Best albums of 2005?

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Post by nipsy » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:27 pm

I cant stop listening to the Seu Jorges "Life Aquatic Sessions" where he covers Ziggy Stardust all in portuguese...absolutely brilliant...



(i dont know if it came out this year or last, but you should still give it a listen...)

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Post by brainfreezebob » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:37 pm

gsa wrote: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.

Yeah, I'm with you on that. I just can't wear that record out.

I also really dug the newest Animal Collective album, Feels, their most song-oriented, fully formed music yet.

Nobody has mentioned The Woods by Sleater-Kinney, which probably rocks way too hard for most folks, but you've gotta love Dave Friedman's tape-smashed production.

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SON VOLT

Post by tonejunkee » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:01 pm

this album is a MUST HAVE -

SON VOLT - Okemah and the melody of riot

I can't stop listening to it

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Post by Rivers » Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:37 pm

I'm not for sure of my top ten but these will make it

New Pornographers-Twin Cinema
Pernice Brothers-discover a lovelier you
Vanderslice-Pixel Revolt
Broken Social Scene
Monk/Coltrane-at Carnegie hall.
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Re: Best albums of 2005?

Post by TheGovernor » Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:54 pm

junkstar wrote:OK, it's Christmastime which menas I pick one or two albums to buy for all my family and friends. This could be the first year in many that I cannot think of a single super duper strong album to give out. What the hell were the best albums this year?
In no particular order:

1. Low ? The Great Destroyer
2. The Posies ? Every Kind of Light
3. The New Pornogragphers ? Twin Cinema
4. Neil Diamond ? 12 Songs
5. John Vanderslice ? Pixel Revolt
6. Krafterwerk ? Minimum/Maximum
7. Richard Buckner ? Dents and Shells (though that might have been last year)

Any one would make a GREAT gift.

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Post by starscream » Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:45 pm

John Jeffers wrote:Queens of the Stone Age, "Lullabies to Paralyze"
Both my drummer and I REALLY dig this record but the other guitar player and bass player in our group can't stand it. They're Nick Oliveri fans.

I would also like to mention; The Life And Times - Suburban Hymns, record. Very cool stuff.

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Post by on purpose » Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:15 pm

Children of Nuggets box set
The Kallikak Family May 23 2007
Animal COllective Feels
Caribou MilkofHumanKindness
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Post by Ivon » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:51 pm

iwokojance wrote: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.
How could I forget?1! Kings of Leon, "Aha Shake Heartbreak" was and is definitely my favorite 2005 release! Even though my family and friends hate it. To quote a friend: "It sounds like how I played guitar in the 7th grade". Haters. The album has a great vibe. I also liked Ben Folds, "Songs for Silverman" a lot.

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Post by Rigsby » Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:24 am

iwokojance wrote:
iwokojance wrote: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.
How could I forget?1! Kings of Leon, "Aha Shake Heartbreak" was and is definitely my favorite 2005 release! Even though my family and friends hate it. To quote a friend: "It sounds like how I played guitar in the 7th grade". Haters. The album has a great vibe. I also liked Ben Folds, "Songs for Silverman" a lot.
Yeah, i really like that kings of leon record too. I haven't bought any NEW records this year, just struck me just then.
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Post by norton » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:03 am

In no particular order...

the Sensations LISTEN TO MY SHAPES listen to my shapes.com
super amazing record tracked on a 1" 8 track. sounds like 24 tracks... amazing!

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: FACE THE TRUTH... the man can do no wrong, great prog-rock-out record.

Dungen - who knows what it's called, but it kicks ass in a kind of one dimensional unintelligble way.

anyone hear the ray lamontagne album?? the tracks i hear on the radio sure sound good.

most of the stuff i'be been grooving on lately is old.... nilsson, earth wind and fire, otis redding, dylan, WHO, NEU! CAN and all that jazz.... jazz... coletrane, davis mmmmm. cal tjader,.... hancock.

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Post by I'm Painting Again » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:16 pm

I liked this year's SMOG and Timony's Ex-Hex

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Post by shadowfuzz » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:47 pm

Deerhoof - Runners Four
Blood on the Wall - Awesomer
Dungen - Ta Det Lungt
Half-Handed Cloud - Thy is a Word, & Feet Need Lamps
Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah!
Spoon - Gimme Fiction
The Evens

There were so many good albums this year, but the Deerhoof album stands out as the best. It hasn't left my cd player since i got it.

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Post by goldstar » Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:45 am

Another vote for Andrew Bird, though the Long Winters' The Commander Thinks Aloud might be the best song. Chris Whitley's Soft Dangerous Shore (RIP), Eno's Another Day on Earth, and Howe Gelb's Arizona Amp and Alternator should get a mention, too.

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Post by chris harris » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:43 am

norton wrote:Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: FACE THE TRUTH... the man can do no wrong, great prog-rock-out record.
I like this record a lot. but, there are parts that sound JUST LIKE The Starlight Mints.

His first solo record is a classic that will be hard to ever top.

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Post by nolan » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:17 pm

1. the mountain goats - the sunset tree
2. gratitude
3. depeche mode - playing the angel
4. mike park - north hangook falling
5. deathray - believe me
6. shelby sifers - yeah and i'm in love too
7. jack's mannequin - everything in transit
8. paul mccartney - chaos and creation in the backyard
9. the revolution smile - summer ever
10. garbage - bleed like me

that Mountain Goats album is by far the best thing I heard all year - highly recommended.

honorable mentions:
the brodys - stuck
the kimberly trip - you'll get nothing and like it
eels - blinking lights and other revelations
the high speed scene - s/t

i never did get the new Abandon Pools. anyone heard it yet?

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