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    hey, let’s put together our lists of the best albums of 2005 (first half)

    I know, there were the Dinosaur Jr reissues. I was really thinking about if I should include them. in a way they were a big album event in 2005. in another way they’re not from this year… so I left them out of my list.

    my list (no specific order)

    -I Am Kloot – Gods and Monsters
    -Beck – Guero
    -Lou Barlow – Emoh
    -Magnolia Electric Co. – What Comes After The Blues?
    -Hot Hot Heat – Elevator
    -Go-Betweens – Oceans Apart
    -Antony & the Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
    -Sleater-Kinney – The Woods
    -British Sea Power – Open Seasons
    -Devendra Banhart – Rejoicing in the Hands



    Low-The Great Destroyer
    50 Foot Wave-Golden Ocean
    Martha Wainright-s/t

    Not sure what else :?

    The new Son Volt album comes out next week :)


    Bucky Ramone

    Spoon – Gimme Fiction
    Teenage Fanclub – Man-made
    LCD Soundsystem
    Marc Mulcahy – In pursuit of your happiness
    Chin Up Chin Up – We should have never lived like we were skyscrapers
    Starflyer 59 – Talking voice vs. singing voice
    Magnolia Electric Co. – Trials & Errors



    I forgot…

    Emiliana Torrini-Fisherman`s Woman
    The Moaners-Dark Snack(Melissa from Trailer Bride`s new band,a blues punk duo)



    The White Stripes – get behind me satan

    so freakin’ good, i was a hater because they got so much good press i thought they must be bad, but alas as always i was wrong and they are two good kids. Toxic blues with alot more to boot…


    Bucky Ramone

    Best single thus far:

    Kaiser Chiefs – I predict a riot



    in no particular order…

    Love As Laughter-Laughters Fifth
    Bob Mould-Body of Song
    Mark Mulcahey-In Pursuit of Your Happiness
    Starflyer 59-Talking Voice VS Singing Voice
    Chin up Chin up-We Should Never Have Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers
    The Go Betweens-Oceans Apart

    Theres 4 or 5 good songs on the new Hellacopters,Rock n Roll is Dead, but some really really bad ones as well… :shock:

    Turbonegro Party Animal…not much new or exciting, couple good songs but it’s just not enuf :(

    Sure I’m forgetting some, will probably remember after some much needed high test caffeine!



    1. Okkervil River – Blacksheep Boy
    2. Spoon – Gimme Fiction
    3. Ryan Adams – Cold Roses
    4. The Decemberists – Picardesque (SP?)
    5. Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
    6. White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan

    Others in no particular order:
    Teenage Fanclub – Man-Made
    Stars – Set Yourself On Fire
    Beck – Guero

    And of course the Dinosaur Jr. reissues are top of the list but they’re not technically new so I haven’t included them.



    Decemberists -Picaresque (sp?) :)
    …definitely one I’m adding to my list! just discovered them, and loved them right away. people who like bands like Neutral Milk Hotel would like the Decemberists, too. that kind of intensity that grows with listening…


    i liked the new decemberists, just not as much as the first one. they are hot shit here in the states, sold out the same place dino did in dc

    compound eye
    gimmie fiction
    the woods
    clap your hands say yeah



    So Far:
    Antony & The Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now
    Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
    Bright Eyes – Digital Ash In A Digital Urn
    Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney – Superwolf
    Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
    dEUS – Pocket Revolution
    Toman – Catching A Grizzlybear, Lesson One
    Jason Anderson – The Wreath
    Lou Barlow – Emoh
    Favez – Old & Strong In The Modern Times
    Cosmic Casino – Be Kind & Be Cause

    Biggest Let Down: Billy Corgan Solo Album



    So far the only 2005 albums I’ve gotten are

    Beck – Guero
    Gorillaz – Demon Days

    Not a big fan of new music..



    01 Antony & The Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now
    02 CocoRosie – Noah’s Ark
    03 Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning/Digital Ash In A Digital Urn
    04 Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
    05 Audiotransparent – Nevland
    06 Sigur Ros – Takk
    07 Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney – Superwolf
    08 Jason Anderson – The Wreath
    09 Toman – Catching A Grizzlybear, Lesson One
    10 dEUS – Pocket Revolution
    11 Lou Barlow – Emoh
    12 Favez – Old & Strong In The Modern Times
    13 Cosmic Casino – Be Kind & Be Cause



    It`s looking like this so far…

    Freakwater-Thinking Of You
    Son Volt-Okemah And The Melody Of Riot
    Emiliana Torrini-Fisherman`s Woman
    Low-The Great Destroyer
    Juliana Hatfield-Made In China
    The Moaners-Dark Snack
    Martha Wainright-s/t
    50 Foot Wave-The Golden Ocean
    Teenage Fanclub-Man Made


    "Spaceboy " wrote:
    01 Antony & The Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now

    Who would you compare them to? I tried to listen to this at a music store today but the listening station didn’t work. I’m hearing lots of good things but it also sounds like they’re not necessarily for everyone.

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