|Hawaiienne||Les Trois Accords|
the risk of looking unintelligent, this has clearly been my favorite
song of the year, over! I don't know if it would have had the same
effect with serious lyrics, but whatever! The return after the "[...]
mais en partie d'où tu viens" part really is hitting hard!
a bit disappointed of this slowdown at choruses, but it's the kind of
detail that never prevented a band like Pearl Jam to produce excellent
rock pieces. Slither is an example of raw power! It is of a great relief for the true amateur of true rock!
understand that I do not judge on merit but only on the result! I
understand that this song is mostly good because the original from
Depeche Mode was, but still I find that the cover is better than the
original. It's like this track was a perfect fit for Manson; it
probably was one of the best covers he could have deceided to do. The
voice and the musical-style touch of Marilyn Manson put this old song
up to date for the years 2000.
bit aggressive, but so great! Does not lose any effiency with time;
even nearly one year later, it is still the same pleasure when this
song starts at the radio.
I'd even say very simple, but I'm not sure to have understood why, it
is really catchy! Maybe because of the "clap-clap"'s that are making
the rythm of the verses? Anyway, I remember that this simple song gave
me a lot of fun, as much in my car as at home.
was slightly disappointed at first, a bit because of the lack of
originality but mostly because of another factor that I could not
identify. I think I found it: it's the singer's voice in the verses,
which is very different of what we found on the previous records. Less
deep & low, less guttural, less bass,
etc. Finally, after listening to it a few times, I've been forced to
realize that it's some good old Rammstein of which I have no reason to
be disappointed, it is even excellent! Interesting intro and finale,
soft but in the logic of things.
|Loin d'ici||Les Trois Accords|
|The song that really made me realize the link between Les
Trois Accords and Weezer! Also the one that made me buy the CD, because I seldom purchase a CD for only one song.
|We're all to Blame||Sum 41|
band at its apogee. No doubt that it is the best one from the band,
even despite persistence a little impression of imitation of Metallica,
although much less irritating than in Still Waiting.
An impeccable development, a beauty from one end to the other up to the
wonderful finale. Good lyrics that mean something. It's a little
masterpiece, so much that I'm almost ashamed that it is not my #1 of
the year! I think it has been disasvantaged by the fact of coming a
little late in the year and, most of all, of not having been played in
very heavy rotation at the radio and at MusiquePlus. Quite possibly the
most underrated rock song of 2004.
|Enjoy the Silence (Remix)||Depeche Mode, remix by Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park|
loved Mike Shinoda's remix of this old Depeche Mode classic! It is not
a major makeover, but it makes the song much more rousing and gives it
a much more current sonority. When we look at it, it's the meeting of
masters of the sound of the '80s with a master of the sound of the
years 2000 (like Linkin Park or not, nobody can deny that Mike Shinoda
is among the people who most created the sound of the years 2000 up to
|Silver & Cold *||AFI
|Liked less than Girls not Grey, but still liked it much. Another song fun to sing.
|Lying from you||Linkin Park|
coup de foudre! My favorite of the band this year. A little mysterious,
particular ambiance that makes the color of this song.
still questionning myself on whether it was relevant to make a that
anti-Americans song (and at the same time locking themselves from the
largest market in the world!), but still it is yet another good song
for the German band, pretty different from what they're usually doing.
Much more rock and much less of the particular Rammstein style.
|Getting Away with Murder||Papa Roach|
a change for Papa Roach! A drastic change in sound, which is getting
closer to Korn's without falling in copy. An evolving band.
a so heavy song with lyrics of that kind may look like a vulgar mass of
noise at first time, but it definitely worth being listened to again
and again, and on a good stereo!
Slipknot is really reaching the top with this song. It is one of the
best (notice that I did not say necessarly THE best one!) metal tracks
in modern era. Something to satisfy the intelligent amateur of metal
(despite the lyrics a bit too "destroy"!).
|La Manifestation||Les Cowboys Fringants|
be surprised of the relatively low position; it's mainly because my
"trip" of this song was much more concentrated on the years 2002 (year
of release on disc) and 2003 than on 2004 (year of release at the
radio)! It's some Cowboys the way I like them!
|Some Postman||The Presidents of the United States of America|
|A pretty funny, light and cool return. However, it lost a bit of its interest after listening to it a few times.
|Followed the Waves||Auf der Maur|
solo debut for the ex-Hole and Smashing Pumpkins. Very surprising. A
BIG sound, for which she was helped by good collaborators such as Josh
(Queens of the Stone Age) and James Iha (The Smashing Pumpkins).
|What you are||Audioslave|
album's official single that went the least noticed, but it's normal
for a 5th single of a same record! Personally, it's my 2nd or 3rd
favorite of these 5 radio singles.
|Parce qu'on vient de loin||Corneille|
remember very well the first time I heard it. It was at the pop radio,
from which it is pretty rare that I catch songs for my annual personal
top. I wondered so much who was singing that! I thought it was a new
artist. Hell no, it was
Corneille, but in a superbe song of accoustic guitar with interesting
lyrics! What a wonderful surprise! My opinion on the singer drastically
raised all of a sudden. And finally it became one of the biggest hits
of the year in Québec (not a hazard).
|Just Like You||Three Days Grace|
but well-powered by the voice of singer Adam Gontier, that I'm learning
to appreciate more and more. I pump up the volume every time! Still not
as good as last year's first single I Hate Everything About you, though.
liked this song right the first time I heard it in the beginning of the
summer on the radio of Québec. Then, it unexplainably took much
time to make its debut at WBTZ and MusiquePlus, so much that it's been
a nice surprise when it came in! My best rock love song of the year.
|Figured you out||Nickelback|
for the bass-driven part before the last verse. The sound quality is so
round, so modern, so perfect. I often dramatically increased the volume
of the radio just for this part alone!
|I Believe in a Thing Called Love *||The Darkness|
|In a more parodic style, but it was very entertaining!
|American Idiot||Green Day|
|Just like the band: simplicity and efficiency.
|Breaking the Habit||Linkin Park|
|Broken||Seether & Amy Lee|
of a "grungy" singer that I like and the best rock female singer of the
moment. Predictable and even a bit mawkish, but the nice guitar and
very nice duo of singers are still making a very good song of it in the
|Time is Running out||Muse|
|A British sound that can vaguely recall Radiohead, with an interesting use of the electronic aspect.
|Born too Slow||The Crystal Method|
|Somebody Told me||The Killers|
|Parle-moi de toi||Kaïn|
|Boulevard of Broken Dreams||Green Day|
|One of the most different, atypical songs in Green Day's career.
|Talk Shows on Mute||Incubus|
|All Downhill from here||New Found Glory|
punk and ordinary than the songs normally found on my personal charts,
but the melody is catchy and it worths this fairly high rank.
|One Thing||Finger Eleven|
|Wake up (make a move)||Lostprophets|
|Last Train Home||Lostprophets|
|I Miss You||Blink 182|
|Superb... until Tom's voice comes in! Please, don't let him sing!! Mark does the job very well!
|The Outsider||A Perfect Circle|
|Underwear goes inside the pants||Lazyboy|
|Really just for the lyrics, because for the music, there's almost none!
|What's your number?||Cypress Hill|
|Imagine||A Perfect Circle|
|Cover of John Lennon's classic, a cover that is very dark but different and (I think) relevant.
|La Reine||Les Cowboys Fringants|
|Right Right Now Now||Beastie Boys|
|Definitely the most musical of the 3 songs that the Beastie Boys released this year. By far the best, according to me.
|Take it Away||The Used|
|Some Kind of Monster||Metallica|
under the average of the legendary metal band's radio singles, but it's
still Metallica, it cannot be completely uninteresting!