Best albums of 2005?

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Post by peterr » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:48 pm

The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
Antony and the Johnsons - I am a bird now
Ryan Adams - 29
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine (Brion version).

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Post by segaface » Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:31 pm

Devin Davis - Lonely People Of The World, Unite!

That one came out of nowhere for me, and I listen to it all the time.
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Post by Ivon » Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:59 pm

I've only bought one new album this year. White Stripes-Get Behind me Satan. I gave it rave reviews upon first listen, but after 3 or 4 more listens it really began to bore me. There are some good songs, but the album as a whole is not great. Were there any great albums of 2005? Aside from that, I also downloaded some Kayne West because I like a couple of his songs. Other than that, it seemed like 2005 was a fairly uneventful year for great albums.

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Post by tactics » Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:14 pm

Dead Meadow- 'Feathers'

Brant Bjork- 'Saved by Magic'

RTX- 'Transmaniacon'
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Post by jimbob » Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:40 pm

Six Organs of Admittance - School of the Flower
Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow

i know there are so many great albums released this year that i haven't heard in their entirety, but these two above jump to my mind.

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Post by sonic documentation » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:58 pm

I am surprised that nobody listed my number 1 album of 2005:

1. Shipping News - Flies the Fiels
2. Bellini - Small Stones
3. Pelican - The Fire in our Throats wil Becon the Thaw
4. Danko Jones - We Sweat Blood
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Post by sonic documentation » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:00 pm

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Post by dither » Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:36 pm

The Evens - (self titled)

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Post by Brian Brock » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:32 pm

oh yeah, the Evens. Definitely my favorite CD that came out this year. Amy Farina's drumming is so cool (I guess she's Tape Op reviewer Geoff Farina's sister?).

Shania Twain's greatest hits CD came out this year.

Neither Weezer nor Beck came through with anything awesome, in my opinion.

Smog's A River Ain't Too Much to Love is good, not his best but has some really great songs and singing on it.

I also got super into Elliot Smith's Figure 8.

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Post by gsa » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:04 pm

The latest Deerhoof album, The Runners Four, has been completely kicking my ass this week. I love everything about it, from production to performance. Definately the best rock record of the year in my books.

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Post by WyteTyger » Sat Dec 03, 2005 10:19 am

Antony and The Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now

Gorgeous album. My favorite of 2005 by far.

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Post by i am monster face » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:09 pm

Fiona Apple
Maria Taylor
Arcade Fire - I know it came out in 2004, but I only got into it in 2005...so I guess it doesn't count on account of my lateness
Mayday
Kanye West

That's about all I have been listening to.

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Post by dither » Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:37 pm

Brian Brock wrote:oh yeah, the Evens. Definitely my favorite CD that came out this year. Amy Farina's drumming is so cool (I guess she's Tape Op reviewer Geoff Farina's sister?).

Shania Twain's greatest hits CD came out this year.

Neither Weezer nor Beck came through with anything awesome, in my opinion.

Smog's A River Ain't Too Much to Love is good, not his best but has some really great songs and singing on it.

I also got super into Elliot Smith's Figure 8.
I also forgot to mention Lou Barlow's latest record "Emoh." Some tracks might not satisfy those who are acutely aware of "poor" recording nuances but the songs are great and most are well recorded. He's great live too.

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Post by cfMC » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:33 pm

my favorite is Frank Black's Honeycomb

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Post by Zoltar » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:02 pm

added to what's listed (especially about it being a slow year)

'The Flaming Lips : Video Overview in Deceleration' remixes some of the older stuff in 5.1 that is really quite nice

and, even though it is 2004, I am enjoying the Motorcycle Diaries soundtrack.

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