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Here's a list of the record reviews we wrote in 2004. For links to reviews we wrote before that point, see our 2003 features page.


Steve Coleman, Genesis And The Opening Of The Way
Steve Coleman and Five Elements, On The Rising Of The 64 Paths
Brian Eno, Before And After Science
Free, Heartbreaker
Bruce A. Henry, Connections
The Honeydogs, Seen A Ghost
Janet Jackson, Damita Jo
Le Tigre, This Island
Mathematics, Love Hell Or Right (Da Come Up)
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman
Method Man, Tical 0: The Prequel
N.E.R.D., Fly Or Die
Bobby Digital Presents Northstar
Ol' Dirty Bastard, The Trials And Tribulations Of Russell Jones
Petey Pablo, Still Writing In My Diary: 2nd Entry
Roadside Zoo, Caleb Coolville
Spymob, Sitting Around Keeping Score
Tower Of Power, Bump City
Tower Of Power, Ain't Nothing Stoppin' Us Now
Tower Of Power, Oakland Zone
Wu-Tang Clan, Disciples Of The 36 Chambers: Chapter 1
Yohimbe Brothers, The Tao Of Yo


A Very Special Christmas 5
Earth, Wind & Fire, The Need Of Love
Earth, Wind & Fire, The Promise
Ohio Players, Ouch
Rolling Stones, Goats Head Soup
Bernie Worrell & The Woo Warriors, Live


New page - Rush
The Pixies, Santa Barbara, 24 October 2004 (concert)
Ray Charles, Genius Loves Company
Eric Clapton, Reptile
Col. Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains, The Big Eyeball In The Sky
The Les Claypool Frog Brigade, Purple Onion
The Flaming Lips, Clouds Taste Metallic
Juan Luis Guerra, Para Ti
The Hollies, Evolution
Janis Ian, Unreleased 1: Mary's Eyes
Janis Ian, Unreleased 2: Take No Prisoners
Janis Ian, Unreleased 3: Society's Child
Janis Ian, Live: Working Without A Net
Janis Ian, Billie's Bones
Patti LaBelle, This Christmas
Patti LaBelle, When A Woman Loves
Patti LaBelle, Timeless Journey
Megadeth, The System Has Failed
Novecento featuring Stanley Jordan, Dreams Of Peace
Richard & Linda Thompson, First Light
Rush, NYC, 18 August 2004 (concert)
The Supremes, A Bit Of Liverpool
The Supremes, Sing Country Western & Pop
The Supremes, Merry Christmas
The Supremes, Sing Rodgers & Hart
Diana Ross and the Supremes, 'Live' At London's Talk Of The Town
Wing, Beatles Classics By Wing


Richard Thompson, Santa Barbara, 18 September 2004 (concert)
The Breeders, Last Splash
Kristen Hersh, Sky Motel
The Kinks, Soap Opera
Brian Wilson, Imagination


Wilson's Latest Rant - Play "Freebird"... So I Can Download It Later
Cheap Trick, Heaven Tonight
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Looking Forward
Humble Pie, Natural Born Boogie
King Crimson, Larks' Tongues In Aspic
Procol Harum, Home
Lou Reed, The Blue Mask
Sepultura, Blood-Rooted
Sepultura, Under A Pale Grey Sky
Sepultura, Nation
Sepultura, Roorback
Angie Stone, Stone Love
Throwing Muses, Limbo
Kanye West, The College Dropout


Alroy's Amazing Out-Of-Control Guitar Collection (feature)
Guitars Star-By-Star: Keith Richards (feature)
Wilson's Latest Rant - Who Stole The Soul? Or, The 80s: When Rhythm & Blues Had Neither
Anita Baker, Rapture
Black Sabbath, Cross Purposes
Chicago/Earth, Wind & Fire, Holmdel, NJ, 25 June 2004 (concert)
Sonic Youth, Sonic Nurse
Tina Turner, Love Explosion
Tina Turner, Private Dancer
USA For Africa, We Are The World


New page - Millie Jackson
New page - Megadeth
Bad News Travels Fast, Look Out
Ray Charles, Come Live With Me
Ray Charles, Ain't It So
Ray Charles, Brother Ray Is At It Again
Ray Charles, Wish You Were Here Tonight
Ray Charles, Thank You For Bringing Love Around Again
Sam Cooke, Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963
Alec R. Costandinos, Trocadéro Bleu Citron
Ghostface, The Pretty Toney Album
Living Colour, CollideØScope
Power Of Soul: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix
Tony Rallo & The Midnight Band, Burnin' Alive
Vernon Reid & Masque, Known Unknown
John & Arthur Simms


New page - Bohannon
Robin Hitchcock, You & Oblivion
Carla Olson, Midnight Mission
Todd Rundgren, A Capella
Throwing Muses, University
XTC, Apple Venus


Pat Benatar, Go
Buckethead, Population Override
Buckethead, New York City, 9 April 2004 (concert)
Bucketheadland, Island Of Lost Minds
Tracy Chapman, Let It Rain
Diamond Head, Lightning To The Nations
The Kinks, One For The Road
Ladies First: Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Hempstead, NY, 10 April 2004 (concert)
Metallica, Hempstead, NY, 20 April 2004 (concert)
Osdalgia, La Culebra
Osdalgia, Mi Armonía
Prince, Musicology
Stone City Band, The Boys Are Back
Thanatopsis, Axiology
Wing Sings The Songs You Love


Steve Coleman and Five Elements, The Sonic Language of Myth: Believing, Learning, Knowing
Willie Colón, Guisando
Girl Bros.
Alicia Keys, The Diary Of Alicia Keys


New feature - Alt rock? What's that?
New page - B.T. Express
New page - Brass Construction
New page - Mandrill
Buckethead, Colma
Buckethead, Bucketheadland 2
Johnny Cash, At San Quentin
Peter Frampton, I'm In You
Helium, The Dirt Of Luck
Here I Am: Ronald Isley Meets Burt Bacharach
Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking
A Mighty Wind
Online Diaries: The Lollapalooza '95 Tour Journals (book)
Sing Hollies In Reverse
El Stew, No Hesitation


New feature - Year In Review: 2003
New page - The Spinners
New page - Wing
Continental Drifters
Sandy Denny, Gold Dust: Live At The Royalty
Missy Elliott, This Is Not A Test
Da Brat, Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz
The Fighting Temptations
Juliana Hatfield, Only Everything
Rickie Lee Jones, The Evening Of My Best Day
Carole King, Really Rosie
Murphy Lee, Da Skool Boy Presents Murphy's Law
The Mandolin Wind Project
Mrs. Miller, Will Success Spoil Mrs. Miller?
Mya, Moodring
The Stylistics, Round 2
The Stylistics, Let's Put It All Together
Timbaland & Magoo, Under Construction Part II
Craig Werner, A Change Is Gonna Come (book)
Cris Williamson, Snow Angel
Cris Williamson/Tret Fure, Postcards From Paradise
Cris Williamson/Tret Fure, Radio Quiet
Cris Williamson/Holly Near, Cris & Holly

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