Music Faves of 2005

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30 December 2005, 12:47 AM
Music Faves of 2005
The annual best-of list tradition continues.

What are your favorite cd's, songs, artists, concerts, etc of '05?

I'm starting off with my top 35 studio albums of '05.

1. Get Behind Me, Satan White Stripes
2. Woman King Iron & Wine
3. Everything's Ok Al Green
4. Samuari Struck The Surf Coasters
5. Gimme Fiction Spoon
6. Baby Detroit Cobras
7. Apollo Sunshine Apollo Sunshine
8. Z My Morning Jacket
9. Cold Roses Ryan Adams
10. Nolita Keren Ann
11. The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers
12. In the Reins Iron & Wine/Calexico
13. Hit the Floor Breakestra
14. Superwolf Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeny
15. Exploration Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
16. Freaks with the Savage Beat The Hexxers
17. Okemah & the Melody of Riot Son Volt
18. 21st Century Séance Green Pajamas
19. Oceans Apart The Go Betweens
20. Tie Your Noose BBQ
21. Tearing Up the Album Chart Go-Kart Mozart
22. At Carnegie Hall Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane
23. Warmer Corners The Lucksmiths
24. 29 Ryan Adams
25. Chaos and Creation in the Backyard Paul McCartney
26. Master of Disaster John Hiatt
27. Kaleidoscope Sounds Space Agency
28. The Cosmic Game Thievery Corporation
29. King of Missouri Anton Barbeau with Bevis Frond
30. Thunder, Lightning, Strike The Go! Team
31. Transistor Radio M Ward
32. I'm Wide Awake,It's Morning Bright Eyes
33. Picaresque The Decemberists
34. Dark Snack The Moaners
35. The Greatest White Liar Nic Armstrong

Back later with more cd's. Then songs & artists. i know ya'll can't wait! i can't wait to see lists from other scrollers. Smile
30 December 2005, 01:43 AM
No Madaonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor ?
30 December 2005, 07:17 AM
12 Songs-Neil Diamond

this was definitely the year of the White Stripes for me. Get Behind me Satan rocked my world so i finally got off my cd-listening butt & gave a proper listen to their older stuff. what took me so long!?


are you sitting on the soap?

sometimes, you just have to say 'what the f...'

30 December 2005, 09:53 AM
My two favorite this year were Kelly Clarkson and The Black Eyed Peas.

My Space

30 December 2005, 12:23 PM
i haven't heard the Madonna cd yet or any songs from it (i stopped listening to radio yrs ago). But i have heard good stuff about her latest album.

here's cd's 36-100. i figure that i rank the The White Stripes cd a 10.0 and that my 100th fave cd is ranked an 8.0. There were a lot of great albums this year, it was hard picking the top 100. The Brandi Carlile cd at #55 could easily be ranked higher, it's just a late comer that i haven't heard enough of yet. Plus i found #42 Ryan Adams "Jacksonville City Limits" on LP that has 4 bonus tracks not on the cd. That could raise it's rank.

36. "12 Songs" Neil Diamond

37. "Haunted" Goblin Market

38. "The King Kahn & BBQ Show" King Kahn & BBQ

39. "The Dreadful Yawns" The Dreadful Yawns

40. "Right On Sound" Black Jetts

41. "Let's Waste Another Evening" Josh Lederman

42. "Jacksonville City Nights" Ryan Adams

43. "Honeycomb" Frank Black

44 "Only Love Remains" Jeremy Morris

45. "Circling The Sun" Orange Peels

46. "Howl" Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

47. "Naturally" Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

48. "LCD Soundsystem" LCD Soundsystem

49. "3" Stereotypes

50. "Secret House Against the World" Buck 65

51. "Chinese Burn" Len Price 3

52. "Are You Ready Now" Thee Minks

53. "Rides Again" Longboard Ranch

54. "Twin Cinema" New Pornographers

55. "Brandi Carlile" Brandi Carlile

56. "Multiply" Jamie Lidell

57. "4-11-44" The Blasters

58. "Giustizia Sommaria" I Fantomatici

59. "Catching Tales" Jamie Cullum

60. "The Art of Rolling" The Blue Van

61. "Neander'n'tal" Estrume'n'tal

62. "Live at Stubb's" Matisyahu

63. "Dreamin' My Dreams" Patty Loveless

64. "Find the Way to Be Happy" Jeremy Morris

65. "The Portugal Japan" Portugal Japan

66. "Live At the Lava Lounge 2" The Blue Hawaiians

67. "Eye to the Telescope" K.T. Tunstall

68. "In Space" Big Star

69. "Magic Town" Van Morrison

70. "Blinking Lights" Eels

71. "Destination Get Down!" Diplomats of Solid Sound

72. "The Forgotten Arm" Aimee Mann

73. "By the Time You Hear This" Redlands Palamino Co

74. ."Ambassadors of Rock-n-roll" Riveria Playboys

75. "Guero" Beck

76. "Leave the Hall Light On" The Glowfriends

77. "Coming On Strong" Hot Chip

78. "'64-'95'" Lemon Jelly

79. "Introducing..." The Concussions

80. "The Muggs" The Muggs

81. "Maroon Cocoon" Bart Davenport

82. "Nice and Nicely Done" The Spinto Band

83. "What Comes After the Blues" Magnolia Electric Co

84. "Destroy the Warming Sun" Ammino Acids

85. "The Runners Four" Deerhoof

86. "Illuminated by the Light" Weird War

87. "Pretty In Black" The Raveonettes

88. "Afrobeat Visions" Bukky Leo & Black Egypt

89. "The Ultimate Collection" Banjo & Sullivan

90. "Silent Alarm" Bloc Party

91. "Blink the Brightest" Tracy Bonham

92. "These Bones Will Rise to Love You Again" Immortal Lee County Lovers

93. "Extraordinary Machine" Fiona Apple

94. "You Could Have It So Much Better" Franz Ferdinand

95. "Red Dog Tracks" Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez

96. "Crime Scenes & Murder Songs" Dr.Frankenstein

97. "Devils & Dust" Bruce Springsteen

98. "Tales from Turnpike House" Saint Etienne

99. "Dirty Surf" Molly Maguires

100. "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah" Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Now to figure out my fave songs of the year! Smile
30 December 2005, 01:56 PM
oh yeah...Chavez Ravine--Ry Cooder


are you sitting on the soap?

sometimes, you just have to say 'what the f...'

30 December 2005, 11:03 PM
Smirk Morgan
no particular order and I'll add more as I think of 'em..

You Could Have it So Much Better... Franz Ferdinand

Get Behind Me Satan The White Stripes

What I mean to Say is Goodbye Tom Brosseau

I've liked the music I've heard from Of Montreal; Spoon; the Purrs; Sons and Daughters; the Black Angels; Okkervil River; the Decemberists; the Arcade Fire; M.I.A.; Bright Eyes (the acoustic album)

31 December 2005, 11:21 AM
*Scans other lists*

Never have heard any Kelly Clarkson stuff. i take it she's on the radio a lot. Maybe i should tune in radio sometimes.

i also liked Ry Cooder's Chavez Ravine. He consistantly releases good music.

ok, Nora, ya got me wondering- who are the Purrs? The Tom Brosseau sounds familiar and i do like the Black Angels, i've only heard their ep.

Since 42 is the answer to life the universe & everything- i picked my 42 fave songs. The Waking Hours "Someday Soon" is from a power pop comp. It sounds so familiar, deja-vuish yet i think it's an original song not a cover. i'm looking forward to their first album. The Orange Peels have a very Beatlesesque sound. Great album. Go Kart Mozart has a 70's power pop sound to me but with a modern beat. Kathryn Williams- and i need to find any albums by her- wraps a great voice around a Tim Buckley song, "Buzzin Fly", the only cover song in my list. The Spinto Band could have a great future if properly promoted. And why why why isn't the Magic Numbers leading the Grammy nominations? Their music begs to be heard.

1. Someday Soon The Waking Hours

2. So Right The Orange Peels

3. I'm Lonely (But I Ain't That Lonely Yet) White Stripes

4. Summer Is Here Go-Kart Mozart

5. Jezebel Iron & Wine

6. Buzzin' Fly Kathryn Williams

7. Trust Vs.Mistrust The Spinto Band

8. I See You, You See Me Magic Numbers

9. Be My Baby Al Green

10. Lai-Ha Lam Len Price 3

11. Gray Stables Iron & Wine

12. Big Chance Patty Loveless

13. Forever for Her (Is Over for Me) White Stripes

14. Stoppin' The Love KT Tunstall

15. I Want None of This Radiohead

16. We Both Go Down Togather Decemberists

17. Mostly Alice Green Pajamas

18. Peaceful Valley Ryan Adams

19. Music Next Door Lucksmiths

20. Oh My The Dansettes

21. Illuminated Weird War

22. Off the Record My Morning Jacket

23. Another Day Al Green

24. Girlfriend Portugal Japan

25. Shut Up & Kiss Me Thee Minks

26. Move & Shake The Konks

27. Born Over The Rhine

28. Four Hours in Washington M.Ward

29. Want Some Bart Davenport

30. Beautiful Aimee Mann

31. Espera Erin McKeown

32. Out of Time BBQ

33. Fistful of Love Antony & the Johnsons

34. Sweet Creature, What's Your Name? Anton Barbeau with Bevis Frond

35. My Home Is the Sea Bonnie "Prince" Billy/Matthew Sweeney

36. This Night's For You The Go-Betweens

37. Blue Sky Blues Ryan Adams

38. Losing My Edge LCD Soundsystem

39. I Summon You Spoon

40. Galaxies Laura Veirs

41. Infatuation of the Girl Bloody Hollies

42. What's in Store? Architecture in Helsinki

Now to figure out fave artists of '05. Smile
31 December 2005, 12:08 PM
Smirk Morgan
Forgot the Rosebuds, Jim White's "Stillwaters".

Love "We Both Go Down Together" too, xc. It's kind of sweet and disturbing and sick all at once. I'm rather fond of "The Mariner's Revenge Song" too.

The Purrs are a band out of Seattle (still unsigned to a label I think) but they have self-realeased an album. I heard 'em give an in-studio performance on KEXP back in August and was converted. KEXP archives ALL the live performances if you wanna give 'em a listen.

The Purrs on KEXP. You can listen to individual songs or you can listen to the whole damn thing by clicking on "Interview". The talk in between is not overbearing and usually offers some insight into the music.

31 December 2005, 06:26 PM
I'm old, so I haven't heard much of the music mentioned already.

Here's what this old man listened to and loved this year:

Lucia Micarelli - Music From A Farther Room

Amaral - Pajaros En La Cabeza

Jennifer Pena - Libre

And of course, I listened to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony about 50 times this year. That's down from a high of 200 times one year.
01 January 2006, 06:40 AM
I don't listen to all that much music, so my list will be pretty pathetic..

Favourite Albums:
Here Come The Drums - Rogue Traders
The Dusk Sessions - Spook

For my song of the year, I can't go past 'Voodoo Child' by the Rogue Traders.

And that's me done Razz
01 January 2006, 12:38 PM
heh i like the Purrs sound. i see their cd is at cdbaby *adds to cdbaby want list*

now now Brian, ya can't be too old if yer groovin' to Jennifer Pena. Smile i like that latin sound too.

i've heard good stuff bout the Rogue Traders cd. But it's high price import in the US still. *pouts* Just like the Renee Geyer "Tonight" cd. Too bad there's not one global online record shop that caters to every taste, every release and good reasonable prices.

my fave artists of the year

Group- The White Stripes
best live & studio band of '05.

Female vocalist- Keren Ann
She sings indie jazz pop in both French & English. Her French only cds are probably bettet than the newer ones in English, to me. i so badly wanna see her in concert.

Male vocalist- Ryan Adams
He released 3 excellent cds in '05. i wanna see him in concert too.

New group- The Magic Numbers

New female vocalist- Brandi Carlile

New male vocalist- Len Price

OOOoo gotta compile list of fave comps fun fun fun.
15 January 2006, 01:18 PM
Top 10 favorite various artist compilations of '05, in alphabetical order.

1. Between Goodlettsville And Murfreesboro (alt country/jangly pop)
2. Beyond the Sea (modern surf instrumentals)
3. Dirty Laundry- The Soul Of Black Country
4. Dream Brother- The Songs of Tim & Jeff Buckley
5. First Days Of Funk Vol 1 & 2 (each vol. is 2 cd's of rare 70's funk)
6. Folk is Not A Four Letter Word
7. Impeach The Precedent
8. Love, Peace & Poetry- Turkish Psychedelic Music
9. Party People Present: Street Soul Anthems
10. This Bird Has Blown: 40th Anniversary Tribute to Rubber Soul