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The 2004 Altrok Radio Ground 100
by Sean Carolan

The following were judged by our panel of expert (sic) to be the most interesting, intriguing songs played on the Altrok Radio stream in 2004. We realize, and encourage, the fact that your mileage may vary.

1The Fall
Theme From Sparta F.C. #2
The Real New Fall LP (US Version)
 
2Franz Ferdinand
Take Me Out
Franz Ferdinand
 
3Vive la Fete
Noir Desir
12'' Single
 
4Art Brut
Bad Weekend
Formed A Band (7'' Single)
 
5The Detroit Cobras
Hey Sailor
Cha Cha Twist (7'' Single)
 
6Dogs Die In Hot Cars
Pastimes And Lifestyles
Please Describe Yourself
 
7The Dresden Dolls
Girl Anachronism
The Dresden Dolls
 
8The Walkmen
The Rat
Bows & Arrows
 
9The Futureheads
Decent Days And Nights
The Futureheads
 
10Modest Mouse
Ocean Breathes Salty
Good News For People Who Love Bad News
 
11The Delgados
Keep On Breathing
Universal Audio
 
12!!!
Hello, Is This Thing On
CD Single
 
13The Wedding Present
Interstate 5
Interstate 5 (CD Single)
 
14The Libertines
Don't Look Back Into The Sun
I Get Along EP
 
15The Shins
Kissing The Lipless
Chutes Too Narrow
 
16Fiery Furnaces
Tropical Iceland [Single Version]
CD Single
 
17Earlimart
The Hidden Track
Treble & Tremble
 
18Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Me And Mia
Shake The Sheets
 
19The Cure
alt.end
The Cure
 
20Interpol
Slow Hands
Antics
 
21The Weakerthans
Plea From a Cat Named Virtute
Reconstruction Site
 
22Spiraling
Texas Is The Reason
Challenging Stage
 
23The Adored
TV Riot (with Pete Shelley)
The Adored EP
 
24The Faint
Southern Belles In London Sing
Wet From Birth
 
25Bongo Jones
Rudy
Hook To The Head
 
26They Might Be Giants
It's Kickin' In
The Spine
 
27The Futureheads
A To B
The Futureheads
 
28Kasabian
Reason Is Treason
Kasabian
 
29TV On The Radio
Staring At The Sun
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
 
30Dogs Die In Hot Cars
Modern Woman
Please Describe Yourself
 
31Angela McCluskey
Love Is Stronger Than Death
The Things We Do
 
32The Bees
Horseman
Free The Bees
 
33Frausdots
Dead Wrong
Coture, Coture, Coture
 
34Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
Counting Down The Hours
Shake The Sheets
 
35The Futureheads
Meantime
The Futureheads
 
36Giant Sand
Flying Around The Sun With Remarkable Speed
Is All Over... The Map
 
37Junkie XL
Perfect Blue Sky (Featuring Robert Smith)
A Broadcast From The Computer Hell Cabin
 
38The Invisible Cities
Instaglo
Watertown
 
39Matthew Sweet
The Ocean In-Between
Kimi Ga Suki
 
40Hyper Kinako
Don't Delete My Frog
7'' Single
 
41Sonic Youth
Stones
Sonic Nurse
 
42Dogs Die In Hot Cars
I Love You 'Cause I Have To
Please Describe Yourself
 
43The Fiery Furnaces
Straight Street
Blueberry Boat
 
44Stan Ridgway
Talkin' Wall Of Voodoo Blues Pt. 1
Snakebite; Blacktop Ballads & Fugitive Songs
 
45William Shatner
I Can't Get Behind That (with Henry Rollins)
Has Been
 
46The Guild League
The Storm
Inner North
 
47Calexico
Convict Pool
Convict Pool
 
48The Ordinary Boys
Talk Talk Talk
Over The Counter Culture
 
49Morrissey
First Of The Gang To Die
You Are The Quarry
 
50Razorlight
Stumble & Fall
Up All Night
 
51The Descendents
'Merican
Cool To Be You
 
52Graham Coxon
Don't Be A Stranger
Happiness In Magazines
 
53Green Day
Holiday
American Idiot
 
54Matthew
Sing
Demo
 
55The Detroit Cobras
Cha Cha Twist
7'' Single
 
56The Streets
Fit But You Know It
A Grand Don't Come For Free
 
57The Figgs
Simon Simone
Palais
 
58A Girl Called Eddy
The Long Goodbye
A Girl Called Eddy
 
59The Hives
Walk Idiot Walk
Tyrannosaurus Hives
 
60McLusky
Forget About Him I'm Mint
The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire
 
61The 22-20's
Why Don't You Do It For Me
The 22-20's
 
62The Fall-Outs
One Thought Too Much
Summertime
 
63The Delgados
Everybody Come Down
Universal Audio
 
64The Features
Me & the Skirts
Exhibit A
 
65Lismore
Tremolo
We Could Connect Or We Could Not
 
66Jem
Wish I
Finally Woken
 
67The Von Bondies
Not That Social
Pawn Shoppe Heart
 
68The Cure
The End of the World (Radio Edit)
The Cure
 
69Tilly and The Wall
Perfect Fit
Wild Like Children
 
70The Mekons
Rosanne
Punk Rock
 
71The Stills
Gender Bombs
Logic Will Break Your Heart
 
72Toots And The Maytals
Monkey Man (with No Doubt)
True Love
 
73The Fiery Furnaces
Crystal Clear
Gallowsbird's Bark
 
74Radio 4
Party Crashers
Stealing Of A Nation
 
75Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Get Down Moses
Streetcore
 
76Seachange
Glitterball
Lay Of The Land
 
77The Libertines
Tomblands
The Libertines
 
78Seedling
Dutch Disease
Let's Play Boys & Girls
 
79Spiraling
A Face For Radio
Challenging Stage EP
 
80David Byrne
Dialog Box
Grown Backwards
 
81McLusky
That Man Will Not Hang
The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire
 
82The Beta Band
Assessment
Heroes To Zeroes
 
83The Customers
When It Comes
Days For Hoisting Flags On Government Buildings EP
 
84The House Of Lords
A Little Bit Of Bread With No Cheese
Purr Demo
 
85R.E.M.
The Outsiders (feat. Q-Tip)
Around The Sun
 
86The Faint
I Disappear
Wet From Birth
 
87Stereolab
Margerine Rock
Margerine Eclipse
 
88The Meeting Places
Blur The Line
Find Yourself Along The Way
 
89Ides Of Space
Way Out At Sea
Sleeping Fractures
 
90The Church
Sealine
Forget Yourself
 
91Mimi Cross
I Slept
I Slept
 
92They Might Be Giants
Damn Good Times
The Spine
 
93Division of Laura Lee
Endless Factories
Das Not Compute
 
94David Byrne
My Fair Lady
The Wired CD (Comp)
 
95Yello
Planet Dada
The Eye
 
96Call & Response
Colors Bleed
Winds Take No Shape
 
97Sondre Lerche
Two Way Monologue
Two Way Monologue
 
98Interpol
NARC
Antics
 
99The Legends
There And Back Again
Up Against The Legends
 
100The Features
There's A Million Ways To Sing The Blues
Exhibit A
 

©2005 Sean Carolan

All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.

 







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