We decided to do something a little different this year for our 'Best of' roundup. Instead of a master list compiled of submissions from our contributors and writers, we wanted to give our writers a chance to pick their own Top 5 list of the best of the year in music. Over the next three weeks we will be unveiling our writers' picks for the best of 2004.
Every day we will be posting a new Top 5 list from one of our writers, selected at random. At the conclusion we will reveal the master list. We also want to let you take part and will be accepting nominations for a readers' choice list.
antiGUY's Top 5 of 2004.
1. Skindred Babylon: Skindred
really took me by surprise; this band has the potential to do for the popularizing
of the mix of metal and reggae that Led Zeppelin did for the mix of hard
rock and blues.
2. Brian Wilson Smile: An album that was 30 years ahead of its time. Simply brilliant and well worth the wait. I was never a big fan of the Beach Boys but you can't help but appreciate Wilson's rare talent and vision shown on this album. (samples / buy cd | review)
5. William Shatner Has Been:
Don't ask me why, I just loved this CD. Maybe it's my sarcastic nature
but Bill really delivered with a real mix of emotions on this one from
fun tongue and cheek songs (including a duet with Henry Rollins) to the
heartfelt with the songs about his wife and daughter. A lot better than
most "serious" pop albums this year. (samples
/ buy cd | review)
Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine: Just when you thought you had heard it all before. An exceptional album that probably won't get the exposure it deserves. I can only imagine what this band could do to the music scene if they had a real label behind them. (samples / buy cd | review)
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