Dog, by The Mike Keneally Band (2004): Dog just about shares its birthday with Blakely, but it's held up much better over the past year, IHMO. The Keneally Kommunity wasn't quite as effusive in praise for Dog as for prior albums. True, it lacks the epic sonic palate of the previous band album (under the now sadly defunct Beer for Dolphins moniker), Dancing, and isn't the intimate headphone experience of Wooden Smoke. But, damn, if this stripped down rockin' version of MKB doesn't kick just as much ass. Mike's amazing ability to write off-kilter, complex, and downright catchy tunes shines on Dog, especially the first few tracks. Hell, I even like the patchwork epic "This Tastes Like a Hotel."