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sonofsilence
(acolyte)
11/15/05 01:47 PM
Best Music of 2005  

Ok Folks , surely its that time to start giving our opinions of the best of the year.

Album of the year Kaiser Cheifs - Employment
SIngle of the year Raveonettes - Love in a Trashcan
Artist of the year Bloc Party

Best New Artist The Editors
Best Comeback Artist Kate Bush

Best Tour U2

Best Re-released/Re-packaged Bowie - Stage
Best Live Album Kraftwerk - Maximum/Minimum

best Various Artist Series Compililation 12"/80's

thats my lot make up your own catagories where you see fit.




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FastChanges
(cracked actor)
11/15/05 02:19 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Best Album Playing the Angel
Best Live Album Minimum-Maximum
Best Chubby Jetsetter David Bowie

Alabama Spaceboy
"Homos"

JamieSim
(electric tomato)
11/15/05 02:32 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Best Album --- The Tears

don't u wish you're post was hot like mine don't ya don't ya (from that crappy pop song)

EJ
(byroad singer)
11/15/05 02:40 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Album:
Green Day - American Idiot

Single:
Placebo - Twenty Years

Artist:
Green Day

Newcomer:
Kettcar

Comeback:
Green Day

Concert:
Live 8

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


Sam_X
(kook)
11/15/05 02:49 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Album of the year Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

Album of the year Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

Album of the year Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

..and so forth.

~ Terrier details following..

Arlequino
(cracked actor)
11/15/05 03:39 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Potentially interesting future releases notwithstanding:

Album of the Year: Gorillaz - Demon Days. It's got a massive scope, it's incredibly ambitious, and it really pulls it off. Good tunes, lots of depth and some great guest spots push this to the top of the tree. Honourable mentions to Kaiser Chiefs, Hard Fi, Mylo and particularly Franz Ferdinand.

Single of the Year: Artic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor. The UK indie scene is certainly in quite rude health at the moment. Arctic Monkeys look to be the band to really blow it all sky high again in 2006, with an album apparently due in February. On strength of word-of-mouth, their winter tour sold out almost immediately, and their debuy single hit no. 1 in the UK - no mean feat. Deservedly so, too. It's brilliant. Worthy of note here, Razorlight with Somewhere Else, The Foo Fighters' Best of You, Sebastian Tellier with La Ritournelle, Wake Up by Arcade Fire and The Magic Numbers' Love Me Like You.

Artist of the Year: Kaiser Chiefs. A great album, some brilliant live performances and an endearingly British quality. Super.

Best New Artist: Arctic Monkeys. Or, if I'm being fairer on those who have actually released something this year, The Magic Numbers. No doubt, if I'd ever actually bought her album, M.I.A would have a mention here.

Best Comeback Artist: For length of time away, Kate Bush. For return from relative doldrums, Oasis. I'm no huge fan of either, but both are pretty impressive comebacks. And the new Oasis single is lovely.

Best Tour: Rumour says U2. This survey says Arctic Monkeys are going to be better.

Where the fuck did that come from? Moment: Jamie Foxx feat. Kanye West. Don't know the name of the track. Don't know if I may even have imagined it. If I did, I'm a musical genius. If I didn't, he is.

Best 'Greatest of...' Compliation: Prodigy - Their Law or Basement Jaxx - The Singles.

To do this properly, I really need a list of what's actually been released this year. Curse my pathetic memory.

later,
Chris...

I could stay if you asked me,
So for God's sake don't ask me to stay



JamieSim
(electric tomato)
11/15/05 04:33 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: Arlequino]  

I didn't know the UK had an indie scene.

Jamie

don't u wish you're post was hot like mine don't ya don't ya (from that crappy pop song)

Marquis
(acolyte)
11/15/05 04:43 PM
Cornered Rats new [re: Arlequino]  

In reply to:

To do this properly, I really need a list of what's actually been released this year.


Ditto. It's why I never got around to making my "Best of 2004" mixtape, cause G-d forbid I forgot to listen to some B-side somewhere that was really amazing, THEN what would my rep look like?

I definitely feel you about "One Nite Extravaganza," though. What a thoroughly silly, thoroughly awesome song. Even more shocking to me, though, is the recent collaboration between.......wait for it..........Ricky Martin and Fat Joe.

Seriously, I had to hear it to believe it, and I'm still not sure I do.

Anyway, early nominations pending further critical review:

Album of the Year - Jamie Lidell, Multiply

Song of the Year - Jamie Lidell, "Multiply"

Various Artists Compilation of the Year - Rio Baile Funk: Favela Booty Beats

Mixtape Track of the Year - The Game, "300 Bars and Runnin'"

Comeback of the Year - (tie) A.Z. Awol; Smif n Wessun Reloaded

Hop fences, jump over benches
When you see me coming get the fuck out the entrance


JamieSim
(electric tomato)
11/15/05 04:50 PM
Re: Cornered Rats new [re: Marquis]  


I also think Becks last album was very good.
Strange how it peaked at#02 in the US. he usually struggles to get in to Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic.


don't u wish you're post was hot like mine don't ya don't ya (from that crappy pop song)

EJ
(byroad singer)
11/15/05 04:51 PM
Re: Cornered Rats new [re: Marquis]  

In reply to:

The Game, "300 Bars and Runnin'"


Could this be the same act which has a song called "Dreams" currently on heavy rotation on my favourite Berlin radio station? If so, is the track on that very album and is the rest as good as that?

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


Marquis
(acolyte)
11/15/05 05:23 PM
You can get with this new [re: EJ]  

Yep, that's the same Game. He's sort of the West Coast's Next Big Thing, a Compton MC discovered and signed by Dr. Dre. For awhile, he was alligned with 50 Cent's G-Unit crew, but somewhere along the line (quite possibly for publicity reasons), the two had a falling out, which leads us to "300 Bars and Runnin'"

As you might glean from the title, the song is 300 bars of rapping - roughly thirteen and a half minutes straight - over a blend of famous beats from a dozen different hip-hop songs. Truthfully, his rapping on it isn't particularly great, but to dedicate thirteen and a half minutes to ripping apart 50, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo shows a rather endearing dedication to the art of the dis track, I think.

The song isn't on his album (which I've heard a bit of, but not enough to recommend for or against), but if you've got a particularly bad case of insomnia late Sunday night, I finally found my copy of it under a stack of shit in my room, so I'll be featuring it on All Caps.

Hop fences, jump over benches
When you see me coming get the fuck out the entrance


EJ
(byroad singer)
11/15/05 05:45 PM
Re: You can get with this new [re: Marquis]  

Thanks for the info. I don't think I can make it on Saturday night but I'll see if I can get a few more notes from his album here somewhere.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


PrairieFlower
(electric tomato)
11/15/05 07:26 PM
Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digger new [re: sonofsilence]  

I can't pick just one. The Katie Awards, 2005:

Best new album: COCOROSIE, Noah's Ark.
Best single: KANYE WEST, "Gold Digger"
Artist of the Year: Feist

Best new artist: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, although I'm not sure how new they are.
Best comeback: Fiona Apple or Neil Young
Best Various Artists Series Compilation: Start Your Own Country series by Loose Records

Special to the Katie Awards:
Best live show: FEIST in NYC
Worst Live Show: The French Kicks in Chicago
Most Overrated: Bloc Party
Most Underrated: The Ponys
The "Gravedigger" award (favorite deceased musician): Gram Parsons or Shostakovich
Please Make A New Album ASAP I Miss You: Gillian Welch
Hottest Musician (male): Sufjan Stevens
Hottest Musician (female): Feist


Honorable Mentions:

Artist of the Year:Broken Social Scene, Sufjan Stevens, Kanye West, The Fiery Furnaces, Antony, Cocorosie
Best New Album: the new Ponies album, Country Falls by Husky Rescue, Thunder Lightening Strike by the Go! Team, Fiery Furnaces EP
Single: Gary Wilson, "Gary's In The Park;" Fiona Apple, "O' Sailor;"
Best New Artist: Jens Lekman (new in America at least), Antony, The Go! Team
Live Show: Broken Social Scene, My Morning Jacket, Les Savy Fav all in Chicago. Antony & The Johnson's and British Sea Power in Boston.

This is all subject to change...soon.

"My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music." --Nabokov

Tin
(stardust savant)
11/15/05 07:40 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Moving and being off the air for four months has left me brain pretty empty of new goodies from this year, but I do recall a few.

Best Acoustic Delight: Lou Barlow Emoh
Best Garage Howl: Heavy Trash Heavy Trash
Best Russian via NYC femme fatale: Regina Spektor Soviet Kitzch.

More later...

It is my opinion and I am unanimous in this, because it is my opinion, which is, in fact, mine.

Forgotten_Boy
(wild eyed peoploid)
11/15/05 10:32 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: Arlequino]  

Album Of The Year: The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan It's intelligent, arty, insanely catchy and if Take Take Take was released as a single, it would take single of the year too.

Single Of The Year: Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz I don't know anyone that doesn't like this song, it seemed to be the biggest cross over hit of the year. And rightly so, it's damn groovy. Honorable mentions to Hounds of Love - The Futureheads, Wish You Well - Bernard Fanning

Artist of the Year: You gotta give Kayne West something I suppose.

Best New Artist: Bloc Party. They have this sonic depth and mystique about them that the other new wavers don't have.

Best Comeback: Foo Fighters. After it looked like they might slide back into commercial mediocrity, they hit back hard with a double album that is both rocking and ambitious, and opens up alot of avenues for them to explore and prolong their career with. Sure, it's a bit overblown, but, name a double album that hasn't been in the past 30 years.

Best Tour: Probably R.E.M. They rocked harder then you would expect and they were just completely transcendent. Honourable mention to End Of Fashion who toured their guts out this year, and made up for the mildly disappointing album with the sheer energy of their shows. And Big Day Out is sure to blow everyone away.

Best "Best of..."/Re release: Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - B-Sides And Rarities Cave knows how to give his fans value for money... 3 CDs for $30, covering almost every B-side and outtake from the Bad Seed's career. And there is some absolute gold in that little black box too.

Best Import (to Australia): It's gotta be The Futureheads' self titled. It's exciting, energetic and unique. It's kinda like the raw power and energy of the early Clash, crossed with the artier subtext of The Cure. Honorable mentions to: The Arcade Fire - Funeral and Razorlight - Up All Night.

Most Overhyped: The new Coldplay abum, closely followed by the new Franz Ferdinand single. X & Y has failed to produce the hit singles and wider acolades that Coldplay's last album did, as for Franz Do You Want To to be this year's Take Me Out? You've gotta be kidding.

How the hell did that become a hit?: James Blunt - You're Beautiful He sounds like the guy from Live singing in high register, the lyrics are fucking awful, the arrangement is boring as hell, the song goes nowhere. (Dis)Honorable mention to Nickelback: My Photograph. I still can't understand why that band sells records.

Most Annoying Single of The Year: Ben Lee - Catch My Disease. It's not necessarily a bad song, but the jangle, the corny lyrics, and the singalong chorus makes it a bit cringeworthy and embarrassing. It's annoying cos it gets stuck in your head too easy and you find yourself humming it at the most inappropriate times.

Best Run of Singles: Green Day - Holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Wake Me Up When September Ends. Good to see songs with some substance behind them actually getting recognition they deserve.



I think you could be mistaken...

Edited by Forgotten_Boy on 11/16/05 01:26 AM (server time).



carsten
(kook)
11/16/05 03:05 AM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Album of the Year: John Cale - Black Acetate
Live Act of the Year: Van der Graaf Generator
Van der Graaf live is a real Killer.

/Carsten





sonofsilence
(acolyte)
11/16/05 04:04 AM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: carsten]  

In reply to:


Most Annoying Single of The Year:


surely Crazy Frog would have to be top the poll on this. And as for the mobile tone..

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twister
(acolyte)
11/16/05 06:12 AM
Twister's Nominations new [re: sonofsilence]  

Best Album:

I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by Bright Eyes. Beautiful music and incredible lyrics, real all-time-great sorta shit.

Best Single:

The Bravery's "An Honest Mistake". To take New Order's blueprint for "Blue Monday" and somehow come out with an even better song, well... that takes some doing.

Best Artist:

So this is the award to slot in someone who doesn't really deserve any of the key awards, but has still managed to make my year better, yeah? Something like that? Then I'd have to say Oasis. Best album they've done in ten years, that kick-ass video for "The Importance Of Being Idle" and, of course, where would we be without their words of wisdom? Such as Liam's recent insistence that Chris Martin is a "plant pot".

Best Debut Album:

Kaiser Chief's Employment. Eclectic, consistent, fun, vibrant, full of neat little touches and sweet-ass lyrics ("walking through town is quite scary - and not very sensible", "knock me down I get right back up again, come back stronger than a powered-up pac-man"). Every track on Employment could be a single by the end of 2006.

Best Album By An Older Artist*:

Honourable mention to Nine Inch Nails (who sixteen years on from their debut are now as old as R.E.M. when they did Reveal, or U2 when they did Pop) for With Teeth, another fine notch in their belt.

But I have to give this one to Paul McCartney's Finest Album In Thirty Years, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard. Oh yes.

Best Rap Album:

Kanye West's Late Registration. And you all knows it. Would also win the Best Sophomore Album award, to wit Gorillaz would warrant an honourable mention for the vast improvement they've made on their debut.

Best Double Album:

Eels' Blinking Lights And Other Revelations. Delicious.

Worst Piece Of Shit To Somehow Find A Way Into My Collection:

A couple of real contenders, but they pale in comparison with the complete and total arse that is New Order's Waiting For The Sirens' Call. Fuck.

* I figure an artist qualifies as "an older artist" fifteen years after their debut album. In Bowie's case this means he's been "an older artist" since 1982. And doesn't it show?

I could be a genius if I just put my mind to it.

mudley
(cracked actor)
11/16/05 07:04 AM
Re: Twister's Nominations new [re: twister]  

Comeback Of The Year - KATE BUSH "AERIAL".

AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING Album.

KATE BUSH - AERIAL - 7 NOVEMBER 2005

EJ
(byroad singer)
11/16/05 07:09 AM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Nothing against the Kaiser Chiefs, but does anybody here remember Brit guitar band The Motors from the mid-70s? I bet the Kaisers do.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


Pablo-Picasso
(stardust savant)
11/16/05 07:19 AM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: EJ]  

Very much so.



Marquis
(acolyte)
11/16/05 10:42 AM
Rememberese new [re: EJ]  

In reply to:

does anybody here remember Brit guitar band The Motors from the mid-70s? I bet the Kaisers do.


But the important thing is that no one buying their album does.

Still, you've got to give them more credit than Blood on the Wall, who apparently think people have forgotten about Pixies.

Or Devendra Banhart, who apparently thinks that no one laughs at stupid hippies anymore.

Hop fences, jump over benches
When you see me coming get the fuck out the entrance


diamondogz74
(freecloud)
11/16/05 10:44 AM
Re: Twister's Nominations new [re: mudley]  

In reply to:

Comeback Of The Year - KATE BUSH "AERIAL".

AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZING Album.


DITTO


London Bye Ta-Ta...

Pablo-Picasso
(stardust savant)
11/16/05 10:46 AM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Disappointing comeback of the year - Kate Bush


Slishy sloshy indeed.



schizophrenic
(stardust savant)
11/16/05 12:53 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Album of The Year Veronica Lipgloss And The Evil Eyes - The Witch's Dagger.
Because I'm a douche, I'm picking an album no one's actually heard of. OK, that's not the actual reason, but I really think more people need to hear these guys (and one girl), which is why I'm picking this over such worthy contenders as...well, what everyone else mentioned, essentially. Basically, they're sort of in the same vein as all these post-punky bands that have been popping up of late, except with a sense of hedonistic chaos that makes them exciting rather than affected. Squealing saxes, surf guitar, and a singer that sounds like Fred Schneider after a sex change - they're originals all right, despite the fact that their post-punk rhythms may engender suspicion of bandwagon-jumping. In fact, nothing could be further than the truth: it's bands like these that actually separate the poseurs from the real thing. Of course, this album is inconsistent as all hell, and I'll be the first to admit that some of it doesn't work. But when it's good, it's really good.

Best Tour EVER Nine Inch Nails
God. DAMN.

Otherwise, I pretty much agree with everything Forgotten_Boy picked.

Dis have been a public service ernouncemint. Wave good-night to de white folks, 'DEWLLA!


OliverOnion
(mortal with potential)
11/16/05 02:05 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Best Album: 'Funeral' Arcade Fire (released this yr in UK)

Best Single: 'Feel Good Inc' Gorillaz

Best Artist: Devendra Banhart

Best New Artist: The Editors / The National / Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti



Best Comeback: Kate Bush

Best Reissue: 'Heart Food' Judee Sill

Best Music Book: 'Rip It Up & Start Again; Post Punk 1978-84' by Simon Reynolds

Most Overrated Artist: The Magic Numbers

Most Underrated Artist: Boards of Canada / Josh Rouse


Most Hyped Artist: Coldplay

Worst Record: 'You're Beautiful' James Blunt

Worst Artist; Oasis



twister
(acolyte)
11/16/05 06:55 PM
I predict all *sorts* o' motherfuckin' riots new [re: EJ]  

In reply to:

[EJ] does anybody here remember Brit guitar band The Motors from the mid-70s? I bet the Kaisers do.
[Marquis] But the important thing is that no one buying their album does.


I've never 'eard of 'em. I don't think the Kaiser Chiefs are much older than I am. Or have more albums. The Kaiser Chiefs have been more than open in their aspirations of being The New Blur, though ("we want to be a fun band, like Blur" - direct quote).

In reply to:

[OliverOnion] Worst Artist; Oasis


Oh, fuck off.

I could be a genius if I just put my mind to it.

sonofsilence
(acolyte)
11/16/05 07:04 PM
Re: I predict all *sorts* o' motherfuckin' riots new [re: twister]  

we havnt had a mention of Pink Floyd's (virtual comeback) even if it was just breif.

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Pablo-Picasso
(stardust savant)
11/16/05 07:06 PM
Re: I predict all *sorts* o' motherfuckin' riots new [re: sonofsilence]  

We have now



twister
(acolyte)
11/16/05 07:16 PM
I'd get hit by a *thousand* cars for Floyd new [re: sonofsilence]  

In reply to:

we havnt had a mention of Pink Floyd's (virtual comeback) even if it was just breif.


Fuckin' highlight of the year, hands down. I'm just glad I was out of hospital for it.

I could be a genius if I just put my mind to it.

asshole
(mortal with potential)
11/16/05 10:22 PM
Old men are boring new [re: twister]  

In reply to:

Fuckin' highlight of the year, hands down


Yeah it was great! They were boring, and they played their old boring standbys!! What a bore!

shut up claude

Atonalexpress
(acolyte)
11/17/05 03:03 AM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: carsten]  

In reply to:

Live Act of the Year: Van der Graaf Generator


where did you see them?


Express A Tone


Dara
(acolyte)
11/17/05 07:15 AM
Live from Dublin, it's the DADs new [re: sonofsilence]  

Album
Gorillaz. Lacks a standout single, but uniformly strong. It's been quite a poor year for albums, I think. Goldfrapp's album in second place

Single
Dontcha Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me/Number One
First time I heard Dontcha on the radio, I thought it was a lost Motown classic. Well, at least until the rap started. It's about as close to a perfect pop song as we've had in recent years. The rap mars it a bit, though, and prevents it from getting the sole title. Also, the second single is generic shite, so I suspect they're going down as one shot wonders. Also also, it looks to me like there are 4 too many pussycats. There's the cute hot one who looks great in the videos and sings beautifully, and there's the other four doing what exactly? Trampolining? Since when has that been a desired commodity in pop?

The Goldfrapp single is pop genius too, and comes with the year's best video. Since the main function of singles these days is to get played on music TV, we have to start taking this into account.

Honourable mention(s) to Gwen Stefani, the first album in a very long time to spawn 4 quality singles.

Artist Of The Year
Arcade Fire. Me and Bowie's tastes have diverged a bit in recent years, and when he's championed the likes of Placebo and Grandaddy, my reaction has been "Not bad, but..." (whereas when he championed Holly and Emm, it was "Not bad butts!"). But on Arcade Fire, we are in basic agreement.

Best Tour
U2. Duh.

Slan libh,

Dara


"Ireland is a great country to go to if you think you're drinking too much. Because it turns out you're not even close"

EJ
(byroad singer)
11/17/05 07:36 AM
Motoric new [re: twister]  

In reply to:

've never 'eard of 'em. I don't think the Kaiser Chiefs are much older than I am.


The first Motors album included a minor hit single with "Dancing The Night Away", a perfect blueprint for the great "Everyday I Love You Less And Less". The song structure and the production are so close to each other that I cannot believe in an accident considering a time gap of some 30 years inbetween them.

The other fairly big hit The Motors had was "Airport", a wonderful, slightly bombastic midtempo pop tune which I am sure you will have come across at some point. On a smaller scale it was their "I don't like Mondays" minus the deeper meaning.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


Pablo-Picasso
(stardust savant)
11/17/05 08:18 AM
Re: Motoric new [re: EJ]  

The single I remember more than any other, was 'Forget about you', which it seems wasn't the case for you EJ..



EJ
(byroad singer)
11/17/05 08:38 AM
Re: Motoric new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

In reply to:

The single I remember more than any other, was 'Forget about you', which it seems wasn't the case for you EJ..


You are right, Pablo, "Forget About You" was quite a success, pretty much of a Motown tune I'd say. But just as "Airport" it is from the second album "Approved By The Motors" while I think it is the first album "Motors 1" which bears the Kaiser Chiefs resemblance most openly.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


Marquis
(acolyte)
11/17/05 08:30 PM
Cassandra's Top Ten new [re: Dara]  

In reply to:

First time I heard Dontcha on the radio, I thought it was a lost Motown classic.


*cough*

Multiply.....Multiply.....Multiply.......

Honestly, I had an argument with a (musically well-informed) friend of mine as to whether "Multiply" was a Lidell original or an Otis Redding cover. I was right, but the fact it can fool people so easily should tell you something about the lengths he went to to make it sound authentic.

Commence downloading.....now.

Hop fences, jump over benches
When you see me coming get the fuck out the entrance


looking glass
(acolyte)
11/18/05 03:51 PM
hell's winter new [re: Marquis]  

marquis, this is mostly for you...

cage's hell's winter deserves some serious credit this year, even though it's been under the radar since it's september release. one of the best rap albums i've ever heard.

"I'll make you happy, baby
Just wait and see
For every kiss you give me
I'll give you three"


sonofsilence
(acolyte)
11/18/05 04:14 PM
Re: hell's winter new [re: looking glass]  

best album cover of the year Robbie Williams - Intensive Care

I love the symbolism in this album cover. not just good on one shoulder and bad on the other but the extremes supergood and super bad

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carsten
(electric tomato)
11/19/05 06:03 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: Atonalexpress]  

where did you see them?

Leverkusen, Nov 5: http://www.vandergraafgenerator.co.uk/vdgg_leverkusen051105.htm
Rockpalast will broadcast this Jan 15.

/Carsten




EJ
(byroad singer)
11/20/05 10:21 AM
Fette Henne new [re: carsten]  

Live in Leverkusen - if that isn't Rock 'n' Roll what is?

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


ghostlove
(electric tomato)
11/20/05 03:39 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: Arlequino]  

The Gorillaz have made me a fan with their new one. I love the song DARE very much. That melody and sound sticks to my head long after it has been played. I think that is Miho Hitori doing the girl'svocals, and she doesn't get the recognition she deserves for that band. If anyone is interested in her work, look into Cibo Matto. Their song 'Sugar Water' is a favorite of mine, as is so much of that work.

slip



SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
12/03/05 05:00 PM
My limited list new [re: sonofsilence]  

Album of the year: Get Behind Me Satan - White Stripes. First album of theirs I've ever bought and it's still on high rotation.
Special mention to Lesbians On Ecstacy self titled debut album. LOE and Le Tigre are head and shoulders above Chicks on Speed in their genre.

SIngle of the year: "DARE" - Gorillaz (Can't stop playing it after all this time, great example of a great single)
Close seconds are "Ooh La La" - Goldfrapp and Gwen Stephani's "What You Waiting For" - brilliant pop tunes, I'm impressed with some of the pop tunes that have been around recently.

Artist of the year: Antony and the Johnsons (Taken Aus belatedly by storm and unfortunately did an unannounced tour earlier in the year, so his small circle of fans missed it!!! He'll be back in January though, and I have tix. HEAR THAT BOWIE..... tourig Aus twice in a year!!!!!)
Kudos to what I've heard of Bloc Party too.

Best New Artist: MIA

Best Tour: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (Ok, didn't see many shows, but would have been hard to beat this anyway!)

Best Re-released/Re-packaged: Bowie - David Live

Album Cover of the Year: "I Am A Bird Now" - Antony. A gorgeous pic of Candy Darling on her death bed looking divine. Special mention to Robbie Williams, it looks awesome on billboards!


**Seeing I've just moved back to the big smoke, I'm just enjoying community radio these days, most of my cds are still in storage anyway. When was the last time your radio station played Absolute Beginners on the breakfast show? In fact, they play Bowie on the Breakfasters almost every day! RRR RULES

Get Bowie Back Downunder!
GBBD 2005 !!!!





diamondogz74
(freecloud)
12/04/05 09:29 AM
Re: hell's winter new [re: sonofsilence]  

In reply to:

I love the symbolism in this album cover. not just good on one shoulder and bad on the other but the extremes supergood and super bad


Interesting train of thought Brian, so what excatly would be your choices for supergood and super bad please?


London Bye Ta-Ta...

sonofsilence
(acolyte)
12/05/05 03:10 AM
Ive never done Good things...... new [re: diamondogz74]  

In reply to:

Interesting train of thought Brian, so what excatly would be your choices for supergood and super bad please?


what yu mean Robbie or myself. I dont really do anything superbad.....well not that I'm telling.

Robbie on the other hand is all about sex drugs and rock'n roll.He says he has his demons. and supergood maybe in the sense that He tries to be a super good boy.



Marquis
(acolyte)
12/13/05 09:55 PM
Old and New new [re: sonofsilence]  

Best Archival/Reissue

Mystery Meat, Profiles

Apparently, this is the "holy grail" of Garage Rock albums, recorded in the basement of an administrative building at a small college in Illinois in the late 1960s. Before this year's reissue by the German label Shadoks, original LPs fetched upwards of $4000. Lucky for me, I don't know shit about old garage records, so I hadn't been waiting my entire life for it. I just saw it on a Forced Exposure update while doing orders for my co-worker, thought it sounded cool, and ordered some for the store. Turns out, it's pretty rad.

Best "How Did They Make That Song a Single?" Single

(tie) David Banner, "Play"/Ying Yang Twins "Wait (The Whisper Song)"

If you've only heard the radio edits of these tracks, here's a hint: David Banner isn't really concerned with exercise, and the Ying Yangs are actually quite specific as to what they're going to show you.

Truth be told, I actually prefer Juelz Santana's knock-off "There it Go (The Whisper Song)" to the YY's, but "Play" is unabashedly awesome and vulgar.

Stupid babies need the most attention


RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
12/14/05 05:12 AM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

Drunken stabfest album of the year Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike

I'm spellbound, but a woman divides
And the hills are alive with celibate cries


Sam_X
(kook)
12/18/05 01:41 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: RabbitFighter]  

Have you been to their show? Eugene is unbelievable..

Anyway, I've finally had a chance to hear Mike Ladd's new album, Father Divine and it's beyond awesome. My favourite hip-hop artist, right now.



looking glass
(acolyte)
12/22/05 03:41 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: sonofsilence]  

instead of a new thread, i'll stick my top ten here.*

10. aloof proof- inside the quiet
9. bruce springsteen- devils + dust
8. kate bush- aerial
7. brian eno- another day on earth
6. depeche mode- playing the angel
5. the fall- fall heads roll
4. dirty three- cinder
3. cage- hell's winter
2. low- the great destroyer
1. boris- pink


honorable mentions (records i still dig):
sleater kinney- the woods
m83- before the dawn heals us
jan jelinek- kosmischer pitch
dj muggs + gza- grandmasters
colleen - the golden morning breaks

"I'll make you happy, baby
Just wait and see
For every kiss you give me
I'll give you three"


Atonalexpress
(acolyte)
01/03/06 11:50 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: carsten]  

Cool. What a wonderful band. I am looking forward to a DVD release perhaps? Just got a Can DVD set (3 CDs) that is a must have (includes a live concert in 1972 in Cologne, a documentary and an audio CD).


Now that 2006 is 3 days old, the best 2005 pop award goes to Fiona Apple's extraordinary machine.

Brilliant from start to finish.


A Toe Nail

SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
01/04/06 06:02 AM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: Atonalexpress]  

In reply to:

Now that 2006 is 3 days old, the best 2005 pop award goes to Fiona Apple's extraordinary machine.

Brilliant from start to finish.


I've limewired a couple of these tracks as a tester, and I can't wait to buy the album. Her work has eluded me to date..... looks like I have a new artist to get into. Yippee





I am your future, I am tomorrow, I am the end

carsten
(electric tomato)
01/04/06 06:01 PM
Re: Fette Henne new [re: EJ]  

Live in Leverkusen - if that isn't Rock 'n' Roll what is?

Genocide?

In fact it was at the Leverkusener Jazztage - so maybe it's rock'n'roll.
Well, the live set of VdGG had nothing you could call jazz, but quite a tough mixture of prog rock, headbanging and punk.

/Carsten




carsten
(electric tomato)
01/04/06 06:04 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: Atonalexpress]  

Cool. What a wonderful band. I am looking forward to a DVD release perhaps?

No idea if there will be a DVD out, but with the VdGG hype lately anything could happen. I will tape it for sure.

Just got a Can DVD set (3 CDs) that is a must have (includes a live concert in 1972 in Cologne, a documentary and an audio CD).

Wow. I guess I must check this.

/Carsten





Atonalexpress
(acolyte)
01/04/06 06:27 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: carsten]  

The Can DVD set was published in 2003. Just found it at Towers.

A Toe Nail


Atonalexpress
(acolyte)
01/04/06 06:29 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: SoulLoveChild]  

Haven't heard her first two works. I'm working backwards, as the press claims the second release is better than the first and the 3rd is better yet.


A Toe Nail

Sam_X
(kook)
01/04/06 07:03 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: Atonalexpress]  

In reply to:

Now that 2006 is 3 days old, the best 2005 pop award goes to Fiona Apple's extraordinary machine.


The Jon Brion version, right?

"I don't post here, but i like to come sometimes.."
~ sweet Bibi

ghostlove
(crash course raver)
01/05/06 00:07 AM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: carsten]  

I got into Can about 6 months ago. They kick some major ass and I will definitely be looking for the DVD set.

crack



Forgotten_Boy
(wild eyed peoploid)
01/05/06 07:50 AM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: Sam_X]  

In reply to:

Now that 2006 is 3 days old, the best 2005 pop award goes to Fiona Apple's extraordinary machine.


I defer, its gotta be Silent Alarm by Bloc Party.

Best prog/art rock album of the year: My Morning Jacket - Z.

If Radiohead drop the ball this year, these guys could well pick it up.

I think you could be mistaken...

carsten
(electric tomato)
01/05/06 03:49 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: ghostlove]  

I got into Can about 6 months ago.

How did you stumble across Can in these modern times?

/Carsten




ghostlove
(crash course raver)
01/05/06 04:37 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: carsten]  

I think I was looking into the Bowie influences of the Berlin period while I was a d.j. at the nearby college station. I believe I had a post about Lodger not too long ago and Sys told me that the drums were very influenced by Can. So I looked them up on Allmusic and they recommended the Suzuki albums(Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi, Future Days). I downloaded all of those and was very impressed. They really do sound fresh, even today. The sound is mixed very well and the rythyms are very nice to listen to. Suzuki sounds like a lost but wise boy in his little vocal/shreiks. That drummer does amazing stuff, while still keeping the beat. I have not listened to much of Can lately because I erased my entire music catalog but I will get some more and broaden my Can repetoire with some of their other albums. I think that if Sam X likes that Boredoms album, Can is the best logical choice to look into. Neu! is pretty freakin' great too. I'm surprised that the Krautrock hasn't been giving a lot of credit for bringng such great and innovative sounds and music beyond the fringe.

crack



Sam_X
(kook)
01/05/06 04:46 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: ghostlove]  

Truth be told, I'm not very fond of Can. I've heard both Tago Mago & Ege Bamyasi and became bored very quickly.

Neu! is a different story - I absolutely adore them.

"I don't post here, but i like to come sometimes.."
~ sweet Bibi

ghostlove
(crash course raver)
01/05/06 05:23 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: Sam_X]  

I guess I compared Can with the Boredoms because the share a lot fo the same musical elements with noisy sometimes jazzy element, but Can's songs are considerably longer and I suppose you would have to have a tolerance for songs of that length with that somewhat meandering style. I think both Can and the Boredoms are great, though, and Neu! blows my mind, too.

crack



Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
01/05/06 05:25 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: ghostlove]  

I just read Hugo Wilkens 33 1/3 book about Low and he mentions Can in that, so I think Can is going to be my next voyage of discovery, after getting the Kraftwerk discography at last, last year.



ghostlove
(crash course raver)
01/05/06 05:29 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

How is that book, Alan? I'm very curious, since Low is my favorite Bowie album. Is it worth getting?

crack



Pablo-Picasso
(acolyte)
01/05/06 05:37 PM
Re: Best Music of 2005 new [re: ghostlove]  

There wasn't a lot in it that I didn't know, but it was nice to be refreshed. It starts at the Station to Station period and goes up to the recording and release of Low. You can get it quite cheap if you shop around, I think WH Smith and Play.com were the cheapest I saw it. It is quite a quick read. It would be nice if some of the other albums had this treatment.




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