Thursday, December 15, 2005

AHH! 2005!


So I'm going to go ahead and play the "I wish I was a music critic!" game and post my end of the year end lists. Sweet! Ranking is rough and fairly meaningless as I am very fond of everything here and it is all worth checking out. Here goes...

Favorite Albums of 2005

It seems it was an excellent year for self-titling, Canada and...Scandinavians?

1. Broken Social Scene-s/t
2. Wolf Parade-Apologies to the Queen Mary
3. Jens Lekman-Oh You’re So Silent Jens
4. Serena Maneesh-s/t
5. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-s/t
6. The Joggers-With a Cape and a Cane
7. Vashti Bunyan-Lookaftering
8. Deerhoof-The Runners Four
9. Antony and the Johnsons-I Am a Bird Now
10. Stephen Malkmus-Face the Truth
11. Common-Be
12. The Clientele-Strange Geometry
13. LCD Soundsystem-s/t
14. Animal Collective-Feels
15. The Boy Least Like To-The Best Party Ever
16. Kanye West-Late Registration
17. Clor-s/t
18. Stars-Set Yourself on Fire
19. Blood on the Wall-Awesomer
20. Feist-Let It Die
21. Sufjan Stevens-Illinois
22. Test Icicles-For Screening Purposes Only
23. Doveman-The Acrobat
24. The Rosebuds-Birds Make Good Neightbors
25. Danger Doom-The Mouse and the Mask

Runners Up (listed alphabetically by artist)

Amadou & Mariam-Dimanche a Bamako
Art Brut-Bang Bang Rock and Roll
Edan-Beauty and the Beat
Hank-How To Cope in the Coming Bad Years
Jamie Lidell-Multiply
Jana Hunter-Black Unstaring Heirs of Doom
The Juan Maclean-Less Than Human
M. Ward-Transistor Radio
New Pornographers-Twin Cinema
Out Hud-Let Us Never Speak of It Again
Sleater-Kinney-The Woods
The Robot Ate Me-Carousel Waltz
The Spinto Band-Nice and Nicely Done
Tom Vek-We Have Sound

Notable Reissues

1. Orange Juice-The Glasgow School
2. Belle & Sebastian-Push Barman to Open Old Wounds

Favorite Songs of 2005

1. Jens Lekman-Maple Leaves
2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-In This Home on Ice
3. M. Ward-Paul’s Song
4. Wolf Parade-Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
5. The Robot Ate Me-This Love Is Waiting

Best Live Show: Les Savy Fav at Intonation Fest this summer. Really all of Intonation. But holy shit. Time Harrington. Wow.

Anyway, I clearly have far too much time on my hands this break; thank you for indulging me. I'd love to hear what anyone else thinks about any of the above lists and I'd love to see some more recommendations posted here soon on what I should be checking out.


Keepin it real,
Andy Lauer


Blogger KRLX Joke said...

your #1's are my #1's.
who would have guessed?


11:42 PM  
Blogger KRLX Joke said...

hey andy, when we get back to school, i want to borrow doveman. thanks.


5:44 PM  
Blogger KRLX Joke said...

Totally Wired came out in 2002. It is, however, awesome.

11:31 PM  
Blogger KRLX Joke said...

Ah so it did! Don't know why I thought that and why I'm three years late!

11:44 PM  

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