The Best CD's of 2004, 1-25

A Listmania! list by William A. Miller (Ocala, FL United States)
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Funeral
1.  Funeral by Arcade Fire
The list author says:
  "A beautiful disc, challenging, but laden with hooks, this is great, deeply emotional music."
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10,000 Years
2.  10,000 Years by Honeydogs
The list author says:
  "The best rock opera of the year...and that's actually saying something.  Amazing Beatlesque melodies, amazing lyrics, amazing concept."
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Van Hunt
3.  Van Hunt by Van Hunt
The list author says:
  "I was soooo sick of hearing about the next great "neo soul" disc,  and then this. Forget labels, this is great soul music, period."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews)

A Boot & A Shoe
4.  A Boot & A Shoe by Sam Phillips
The list author says:
  "Sophisticated, subtle, and tuneful as hell.  One of my favorite songwriters delivers an ace."
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Franz Ferdinand
5.  Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand
The list author says:
  "Great angular dance rock.  Reminiscent of a number of bands but not derivitave of any of them."
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Van Lear Rose
6.  Van Lear Rose by Loretta Lynn
The list author says:
  "I only thought I hated country music."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews)

Maria Rita
7.  Maria Rita by Maria Rita
The list author says:
  "Gorgeous Brazilian pop."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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American Idiot
8.  American Idiot by Green Day
The list author says:
  "OK, all is forgiven for spawning 8 million lame "punk" imitators.  This is great rock and roll, and the second great Rock Opera of the year!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,274 customer reviews) | 13 customer discussions

Liars
9.  Liars by Todd Rundgren
The list author says:
  "One of the best songwriters of the 70's is back.  And he's pissed. And inspired."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

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Dios
10.  Dios by Dios
The list author says:
  "Beatlesque indie pop from California.  Great songwriting."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

A Girl Called Eddy
11.  A Girl Called Eddy by Girl Called Eddy
The list author says:
  "What a voice.  "Heartache" is as beautiful as melancholy gets."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Trouble
12.  Trouble by Ray LaMontagne
The list author says:
  "Van Morrison comparisons are warranted.  Enough said."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (338 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Hot Fuss
13.  Hot Fuss by The Killers
The list author says:
  "The first five songs are as good as it gets.  Incredibly hook laden glam pop.  Falters a bit at the end, but great production throughout."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (724 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Alphabetical
14.  Alphabetical by Phoenix
The list author says:
  "Deceptively simple synth-soul/pop."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Get Away From Me
15.  Get Away From Me by Nellie McKay
The list author says:
  "Sometimes too clever for her own good, but the future looks mighty bright."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

Scissor Sisters
16.  Scissor Sisters by Scissor Sisters
The list author says:
  "Easy to dismiss as camp novelty (e.g. Pink Floyd by way of Saturday Night Fever era Bee Gees), they are much better than that.  Elton John wishes he could still write a song like "Take Your Mama Out"."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (252 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Ta Det Lugnt
17.  Ta Det Lugnt by Dungen
The list author says:
  "Wow.  A prog/psych rock assault on the senses, and in a good way."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Slow Wonder
18.  Slow Wonder by A.C. Newman
The list author says:
  "Really nice indie pop from the best songwriter of the New Pornographers."
$13.04   Used & New from: $0.36
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Underdog Victorious
19.  Underdog Victorious by Jill Sobule
The list author says:
  "Criminally underrated singer-songwriter.  One of the few lyricists out there worth reading.  Visit her website, buy her discs, thank me later."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Revolution Starts Now
20.  Revolution Starts Now by Steve Earle
The list author says:
  "Uneven and angry, the first three songs (especially "Home to Houston") are worth the price of admission."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Careless Love
21.  Careless Love by Madeleine Peyroux
The list author says:
  "Long overdue sophomore disc from Billie Holliday channeling chanteuse."
$14.61   Used & New from: $0.79
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews)

The Delivery Man
22.  The Delivery Man by Elvis Costello
The list author says:
  "The return to form "When I Was Cruel" was supposed to be."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

Thunder Lightning Strike
23.  Thunder Lightning Strike by The Go! Team
The list author says:
  "OK, mix Blaxploitation soundtrack samples with lots of tinny drums and chearleader vocals, and whaddya get?"
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Hopes and Fears
24.  Hopes and Fears by Keane
The list author says:
  "Piano based brit-pop with great tenor vocals and a wonderful melodic sense."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (468 customer reviews)

Happenstance
25.  Happenstance by Rachael Yamagata
The list author says:
  "Not the "next Fiona Apple" she's reputed to be, but a wonderful talent nonetheless."
$5.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

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What Music will they play at your Funeral? 16 Jul 6, 2014
The sex pistols are real punk, why do people these days think pop groups are punk rockers? 30 Feb 28, 2014
Genre Geeks 0 Feb 28, 2014
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Download code for vinyl 1 Jun 20, 2012
the killers are a horrible band 9 Nov 9, 2011
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best version of comfotable numb of all time 0 Nov 2, 2010
take this junk off the punk rock listings-ether your punk or your pop-give punk rock the respect it deserves 14 Sep 19, 2010
Help with Funeral Cost 1 Sep 5, 2009
What's in the CD? 0 Dec 23, 2008
 
   

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