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  • Top 20 Albums of 2004 - Originally written Dec 2004

    12 sept. 2008, 0h09m par DanAbnrml9

    This is in a series of old entries rescued from my former online journal--I didn't want to lose them.

    It's that time of year again. In preparation for my participation in several journalists' polls as well as Self Indulgence, our store's little year-end zine, I've compiled my favorite albums of the year.

    This is the most mainstream list I've compiled in years, with only three of the first ten entries on indie labels. I also felt like 2004 was the strongest "year" in music for awhile now, so even without a massive knockout like in years past (the top four were all VERY close) I've felt that on the radio, on the new release racks, on TV, everywhere I've been seeing more and more good music. I know these things are all cyclical, and we'll again go through an era as dire as 1998-2002, but I'm enjoying it for the time being. There'll always be great music--1999 was perhaps the worst year for mainstream music that I can remember, yet it produced several of my favorite-ever albums, even if most of them were largely ignored.
  • More CDs than I know what to do with.

    22 jan. 2007, 11h18m par bluebomber1313

    THIS LIST IS NO LONGER ACCURATE. It will remain in it's current state forever as a reminder of the time when I had this many CDs, but the fact of the matter is, most of these albums SUCK and I was either too young to realize it, or just simply in denial. So I sold them.

    This is simply me masturbating to how many CDs I physically own and making an online list of them and updating it constantly as well as the number of CDs I own. Feel free to leave comments of awe or disgust. I don't really care. I own a lot of CDs and I'm dang proud.

    500th CD: We Are Scientists - Crap Attack: June 19th, 2007 (Special thanks to Snack.)
    1000th CD: The Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About (Special thanks to Blunt.)

    Total # of CDs PHYSICALLY owned (Not downloaded or burned, folks.): 1055

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    !!! - Louden Up Now
    !!! - Myth Takes
    1208 - Turn of the Screw
    1905 - Voice
    22-20s - 22-20s
    30 Seconds to Mars - A Beautiful Lie
    65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math
    65daysofstatic - One Time for All Time