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Best Albums Of 2005 (In My Opinion)

Posted: Sat, 7th Jan 2006, 2:45am

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Here's the sequel to last year's thread, where I listed my favorite albums of 2004 in descending order, with a brief review.

I listened to a lot of music this last year, but I think I have narrowed it down. It's interesting to me to see how much my tastes have changed over the year.

So here we go!

The Top Ten

10. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
This is a really great album, and is such a change from other Stripes stuff that it's almost shocking. Jack White is either completely insane, or a genius. Or both.

09. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
I've been a fan of this group for a long time, and this is definitely their best album so far. Everyone in the band is in top form and the songs are really well written, and catchy, and happy and lovely. Great album.

08. The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
I'm all for long progressive rock albums, especially when the music is as good as it is on Frances The Mute. TMV's first album is really great, but I think this one beats it. It's far more advanced and epic. However, I have a huge gripe about this album: The 20 minutes or so of filler junk in between the albums 5 songs. If the actual content of the album wasn't so great, this would not be on my list.

07. The Decemberists - Picaresque
Oh my, oh my, what a fantastically wonderful album this is. With lyrics that could be pulled from 19th century literature, and a vast variety of instruments and styles, it's easily one of my favorites. I don't know if it's the band's best album, but it is very very good. Their concert for this album is also one of the best I've ever seen.

06. Of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins
I have been getting into a lot of synth music lately, and this band does some really cool synth stuff. This is a really solid album, and the bonus disc that came out too is really really great. They have some fantastic vocal harmonies and overall great vocal work. Really cool and fun album.

05. The Fiery Furnaces - Rehearsing My Choir
When I first heard this one, I didn't know what to think. I love The Fiery Furnaces a TON, but it's just such a weird album, and a departure for them, so I didn't really listen to it anymore after the first time, but then a month or so later, I took it with me to California and really listened to it well, and I grew to love it after a few listens. It's really complex and intricate. Even though it doesn't really follow standard rules for songs, it's really catchy. I don't know how they do it!

04. 65daysofstatic - One Time For All Time
I had heard about this album for a long time before actually listening to it, and everything I heard was true. It's really fantastic. It's all instrumental post-rock, which I wasn't expecting, but the combination of intense music with electronic elements is really cool, and just kicks ass. There are a lot of times where I shake my head when I listen to it, not because it's ridiculous or silly, but because it's so awesome and detailed.

03. Luke Temple - Hold A Match For A Gasoline World
This is another album that I listened to because of word of mouth. It's a really great album, and really well written, but it's weird too, because the songs have the same sound, but they also all sound really different. It's great to listen to really anytime at all, but probably best when driving or just hanging out on a cold day. It's very calming.

02. Coheed & Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness
I wasn't really a fan of Co&Ca until I heard this album. I only liked one of the songs to start out with, but over the weeks after my first listen, the number of songs I fell in love with grew and grew until I loved all of them. This album is brilliant. This is what The Mars Volta's album listed above should have been. It's just as long as that album, only with far more actual content, and all of the content is great and epic and hardcore, and overall a huge step for the band. Really really great album.

01. Kanye West - Late Registration
When I first got this album, I loved it, but didn't really listen to it that much and it wasn't going to be included on my list. Coheed was going to be number one, but lately I've been listening to it almost every day and it is now my favorite album of 2005. Every song is fantastic. This is a legendary hip-hop album, and I'm not even really that big of a fan of hip-hop. Kanye is a genius though. His rhymes are ridiculously great, and the inclusion of Jon Brion (one of my favorite musicians and composers) as producer and on instruments just makes this one of the most unique rap albums anywhere, and I am rooting for it for the best album award at the Grammy's this year, even though I dislike the Grammys even more than I dislike the Oscars. Still, Kanye is a genius and this album deserves to win the award. Perfection.

Honorable Mentions (Or: Top Ten, 11-20)

11. Rogue Wave - Descended Like Vultures
After their great debut in 2003, I didn't really expect an album this good so soon. I saw Rogue Wave when they opened for The Shins in Los Angeles, and they were really great. They had a real folky California sound on their first album, and this one advances that, but doesn't really keep the same style except on a few tracks.

12. Petra Haden - The Who Sell Out
Petra Haden sings The Who's classic completely acapella and it's amazing. It would be on my top ten, but it got bumped out.

13. Dr. Manhattan - For The Lonely Lest The Wiser (EP)
This album is really impressive for a lot of reasons, but I can't really describe it. It's almost punky, but I don't really like punk. It's just an EP, but it's really solid.

14. Dredg - Catch Without Arms
Dredg is such a great band, but this album is almost poppy, and it almost seems like they were trying to make more radio friendly songs to sell albums. Which is ok, since the songs are great, but it doesn't really grab me as much as El Cielo or Lietmotif did.

15. The Fiery Furnaces - EP
Not actually an EP, but a collection of B-sides, and some new songs, and a really really good album. The only reason this is not on my top ten is because Rehearsing My Choir is better.

16. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning & Digital Ash From A Digital Urn
These are really great albums, and were not included on my top ten simply because I think I listened to the ones on the list more than I did Bright Eyes. I'm Wide Awake It's Morning is his most accomplished album, if not his best.

17. System Of A Down - Hypnotize & Mesermize
These albums are almost on my disappointments list, because while there are some incredible songs on both albums, there are also some really terrible and stupid songs on both. These albums should have been combined with each other, taking the best songs from each, and removing the crap, and called Hypnotize/Mesmerize.

18. Amplifier - The Astronaut Dismantles HAL (EP)
Another EP, but a brilliant one. Their singer reminds me of Peter Gabriel, which isn't a bad thing, but their music is just so cool and different. I love it.

19. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
This guy is brilliant, and this album is brilliant. It might have been on my list if I could actually listen to the whole album all the way through without getting a little bored.

20. Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
This is also a really great album that I just can't seem to listen to the whole thing. It's pretty long and I just get bored after a while. But still a great album.

Disappointments (Albums That Could Have Been Good, But Aren't)

Weezer - Make Believe
This band has been going downhill for a while now, and this album is just another nail in the coffin. Pinkerton is and probably will always be their best album. I really don't think they're going to get any better, because Rivers is too obsessed with trying to piss off his fans.

OKGo - Oh No
I do like this album, but I usually don't listen to things very much if the single is the best song on the album by far, which is the case here. Oh well, these guys are still boatloads of fun live and I will definitely see them a 6th time! (I'm a dork)

Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
I really liked this album when it came out, but it just hasn't held up, and is pretty forgettable. Oh well.

Mike Patton & The X-Ecutioners - Joint Special Operations Task Force
Mike Patton is awesome when he's acutally doing something, like in Tomahawk and Mr. Bungle, but this album has one actual song on it, and the rest is just "hey I'm going to screw around with some beats and samples while I'm high and then release it as a boring album" stuff.

Alright, that's my list. Now let's see yours!

Ps. 2006 is already pretty good for music. I can't wait for next years top ten lists!
Posted: Sat, 7th Jan 2006, 3:08am

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Yeah! Yeah! KANYE representin' Chi-Town, biatches!!!

The only album I bought this year (that came out this year) was Blinking Lights and Other Revelations by the EELS, and that was AMAZING! Oh right, I also bought The Spine, by They Might Be Giants.....it wasn't as good as other stuff they've done...
Posted: Sat, 7th Jan 2006, 3:22am

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Aculag wrote:

09. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Good call - just discovered this band and loving all three albums.
Some bands on there I haven't heard of, so I'll be checking them out a.s.a.p.

My top 5:
Patrick Doyle - Harry Potter & TGOF Score
Still haven't seen the film (and I'm in no hurry to) but I love Doyle's work and this hasn't disappointed.

Arcade Fire - Funeral
Technically 2004, but only got released in the UK this year. Insanely addictive.

Teenage Fanclub - Man-Made
Still the most underappreciated group on the planet.

The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
My favourite new band! Maybe not quite as good as Electric Version.

Sigur Ros - Takk
Another winner from Icelands best export.
Posted: Sat, 7th Jan 2006, 3:38am

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Cool thread.

Ok - my list isn't as detailed as Aculag's, but here we go. In no particular order, my favourite albums of 2005:

Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll : ok, so it was released in 2004, but it had a re-release in 2005 and so that counts razz Anyway, this man really is the saviour of dance music. Some cracking tunes on this album - and it's really good to chill to, as well. Quite similar to Daft Punk's second album, but with less of a disco/new wave feel. Which leads us onto...

Daft Punk - Human After All : Seen by many fans as a faliure, I actually quite liked this album. Not what I was expecting, and to some extent, a disapointment in areas, but tunes such as Robot Rock and Human After All really make the album a solid piece of work.

Electric Six - Senor Smoke : A catchy, humerous follow up to Fire. Not only did we get a pretty cool interview with the band for ls:tv, but I got to go to their gig afterwards for free, and it was the best gig I went to all last year - very intimate and full of energy. And that's all I think of when I hear the album smile

Kaiser Chiefs - Employment : Local Leeds lads, with some downright brilliant tunes to skin up to (or so I've been told). This album has everything - not only can you chill to the slower songs like "Born to Be A Dancer", or "What Did I ever Give You", but there are also some party tracks in there - most notably "I Predict a Riot".

Dean Grey - American Edit : Yeah, I'm a sucker for bootlegs and mashups, and this album had everything. Two DJs/Remixers took every song on Green Day's "American Idiot" and made something completley new and amazing from it. I loved American Idiot to start with, but gems like "Dr Who on Holiday" and "Novocaine Rhapsody" as well as "Wonderwall of Broken Dreams" are some serious remixery fun.

But my favourite album of this year has to be...

The Prodigy - Their Law: The Singles (1990 - 2005) : Having just been named Mixmag's "Band of the Year", The Prodigy have been an influence on the British dance music scene for many years now, and still manage to churn out the tunes. Not only does this double CD album have every single they've ever released, but it also includes a bunch of live recordings and hard to find remixes (like the Pendulum remix of Voodoo People). Some superb stuff here, with tracks such as "Outer Spaced", "Firestarer", "Smack My Bitch Up", "Charly", "No Good (start the dance)", "Spitfire" and "Everybody in the Place". Excellent, excellent stuff.

Well, that's about it!

Cheers,
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Posted: Sat, 7th Jan 2006, 4:31am

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I was waiting for this thread since the beginning of December, and almost gave up hope. But here's my picks!

Top Five:

5) Bloc Party: "Silent Alarm"
I managed to miss the two times these guys came by, and they're supposed to be great. evil Well, nevertheless, Bloc Party comes out in this art-rockin album with some very good stuff. Sadly, "Two More Years" missed it. But I'll forgive them.

4) New Pornographers: "Twin Cinema"
Technically, I don't have this album. Pooky sent me about 20 of their songs and I fell in love with it. So, basing my opinion on having most of the album, I have to say this is well done. (It's so nice, we had to put it in American Idiots 2!)

3) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!: "Self Titled"
Super! An indie band! And they're not sh*t! Having one of the wierdest lead singers with one of the wierdest voices ever truely is wierd. I remember putting it in and listening to track one and going "what is this sh*t?". The first track will set you off, but the rest is nice, calming and sometimes inspiring music.

2) Gogol Bordello: "Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike"
I couldn't believe myself when I heard this group. Gypsy....Punks?!!?!?! WTF? Yeah. Frontman (and genius) Eugene Hutz truely put together one of the coolest, funnest bands of recent years. This is probably the only thing I will consider "punk" that has emerged from recent years; bringing raw, stupid emotion and energy and expressing it in song, sexuality, and dance. The songs never get old; the album is very well done. (Note: You probably know Eugene Hutz if you saw "Everything is Illuminated". He played Alex. Yeah, I was suprised too.)

1) Sufjan Stevens: "Illinois"

I only got this album recently. Actually, right before Christmas- when everyone was saying this was the best album of 2005. Before you try to pronounce his first name, listen to "Chicago". Hell, listen to the whole thing. Go out and buy it now. Calm sometimes, and othertimes wierd; He's managed to write a song about a serial killer and make it sound beautiful. Only the "Suf" could create this. As I was discussing with my friend earlier, Sufjan is somewhat of a p*ssy. He is. But he knows how to make a great album.

Dissapointments:

Coldplay: "X+Y"
It's the same thing as "Rush of Blood to the Head". Only now they're famous. Woo-Hoo. Some tracks are nice, and some are alright- But it's nothing special. However, this is supposed to be the end of some "trilogy" Mr. Martin set out to do with their first two albums. I just hope the next one will evolve into something better.

Franz Ferdinand: "You Could Have It So Much Better"
I ruined myself for this album. Many months earlier I'd downloaded demos and live performances of their new stuff. It was alright, and I was expecting better for their sophmore. But no...it was just what I was listening to for the past few months earlier. Great. And it was missing "Your Diary". Ugh. Well, the lyrics have improved, and perhaps the music has. But what it's missing is a catch. I could swear this has an expiration date on the side of it that says "Good for only 2 weeks". Well...they're still sexy.

Kaiser Chiefs: "Employment"
NME named them "Band to look for 2005". Well, I looked, listened, bought, and liked it. All the energy Ricky puts into the first 5 songs dies by the end of the album into something dull and boring. Tisk-tisk. I've seen Ricky freak out on stage, and it looks fun...but...nah...(and Eugene Hutz could kick his ass anyway).

Breakout of 2005:
Arcade Fire
Sad to say, but no one really cared untill this year for The Arcade Fire. Though their name is pretty much terrible, they're pretty much spectacular. I got "Funeral" in the winter, and that's just about the only time I can listen to it. Listening to "Haiti" or "Neighborhood #1" while it snows is spectacular. Oooo!!! I can't wait for their next album! (hint: it's coming out this year)

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I wish I had more to offer, but those are all the albums I have that came out 2005 (I'm not going to lie about others- I'm sure Late Registration is great, but I'm not going to bs about it). There were really great ones in 2004 I missed (i.e. "Funeral", "Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes",) but fortunately picked up this year.

So here's to a better year of music!
/raises glass and drinks
Posted: Sat, 7th Jan 2006, 4:31am

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Alex Reeve wrote:


Sigur Ros - Takk
Another winner from Icelands best export.
Definately.

1. Sigur Rós - Takk...
Amazing cd from an amazing band.

2. Explosions In The Sky - The Rescue
Although this was a limited release anyone that got their hands on it will know why its so great.

3. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
The more I listen to it the more I like it.

4. The American Analog Set - Set Free
This didn't score as high only because I havent been able to listen as much as I wanted. This band has yet to release something I don't like.

5. Eluvium - Talk Amongst The Trees
Really nice and relaxing. (couldn't think of anything else in 05)


Sigur Rós' cd was definately a big deal for me and I really do like it.
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Best Albums of 2005:

Sigur Rós - Takk
Best album of the year by far.

Sufjan Stevens - Illinios
Another great album I just found out about.

Eisley - Room Noise
A good solid album.

65daysofstatic - One Time For All Time
I had to listen to this band for a little before I really started to like them.

Feist - Let it Die
Better then I though it was going to be

Aqualung - Strange and Beautiful
When my friend showed me this I was like o great another emo band but actually it was not half bad.

Biggest Dissapointment:

Coldplay - X & Y
I was looking forward to this album but fell way short. To much "cool" music (some might only understand). Not enough of the sweet piano and chill music. I only liked one song from the album.

Mogwai - Mr. Beast
Not officialy released but I managed to get a copy. It is not like the old Mogwai, it is more like a big rock concert. It does have a few good songs but not very many.

Death Cab for Cutie - Plans
Thought it was going to be really good because I liked thier old albums. I got it and liked it for about one week and realized how dumb it is.

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I agree on Coldplay too. Big disappointment, especially after being a huge fan of their first two albums.

Arcade Fire came out in 2004.

Senor Smoke is a really great album too, but I don't like it as much as Fire and I don't think it's even come out in the US yet which is retarded.
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the only album that came out this year that i gave a damn about was Crimes by The Blood Brothers. Amazing album.
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My top albums

I've listened to so many and liked tons including others mentioned here like Kanye, White Stripes, Royksopp, Sleater-Kinney, New Pornographers but here's what my heart tells me are my faves.

Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
A non commercial version of this pop jazz combo was leaked beacuase it was rumoured this album was never going to be released. That version was great, but this one has ditched Jon Brion's instrumentals and it isn't quite as good. Still great though; this has a bigger ratio of songs on it that I like compared with Apple's other albums

Amazing Pilots - Hello My Captor
Irish group Amazing Pilots played recently in Newcastle and I was swept over. Beautiful tunes and lyrics, the Price of Winter is among my favourite songs this year

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Another addition to Sufjan's series and Chicago is fantastic, but there's definitely a lot more to the album than that

Feist - Let It Die
An album that I heard about from seeing the superb Mushaboom music video online. Mushaboom is a standout zanily jolly song but the others in this album are equally good, including the soulful song of the title

Minotaur Shock - Maritime
Amazing indie electronica album inspired by "the coast, smugglers, mist and pirates". I cannot remember how I got to know about this album, but when I first heard it I skipped through all the tracks thinking it was a pile of crap. Tunes like Vigo Bay, Somebody Once Told Me it Exists and the title track are among my favourite tracks of the year


Kate Earl - Fate Is the Hunter

I heard about this on the grapevine. Young Alaskan singer Kate sounds like Norah Jones and Katie Melua, has a gorgeous voice and quirky anecdotal lyrics that are great to listen to chillout


Goldrush - Ozona

Oxford, UK indie-rock band Goldrush have created awesome beats and songs that are great to listen to; Wait For the Wheels and Counting Song are officially my two favourite songs of this year

One to watch out for in 2006
Levy - Rotten love
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I really wish The White Stripes didn't go mainstream. They used to be my favourite quirky band right back in 1999. Now, everyone and their dog has heard of them. If you like them, go and try some of their older albums.

It's been a great year for music. Less R&B/Rap shite and more decent bands with actual talent.
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Aculag wrote:


Arcade Fire came out in 2004.
Thank you Aculag. I just assumed it came out this year because others had it. Did not do the research but still a great album none the less.
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Aculag wrote:

Arcade Fire came out in 2004.
Yeah, I know, but as I said-

I wrote:

Sad to say, but no one really cared untill this year for The Arcade Fire.
They came from a few terrible demos and a bad (and strangely wasted) Christmas album to being top of the game in 2005. They're playing with rock heavy-weights like David Bowie. I mean, they weren't getting this kind of publicity in 2004. And they came out in the UK this year.
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my top 5


5: GREENDAY AMERICAN IDIOT (when i heard that this was a cool band i checked it out. it held up well but after a few months got bored

4: STAR WARS 3 SOUNDTRACK (as a diehard fan i had to get it. i love John Williams' work and this one of his best next to JAWS. battle of the heroes rules!)

3: SOAD MEZMERIZE (the commercial for the cd made me get it. i loved B.Y.O.B and QUESTION! the rest were okay.)

2: H.I.M. DARK LIGHT (once again the commercial m,ade me get it. i loved only the first 5 tracks and thats it, but after a special episode of VIVA LA BAM i got interested in the rest. this band has some great work.)

1: SOAD HYPNOTIZE ( after becoming a fan and heard this came out i bouaght it. whats different about this album apart from MEZMERIZE is that the songs here stuck to me. all of them! MEZMERIZE took a while to *sink* in. definatly my fave of this year)
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I'm extremely picky so.... I can only say that my top album of the year is Twin Cinema by The New Pornographers, simply because the music (at least most of it) is unbelievably catchy and flows so well together... yeah.
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From Under the Cork Tree - Fall Out Boy
When Blink took thier indefitius hiatus I went out on a search for other bands and this is one that I took my time to check out after hearing a few of thier older songs.

X&Y - Coldplay
I haven't heard a whole album by Coldplay before, other then a couple of songs here and there. So this album was the one that introduced me to thier music. I agree that the older albums are better but I still think that this is a beautiful album.

Garden State Soundtrack
I know this was released last year in US and UK, but we didn't get it here till 2005. This is one of my favorite films ever and the soundtrack is even better. It pretty much introduced me to a whole other type of music, like Coldplay above.

Commit This to Memory - Motion City Soundtrack
This is one of these bands I'm trying to replace Blink with. Mark Hoppus, Blink Bassist produced this and it is way over my expectation. By far the best album of the year in my opinion.
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Death From Above 1979 - Romance Bloody Romance

This is a remix album and I have no idea what they sound like normally, but this rawks. Theres a fair variety of styles but it's all vaguely electrorock.

Dogs - Turn Against This Land

Saw these guys at an open air concert in the pouring rain. I wasn't particularly wowed by them, but the album has really grown on me since then. I'd describe it as upbeat english rock. Highlight of the album is "Tuned To A Different Station" which is very easy to jump about your room to.

Team Sleep (Self Titled)

Spent ages thinking this sounded like a mellow Deftones ripoff only to find out it is actually the guy from the Deftones. I've always been a big Deftones fan and this is great when you're feeling a bit too delicate for a normal Deftones head pounding.
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TommyB wrote:

I really wish The White Stripes didn't go mainstream. They used to be my favourite quirky band right back in 1999. Now, everyone and their dog has heard of them.
Just because everyone has heard of them doesn't make them mainstream. The only one of their songs I've heard on any mainstream radio station was Seven Nation Army, and it's very rare to hear that. At least around here.

Not everyone who has heard of them likes them, and Get Behind Me Satan is disliked by a lot of people for not being the same old stuff they're used to. Their old stuff is great, but they're trying new things, and that doesn't make them mainstream.
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I'd jsut like to point out that "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah"'s CD is honestly the worst Cd I've heard in...Well, Forever. I thought jack whites voice was..."untalented sounding"...But wow..they'res is a whole new low for indie rock.


Best album of the year? Theres a few... "Go Team" has a pretty Rad album, very innovative.
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malone wrote:

Death From Above 1979 - Romance Bloody Romance

Yeah, they're a good band. I bought their " You're a Woman, I'm a Machine" album, and im pretty addicted to it.
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Bryce007 wrote:

I'd jsut like to point out that "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah"'s CD is honestly the worst Cd I've heard in...Well, Forever. I thought jack whites voice was..."untalented sounding"...But wow..they'res is a whole new low for indie rock.
I'd just like to point out Bryce probably doesn't know what he's talking about. Jack White has nothing to do with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

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"Go Team" has a pretty Rad album, very innovative.
But yes, I have to definitely agree with you on that.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jan 2006, 4:25am

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I think, Mister Pencil, Bryce was saying that he thought Jack White's voice was terrible, but when he heard the lead singer of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, he realised that in comparison, he thought Jack's voice was not as terrible as the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah chap's. So I don't think he was suggesting a connection, just making a comparison.

Cheers,
Arktic.
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Oh, I see now. Thank you Arktic.

Well, even still, though Alec Ounsworth may have one of the whiniest voices (even worse than Thom Yorke), the songs are still very well done.
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even worse than Thom Yorke
You take that back this instant! Thom Yorke is a GENIUS, and a damn good singer! razz
Posted: Sun, 8th Jan 2006, 4:47am

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Arktic wrote:

even worse than Thom Yorke
You take that back this instant! Thom Yorke is a GENIUS, and a damn good singer! razz
Hahaha. Yes, Thom Yorke is brilliant. I can't argue Karma Police isn't sung perfectly.
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Gorillaz - Demon Dayz.
All American Rejects - Move Along.

Coupla my favorites of 2005.
Posted: Sun, 8th Jan 2006, 4:51am

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Radiohead is the best band of the past 15 years.






























Let it begin...
Posted: Sun, 8th Jan 2006, 7:32am

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Radiohead is extremely talented Imo, As is Muse, they're Counterpart.


Demon days is pretty great, But they're first cd is better.

Move Along is Awesome, And I'm not an emo fan really.
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Radiohead is just one of the main bands I will always love. Seeing them live was just....woo. Seeing Muse was really cool as well. Was a much smaller show, so it was sort of like Radiohead light
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TommyB wrote:

I really wish The White Stripes didn't go mainstream. They used to be my favourite quirky band right back in 1999. Now, everyone and their dog has heard of them.
Just because everyone has heard of them doesn't make them mainstream. The only one of their songs I've heard on any mainstream radio station was Seven Nation Army, and it's very rare to hear that. At least around here.

Not everyone who has heard of them likes them, and Get Behind Me Satan is disliked by a lot of people for not being the same old stuff they're used to. Their old stuff is great, but they're trying new things, and that doesn't make them mainstream.
Here in England, songs like My Doorbell and The Denial Twist are played on Radio 1 the whole time. When Blue Orchid came out it was on there every 10 minutes!
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1. Gorillaz - Demon Days
(the rest doesn't matter)

Demon Days was just the best album came out in the past five years. I liked almost all the songs of it.
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Yeah, Gorillaz - Demon Dayz is great..

I didn't really buy new cd's this year.
Only both Soad albums (which I think is great... except the song BYOB, I don't like it)

I was too busy in 2005 listening to real good (old) music.

Pink Floyd
Uriah Heep
Queen
AC/DC (my brother has all cd's biggrin)
Kiss
Ozzy Osbourne
and Manfred Mann's Earth Band...

I hope to hear some good music in 2006 too, old or new, doesn't matter. I'm a real fan of music!