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Sunday, December 05, 2004

25 Top Singles of 2004

After two rounds of voting for Stylus, album re-visits for PopMatters, and a bunch of year-end listens, here are my top 25 singles of 2004:

1. Kanye West - "Jesus Walks"
2. Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood 1 (Tunnels)"
3. LCD Soundsystem - "Yeah" (crass mix)
4. The Streets - "Fit But You Know It"
5. Jason Forrest - "10 Amazing Years"
6. The Mo - "Nostalgia Locomotive"
7. Mountain Goats - "Palmcorder Yajna"
8. Sufjan Stevens - "The Dress Looks Nice on You"
9. Jim White - "Static on the Radio"
10. TV on the Radio - "Staring at the Sun"
11. The Walkmen - "The Rat"
12. Dizzee Rascal - "Stand Up Tall"
13. John Vanderslice - "Pale Horse"
14. The Ponys - "Let's Kill Ourselves"
15. J-Five - "Modern Times"
16. Jay-Z - "99 Problems"
17. Estelle - "1980"
16. Rilo Kiley - "It's a Hit"
17. Xiu Xiu - "I Luv the Valley OH!"
18. Joanna Newsom - "Sprout and the Bean"
19. Madvillain - "All Caps"
20. Franz Ferdinand - "Take Me Out"
21. Twista - "Slow Jamz"
22. Ghostface - "Run"
23. Girls Aloud - "The Show"
24. Ratatat - "Seventeen Years"
25. Usher feat. Lil' Jon and Ludacris - "Yeah!"

3 Comments:

Blogger Ian said...

Well, I've done it everywhere else:

I've got
1. Kanye West - "Jesus Walks"
4. The Streets - "Fit But You Know It"
6. The Mo - "Nostalgia Locomotive"
11. The Walkmen - "The Rat"
15. J-Five - "Modern Times"
16. Jay-Z - "99 Problems"
22. Ghostface - "Run"
23. Girls Aloud - "The Show"
24. Ratatat - "Seventeen Years"

Somewhere on at least one of my two lists. Still don't get "Yeah" (either one), still don't get Arcade Fire. Sigh.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Quigley Quagmire said...

I get LCD and AF but I think choosing Jim White's static on the radio over "Girl from Brownsville Texas" is criminal... does it have to be released as a single to count?

how about David Byrne's Glass Concrete and Stone
or
Animal Collective's Who Could Win a Rabbit
or
Chauffeur from The Fitness
or Casual Friday
or I can just shut up.

nice list.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Yeah, it has to be a single to count. "Who Could Win a Rabbit?" just barely missed.

As for the Jim White, I see three great songs on the album: "Static," "Brownsville," and "If Jesus Drove a Motorhome." I think only the first and third were released as singles, and I'm leaning just a bit toward the first - I think it's, ahem, "better", even though I enjoy "Motorhome" just as much.

5:49 PM  

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