The list author says: "New (Muse) collided with old (Beatles), comebacks both improbable (Def leppard) occured next to the unbelieveble (Yusef/Cat Stevens). Career highs (RHCP's) and should have been commercial breakthroughs (Slaid Cleaves) along with stunning records by veterans that got bypassed (Elton John) over crap that should have been put down by Veterinarians (Rod Stewart's latest airsickness bag). It's another year of music, with some of my favorites here."
"Slaid reaches a new pinnacle by selecting all songs by unsung artists (get it?) that he's friends with. Best folk album of the year. And one of my favorite songs of the year with the poet's tribute, "Everette.""
"Queen, Sweet, ELO, western movie soundtracks, Radiohead. All mixed into one shiny disc and played at arena splitting intensety. Their best CD yet and worth it for the funky (yes I said funky) "Supermassive Black Hole.""
"She's been holding out on us. On her first non-children's CD in years, Sara delivers two disc's worth of amazing material, including neat covers from Tears For Fears and Rolling Stones. One of the best live shows I attended this year, as well."
"Wow - This CD shatters everything The Lips have done. They have moved so close to mainstream that "The yeah yeah yeah song" was used to promote "Little Miss Sunshine." How cool is that? Also - check out their version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" on the "Killer Queen" tribute."
"While the album is a bit spotty, "Nobody Move Nobody Gets Hurt" was a guilty fave for me all year long. Runner-up "I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor" by Arctic Monkeys, but We Are Scientists' album is better overall."
"F! Country Radio and their retarded program directors. The Chicks & Rick Rubin made great music and the title track is the best "make-it-on-your-own-terms" song this side of Springsteen. "Taking The Long Way" stayed #1 for two weeks and sold double platinum, despite the blacklisting they recieved from the dullards in DJ land."
"They brought out the best in each other. Taking on a cover song and melding it with a snippet of "House Of The Rising Sun" made this superstar collaboration the best single of the year. Esp since our feds have conveniently forgotten about the victims of Katrina."
"The best Costello album in years comes from his collaboration with Allen Toussaint. With an eye for songs from Toussaint's multitude of oldies and some searing originals, "The River In Reverse" pays tribute to New Orleans at the same time it scalds those who averted their eyes during the disaster in progress."
"A stunning look at how the Meese Commission's attacks on erotica in the Regean Era destroyed people. Written by a man that was on the wrong end of the cannon. Given our current "War On Porn," this book is as much cautionary tale as historical document."
"We in PA got rid of this slimey Neandrathal scum bucket. While the book certainly isn't worth more than cat litter-box liner, voting him out by a huge margin was priceless. People Power can still, on occasion, see through the slickshut."