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    Sunday, January 16, 2005

    It's that time again

    Time to pretend I know how to write and decide on my year-end best albums list. In previous years I've just offered up the full list of 10 or 12 of my personal faves. But now that I'm serving up some songs here, I figure it'd be more interesting if I spaced out my picks with highlights from each of the albums. So naturally the "Tracks of the Week" will be on hold until the countdown is over.

    Before i dive into #10, however, I need to do a little housecleaning. Year-end lists often customarily include "honorable mentions" so, in no particular order, these were great releases of 2004 but didn't quite make the cut... the grade... the je ne sais quoi:

    Pan Sonic: Kesto
       review | buy

    Tom Waits: Real Gone
       review | buy

    Vetiver: Vetiver
       review | buy

    Ghost: Hypnotic Underworld
       review | buy

    Death From Above 1979: You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
       review | buy

    While I'm at it, I'll also highlight a few albums that weren't created in 2004 but finally got their due this year. So, here are my favorite reissues:

    DNA: DNA on DNA
       review | buy

    Metal Urbain: Anarchy in Paris
       review | buy

    Six Organs of Admittance: The Manifestation
       review | buy

    Arthur Russell: The World of Arthur Russell
       review | buy

    Various Artists: The Third Unheard
       review | buy

    Stay tuned for #10 (avec mp3) mañana.