06 March 2005

The Best Songs of 2004

Ok, so I am a couple months late to cash in on the end of 2004 and the obligatory "this is what was great and this is what sucked" sappy remeberance crap. But oh well, I'm going to do it anyway. So here goes, the best songs of 2004, according to me (with links to band web sites & videos, assuming I can find them).

Please note: Since moving to Germany, I have been overwhelmed with the amazing music in this country that never made it to the states (and never will because some record company exec thinks it won't sell there). So much so, I had to make it a 2 CD set.

Disc 1

1 - The Lyre Of Orpheus • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
2 - Guten TagWir sind Helden*
3 - Get It Right Back • Hanson Brothers**
4 - Take Me Out • Franz Ferdinand
5 - Willkommen Rosenstolz
6 - TroyDie Fantastischen Vier
7 - Leaving New YorkR.E.M.
8 - Dein Leben • Söhne Mannheims
9 - Perfekte WelleJuli
10 - Who the Fuck?PJ Harvey
11 - Crashing Foreign Cars • Helmet
12 - Ich, roqueSportfreunde Stiller
13 - This Fire • Franz Ferdinand
14 - If Your Kisses Can't Hold The Man You Love • Rasputina
15 - United States of Blöedsinn • J.B.O.
16 - Everything You Know is Wrong • Chumbawamba
17 - AmerikaRammstein
18 - The Empire Strikes FirstBad Religion
19 - An Open Letter to NYCBeastie Boys
20 - Bush Must Be Defeated • Dan Bern & The IJBC

Disc 2

1 - Ist das so? • Wir sind Helden*
2 - Get Ready For Love • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
3 - Surgery • Helmet
4 - Dirk, wie ist die Luft dort oben? • Sportfreunde Stiller
5 - My Country II • Dan Bern & The IJBC
6 - Bring It Back • Die Fantastischen Vier
7 - Los Angeles Is BurningBad Religion
8 - Geile Zeit • Juli
9 - Wenn du schläfst • Söhne Mannheims
10 - Los • Rammstein
11 - Perpetuum Mobile • Einstürzende Neubauten
12 - I Did it For Alfie • Chumbawamba
13 - Das gelbe Monster • Rosenstolz
14 - The LetterPJ Harvey
15 - High On Life • Rasputina
16 - Come On Home • Franz Ferdinand
17 - J.B.O. wird niemals sterben • J.B.O.
18 - WalkampfDie Toten Hosen
19 - Time to Build • Beastie Boys

* Although I didn't hear it until 2004, this one is from 2003. So sue me.
** This one is from 2002, but not heard by my ears until 2004. Also, not to be confused with the boy-band Hanson. Please.

2 Comments:

At Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. can i get copies of these amazing mixes when you visit the states this month? :) - shel

 
At Wednesday, 09 March, 2005 , Blogger Allan said...

Since the RIAA regularly monitors everything I do, I have to say "No". But by "No", I probably mean "Yes".

But if I get cavity searched by US customs, I won't be too happy!

 

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