Dean’s List



1 Kanye West Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella) 16

2 The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara (World Music Network) 16

3 Thelonious Monk Quartet With John Coltrane At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note) 16

4 Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike (Side One Dummy) 14

5 Amy Rigby Little Fugitive (Signature Sounds) 10

6 The Go-Betweens Oceans Apart (Yep Roc) 6

7 Wide Right Sleeping on the Couch (Poptop) 6

8 M.I.A. Arular (Interscope/XL) 6

9 The Hold Steady Separation Sunday (Frenchkiss) 5

10 Our New Orleans 2005 (Nonesuch) 5

11 Sleater-Kinney The Woods (Sub Pop)

12 Wussy Funeral Dress (Shake It)

13 The Perceptionists Black Dialogue (Def Jux)

14 Golden Afrique Vol. 1 (Network)

15 Astor Piazzolla The Rough Guide to Astor Piazzolla (World Music Network)

16 Pat Metheny/Ornette Coleman Song X (Nonesuch)

17 Shakira Oral Fixation Vol. 2 (Epic)

18 Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine (Epic/Clean Slate)

19 Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Welcome to Jamrock (Tuff Gong/Universal)

20 Balkan Beat Box Balkan Beat Box (JDub)

21 Bobby Pinson Man Like Me (RCA)

22 Loudon Wainwright III Here Come the Choppers! (Sovereign Artists)

23 Danger Doom The Mouse and the Mask (Epitaph)

24 Living Things Ahead of the Lions (Jive/Zomba)

25 Missy Elliott The Cookbook (Atlantic/Gold Mind)

26 Comet Gain City Fallen Leaves (Kill Rock Stars)

27 Lyrics Born Same [email protected]$ Different Day (Quannum Projects)

28 Blueprint 1988 (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

29 Clem Snide End of Love (SpinArt)

30 The Pernice Brothers Discover a Lovelier You (Ashmont)

31 MC Hawking A Brief History of Rhyme (Brash)

32 Art Brut Bang Bang Rock & Roll (Banana Recordings/Fierce Panda)

33 Gogol Bordello East Infection (Rubric)

34 The Rough Guide to Boogaloo (World Music Network)

35 Neil Young Prairie Wind (Reprise)

36 Fountains of Wayne Out-of-State Plates (Virgin)

37 Encre Encre (Clapping Music)

38 Robbie Fulks Georgia Hard (Yep Roc)

39 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (

40 James McMurtry Childish Things (Compadre)

41 The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree (4AD)

42 Amadou et Mariam Je Pense à Toi: The Best of Amadouet Mariam(Circular Moves/
Universal Music Jazz)

43 Thione Seck Orientation (Stern’s Africa)

44 Sufjan Stevens Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)

45 The Willowz Talk in Circles (Sympathy for the Record Industry)

46 Cheb I Sabbah La Kahena (Six Degrees)

47 The Books Lost and Safe (Tomlab ’04)

48 Blackalicious The Craft (Anti-)

49 World Psychedelic Classics: 3 Love’s a Real Thing (Luaka Bop)

50 Global Hip Hop (Manteca)

51 Linton Kwesi Johnson Live in Paris With the Dennis Bovell Dub Band (Wrasse)

52 The Chemical Brothers Push the Button (Astralwerks)

53 Run the Road (Vice/Atlantic)

54 Stevie Wonder A Time to Love (Motown)

55 Amadou & Mariam Dimanche à Bamako (Nonesuch)

56 Four Tet Everything Ecstatic (Domino)

57 Bright Eyes I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning (Saddle Creek)

58 50 Cent The Massacre (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

59 Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust (Columbia)

60 The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang (Virgin)

61 Lady Sovereign Vertically Challenged (Chocolate Industries)

62 John Coltrane One Down, One Up (Impulse)

63 Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better (Domino)

64 Charlie Robison Good Times (Dualtone ’04)

65 The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan (V2)

66 Clinic Winchester Cathedral (Domino ’04)

67 Daby Balde Introducing Daby Balde (World Music Network)

68 Shukar Collective Urban Gypsy (Riverboat)

69 DJ Shadow Live! In Tune and On Time (Geffen)

70 Brakes Give Blood(Rough Trade)

71 The Go! Team Thunder, Lightning, Strike (Columbia
/Memphis Industries)

72 The Ponys Celebration Castle (In the Red)

73 Gaby Lita Bembo and Orchestre Stukas du Za Kita Mata ABC (RetroAfric)

74 Shakira Fijación Oral Vol. 1 (Epic)

75 M.I.A. vs. Diplo Piracy Funds Terrorism, Vol. 1 (no label ’04)

76 Buck 65 This Right Here Is Buck 65 (V2)

77 Cantankerous Cantankerous (Tommy Boy)

78 Boubacar Traoré The Best of Boubacar Traoré (Wrasse ’03)

79 Fannypack See You Next Tuesday (Tommy Boy)

80 Rachid Taha Tékitoi (Wrasse)

81 Blaine Larsen Off to Join the World (BNA)


1 Eminem “We’re Still 1” (no label)

2 James McMurtry “We Can’t Make It Here” (Compadre)

3 Blaine Larsen “In My High School” (Giantslayer)

4 Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx “Gold Digger” (Roc-A-Fella)

5 Miranda Lambert “Kerosene” (Epic)

6 Bobby Pinson “Don’t Ask Me How I Know” (RCA)

7 Brad Paisley “Alcohol” (Arista)

8 Legendary K.O. “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People”
(no label)

9 50 Cent “Candy Shop” (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

10 Black Eyed Peas “My Humps” (A&M)