Monday, January 02, 2006

it's just like surgery. notes from 2005.

band i thought i wouldn't like but ended up liking: Royksopp, Outhud

records i wanted to spend more time with even though there was a lot of blog buzz: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Go! Team, Deathcab For Cutie, LCD soundsystem, Decemberists

records with blog buzz that i didn't care about: Antony and the Johnsons, M.I.A.

best singles: find your own.

best singles i heard from albums out in 2006: Cat Power, Goldfrapp

worst/biggest let downs of 2005
Adam Green: Gemstones (rough trade)
Daft Punk: Human After All (virgin)
VNV Nation: Matter Form (metropolis)
New Order: Waiting for the Sirens' Call (wb)
Raveonettes: Pretty in Black (Columbia)
Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow (XL)

artist that few gave a shit about in 2005 but had a record out: the Darkness, t.a.t.u, Garbage, Billy Idol, Moby

worst choice of outfit on record cover and in video: Madonna

worst single: bon jovi: "have a nice day"

best band name: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

best concert moment: U2 using Arcade Fire "wake up" for intro music, and, after the show, actually finding people to sing "40" with me.

worst: people drinking beer and using cell phones during U2

band i most wanted to see live but didn't: Fischerspooner

most sick of and wish they would go away: Green Day

dumbest idea: attempting to replace michael hutchence on rock star: INXS.

best idea: ?

album from 2004 that i listened to the most in 2005: Killers

record i didn't "get"- Sufjan Stevens: illinoise

single that i made fun of the most- U2: "Sometimes You can't make it on your own"

scroll down for top records.

No comments: