David Bash’s Best of 2004

When I asked David Bash, the rock and roll guru behind the always excellent International Pop Overthrow festivals what his favourite records of 2004 were, I expected a list of perhaps 10, maybe 15 but at most 20 records. What he sent me was 125 records and he had a hard time stopping there! On top of that he tossed in his top 10 EPs, single and multi-artist compilations, soundtracks, tribute discs, and stuff that already floats his boat from 2005! Because David has impeccable taste and because it’s not like we don’t actually have to buy food this week but instead plan on spending it all on records, I have reproduced here his top 125 albums spread out over five or six days. Today we look at albums 100-125. Without further ado, take it away David:

Favorite Albums of 2004
Contemporary Categories I.
Top 125 Albums:
I could extend this list at least by another 75 and still say that I thought every album on the list was a good one, but it had gotten to the point where I had a difficult time distinguishing between 126-200, let alone between 126-127… With all the albums I did rate, God knows I’ve probably still missed a few from my collection that should be here. Oh well, without further ado.

100. Dolour-New Old Friends (Made In Mexico)
101. Dada-How To Be Found (Blue Cave)
102. The Channel-The Channel (C-Side)
103. The RBIs-The RBIs (Crazy Creek)
104. Carrots- All It Takes Is A Little Confidence! (Grabaciones En El Mar)
105. Gingersol-Eastern (Idea Prone)
106. Brainpool-Junk: A Rock Opera (Junk Musik)
107. The Shivers-Move All You Wanna (Self-Released)
108. Rock E. Rollins-The Post Modern Adventures Of 21st Century Rock N Roll Boy (Self-Released)
109. Keane-Hopes And Fears (Interscope)
110. Crazy Moon Plan-Crazy Moon Plan (Self-Released)
111. Elliott Smith-From A Basement On The Hill (Anti)
112. Mark Lane-Golden State Of Mind (Orange Deuce)
113. The Jellybricks-Power This (Kool Kat)
114. The Owsley Sunshine-Another Kind Of Summer (Start A Riot)
115. The Daytraders-The Daytraders (20/20)
116. The Sight Seers-Now We’re In The Sun (Pear Innel/Morphius)
117. The Mumbles-Huh?! (Colorado Music)
118. Tan Sleeve-Bad From Both Sides (Bus Stop)
119. Guided By Voices-Half Smiles Of The Decomposed (Matador)
120. The Loves-Love (The Track & Field Organisation)
121. Farrah-Me Too (Rock Indiana)
122. Gingersol-Eastern (Idea Prone)
123. Velvet Crush-Stereo Blues (Action Musik)
124. Deluxe Leisure King-15 Minutes Of Shame (Self-Released)
125. The Porcupines-Eeenie Meenie Meinee Mojo! (Maize)

Tomorrow we check out numbers 75-100.
Later.

6 Comments

  1. Wow, dada made number 101 on somebody’s list in 2004?!? Guess I’ll have to check out their new stuff. I pretty much wrote them off after American Highway Flower. But I remember seeing them during the Puzzle tour! They were effing earthshaking. The first band I’d seen finish their show with every member picking up a guitar and coming down front to wail since Blue Oyster Cult.

  2. Wow, dada made number 101 on somebody’s list in 2004?!? Guess I’ll have to check out their new stuff. I pretty much wrote them off after American Highway Flower. But I remember seeing them during the Puzzle tour! They were effing earthshaking. The first band I’d seen finish their show with every member picking up a guitar and coming down front to wail since Blue Oyster Cult.

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