Though some smart people will argue otherwise, 2004 was another great year for, if nothing else on earth, recorded music—at least if that means nonstop quantities of sustaining entertainment of most every conceivable stripe, impossible to keep up with but a joy to try. Any other definition would be academic. I've said it for the past few years, but it bears repeating: More music means more good music as well as bad music. And repackaged auld... More >>>