Pulse Music Flashback 12/27/2004: Best of 2004 Albums, Ras Kass Released From Prison

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of music for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of music 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

Summertime Blues, News, and Views: The Goodness of 2004

Deviating from normal format means it’s one of those BEST OF types of columns, things I’m sure you have already seen all over Inside Pulse and will continue to see until, well, February, if many of the staff members keep with their punctuality records.

Unfortunately for the website, I rather dislike lists and compilations. I can’t rank a pop album alongside an obscure metal album; they simply don’t compare well. While I did contribute my list of Top Ten Metal Albums of 2004, that’s still such a small piece of the entire picture. Hell, I think I even disagree with my own list.

Instead, here’s some babble about the albums of 2004 that didn’t disappoint.

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Greg Wind’s Essential Albums of 2004

Essential? Are there any essential albums this year? I’m sure there are fans of several releases and there are plenty of worthy editions around, but I doubt people will say,”2004, wasn’t that the year that _______ came out?” It wasn’t 1968, 1992 or even 2002 when it comes to landmark albums (at least not that we know about yet) and we didn’t even have that “Hey Ya”/”Crazy In Love”/”Walking On Sunshine”/”Don’t Worry Be Happy” crossover smash that everyone will remember 20 years from now, although you could make the case that “Float On” is basically what “Don’t Worry Be Happy” would sound like it the Talking Heads wrote it.

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[Beats] Ras Kass Released From Prison

Rapper Ras Kass has been released from Corcoran State Prison in California, after serving almost 2 yearsfor a third DUI conviction.

The rapper was released on December 21, 2004.

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[Beats] Ghostface Killah to Record Project with MF DOOM

Although the details are murky, DOOM confirmed on BBC radio that he and Ghost are working together.

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