You know how I always do my “Best of” list for the year’s CDs? And how sometimes the write-ups come in a little late? Well, thanks to a variety of factors, not the least of which is my own slackitude, I set a new record this year, finally posting my 2004 year-end review this evening. Yeah, I suck.
But the music didn’t, and don’t penalize these hard-working artists for my failings. Especially those artists who managed to make powerful political and cultural statements with their music – fuck Clear Channel and their attempts to silence artists with brains, consciences, and courage.