1.04.2005

Steve's Best of 2004 list

he and his geek friends send out a list via email... i snagged this off his email...

CD
1) Green Day - American Idiot - I'm not even a fan, that's how good this was.
2) Air - Talkie Walkie - smooooth
3) Rob Smith - Up on the Downs - downtempo drum 'n' bass/ragga bliss
4) Kanye West - The College Dropout - savior of hip hop?
5) Bjork - Medulla - a fascinating concept

DJ
1) Tiesto - even if you hate trance (I'm kinda over it myself for the most part), it's hard to deny his impact on club culture this year that included releasing the first ever dj "concert" dvd, being selected as the first and only dj to ever spin at the Olympics opening ceremony, releasing two impressive artist albums of his own work, continuing to bring the noise and magik mixes to the masses in live sets around the world, and closing the year with another two day solo concert event that included live vocalists, orchestra, and even a Tiesto escape act during a 7+ hour performance each night.

Comic
1) Astonishing X-Men - lived up to its title, a superb marriage of pitch perfect dialogue and stunning art courtesy of fancy Hollywood boy Joss Whedon and rising superstar John Cassaday
2) Bone - end of an epic
3) McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #13 - Chris Ware assembled this amazing 200+ page hardcover anthology with the most innovative cover of all time, guaranteed to clean up at this year's Eisners.
4) The Walking Dead - still don't really like the art, but the story is keeping me interested
5) Blue Monday: Painted Moon - anything from Chynna is gold

Movie
1) Oldboy - the only movie I actually care about on this list
2) The Incredibles - even though I haven't seen it
3) Sideways - another I haven't seen but I'm sure I'll like
4) Shaun of the Dead - a pleasant surprise
5) House of Flying Daggers - flawed, but beautiful

Worst Movie
1) Catwoman - so bad, it doesn't even have unintentional comedy going for it
2) Home on the Range - worst Disney animated movie ever. Ever!
3) King Arthur - yaaawwwwnnnnn
4) The Day After Tomorrow - unintentionally hilarious
5) The Chronicles of Riddick - also a very adept unintentional comedy, but at least it had some pretty fx

TV
1) Lost
2) The Simpsons
3) Battlestar Galactica - don't hate, just give it a shot when it finally hits the US on SciFi next week. At least tune in for Richard Hatch in episode 3 if nothing else.
4) Sopranos
5) Curb Your Enthusiasm
Honorable Mention/Guilty Pleasure: The Simple Life 2 - best drinking game of the year, especially episode 9. Take a shot anytime Paris or Nicole says "that's hot", "loves it" or "do you love it?". Oh, and make sure you have plenty of booze on hand.

Video Games
1) Halo 2 - by a longshot
2) Half-Life 2 - I hope to play this someday
3) Paper Mario - clever RPG fun
4) Pikmin 2 - although the cave diving was kinda lame
5) Mario vs. Donkey Kong - interesting twist on a classic rivalry

Books
Hey, something had to take a hit...I think I only read one "real" book all year and didn't really like it, Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Who has time for books with so many great graphic novels to catch up on?

4 Comments:

Blogger Cece said...

okay I REALLY gotta get back on the XMEN train. I'll check out Astonishing X-Men now. Jeez. All my trivia is like...from the 80's. Colossus hadnt even died yet for craps sake!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Kis Lee said...

geez, i was really disappointed w/ king arthur. what a waste of clive owen!

i keep hearing that Sideways is great. i liked paul giammata in american splendor. i might check it out.

9:46 AM  
Blogger grace said...

cece: when people talk about comics that i don't read, my eyes kinda glaze over... kinda like what happens when people talk about sports. heh.

LE: king arthur sucked... and i still watched the whole damned thing. i think i was hoping for some nippleage from keira knightley... which never happened. damn it!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Kis Lee said...

keira is cute, but way too skinny and she's got those british teeth. the messed up teeth ruins it for me.

10:47 AM  

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