December 27, 2004

Best of '04

Top Ten Films of 2004
1. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (Michel Gondry)
2. "Spider-man 2" (Sam Raimi)
3. "Garden State" (Zach Braff)
4. "The Aviator" (Martin Scorsese)
5. "Team America: World Police" (Trey Parker)
6. "Friday Night Lights" (Peter Berg)
7. "The Incredibles" (Brad Bird)
8. "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" (Wes Anderson)
9. "Closer" (Mike Nichols)
10. "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (Adam McKay)

Honorable Mention: "Napoleon Dynamite," "Mean Girls," "The Ladykillers," "I Heart Huckabees," "Goodbye, Lenin!," "The Dreamers," "Control Room," "Shaun of the Dead," "Miracle," "Saved!"

Top Ten Albums of 2004
1. Green Day- "American Idiot"
2. U2- "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb"
3. Keane- "Hopes and Fears"
4. DJ Danger Mouse- "The Grey Album"
5. Grant Lee Phillips- "Virginia Creeper"
6. Brian Wilson- "Smile"
7. Norah Jones- "Feels Like Home"
8. "Garden State" soundtrack
9. Franz Ferdinand, self titled
10. The Walkmen, "Bows and Arrows"

Honorable Mention: Interpol, “Antics"; Modest Mouse, "Good News For People Who Love Bad News"; Starsailor, "Silence is Easy"; Kanye West, "The College Dropout"; Wilco, "A Ghost is Born"; Eminem, "Encore"; R.E.M., "Under the Sun."

Top Ten Television Shows of 2004
1. "The Sopranos" (HBO)
2. "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
3. "The Wire" (HBO)
4. "South Park" (Comedy Central)
5. "Chappelle's Show" (Comedy Central)
6. "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO)
7. "Rescue Me" (FX)
8. "The Shield" (FX)
9. "24" (Fox)
10. "Arrested Development (Fox)

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 27, 2004 09:17 PM

"Deadwood" (HBO) is conspicuous by its absence in your Top Ten Television shows.

Posted by: Krybo Amgine at December 28, 2004 10:05 AM

So is Lost and Although I admit to never having seen it, I hear desparate Housewives should be there too.

Posted by: Dan Sichel at December 28, 2004 01:13 PM

Steve doesn't watch those shows...also I don't understand why you don't have honorable mentions for TV but do for everything else. 6 Feet Under and K Street should be included in that!!!

Posted by: A at December 28, 2004 03:51 PM

Apprentice anyone?

Posted by: M at December 28, 2004 07:18 PM

Steve... check out The Killers album Hot Fuss. I haven't heard anything better since DMB Crash. Not that they're anything alike, but it's that good.

Posted by: James at December 30, 2004 02:32 PM
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