Wednesday, January 12, 2005

1. United State of Electronica (Mannheim) [21 points]
2. Gretchen Wilson: Here for the Party (Epic) [13]
3. DFA Compilation #2 (DFA) [12]
4. The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me (Frenchkiss) [11]
5. Devin the Dude: To Tha X-Treme (Rap-a-Lot) [11]
6. The Streets: A Grand Don’t Come for Free (Vice) [7]
7. Rio Baile Funk: Favela Booty Beats (Essay, Austria) [7]
8. Sonic Youth: Sonic Nurse (Geffen) [7]
9. Big & Rich: Horse of a Different Color (Warner Bros. Nashville) [6]
10. Kanye West: The College Dropout (Roc-a-Fella) [5]

11. The Futureheads (Startime International/Sire)
12. Dungen: Ta Det Lungt (Subliminal)
13. Ted Leo + the Pharmacists: Shake the Sheets (Lookout!)
14. Junior Boys: Last Exit (Kin/Domino)
15. The Mountain Goats: We Shall All Be Healed (4AD/Beggars)
16. Dizzee Rascal: Showtime (XL)
17. Ghostface: The Pretty Toney Album (Def Jam)
18. Van Hunt (Capitol)
19. The Thermals: Fuckin A (Sub Pop)
20. Madvillain: Madvillainy (Stones Throw)

21. Carolyn Mark and the New Best Friends: The Pros and Cons of Collaboration (Mint)
22. Wiley: Treddin on Thin Ice (XL)
23. Brian Wilson Presents Smile (Nonesuch)
24. Akufen: Fabric 17 (Fabric, UK)
25. Stereolab: Margerine Eclipse (Elektra)
26. DJ Green Lantern/Beastie Boys: New York State of Mind (
27. Teedra Moses: Complex Simplicity (TVT)
28. The Fiery Furnaces: Blueberry Boat (XL)
29. The Necks: Drive By (Recommended)
30. The Meat Purveyors: Pain by Numbers (Bloodshot)

31. Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Soft Pink Truth? (Tigerbeat6)
32. Kanye West: Kon the Louis Vuitton Don (mixtape)
33. Kompakt 100 (Kompakt)
34. Luna: Rendezvous (Jetset)
35. Mylab (Terminus)
36. The Helio Sequence: Love and Distance (Sub Pop)
37. Nellie McKay: Get Away From Me (Columbia)
38. DJ Olive: Bodega (
39. Viktor Vaughn: VV2: Venomous Villain (Nature Sounds)
40. Ragga Ragga Ragga! 2004 (Greensleeves)

41. Jon Langford: All the Fame of Lofty Deeds (Bloodshot)
42. Lif Up Yuh Leg An Trample (Honest Jon’s)
43. Gilles Peterson in Brazil (Ether)
44. Rilo Kiley: More Adventurous (Brute/Beaute)
45. De La Soul: The Grind Date (Sanctuary)
46. Offshore Presents Troubled Waters Mixed By Clever (Offshore)
47. Burnt Sugar: Black Sex Yall Liberation & Bloody Random Violets (Trugroid)
48. The Ex: Turn (Touch & Go)
49. Masta Killa: No Said Date (Nature Sounds)
50. The Trio Plays Ware (Splasc[h], Italy)

51. Kid606: Who Still Kill Sound? (Tigerbeat6)
52. The Roots: The Tipping Point (Interscope)
53. Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys: We Run the South (mixtape)
54. Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
55. Komeda: Kokomemedada (Minty Fresh)
56. Arto Lindsay: Salt (Righteous Babe)
57. Phoenix: Alphabetical (Source/Astralwerks)
58. Youssou N’Dour: Egypt (Nonesuch)
59. Matthew Dear: Backstroke (Spectral Sound)
60. Blood Brothers: Crimes (V2)

61. Ada: Blondie (Areal)
62. Modest Mouse: Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)
63. PJ Harvey: Uh Huh Her (Island)
64. Lusine: Serial Hodgepodge (Ghostly International)
65. R. Kelly: Happy People/U Saved Me (Jive)
66. Triola: Triola Im Fünftonraum (Kompakt)
67. Gogol Bordello vs. Tamar Muskat: J.U.F. (Stinky)
68. Ellen Allien: My Parade (Bpitch Control)
69. Camera Obscura: Underachievers Please Try Harder (Merge)
70. Ricardo Villalobos: Thé Au Harem D'Archimède (Perlon)

71. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra: Who Is This America? (Ropeadope)
72. Jay-Z Construction Set (
73. Comets on Fire: Blue Cathedral (Sub Pop)
74. Kerrier District (Rephlex)
75. Michael Mayer: Touch (Kompakt)
76. Dykehouse: Midrange (Ghostly International)
77. Pop Ambient 2004 (Kompakt)
78. Felix da Housecat: Devin Dazzle and the Neon Fever (Emperor Norton)
79. Courtney Love: America’s Sweetheart (Virgin)
80. The Rough Guide to African Rap (World Music Network)

81. DJ Spooky: Rhythm Science (Sub Rosa)
82. Nas: Street’s Disciple (Columbia)
83. Robag Wruhme: Wuzzlebud “KK” (Musik Krause)
84. The Magnetic Fields: i (Elektra Nonesuch)
85. Mary Lou Lord: Baby Blue (Rubric)
86. Plastiq Phantom (Imputor?)
87. The Hives: Tyrannosaurus Hives (Interscope)
88. The Biggest Dancehall Ragga Anthems 2004 (Greensleeves)
89. Carina Round: The Disconnection (Interscope)
90. The Fever: Red Bedroom (Kemado)

91. Clinic: Winchester Cathedral (Domino)
92. Rokia Traoré: Bowmboï (Nonesuch)
93. IQU: Sun Q (Sonic Boom)
94. Dalmatians: Rock/Pop Ruff Drafts (Imputor?)
95. Jason Forrest: Unrelenting Songs of the 1979 Post Disco Crash (Sonig)
96. Petey Pablo: Still Writing in My Diary, 2nd Entry (Jive)
97. Air: Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks)
98. Theodore Unit: 718 (Sure Shot/Navarre)
99. Turing Machine: Zwei (Frenchkiss)
100. New Mexicans: Chicken Head Talking Diamonds (Stuck Under the Needle)