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The "A-List" of 2004

~SF Station staff selects the best music of this past year

We here at SF Station have compiled our own diverse choice discs and songs of 2004. Some of these bands have put the San Francisco music scene on the radar again. Others have solidified they’re existing star status with I-Pod exclusive endorsements and a full album created with just one instrument, the voice. There is something in the air, it’s almost as though all of these artist’s are getting together in a proverbial rain dance across the country and the globe and this is may only be the beginning. 2005 is going to see the Bay Area continue to be a mainstay in the music scene.

Best Songs of 2004
(Chris Ellis)
1. “Black History Month”
(Death From Above 1979 "You're a Woman, I'm a

2. “Clown Town”
(Xiu Xiu "Fabulous Muscles")

3. “Hard Hand to Hold”
(Willy Mason "Hard Hand To Hold")

4. “Theme From Space Island”
(!!! "Louden Up Now")

Top 5 Album's of 2004

1. Xiu Xiu "Fabulous Muscles"

2. !!! "Louden Up Now"

3. Mum "Summer Make Good"

4. The Arcade Fire “Funeral”

5. Pinback "Summer in Abaddon"

Honorable Mention:

Joanna Newsom 'The Milk-Eyed Mender'

Electrelane "The Power Out"

DJ Krush “jaku”

Deerhoof "Milk Man"

Bjork “Medulla”

Son, Ambulance "Key"

TV On The Radio "Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes"

Top 8 Albums of 2004
(Kyu Kyung)

1. Citizen Cope "The Clarence Greenwood Recordings"

2. Tangle Eye "Alan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed"

3. U2 "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb"

4. Mos Def "The New Danger"

5. 50 First Dates "Movie Soundtrack"

6. Naomi "Pappelale"

7. RJD2 "Since We Last Spoke"

8. Talib Kweli "Beautiful Struggle"