Part 2 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about the music of 2004.
- Phil's #5: Arcade Fire with a rousing debut about suburbia
- Jay's #5: First album from Mission of Burma in 19 years kicks serious butt
- Phil's #4: The last U2 album Phil enjoyed
- Zebra once opened for their Zeppelin cover band
- Jay's #4 and Phil's #3: Drive-By Truckers unleash another powerful concept album about the South
- Phil's #2: Brian WIlson finally releases unreleased epic album Smile
- The Beach Boys went from "America's Beatles" to an oldies joke band
- Jay's #2: Another excellent album from Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
- Jay's #1: Debut from the Hold Steady combines '70s riffs with indie rock
- Phil's #1 and Jay's #3: Mark Lanegan with a world-weary masterpiece with a little help from his friends
- Favorite songs: "Hit the City" (Phil), "Positive Jam" (Jay)
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The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.