Jess rips into 2004. Great stuff, much of it I disagree with (yeah you missed the meeting on baile funk, all right--between your ears and your ass), but hey. Life's like that. The extended D&B-rebirth recap is worth the click all by its lonesome, even if I'm not quite fathoming it the way I'd like to.
Also, Mark Baumgarten, the music ed of Portland's Willamette Week and part of the Minneapolis Rockcrit Mafia [tm], is now doing this too. He's got lists as well. Have a look.