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KEXP Variety music charts for 2004
January
1. Air - Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks)
2. Camera Obscura - Underachievers Please Try Harder (Merge)
3. Karminsky Experience Inc. - The Power of Suggestion (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
4. Aqualung - Still Life (B-Unique)
5. The Strokes - Room on Fire (RCA)
6. Mo' Horizons - and the new bohemian freedom (Stereo Deluxe)
7. Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway (Jetset)
8. Telefon Tel Aviv - Map of What is Effortless (Hefty)
9. The More - The More (self-released)
10. Her Space Holiday - The Young Machines (Mush)
11. The Stills - Logic Will Break Your Heart (Vice)
12. Elbow - Cast of Thousands (V2)
13. Soul Position - 8 Million Stories (Rhymesayers/Fat Beats)
14. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)
15. Sea Ray - Stars at Noon (The Self-Starter Foundation)
16. The Pleased - Don't Make Things (Big Wheel Recreation)
17. Cloud Cult - Aurora Borealis (Earthology)
18. Skywave - Synthstatic (Blisscent/Alison)
19. The Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed (4AD)
20. Seachange - Glitterball ep (Matador UK)
21. The Damnwells - Bastards of the Beat (Sixthman)
22. Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Big Shots (Stones Throw)
23. DrugMoney - Mtn Cty Jnk (Hybrid)
24. The Crystal Method - Legion of Boom (V2)
25. John Vanderslice - Cellar Door (Barsuk)
26. Eddie Spaghetti - The Sauce (Mid-Fi)
27. Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner (Matador)
28. The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (Alien 8)
29. Shawn Smith - Shield of Thorns (self-released)
30. The Holmes Brothers - Simple Truths (Alligator)
31. Tex La Homa - If Just Today Were To Be My Entire Life (Hybrid Electric)
32. Doves - The Lost Sides (Heavenly)
33. Jason Collett - Motor Motel Love Songs (Arts & Crafts)
34. 22-20s - 05/03 (Astralwerks)
35. Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell, pts. 1 & 2 (Lost Highway)
36. The Dirtbombs - Dangerous Magical Noise (In The Red)
37. Girlsareshort - Earlynorthamerican (Upper Class)
38. Well - The New Standard Biscuit (Lunch)
39. Coco B's and Eskimohunter - The Fast-Trak Holy Nova Symphony (Grand Theft Autumn)
40. The Flaming Lips - Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell (Warner Bros)
41. Boozoo Bajou - Remixes (Stereo Deluxe)
42. Stephin Merritt - Pieces of April (Nonesuch)
43. Kinky - Atlas (Nettwerk)
44. Heather Duby - Come Across the City (Sonic Boom)
45. Tenki - View of an Orbiting Man (Future Apple Tree)
46. Myracle Brah - Treblemaker (Rainbow Quartz)
47. Johnny Cash - Unearthed sampler (American)
48. Blessed Light - Love Lights the Way (Mill Pond)
49. (Various) - Wellspring: A Benefit for Bread for the City (Sonic Boomerang)
50. The Mountaineers - Messy Century (Mute)

February
1. Modest Mouse - Float On/I've Got It All (Most) (Epic)
2. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
3. Snow Patrol - Final Straw (Interscope)
4. Air - Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks)
5. Cloud Cult - Aurora Borealis (Earthology)
6. The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows (Record Collection)
7. Grant-Lee Phillips - Virginia Creeper (Zoe)
8. The Cooper Temple Clause - Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose (RCA)
9. Stereolab - Margerine Eclipse (Elektra)
10. Camera Obscura - Underachievers Please Try Harder (Merge)
11. Aqualung - Still Life (B-Unique)
12. Life at Sea - Is There a Signal Coming Through? (Lucid)
13. Skywave - Synthstatic (Blisscent/Alison)
14. Norah Jones - Feels Like Home (Blue Note)
15. Mo' Horizons - and the new bohemian freedom (Stereo Deluxe)
16. Telefon Tel Aviv - Map of What is Effortless (Hefty)
17. The Elected - Me First (Sub Pop)
18. Lamb - Between Darkness and Wonder (Koch)
19. Seachange - Glitterball ep (Matador UK)
20. Jem - Finally Woken (ATO)
21. Blonde Redhead - Misery Is a Butterfly (4AD)
22. Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner (Matador)
23. Baskervilles - Baskervilles (Secret Crush)
24. Preston School of Industry - Monsoon (Matador)
25. The Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed (4AD)
26. DrugMoney - Mtn Cty Jnk (Hybrid)
27. John Vanderslice - Cellar Door (Barsuk)
28. Roy - Big City Sin and Small Town Redemption (Fueled By Ramen)
29. Poster Children - No More Songs About Sleep and Fire (A Hidden Agenda)
30. Ride - Waves (The First Time)
31. Amelia - After All (self-released)
32. The Coral - Magic and Medicine (Deltasonic/Columbia)
33. Say Hi To Your Mom - Numbers & Mumbles (Euphobia)
34. Lambchop - Aw Cmon/No You Cmon (Merge)
35. Robbers on High Street - Fine Lines (Scratchie/New Line)
36. The Frames - Set List (Anti-)
37. Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Big Shots (Stones Throw)
38. Jason Collett - Motor Motel Love Songs (Arts & Crafts)
39. Serge Gainsbourg - Aux Armes Et Caetera (Sunnyside)
40. Eddie Spaghetti - The Sauce (Mid-Fi)
41. The Minus 5 - In Rock (Yep Roc)
42. Phantom Planet - Phantom Planet (Epic/Daylight)
43. Shawn Smith - Shield of Thorns (self-released)
44. Tex La Homa - If Just Today Were To Be My Entire Life (Hybrid Electric)
45. Well - The New Standard Biscuit (Lunch)
46. The Crystal Method - Legion of Boom (V2)
47. Doves - The Lost Sides (Heavenly)
48. The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (Alien 8)
49. Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell, pts. 1 & 2 (Lost Highway)
50. The Damnwells - Bastards of the Beat (Sixthman)

March
1. Zero 7 - When it Falls (Elektra)
2. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
3. Snow Patrol - Final Straw (Interscope)
4. Aveo - Battery (Barsuk)
5. The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows (Record Collection)
6. Sondre Lerche - Two Way Monologue (Astralwerks)
7. The Von Bondies - Pawn Shoppe Heart (Sire)
8. Grant-Lee Phillips - Virginia Creeper (Zoe)
9. The Cooper Temple Clause - Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose (RCA)
10. Muse - Absolution (Taste Media/A&E)
11. Stereolab - Margerine Eclipse (Elektra)
12. Modest Mouse - Float On/I've Got It All (Most) (Epic)
13. Air - Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks)
14. Life at Sea - Is There a Signal Coming Through? (Lucid)
15. Aqualung - Still Life (B-Unique)
16. Camera Obscura - Underachievers Please Try Harder (Merge)
17. Skywave - Synthstatic (Blisscent/Alison)
18. The Hiss - Panic Movement (Sanctuary)
19. Lamb - Between Darkness and Wonder (Koch)
20. Federico Aubele - Gran Hotel Buenos Aires (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
21. Tucker B's - 29 Serious Girlfriends (Grimsey)
22. Cowboy Curtis - Observations Assumptions (self-released)
23. TV On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go)
24. Unkle - Never, Never Land (Mowax/Island)
25. Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop)
26. Blonde Redhead - Misery Is a Butterfly (4AD)
27. Elf Power - Walking With the Beggar Boys (Orange Twin)
28. Baskervilles - Baskervilles (Secret Crush)
29. Jem - Finally Woken (ATO)
30. Diverse - One A.M. (Chocolate Industries)
31. Carina Round - The Disconnection (Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Interscope)
32. The DT's - Hard Fixed (Estrus)
33. The Cure - Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities 1978-2001 (Fiction/Elektra/Rhino)
34. Preston School of Industry - Monsoon (Matador)
35. The Coral - Magic and Medicine (Deltasonic/Columbia)
36. The Get Up Kids - Guilt Show (Vagrant)
37. Norah Jones - Feels Like Home (Blue Note)
38. Robbers on High Street - Fine Lines (Scratchie/New Line)
39. The Vines - Winning Days (Capitol)
40. Lambchop - Aw Cmon/No You Cmon (Merge)
41. The Butchies - Make Yr Life (Yep Roc)
42. Serge Gainsbourg - Aux Armes Et Caetera (Sunnyside)
43. The Elected - Me First (Sub Pop)
44. The Minus 5 - In Rock (Yep Roc)
45. Poster Children - No More Songs About Sleep and Fire (A Hidden Agenda)
46. The Frames - Set List (Anti-)
47. John Vanderslice - Cellar Door (Barsuk)
48. Roy - Big City Sin and Small Town Redemption (Fueled By Ramen)
49. The Church - Forget Yourself (spinART)
50. Ride - Waves (The First Time)

April
1. Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)
2. Ambulance Ltd. - LP (TVT)
3. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
4. Division of Laura Lee - Das Not Compute (Burning Heart)
5. The Ponys - Laced with Romance (In the Red)
6. Muse - Absolution (Taste Media/A&E)
7. Seachange - Lay of the Land (Matador)
8. The Veils - The Runaway Found (Rough Trade)
9. Air - Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks)
10. Grant-Lee Phillips - Virginia Creeper (Zoe)
11. Aveo - Battery (Barsuk)
12. French Kicks - The Trial of the Century (Startime)
13. Zero 7 - When it Falls (Elektra)
14. The Von Bondies - Pawn Shoppe Heart (Sire)
15. Snow Patrol - Final Straw (Interscope)
16. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
17. Sondre Lerche - Two Way Monologue (Astralwerks)
18. Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop)
19. Mclusky - The Difference Between You and Me Is That I'm Not On Fire (Too Pure)
20. Diverse - One A.M. (Chocolate Industries)
21. Oceansize - Effloresce (Beggars Banquet)
22. Madvillain - Madvillainy (Stones Throw)
23. Highspire - Your Everything (Clairecords)
24. Young Heart Attack - Mouthful of Love (XL)
25. Fivehead - Guests of the Nation (Tight Spot)
26. Tarbox Ramblers - A Fix Back East (Rounder)
27. Hint Hint - Young Days (Suicide Squeeze)
28. United State of Electronica - U.S.E. (self-released)
29. Ozomatli - Street Signs (Concord)
30. The Hiss - Panic Movement (Sanctuary)
31. Blanche - If We Can't Trust the Doctors (Cass)
32. Cowboy Curtis - Observations Assumptions (self-released)
33. Mirah - C'mon Miracle (K)
34. Lansing-Dreiden - The Incomplete Triangle (Kemado)
35. Neulander - Smoke + Fire (Disko B)
36. Carina Round - The Disconnection (Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Interscope)
37. TV On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go)
38. Jolie Holland - Escondida (Anti-)
39. Tucker B's - 29 Serious Girlfriends (Grimsey)
40. Elf Power - Walking With the Beggar Boys (Orange Twin)
41. The Butchies - Make Yr Life (Yep Roc)
42. Jem - Finally Woken (ATO)
43. The White Stripes - Rarities Compilation (no label)
44. Unkle - Never, Never Land (Mowax/Island)
45. Tahiti 80 - A Piece of Sunshine (Minty Fresh)
46. Cee-Lo Green - Is the Soul Machine (Arista)
47. The Vines - Winning Days (Capitol)
48. Federico Aubele - Gran Hotel Buenos Aires (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
49. American Music Club - Live at KEXP (KEXP)
50. Tangle Eye - Alan Lomax's Southern Journey Remixed (Zoe)

May
1. The Magnetic Fields - i (Nonesuch)
2. Pedro the Lion - Achilles Heel (Jade Tree)
3. Keane - Hopes and Fears (Interscope)
4. Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)
5. Delays - Faded Seaside Glamour (Rough Trade)
6. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
7. The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeros (Astralwerks)
8. Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (Barsuk)
9. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse (Geffen)
10. The Veils - The Runaway Found (Rough Trade)
11. Ambulance Ltd. - LP (TVT)
12. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free (Vice/Atlantic)
13. Division of Laura Lee - Das Not Compute (Burning Heart)
14. Athlete - Vehicles & Animals (Astralwerks)
15. The Ponys - Laced with Romance (In the Red)
16. Muse - Absolution (Taste Media/A&E)
17. Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters (Polydor UK)
18. French Kicks - The Trial of the Century (Startime)
19. Mclusky - The Difference Between You and Me Is That I'm Not On Fire (Too Pure)
20. The Helio Sequence - Love and Distance (Sub Pop)
21. Gomez - Split the Difference (Hut/Virgin)
22. The Thermals - Fuckin A (Sub Pop)
23. Morrissey - You Are the Quarry (Attack/Sanctuary)
24. Secret Machines - Now Here is Nowhere (Reprise)
25. Hayden - Elk-Lake Serenade (Badman)
26. Young Heart Attack - Mouthful of Love (XL)
27. Fivehead - Guests of the Nation (Tight Spot)
28. United State of Electronica - U.S.E. (self-released)
29. Mission of Burma - Onoffon (Matador)
30. Ozomatli - Street Signs (Concord)
31. Sunset Valley - Goldbank 78 Stack (self-released)
32. Mocean Worker - Enter the Mowo! (Hyena)
33. Oceansize - Effloresce (Beggars Banquet)
34. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
35. Cee-Lo Green - Is the Soul Machine (Arista)
36. Snow Patrol - Final Straw (Interscope)
37. Mirah - C'mon Miracle (K)
38. The Von Bondies - Pawn Shoppe Heart (Sire)
39. Highspire - Your Everything (Clairecords)
40. Zero 7 - When it Falls (Elektra)
41. Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop)
42. Hint Hint - Young Days (Suicide Squeeze)
43. Carina Round - The Disconnection (Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Interscope)
44. Seachange - Lay of the Land (Matador)
45. Cowboy Curtis - Observations Assumptions (self-released)
46. The White Stripes - Rarities Compilation (no label)
47. Jolie Holland - Escondida (Anti-)
48. Tahiti 80 - A Piece of Sunshine (Minty Fresh)
49. Madvillain - Madvillainy (Stones Throw)
50. Lansing-Dreiden - The Incomplete Triangle (Kemado)

June
1. The Concretes - The Concretes (Astralwerks)
2. Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)
3. The Killers - Hot Fuss (Island)
4. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch)
5. Bobby Bare Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League - From the End of Your Leash (Bloodshot)
6. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse (Geffen)
7. Delays - Faded Seaside Glamour (Rough Trade)
8. PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (Island)
9. (Various) - The Rough Trade Field Guide to Music Volume One (Rough Trade)
10. The Polyphonic Spree - Together We're Heavy (Hollywood)
11. Keane - Hopes and Fears (Interscope)
12. Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (Barsuk)
13. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free (Vice/Atlantic)
14. Pedro the Lion - Achilles Heel (Jade Tree)
15. The Magnetic Fields - i (Nonesuch)
16. Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters (Polydor UK)
17. The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeros (Astralwerks)
18. Jim White - Drill a Hole in That Substrate and Tell Me What You See (Luaka Bop)
19. The Fall - The Real New Fall LP (Narnack)
20. DJ Shadow - In Tune and On Time Live! (Geffen)
21. Thebrotherkite - Thebrotherkite (Clairecords)
22. A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder (Matador)
23. Les Savy Fav - Inches (Frenchkiss)
24. The Helio Sequence - Love and Distance (Sub Pop)
25. Morrissey - You Are the Quarry (Attack/Sanctuary)
26. The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat (Rough Trade)
27. Gravenhurst - Flashlight Seasons (Warp)
28. The Cure - The Cure (Geffen)
29. Quantic - Mishaps Happening (Ubiquity)
30. The Album Leaf - In a Safe Place (Sub Pop)
31. Sunset Valley - Goldbank 78 Stack (self-released)
32. The Veils - The Runaway Found (Rough Trade)
33. Secret Machines - Now Here is Nowhere (Reprise)
34. Gomez - Split the Difference (Hut/Virgin)
35. Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)
36. The Ponys - Laced with Romance (In the Red)
37. Hayden - Elk-Lake Serenade (Badman)
38. French Kicks - The Trial of the Century (Startime)
39. Matt Pond PA - Emblems (Altitude)
40. Division of Laura Lee - Das Not Compute (Burning Heart)
41. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
42. The Thermals - Fuckin A (Sub Pop)
43. Mclusky - The Difference Between You and Me Is That I'm Not On Fire (Too Pure)
44. Ambulance Ltd. - LP (TVT)
45. Royal City - Little Heart's Ease (Three Gut)
46. Muse - Absolution (Taste Media/A&E)
47. Lali Puna - Faking the Books (Morr)
48. Athlete - Vehicles & Animals (Astralwerks)
49. Nina Nastasia - Dogs (Touch and Go)
50. Mocean Worker - Enter the Mowo! (Hyena)

July
1. Citizen Cope - The Clarence Greenwood Recordings (Arista/RCA)
2. The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives (Interscope)
3. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch)
4. The Concretes - The Concretes (Astralwerks)
5. Bobby Bare Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League - From the End of Your Leash (Bloodshot)
6. The Roots - The Tipping Point (Geffen)
7. PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (Island)
8. Kings of Convenience - Riot on an Empty Street (Astralwerks)
9. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse (Geffen)
10. The Killers - Hot Fuss (Island)
11. Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)
12. Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter - Oh, My Girl (Barsuk)
13. Delays - Faded Seaside Glamour (Rough Trade)
14. The Polyphonic Spree - Together We're Heavy (Hollywood)
15. (Various) - The Rough Trade Field Guide to Music Volume One (Rough Trade)
16. Keane - Hopes and Fears (Interscope)
17. The Orb - Bicycles & Tricycles (Sanctuary)
18. Steve Earle - The Revolution StartsNow (Artemis)
19. The Veils - The Runaway Found (Rough Trade)
20. DJ Shadow - In Tune and On Time Live! (Geffen)
21. Old 97's - Drag It Up (New West)
22. Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum (Beggars Banquet)
23. The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat (Rough Trade)
24. A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder (Matador)
25. Les Savy Fav - Inches (Frenchkiss)
26. Jim White - Drill a Hole in That Substrate and Tell Me What You See (Luaka Bop)
27. The Fall - The Real New Fall LP (Narnack)
28. Quantic - Mishaps Happening (Ubiquity)
29. (Various) - Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo (Or)
30. The Cure - The Cure (Geffen)
31. Sonic Youth - Live at KEXP (KEXP)
32. Marah - 20,000 Streets Under the Sky (Yep Roc)
33. Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters (Polydor UK)
34. The Helio Sequence - Love and Distance (Sub Pop)
35. Ambulance Ltd. - LP (TVT)
36. The Album Leaf - In a Safe Place (Sub Pop)
37. Gravenhurst - Flashlight Seasons (Warp)
38. The Magnetic Fields - i (Nonesuch)
39. Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News (Epic)
40. The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeros (Astralwerks)
41. Daniel G. Harmann - The Lake Effect (Post 436)
42. The Thermals - Fuckin A (Sub Pop)
43. Morrissey - You Are the Quarry (Attack/Sanctuary)
44. Pedro the Lion - Achilles Heel (Jade Tree)
45. Thebrotherkite - Thebrotherkite (Clairecords)
46. Hayden - Elk-Lake Serenade (Badman)
47. The Ponys - Laced with Romance (In the Red)
48. French Kicks - The Trial of the Century (Startime)
49. Bebel Gilberto - Bebel Gilberto (Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees)
50. Sparta - Porcelain (Geffen)

August
1. Citizen Cope - The Clarence Greenwood Recordings (Arista/RCA)
2. Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous (Brute/Beaute)
3. (Various) - Future Soundtrack for America (Barsuk)
4. Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South (New West)
5. Interpol - Radio EP (Matador)
6. The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives (Interscope)
7. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (Mute)
8. The Roots - The Tipping Point (Geffen)
9. Kings of Convenience - Riot on an Empty Street (Astralwerks)
10. The Concretes - The Concretes (Astralwerks)
11. Bobby Bare Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League - From the End of Your Leash (Bloodshot)
12. The Killers - Hot Fuss (Island)
13. Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs (Capitol)
14. PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her (Island)
15. (Various) - The Rough Trade Field Guide to Music Volume One (Rough Trade)
16. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (Nonesuch)
17. (Various) - Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest in Funk & Soul 1965-75 (Light in the Attic)
18. Martina Topley-Bird - Anything (Palm Pictures)
19. West Indian Girl - West Indian Girl (Astralwerks)
20. Old 97's - Drag It Up (New West)
21. Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum (Beggars Banquet)
22. The Fall - The Real New Fall LP (Narnack)
23. Guided by Voices - Half Smiles of the Decomposed (Matador)
24. Steve Earle - The Revolution StartsNow (Artemis)
25. The Orb - Bicycles & Tricycles (Sanctuary)
26. A Girl Called Eddy - A Girl Called Eddy (Anti-)
27. Rogue Wave - Out of the Shadow (Sub Pop)
28. The Mendoza Line - Fortune (Bar/None)
29. Astral - Orchids (self-released)
30. The Finn Brothers - Everyone Is Here (Nettwerk)
31. Buffseeds - The Picture Show (Fantastic Plastic)
32. The Cure - The Cure (Geffen)
33. Pris - The Kiss Off (Loveless)
34. DJ Shadow - In Tune and On Time Live! (Geffen)
35. The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat (Rough Trade)
36. Quantic - Mishaps Happening (Ubiquity)
37. Bill Frisell - Unspeakable (Nonesuch)
38. The Helio Sequence - Love and Distance (Sub Pop)
39. (Various) - Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo (Or)
40. Jim White - Drill a Hole in That Substrate and Tell Me What You See (Luaka Bop)
41. Gravenhurst - Flashlight Seasons (Warp)
42. Les Savy Fav - Inches (Frenchkiss)
43. Tift Merritt - Tambourine (Lost Highway)
44. A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder (Matador)
45. Marah - 20,000 Streets Under the Sky (Yep Roc)
46. Sparta - Porcelain (Geffen)
47. Thebrotherkite - Thebrotherkite (Clairecords)
48. Sonic Youth - Live at KEXP (KEXP)
49. Daniel G. Harmann - The Lake Effect (Post 436)
50. The Album Leaf - In a Safe Place (Sub Pop)

September
1. (Various) - KEXP Presents: Music That Matters Volume 1 (KEXP)
2. Tom Waits - Real Gone (Anti-)
3. (Various) - Future Soundtrack for America (Barsuk)
4. Joseph Arthur - Our Shadows Will Remain (Vector)
5. The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (Fat Possum)
6. Earlimart - Treble & Tremble (Palm Pictures)
7. The Arcade Fire - Funeral (Merge)
8. Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous (Brute/Beaute)
9. The Futureheads - The Futureheads (679)
10. Citizen Cope - The Clarence Greenwood Recordings (Arista/RCA)
11. Interpol - Antics (Matador)
12. Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South (New West)
13. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (Mute)
14. The Thrills - Let's Bottle Bohemia (Virgin)
15. Junior Boys - Last Exit (Domino)
16. The Legends - Up Against the Legends (Lakeshore)
17. Paul Westerberg - Folker (Vagrant)
18. The Delgados - Universal Audio (Chemikal Underground)
19. Autolux - Future Perfect (DMZ/Red Ink)
20. The Libertines - The Libertines (Rough Trade)
21. Le Tigre - This Island (Strummer/Universal)
22. Vells - Flight from Echo Falls (imputor?)
23. Brian Wilson - Smile (Nonesuch)
24. The Zutons - Who Killed the Zutons? (Epic)
25. (Soundtrack) - Wicker Park (Lakeshore)
26. Visqueen - Sunset on Dateland (BlueDisguise)
27. Medeski Martin + Wood - End of the World Party (Just in Case) (Blue Note)
28. Viva Voce - The Heat Can Melt Your Brain (Minty Fresh)
29. Mofro - Lochloosa (Fog City)
30. The Crimea - Lottery Winners On Acid (Double Dragon)
31. DJ Krush - Jaku (Sony Japan)
32. The Concretes - The Concretes (Astralwerks)
33. VHS or Beta - Night on Fire (Astralwerks)
34. The Killers - Hot Fuss (Island)
35. Razorlight - Up All Night (Universal)
36. Clinic - Winchester Cathedral (Domino)
37. The Features - Exhibit A (Universal)
38. Ray LaMontagne - Trouble (RCA)
39. Singapore Sling - Life Is Killing My Rock 'N' Roll (Stinky)
40. Perfect - Once, Twice, Three Times a Maybe (Rykodisc)
41. West Indian Girl - West Indian Girl (Astralwerks)
42. Mountain Con - Dusty Zeros Dirty Ones (Big Record Company)
43. The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives (Interscope)
44. Chuck Prophet - Age of Miracles (New West)
45. Kings of Convenience - Riot on an Empty Street (Astralwerks)
46. Jeff Buckley - Grace (Legacy Edition) (Columbia)
47. Radio 4 - Stealing of a Nation (Astralwerks)
48. Guided by Voices - Half Smiles of the Decomposed (Matador)
49. Rogue Wave - Out of the Shadow (Sub Pop)
50. The Finn Brothers - Everyone Is Here (Nettwerk)

October
1. The Arcade Fire - Funeral (Merge)
2. Tom Waits - Real Gone (Anti-)
3. Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-)
4. Blue Scholars - Blue Scholars (self-released)
5. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-)
6. The Futureheads - The Futureheads (679)
7. Ted Leo + the Pharmacists - Shake the Sheets (Lookout)
8. Joseph Arthur - Our Shadows Will Remain (Vector)
9. Luna - Rendezvous (Jetset)
10. The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (Fat Possum)
11. Earlimart - Treble & Tremble (Palm Pictures)
12. Junior Boys - Last Exit (Domino)
13. (Various) - KEXP Presents: Music That Matters Volume 1 (KEXP)
14. Citizen Cope - The Clarence Greenwood Recordings (Arista/RCA)
15. Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South (New West)
16. Interpol - Antics (Matador)
17. Neko Case - The Tigers Have Spoken (Anti-)
18. American Music Club - Love Songs for Patriots (Merge)
19. Ray LaMontagne - Trouble (RCA)
20. The Hidden Cameras - Mississauga Goddam (Rough Trade)
21. Magnet - On Your Side (Filter US)
22. De La Soul - The Grind Date (Sanctuary Urban)
23. (Various) - The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered (Gammon)
24. Chris Joss - You've Been Spiked (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
25. The Gourds - Blood of the Ram (Eleven Thirty)
26. Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous (Brute/Beaute)
27. The Delgados - Universal Audio (Chemikal Underground)
28. Visqueen - Sunset on Dateland (BlueDisguise)
29. Flunk - Morning Star (Kriztal)
30. Le Tigre - This Island (Strummer/Universal)
31. Medeski Martin + Wood - End of the World Party (Just in Case) (Blue Note)
32. Chuck Prophet - Age of Miracles (New West)
33. Autolux - Future Perfect (DMZ/Red Ink)
34. Bill Janovitz and Crown Victoria - Fireworks on TV! (Q Division)
35. Devotchka - How It Ends (Cicero)
36. (Various) - Future Soundtrack for America (Barsuk)
37. The Crimea - Lottery Winners On Acid (Double Dragon)
38. Paul Westerberg - Folker (Vagrant)
39. The Features - Exhibit A (Universal)
40. Clinic - Winchester Cathedral (Domino)
41. The Libertines - The Libertines (Rough Trade)
42. Radio 4 - Stealing of a Nation (Astralwerks)
43. Singapore Sling - Life Is Killing My Rock 'N' Roll (Stinky)
44. Viva Voce - The Heat Can Melt Your Brain (Minty Fresh)
45. (Soundtrack) - Wicker Park (Lakeshore)
46. The Thrills - Let's Bottle Bohemia (Virgin)
47. Mofro - Lochloosa (Fog City)
48. The Legends - Up Against the Legends (Lakeshore)
49. DJ Krush - Jaku (Sony Japan)
50. Razorlight - Up All Night (Universal)

November
1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-)
2. Blue Scholars - Blue Scholars (self-released)
3. (Various) - Left of the Dial: Dispatches from the '80s Underground (Rhino)
4. The Arcade Fire - Funeral (Merge)
5. Nirvana - With the Lights Out (Geffen)
6. Joseph Arthur - Our Shadows Will Remain (Vector)
7. Tom Waits - Real Gone (Anti-)
8. Luna - Rendezvous (Jetset)
9. Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-)
10. Ted Leo + the Pharmacists - Shake the Sheets (Lookout)
11. Interpol - Antics (Matador)
12. The Futureheads - The Futureheads (679)
13. Earlimart - Treble & Tremble (Palm Pictures)
14. Dogs Die in Hot Cars - Please Describe Yourself (V2)
15. (Various) - KEXP Presents: Music That Matters Volume 1 (KEXP)
16. Junior Boys - Last Exit (Domino)
17. Maroons - Ambush (Quannum)
18. U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Interscope)
19. Neko Case - The Tigers Have Spoken (Anti-)
20. (Various) - Rough Trade Shops: Indiepop 1 (Mute UK)
21. Chris Joss - You've Been Spiked (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
22. American Music Club - Love Songs for Patriots (Merge)
23. Flunk - Morning Star (Kriztal)
24. Viva Voce - The Heat Can Melt Your Brain (Minty Fresh)
25. Magnet - On Your Side (Filter US)
26. Chuck Prophet - Age of Miracles (New West)
27. Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place (Domino)
28. De La Soul - The Grind Date (Sanctuary Urban)
29. The Hidden Cameras - Mississauga Goddam (Rough Trade)
30. Mates of State - All Day (Polyvinyl)
31. Devotchka - How It Ends (Cicero)
32. The Gourds - Blood of the Ram (Eleven Thirty)
33. Mewithoutyou - Catch For Us the Foxes (Tooth & Nail)
34. Visqueen - Sunset on Dateland (BlueDisguise)
35. Ray LaMontagne - Trouble (RCA)
36. The Black Keys - Rubber Factory (Fat Possum)
37. (Various) - The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered (Gammon)
38. Mofro - Lochloosa (Fog City)
39. The Dears - No Cities Left (spinART)
40. Autolux - Future Perfect (DMZ/Red Ink)
41. The Features - Exhibit A (Universal)
42. Le Tigre - This Island (Strummer/Universal)
43. The Crimea - Lottery Winners On Acid (Double Dragon)
44. Singapore Sling - Life Is Killing My Rock 'N' Roll (Stinky)
45. Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous (Brute/Beaute)
46. The Libertines - The Libertines (Rough Trade)
47. Paul Westerberg - Folker (Vagrant)
48. The Delgados - Universal Audio (Chemikal Underground)
49. Bill Janovitz and Crown Victoria - Fireworks on TV! (Q Division)
50. Razorlight - Up All Night (Universal)

December
1. (Various) - Left of the Dial: Dispatches from the '80s Underground (Rhino)
2. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (Anti-)
3. Tom Waits - Real Gone (Anti-)
4. Flunk - Morning Star (Kriztal)
5. Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-)
6. Nirvana - With the Lights Out (Geffen)
7. Joseph Arthur - Our Shadows Will Remain (Vector)
8. The Futureheads - The Futureheads (679)
9. Kasabian - Kasabian (Arista UK)
10. Blue Scholars - Blue Scholars (self-released)
11. Ted Leo + the Pharmacists - Shake the Sheets (Lookout)
12. Luna - Rendezvous (Jetset)
13. Dogs Die in Hot Cars - Please Describe Yourself (V2)
14. The Arcade Fire - Funeral (Merge)
15. Interpol - Antics (Matador)
16. Bright Eyes - 10 Song Sampler (Saddle Creek)
17. Shivaree - Who's Got Trouble? (Zoe)
18. The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize (Virgin UK)
19. Blanket Music - Cultural Norms (Hush)
20. The Transmissionary Six - Get Down (Film Guerrero)
21. (Various) - Sweetheart 2005 (Hear Music)
22. The Ruby Doe - Always with Wings (Loveless)
23. Maroons - Ambush (Quannum)
24. (Various) - The Fuzzy Ball (Reverb)
25. Neko Case - The Tigers Have Spoken (Anti-)
26. The Tuesday Suits - Your Silver Lining (self-released)
27. Daddy G. - DJ-Kicks (!K7)
28. (Various) - Rough Trade Shops: Indiepop 1 (Mute UK)
29. Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place (Domino)
30. The Gourds - Blood of the Ram (Eleven Thirty)
31. Chris Joss - You've Been Spiked (Eighteenth Street Lounge)
32. Two Cow Garage - The Wall Against Our Back (Shelterhouse)
33. (Various) - Scratchy Sounds: Ska, Dub, Roots & Reggae Nuggets (Trojan)
34. U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Interscope)
35. Mates of State - All Day (Polyvinyl)
36. Ray LaMontagne - Trouble (RCA)
37. Handsome Boy Modeling School - White People (Atlantic/Elektra)
38. Devotchka - How It Ends (Cicero)
39. Magnet - On Your Side (Filter US)
40. Death from Above 1979 - You're a Woman, I'm a Machine (Vice)
41. Ms. Led - These Things We Say (Fish the Cat)
42. The Delgados - Universal Audio (Chemikal Underground)
43. Human Television - All Songs Written By (Gigantic)
44. FemBots - Small Town Murder Scene (Paper Bag)
45. Mewithoutyou - Catch For Us the Foxes (Tooth & Nail)
46. Styrofoam - Nothing's Lost (Morr)
47. American Music Club - Love Songs for Patriots (Merge)
48. (Various) - The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered (Gammon)
49. The Hidden Cameras - Mississauga Goddam (Rough Trade)
50. Bill Janovitz and Crown Victoria - Fireworks on TV! (Q Division)


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