Tuesday, January 04, 2005

albums that got ya the past year

OK, I think thtat this might generate some replies.
The game: taking NO LONGER THAN FIVE MINUTES TO THINK AND RESPOND, list your favorite albums from the last year (maening last year, it did not ahve to come out in the last year, you just discovered or appreciated it in the last year)

Aqualung (from the Wicker Park soundtrack, I've yet to get ahold of their CD)
blindside 'About a Burning Fire'
Over the Rhine 'Ohio' (stunning double CD) and 'Live, Changes Come'
Maroon 5 'Songs About Jane'
Kanye West 'College Dropout'
U2 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb' (suprisingly as good, probably better than their previous CD)
Switchfoot 'Beautiful Letdown' (not a letdown)
Bob Marley- any album will do

That's all that comes to me in the 5 allowed minutes.
Everyone have a good afternoon and evening. FYI- there is a premier of U2's new video during halftime of the bowl game this evening, if that interests you.
Good pizza is always good and Dasani water is pleasantly pleasant.


At 10:31 PM, Blogger bombasticbeats said...

Here I go. 5 minutes. I hope this is accurate (although not in order):

1.Iron Wine - 'The Creek Drank the Cradle'
2.John Prine - 'John Prine' (any Bob Dylan fan should here some old John Prine records)
3.Bruce Springsteen - 'Nebraska' (who would have thought I'd love Bruce Springsteen, not me)
4.Wilco - 'A Ghost is born' (mmm mm)
5.The Shins - 'Chutes too Narrow'
6.Modest Mouse - 'Building Something out of Nothing'
7.Miles Davis - 'Milestones' (i'm transcribing Philly's solos on 'Sid's Ahead')
8.Primus - 'The Brown Album' (what can I say, I still love this band)
9.Paul Simon - Rhythm of the Saints (much to Travis' dismay)
10.Papas Fritas - 'Helioself' (Travis I think you would like this band, the are an independent band but very poppy)

At 9:08 AM, Blogger travis said...

I will check out Fritas even though you put Paul Simon on your list. Man, Paul Simon...

At 11:46 PM, Blogger RahX said...

I don't buy much anymore.....but here is my list anyway

Wookiefoot - Out of the jar (i think that was this year)
The Samples - Live in colorado
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Johhny's Barmitsvah
Nelly - Sweat and Sweat
Nelly - Country Grammar
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Greatest hits
some local tunes to MN - Ajoining seperatists, The Tim Malloys
Chris Castino - Jeff Austin - Songs from the tin shed
anything by leftover salmon

At 12:29 AM, Blogger bombasticbeats said...

Wow, what an overwhelming response. Apparently music is not a big hit this year despite record sells increasing for the first time in four years. Maybe it all just sucked.

At 7:12 PM, Blogger Roxanne said...

Ok, here are some ablums (no particular order) that I either found out about last year, or just listened to a lot through the year:

Wilco-A Ghost is Born
Bob Dylan-The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
The Strokes-anything and everything
The Postal Service-Give Up
Phantom Planet-The Guest
The Streets-Original Pirate Material
Tom Petty-Full Moon Fever
Dave Brubeck-Time Out
Garden State Soundtrack

Ok..there's probably a lot more, but that's about all I could come up with in a few minutes.

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Shadow Crescent Knight said...

I think these were some fun albums I got in the last year or so. Definately check them out for an aspiring time.

Mars Volta-De Loused en the Comatorium
Modest Mouse-Good News for people who love bad news
Showbread-No Sir, nihilism is not practical
Sigur Ros-don't remember the name its in Icelandic

And for those interested the new Modern Life is War album is coming out sometime in February or so they just got done recording it in New York and in Chicago they moved up to Deathwishinc. which is a bigger label then their former label, converge runs this label I believe, for anyone that knows who converge is. And as a spoiler one of the tracks is entitled "Marshalltown". Pretty cool stuff.


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