Sisters of Mercy. I can't pick out a particular song, but in 2004 I finally got round to buying A slight case of overbombing, and in 2004 I was badly earwormed with A rock and a hard place during a Significant Moment, and in 2004 rysmiel gave me a tape of a Sisters concert which is just the coolest thing ever!
Beth Orton: Someone's daughter. It was in 2003 that lethargic_man got me into Beth Orton, but it was in 2004 that I bought Trailer Park and got obsessed with this one as well as She cries your name.
Pink Floyd: The Wall, particularly Comfortably Numb
Tindersticks: Milky Teeth (and various other Tindersticks stuff)
(These are the people who had commented the most by the end of 2004, not strictly the people who commented the most during 2004, cos the LJ interface makes it hard to collect data over a specified period rather than the whole history of your journal.)
Yay, I made the list! It was really good to meet you last year (and Rat probably thinks so too since I now eat much more Indian food than I used to). We really should do it again, although I somehow doubt I'll be anywhere near there in, well, forever. But yeah, I was really glad to meet you. :)
Yay, I made the list! It's not that kind of list! I needed to have some kind of category that would include you, since getting to know you through mentoring and meeting up with you when you were in Edinburgh were definitely highlights of 2004.
I now eat much more Indian food than I used to) Well, I'm pleased that I convinced you to like Indian food, this seems a very good thing!
We really should do it again, although I somehow doubt I'll be anywhere near there in, well, forever. Well, you never know; I might yet do a grand tour of all the cool people in the UK if I ever actually manage to finish this PhD.
But yeah, I was really glad to meet you. :) Yay! I'm so junking the stupid principle I was taught that you should never meet people from the internet. I'm chuffed that you mentioned me in your end of year summary too.
Have been meaning to ask you this for ages - would you mind if I posted an extremely belated comment on your post on Christianity? I almost certainly would have joined in at the time, but it was in my pre-LJ days... If you don't particularly want to go back to a discussion that's several months old, that's fine - but I'm feeling theological, so I thought I'd ask.