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Best of 2004
Best of 2004
11/08/06 at 12:51 AM by Jason Tate
Purely for posterity I am putting my best of lists in my journal.

** The Best Albums of 2004: **

20) The Snake The Cross The Crown - Mander Salis
19) Reeve Oliver – Self-Titled
18) Days Like These – Charity Burns Green
17) Letter Kills – The Bridge
16) Don’t Look Down – The Fear in Love
15) Relient K – MmHmm
14) Recover – This May Be the Year I Disappear
13) Moments in Grace – Moonlight Survived
12) Muse – Absolution
11) Lovedrug - Pretend You're Alive
12) This Day & Age - Always Leave The Ground
09) Butch Walker – Letters
08) My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
07) Brandtson - Send Us A Signal
06) Straylight Run - Self Titled
05) Name Taken – Hold On
04) Northstar – Pollyanna
03) Midtown – Forget What You Know
02) Jimmy Eat World – Futures
01) Say Anything – Is a Real Boy

These are the albums I loved this year. They may not be the most underground albums released but regardless they are the one’s that moved me. I went with Say Anything as the best album of the year … because, well – it’s on a level no other band came close to in 2004. My list changed some thirty times, but this is the most current concoction and I’m going to just go with it. Next year this list is going to be impossible to complete.

Honorable Mention:
Kane Hodder - Pleasure to Remain So Heartless
Sum41 – Chuck
Audio Karate - Lady Melody
I Can Make a Mess Like Nobodys Business – Self-Titled
A Small Victory – El Camino
Green Day – American Idiot
utoPilot Off – Make a Sound
Funeral For A Friend - Casually Dressed and Deep In Conversation (US Release)
The Living End – Modern ARTillary


** Best 10 EPs of 2004: **


10) Bleed The Dream - Asleep (EP)
09) Yesterdays Rising - When We Speak, We Breathe
08) MC Lars - The Laptop
07) Waking Ashland - I Am For You (EP)
06) Gatsby's American Dream - In The Land of Lost Monsters
05) Rory - Always Right As In We Are
04) Daphne Loves Derby - Closing Down The Pattern Department
03) Copeland - Nothing Stays The Same
02) Owen - EP
01) Cartel – The Ransom EP


Cartel owned this category. As EP’s only showcase a small glimpse into the future of some of the best up and coming bands in the scene, this is always a fun category – and the best part is that next year we finally get full lengths from some of these artists.

** The Worst 5 Albums of 2004: **

05) The Used – In Love and Death
04) Simple Plan – Still Not Getting Any
03) Good Charlotte – The Chronicles of Life and Death
02) Taking Back Sunday – Where You Want To Be
01) Ashley Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, Hillary Duff (They’re all the same)

Bring on the controversy.

** Albums Your Parents Will Love: **

02) Brandston – Send us a Signal
01) Copeland –Nothing Stays the Same

** Best Producer of the Year: **

01) Ed Rose

His work speaks for itself.

Runner-Up: Tim OHeir

** Best New Band of 2004: **

01) Cartel

Not enough good things can be said about this band. They’re only just starting folks.


** Best Music Video of 2004: **
01) Midtown – Give it Up

** Worst Music Video of 2004: **

01) Good Charlotte – I Just Wanna Live

** Best Bside Of 2004: **

01) Mae - Suspension

** Best Lyrics of 2004: **

01) Max Bemis (Say Anything)

** Best Vocals of 2004: **

03) Butch Walker
02) William Pugh (Cartel)
01) Jason Vena (Acceptance)

** Biggest Sellouts: **

02) The Used
01) Taking Back Sunday

** Best Live Show: **

04) Greenday
03) Over It
02) Fall Out Boy
01) MxPx

** Hardest Working Bands of 2004: **

03) Hawthorne Heights
02) My Chemical Romance
01) Over It

** Best Record Label: **

02) Lobster Records
01) 111 Records

** Most Overrated Band: **

01) Taking Back Sunday

** Most Underrated Band: **

06) Acceptance
05) The Spill Canvas
04) This Day and Age
03) Days Like These
02) A Small Victory
01) Over It

** Best (Catchiest Song) Single: **

01) Cartel – Luckie St.

** Worst Single: **

01) Good Charlotte – I Just Wanna Live

** Best 'Other' Zine Website: **

01) TheScout.net

** Band(s) Most Pimped By AP.net: **

02) Over It
01) Say Anything

** Most Annoying AP.net Staff Member: **

02) Kamtin
01) Jon Wark

** Best Band Related DVD: **

02) The Matches
01) Yellowcard

** Best Movies of 2004: **

04) Garden State
03) Mean Girls
02) I <3 Huckabees
01) Collateral


** Best TV Shows of 2004: **
03) Smallville
02) Joey
01) The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

** The Next Big Thing(s) of 2005: **

15) Death Cab for Cutie
14) Coheed & Cambria
13) Saosin
12) Thrice
11) Copeland
10) The Spill Canvas
09) Brand New (again)
08) The Academy Is…
07) Days Away
06) Motion City Soundtrack
05) Fall Out Boy
04) Say Anything
03) Cartel
02) Over It
01) Acceptance

** Predictions for 2005: **

01) Over It could be the next Yellowcard
02) If Columbia doesn’t fuck up Acceptance will be huge.
03) Say Anything surprises us all.
04) Brand New releases another insane album.
05) Motion City Soundtrack takes the music world by storm.

** Best Song of 2004: **

Say Anything – Admit It
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