Love Songs
3. the Comas*Conductor
4. Electrelane*the Power Out
5. Old Crow Medicine Show*O.C.M.S.
6. Rilo Kiley*More Adventurous
7. the Faint*Wet From Birth
8. Spaghetti Western*Do Right By People
9. the Streets*A Grand Don't Come For Free
10. Loretta Lynn*Van Lear Rose
11. Björk*Medulla
12. PJ Harvey*Uh Huh Her
13. DJ Danger Mouse*the Grey Album
14. Lockgroove*Calm Right Down/Drugmoney*Mtn Cty Jnk
15. Paul Westerberg*Folker
16. Le Tigre*This Island
17. Patty Griffin*Impossible Dream
18. Air*Talkie Walkie
19. Tom McRae*Just Like Blood
20. Mos Def*the New Danger


Honourable Mention:

Secret Machines' "Now Here is Nowhere," William Shatner's "Has Been" [[no, REALLY. i mean it. it's crap. but it knows it's crap. and it's fantastic.]], Kayne West's "the College Dropout," the Killers' "Hot Fuss," Morrissey's "You Are the Quarry," the Drive-by Truckers' "the Dirty South," and just because everyone else is saying it [but i can't really get into them....] Modest Mouse's "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," Green Day's "American Idiot," [a surprisingly good, solid release... i bet they's back on the drugs.] Interpol's "Antics," and maybe... if i lived in SoCal... or in a van... or was fond of weddings on beaches... Brian Wilson's "Smile."

and finally, the albums about which i wished i felt strongly enough to mention in either of the top two lists: !!!'s "Louden Up Now," Wilco's "A Ghost is Born," Snow Patrol's "the Final Straw," and my favourite Australian's, Kasey Chambers' "Wayward Angel."

questions, comments, concerns? i have explanations for 'em all. but have other things about which to write. oh. best single. hands down!!! "Paris Hilton" by Mu. here's the original version... which isn't the one they released, nor is it the one i mean to point out.

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