Hey kids what's up. It's time once again, for the best songs of 2004.
Strap yourselves in, it's going to be a long ride. It's going to be
bumpy. No ok that was lotr commentary. But in longstanding tradition
amongst the GRIM (and Jesi), here goes.
10. Does He Love You - Rilo Kiley
Jenny Lewis has an amazing voice. Look she's female. Rare for me. This
is the pretty song about adultery. It should be listened to while
reading any Antia Shreve book. Because most of them are about
9. On My Way - Ben Kweller
Hey c'mon. It's Ben Kweller. Mind you, his latest album kind of
slipped into the sophomore slump, but there's still good stuff. This
song is just Ben, his guitar, and his cracking voice. Macky loves her
8. She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
I know I know. Mainstream, but I don't mind them. This is their best
song. Not the video mind you, they could have done something cool, but
no. Ew gross video but. Depsite the lack of bass in this song, it's so
great. Driving down to Kansas, this song was on repeat.
7. I Want You - Rachael Yamagata
Oh I love this song. This piano is bouncy and lovely, her voice is so
interesting and different, and she sings about London! She's been
compared to Norah Jones, but she doesn't put you to sleep. And piano
6. Track You Down - Sondre Lerche
Down came the sky... Ignoring the instrumental track, it's the first
song on the cd and it's so wonderful. Who doesn't love a pretty
Norweigan boy whose lyrics don't always make the most sense?
5. Four Leaf Clover - Badly Drawn Boy
I loved his new cd. Loved. It's a happy song. An encouraging song,
which I don't usually like. And the chorus has this pretty poppy piano
part. Damon Gough is the shiz.
4. Bokkie - Elefant
Ok. This song wasn't exactly released this year, but there was a
reissue so it's ok. And it's so good not to skip. Elefant is the kind
of dance music that Macky likes. This song is addictive. And it's got
synthesizer sounding stuff!
3. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Ok between the time I first heard this song and the time I bought the
album, a span of about a month, I listened to it 113 times. I made a
playlist on my iPod of this song repeating over and over. I know this
song inside and out man. Although the rest of the album doesn't
compare to this song, it's still pretty good. Another good piano band.
I never get tired of them.
2. The Dark of the Matinee - Franz Ferdinand
Ok so there's about two people in the world who don't like Franz
Ferdinand. I pity them. I had a hard time deciding between this song
and Jaqueline. This is another example of dance music that Macky likes
even though she doesn't dance.
1. Float On - Modest Mouse
Oh man this song. Was listened to a lot this year. Like steadily from
May til now. I think it peaked in August/September. The chorus is
addicting. And apparently the beginning is too. I was in the car with
Emma once and she just kept playing it over and over. It's a rocking
out song. Or if you're Oliver, a "headbanging song". Their album is
quite good as well, but it takes a couple of listens.
Honorable Mentions (includes albums and songs that weren't from this year):
Jaqueline - Franz Ferdinand
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
The entire Muse cd
Silence is Easy - Starsailor
Warm Night and New Friend - The Concretes (yay for the Swedes)
Comptine D'un Autre Été: L'après Midi - Amelie Soundtrack (most
listened song on iPod ever)
Volume and Density - Duvall
Trampoline - Calamine (and most things from the cd Meeg burned me)
White Houses - Vanessa Carlton (I'm sick of it now, but 2/3 of the
album is good)
I think that is all. I don't have a worst songs list, because frankly,
I don't listen to the radio enough to hear a lot of bad songs. But
we'll give it a shot.
Toxic - Britney Spears, though I heard a cover that I liked
Vertigo - U2, ok it was good the first five times. The most overplayed
song of 04 and it's only been out a month or something.
Done! It was easy, then it was hard, and it took longer than I thought
it would. But yeah. Done.