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December 15, 2004

2004 Year In Review

Top Four Albums of the year

1. Pinback, Summer in Abaddon

(everything I like about music)

2. The Walkmen, Bows and Arrows

(everthing I like about New York Bands)

3. The Arcade Fire, Funeral

(another reason to love Canada)

4. Iron and Wine, Our Endless Numbered Days

(another reason to fall in love and then cry about it)

Well-Deserved Breakout of the Year

The Scissor Sisters

Overhyped Act of the Year

Tie:

Ashlee Simpson and The Killers.

Top Five Live Performances of the Year

1. The Arcade Fire and The Wrens at the Knitting Factory

2. Franz Ferdinand at Volume

3. Magnolia Electric Company at The Coral Room

4. Drag Citizen at Don Hill’s

5. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs secret opening for the Liars at Warsaw

Best Trend of the Year

New York City Hard Rock

Worst Trend of the Year

Paris Hilton

[Ed’s note: I’m on hiatus for awhile; back in the spring. Take care of NYC.]