What was the best record released in 2004?

Let’s do top 3s from 15 years ago. I’ll start:

  1. Autolux - Future Perfect
  2. PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her
  3. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse

Join me for Drowned in Sound’s monthly Soho Radio show on Monday from 4pm BST celebrating 15 years since Arcade Fire released Funeral and pondering why it was such a pivotal year for music. Plus lotsa 2004 gems. sohoradiolondon.com

Absolutely no idea how I’m going to fit all of this into 2 hours and there’s still loads missing https://open.spotify.com/user/seaninsound/playlist/08xDinAZgUr5t5mvye8qDT?si=rUQ3GZZsT1u5T_i0ESfWww

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  1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
  2. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
  3. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
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As the roots undo by circle takes the square.

That’s a fairly easy one because it’s the best record ever released.

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Good year. Just want to shout for The Lost Riots by Hope of the States

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  1. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
  2. Adem - Homesongs
  3. The Polyphonic Spree - Together We’re Heavy
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Best opening track of that year for sure.

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I don’t really care about the polyphonic spree, but those first two are sensational. Good picks.

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ahem

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I was torn between them, Arcade Fire and Real Tuesday Weld as my third pick, but I saw TPS so many times live playing that album and just loved every single time. Can appreciate they’re not for everyone though!

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Think I’d go with:

Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill
Bjork - Medulla
Electrelane - The Power Out.

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2007 me thought it was this lot…

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Happy with that tbh

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Power Out is such a one

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Funkhouser got the right answer.
It’s okay to close the thread now :sunglasses::+1:

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Isis - Panopticon
Mastodon - Leviathan
that’s as much thought as I’ve put in so far

some good albums that year!

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no-one is going to be brave enough to give the correct answer. so i will

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  1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
  2. The Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
  3. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
  4. The Fiery Furnaces - The Blueberry Boat
  5. Blanche - If We Can’t Trust The Doctors
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Ah shit was The Go! Team 2004? That goes in ahead of Kanye on my list then.

Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
The Concretes - s/t
Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks

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The Futureheads
Anniemal - Annie

You are the quarry - Morrissey

Madvillainy

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