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.

Zane Ewton's Top 5 of 2004.

1. Pixies - Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies: My vote for best band of the year, even if they haven't released anything new in over a decade.
(samples / buy cd)

2. Probot Probot: Effective argument for the end of the Foo Fighters
(samples / buy cd)

3. The Cure - The Cure: The Cure are still better than all of those bands trying to be just like them
(samples / buy cd | review)

4. Aerosmith - Honkin' on Bobo: Aerosmith sound like they are having fun again, or maybe Dianne Warren was busy.
((samples / buy cd)

5. Interpol Antics: Riding the Cure revival wave, maybe Interpol can outlast the rest
(samples / buy cd)

Check back tomorrow when another member of the antiMusic staff checks in with their top 5 list.

Wait! Be sure to submit your nominations for the Readers' Choice list.

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