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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Music Awards for 2005

Since I recently did a Top 10 List for movies, and other people are beating me to the musical punch, I suppose I have to produce a similar list of albums that moved me in 2005. So, here are my best bets for good listens from last year (some of which have appeared on the Good Listens Station, and some will be forthcoming) :

01) The Books~Lost and Safe
02) Antony & The Johnsons~I am a Bird Now
03) Andrew Bird~The Mysterious Production of Eggs
04) Soel~Memento
05) Bright Eyes~I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
06) Sigur Ros~Takk
07) Common~Be
08) Gorillaz~Demon Days

09) Fruit Bats~Spelled in Bones
10) Edan~Beauty and the Beat

The Books were an easy choice for album of the year for me... nothing else was nearly so compelling, deep and rich as their Lost and Safe tracks.

Iron & Wine's Woman King and Music A.M. were disqualified for only being EPs.
The Stars, Dirty 3 and Madvillain just missed the top ten cut.
And I couldn't reward Sufjan Stevens with a spot here since he's already atop every critics list in the whole freakin' world. And I couldn't reward The Decemberists, since Rachel left the band.

Click here to visit Metacritic, an interesting media review site where you can read up on any of these fine releases.

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At 2/01/2006 06:07:00 PM, Blogger Johnbai3030 said...

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At 2/01/2006 06:24:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Biscuits said...

Not a bad list at all there. A lot of those came very close to being on mine as well if they were not actually on there. Specifically, Bright Eyes, Books, and Fruit Bats (how can you not love Beatle-esque indie pop that makes lyrical references to Prince?)...

 
At 2/02/2006 09:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be darned.

04) Bright Eyes~I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

07) Gorillaz~Demon Days

I own these albums. Must be a raven thing.

Soapy

 
At 2/03/2006 08:53:00 AM, Blogger wheylona said...

mr. biscuits sure is cute! and he's a music buff to boot--these animals are getting entirely too smart and technology-using these days...i know of a dog that often posts to political blogs.

 
At 2/03/2006 01:42:00 PM, Anonymous Kris said...

What the fuck!
No System of a Down (Two kick ass albums in 2005!)
No Audioslave

I am not amused.

 

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