The Top

I was here asking about your Top Three Records of 2004 recently, and didn’t post my own list becuase I didn’t actually listen to three new records made in 2004. Not until recently, and it seems kind of moot to have to put all of them on your list, because they’re the only ones you heard that year.

Anyway, here are my aforementioned Top Five of the 21st Century (including 2000). This is a subjective list of the five records made in the last five years that I bloody-well love the most.

1. U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
2. Radiohead – Kid A
3. Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News
4. Johnny Cash – American III: The Man Comes Around
5. Dandy Warhols – 13 Tales From Urban Bohemia

And I got a new cell phone this week that has more features that I wanted, and since it’s free after the rebate, I says, “What the hell?” It does voice-command dialing without having to preprogram — it just knows how to talk, basically. So here are the Top Five Names In My Contact List That You’d Think the Phone Would Have Trouble With But Doesn’t:

1. “Raul Chavez”
2. “Groschopf”
3. “Mike Konsmo”
4. “Schrubbe”
5. “Matt Reigle”

I think I’m gonna go to Waukesha over the weekend and make some beer with Joe, seeing as Mom and/or Dad won’t be ready to swap cars with me again until next weekend.

Have a good time debating your Top Five with me or with your loved ones.

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