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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

  If you're a somewhat-passive Weezer fan like me, you've probably been wondering, "Hey, what's Mikey been doing? Did he get a flat with Brian Wilson and Syd Barrett and the mid-late90's incarnation of John Frusciante or something?"

Here's your answer: He's painting up a storm!

If any of you guys went to Mikey-era Weezer concerts, did his bass sound a teeny bit sharp to you? (an ironic question, I suppose)
Bren 1:49 PM


Wednesday, January 05, 2005

  The Best Songs of 2004

Once again, the double-asterisk (**) means that the song's eligibility is in question. My take? The one at #11 was realeased as a single 37 years ago and should be out. The one at #18 was released as a single 37 years ago, yet has been altered meaningfully in the "fully realized" current version, so I'd keep it in. The eligibility of the one at #25 depends on how seriously you take old demo tapes and such. Lastly, the one at #37 is listed as a 2004 release in some places and a 2003 release in others.

Here are the results for If Six Was Nine's Best Songs of 2004 Poll:


Song
Artist
PointsMentions
1. Float OnModest Mouse19(3)
2. Points of Authority / 99 Problems / One Step CloserJay-Z & Linkin Park15(1)
3. Spiders (Kidsmoke)Wilco14(2)
3. MegalomaniacIncubus14(2)
5. Such Great HeightsPostal Service12(1)
6. Somebody Told MeThe Killers10(1)
7. American IdiotGreen Day9(3)
8. Take Me OutFranz Ferdinand8(3)
8. Take Your Momma OutScissor Sisters8(2)
8. City of Blinding LightU28(2)
11. Heroes and Villains**Brian Wilson7(1)
11. Lost in a MelodyThe Delays7(1)
13. Fit But You Know ItThe Streets6(2)
13. First of the Gang to DieMorrissey6(1)
13. Leaving BeirutRoger Waters6(1)
13. Hey JulieFountains of Wayne6(1)
13. Love and Peace or ElseU26(1)
18. Dry Your EyesThe Streets5(2)
18. RunSnow Patrol5(2)
18. Whatever Happened to Corey Haim?The Thrills5(1)
18. Slow HandsInterpol5(1)
18. Somewhere Only We KnowKeane5(1)
18. Mr. BrightsideThe Killers5(1)
18. Good Vibrations**Brian Wilson5(1)
25. WheelsCake4(2)
25. Freedom ParkMarah4(1)
25. Surf's Up**Brian Wilson4(1)
28. Close My EyesThe Open3(1)
28. The Art TeacherRufus Wainwright3(1)
28. Lost Without Each OtherHanson3(1)
28. Irish Blood, English HeartMorrissey3(1)
28. Two-timing Touch and Broken BonesThe Hives3(1)
28. Accidentally in LoveCounting Crows3(1)
28. TheologiansWilco3(1)
28. I Don't Believe YouThe Magnetic Fields3(1)
28. I Wish I Had an Evil TwinThe Magnetic Fields3(1)
37. Bruised**The Bens2(2)
37. LauraScissor Sisters2(1)
37. Belleville Rendez-vousBen Charest2(1)
37. Be Be Your LoveRachael Yamagata2(1)
37. White HousesVanessa Carlton2(1)
37. DavidNellie McKay2(1)
37. MichaelFranz Ferdinand2(1)
37. Not For All the Love in the WorldThe Thrills2(1)
37. End of the MovieCake2(1)
37. Are We the WaitingGreen Day2(1)
37. The Good Times Are Killing MeModest Mouse2(1)
37. Entering DennisLoudly Fernando & Dom2(1)
37. Get Into It (Roll Around In It)King Missile III2(1)
37. Jesse Went to WarMarcy Playground2(1)
37. Rock and Roll HeroesMarcy Playground2(1)
52. Monkey to ManElvis Costello1(1)
52. Fighting in a SackThe Shins1(1)
52. SunriseNorah Jones1(1)
52. TKOLe Tigre1(1)
52. VertigoU21(1)
52. Our Time is Running OutMuse1(1)
52. Brooklyn is BurningHead Automatica1(1)
52. Fall to PiecesVelvet Revolver1(1)
52. RosesOutKast1(1)
52. All Falls DownKanye West1(1)
52. Hear Me OutBen Kweller1(1)
52. Boulevard of Broken DreamsGreen Day1(1)
52. What Have You DoneWilliam Shatner1(1)
52. Where Are We Runnin?Lenny Kravitz1(1)
52. Worn Me DownRachael Yamagata1(1)
52. Look What You've DoneJet1(1)
52. MatineeFranz Ferdinand1(1)
52. America, Fuck YeahTeam America1(1)
52. 1985Bowling for Soup1(1)
52. Ding Dong SongGunther & Sunshine Girls1(1)
52. Hotter Than the SunMarcy Playground1(1)
52. Move OnMike Doughty1(1)
52. No PhoneCake1(1)
52. Paper DollsMarcy Playground1(1)
52. Suggested Response to the Coming CrisesKing Missile III1(1)
52. This Damn NationActionslacks1(1)

Bren 1:34 PM


Sunday, January 02, 2005

  The Best Albums Of 2004

Thanks to Paul for the table he constructed for last year's poll. And without further adooooo, here are the final poll results for the second-best album of 1967 best album of 2004:


Album
Artist
PointsMentions
1. SMiLE**Brian Wilson35(4)
2. Scissor SistersScissor Sisters32(4)
3. A Ghost Is BornWilco22(4)
4. Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsModest Mouse20(3)
5. Pressure ChiefCake15(4)
5. Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand15(3)
5. College DropoutKanye West15(1)
8. American IdiotGreen Day13(3)
8. MP3Marcy Playground13(1)
10. How to Dismantle an Atomic BombU212(2)
10. DiosDios12(2)
12. Want TwoRufus Wainwright11(2)
13. A Grand Don't Come for FreeThe Streets10(2)
13. From a Basement on a HillElliott Smith10(1)
15. Talkie WalkieAir8(2)
15. Please Describe YourselfDogs Die in Hot Cars8(1)
15. iThe Magnetic Fields8(1)
18. Hot FussThe Killers7(2)
18. AnticsInterpol7(1)
18. Tremble and TrembleEarlimart7(1)
18. Faded Seaside GlamourThe Delays7(1)
22. Royal LunchKing Missile III6(1)
23. To the 5 BoroughsBeastie Boys5(2)
23. You Are the QuarryMorrissey5(1)
23. Tyrannosaurus HivesThe Hives5(1)
26. AbsolutionMuse4(1)
26. I Don't Want You BackEamon4(1)
28. Let's Bottle BohemiaThe Thrills3(2)
28. A Crow Left of the MurderIncubus3(2)
28. The Triplets of BellevilleBen Charest3(1)
28. Welcome to the NorthThe Music3(1)
28. MedullaBjork3(1)
28. Barenaked for the HolidaysBarenaked Ladies3(1)
34. Dangerous Youth, Bloodthirsty BabesTV on the Radio2(1)
34. The Delivery ManElvis Costello2(1)
34. Garden State**various artists2(1)
34. Acoustic**John Lennon2(1)
34. Old Friends**Simon & Garfunkel2(1)
39. Dear HeatherLeonard Cohen1(1)
39. Get Away From MeNellie McKay1(1)
39. MusicologyPrince1(1)
39. ContrabandVelvet Revolver1(1)
39. eMOTIVeA Perfect Circle1(1)
39. Final StrawSnow Patrol1(1)


(** - Eligibility may be in question. I'm inclined to allow these albums, particularly SMiLE, but the double-asterisk remains for your discretionary-disregarding pleasure)
Bren 6:20 PM




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