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January 07, 2005

End of the end of the year

So we said we were done posting these year-end lists ... whatever here's some more:

Mark Guarino, Daily Herald (list cached here)
1. Kanye West, "The College Dropout" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
2. Loretta Lynn, "Van Lear Rose" (Interscope)
3. Franz Ferdinand, "Franz Ferdinand" (Domino/Epic)
4. The Streets, "A Grand Don't Come For Free" (Vice)
5. Ron Sexsmith, "Retriever" (Nettwerk America)
6. Morrissey, "You are the Quarry" (Sanctuary)
7. The Magnetic Fields, "I" (Nonesuch)
8. The Arcade Fire, "Funeral" (Merge)
9. Modest Mouse, "Good News For People Who Love Bad News" (Epic)
10. Bjork, "Medulla" (Elektra)

And the Gasp Mark's A Rockist ... I mean his "Guilty Pleasure of the Year Award" goes to ...
Gwen Stefani, "Love, Angel, Music, Baby" (Interscope)

Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader (from his blog)
Kanye West: The College Dropout (Roc-a-Fella)
Joanna Newsom: The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City)
Culture Musical Club: Waridi (Jazahi)
Bjork: Medulla (Elektra)
MIA & Diplo: Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume 1 (Hollertronix)
Fiery Furnaces: Blueberry Boat (Rough Trade)
Fly: Fly (Savoy Jazz)
Moacir Santos: Coisas (Universal Music Brasil)
Trapist: Ballroom (Thrill Jockey)
Youssou N'Dour: Egypt (Nonesuch)
Animal Collective: Sung Tongs (Fat Cat)
Van Hunt: s/t (Capitol)
Andy Bey: American Song (Savoy Jazz)
Don Byron: Ivey-Divey (Blue Note)
ICP Orchestra: Aan & Uit (ICP)
Radian: Juxtaposition (Thrill Jockey)
Rokia Traore: Bowmboi (Nonesuch)
Arto Lindsay: Salt (Righteous Babe)
Stina Nordenstam: The World is Saved (V2)
Allison Moorer: The Duel (Sugar Hill)
Tinariwen: Amassakoul (World Village)
Fredrik Ljungvkist: Yun Kan 12345 (Caprice)
Michel Chion, Lionel Marchetti, Jerome Noetinger: Les 120 Jours (Fringes Archive)
DNA: DNA on DNA (No More)
Caetano Veloso: A Foreign Sound (Nonesuch)
Dave Douglas: Strange Liberation (Bluebird)
Islaja: Meiritie (Fonal)
Willie Hightower: s/t (Honest Jon's)
Michiel Braam: Michiel vs. Braam (Bik Bent Braam)
Steve Coleman & the Five Elements: Lucidarium (Label Bleu)
Atomic/School Days: Nuclear Assembly Hall (Okka Disk)
The Ex: Turn (Touch and Go)
V/A: Lif Up Yuh Leg an Trample (Honest Jon's)
Mission of Burma: OnoffOn (Matador)
Matthew Shipp: Harmony and Abyss (Thirsty Ear)
Dave Burrell: Expansion (High Two)
Califone: Heron King Blues (Thrill Jockey)
Steven Bernstein: Diaspora Hollywood (Tzadik)
Electrelane: The Power Out (Too Pure)
Dungen: Ta Det Lungt (Subliminal Sounds)