-bill fay - from the bottom of an old grandfather clock (reissue)
flawless. where did he come from?! even bill's out-takes and rarities are better than 98.9% of the recorded matter in this universe.
-judee sill - heartfood and s/t (reissue)
everyone should own both of these. definitely on my list of favorite albums of all time. light soundz/heavy lyricz.
-joanna newsom - milk-eyed mender
-pg six - the well of memory
didn't hit me as hard as 'parlor tricks...' but i've grown to really dig it.
-sandy denny - a boxful of treasures (reissue)
this is by far my box set of the year. amazing selection of tunes with awesome ultra-hobbit packaging.
-anything animal collective related
i love these guys. probably the most forward group of dudes currently jamming.
-relatively clean rivers - s/t (reissue)
killer mid-70's rural sounds from unsung hero phil pearlman.
-r kelly - happy people/you saved me
dan k got me completely addicted...i don't think i'll ever understand why, and i'm totally cool with that.
-anything grateful dead related that was reissued/released this year
my most listened to and loved band of 2004 is officially the grateful dead. i dare you to find anything radder than the 'dead jamming 'new speedway boogie' in the festival express dvd. back off haters.
-comets on fire - field recordings from the sun
more bong rattling sounds from my favorite group of dudes ever put in one room.
Best Shows of 2004:
-comets on fire -vs- wolf eyes in detroit (sorry wolf eyes)
-ghost, six organs of admittance, and white magic in san francisco
-bonnie/sweeney at that hookah bar in the house of (cham)paign
-any of the shows featured in 2004's Festival Express DVD (i cheated a bit)
-the 30+ vetiver, joanna newsom, and devendra banhart shows i saw this summer (i miss my family!)