Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Full Bestest List and also rans

So for the love of god we're finally done with all these damn record reviews for 2005. We never realized how difficult it is to talk about music that you love... but it is, and we hope that you have mostly enjoyed our thoughts on some of our favorite new music. Anyway, here is a full list of the albums we reviewed and the links to the original reviews, as well as some other records we liked this year that didn't quite make the cut. Oh, and for some reason our #1 post about Caribou was published down the page a little bit, so scroll down or just click the link to take a look.

1. Caribou: Milk of Human Kindness Review
2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: s/t Review
2. Wolf Parade: Apologies to the Queen Mary Review
3. Animal Collective: Feels Review
4. The Clientele: Strange Geometry Review
5. Spoon: Gimme Fiction Review
6. Deerhoof: The Runners Four Review
7. Serena Maneesh: s/t Review
8. Broadcast: Tender Buttons Review
9. Mahjongg: Raydoncong Review
10. LCD Soundsystem: s/t Review

Some other records we liked, in mostly alphabetical order:

Akron/Family: s/t AND split w/ Angels of Light (These both would have been on the list if we hadn't got into them so late in the year. Groundbreaking stuff.)

Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production of Eggs

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Worn Copy

Bloc Party: Silent Alarm (we know, you're like SO over these guys)

The Boy Least Likely To: The Best Party Ever

Broken Social Scene: s/t

Castanets: First Light's Freeze

Clor: s/t

CocoRosie: Noah's Ark

Dead Meadow: Feathers

Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom: The Days of Mars

Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow (good, but not as strong as the last two)

The Double: Loose in the Air

Doves: Some Cities

Dungen: Ta Det Lungt (actually came out in 2004, but we listened to it all this year too)

Engineers: s/t

Four Tet: Everything Ecstatic

Gang Gang Dance: God's Money

Jens Lekman: Oh you're so silent Jens

Jose Gonzalez: Veneer (probably would have made the top ten but we got into kinda late)

The Joggers: With a Cape and a Cane

The Juan MacLean: Less than Human

Konono No. 1: Congotronics

Koushik: Be With

MIA: Arular

Maximo Park: A Certain Trigger

The National: Alligator

Of Montreal: The Sunlandic Twins

Old Time Relijun: 2012

Oneida: The Wedding

Out Hud: Let Us Never Speak of This Again

The Ponys: Celebration Castle

Rogue Wave: Descended Like Vultures

Russian Futurists: Our Thickness

Sigur Ros: Takk

Six Organs of Admittance: School of the Flower

Skeletons and the Girl Faced Boys: Git

Super Furry Animals: Love Kraft

Tapes N' Tapes: The Loon

The Warlocks: Surgery

We Are Wolves: Non Stop Je te Plie en Deux

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jennet said...

good thing we have Serena Maneesh, Rogue Wave and Ariel's Pink coming to town.

6:18 PM  
Blogger zak said...

Nice list. I need to hear that Sarena Maneesh I guess. Caribou is a bold pick at number one, but is a fantastic record.

4:46 PM  

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