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Old 12-27-2005, 01:51 AM
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Default Best albums of 2005, A to Z

I'm bored and the last time an A to Z music thread came up, it seemed that I found out about more bands than in the usual "who's the best" threads, because it can be a stretch to find answers for the harder letters.

Flexibility on filling letters is welcome -- band name, album name, or in the case of a solo artist, first or last name. Drop "the" from band/album names if you want. Here's my try at it...

Animal Collective - Feels
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Dangerdoom - The Mouse and the Mask
Edan - Beauty and the Beat
Fatlip - The Loneliest Punk
The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike (US release)
The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
Junior Senior - Hey Hey My My Yo Yo
Kanye West - Late Registration
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
MIA - Arular
The National - Alligator
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Picaresque by The Decemberists
Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze
The Runners Four by Deerhoof
Spoon - Gimme Fiction
Twin Cinema by The New Pornographers
U - ?? couldn't come up with one [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
Various Artists - Stubbs the Zombie Soundtrack
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
X -- ?? couldn't come up with one [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
You Have No Idea How Much Fun We're Having by Atmosphere
Z by My Morning Jacket

Hardest Letters for me:
A - left out Anniemal by Annie, I Am A Bird Now by Antony and the Johnsons, and Fiona Apple's Extraordinary Machine

B - left out Black Mountain's self-titled album, Andrew Bird's The Mysterious Production of Eggs, Bloc Party's Silent Alarm and Broken Social Scene's self-titled album

S - left out Sigur Ros' Takk.. and both System of a Down albums
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:55 AM
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Default Re: Best albums of 2005, A to Z

The only thing I came in here thinking was Edan's Beauty And The Beat and I was 100% it wouldn't be mentioned in the first post. But it was, so I've got nothing to add.

It's the best CD of the year by far. (I only listen to Hip-Hop)

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Old 12-27-2005, 01:55 AM
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Default Re: Best albums of 2005, A to Z

As for X, did Xiu Xiu release anything this year?
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:57 AM
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In the quick list I whipped up to draw from, Edan was the only "E" in the list. I could have moved Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple there, but I liked Edan better (although I've only listened to each two or three times). It's a good album.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:57 AM
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Default Re: Best albums of 2005, A to Z

There's a grammy-nominated album from a group that starts with U. Take a break from avoiding the mainstream and check it out some time, its pretty good.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:58 AM
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As for X, did Xiu Xiu release anything this year?

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I believe so, but I haven't gotten in Xiu Xiu yet. Probably should, I hear good things.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:58 AM
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Default Re: Best albums of 2005, A to Z

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In the quick list I whipped up to draw from, Edan was the only "E" in the list. I could have moved Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple there, but I liked Edan better (although I've only listened to each two or three times). It's a good album.

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EP - Fiery Furnaces.

How do you not like them?
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:59 AM
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There's a grammy-nominated album from a group that starts with U. Take a break from avoiding the mainstream and check it out some time, its pretty good.

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It should be noted that the Grammies tend to celebrate [censored].

I haven't bothered to hear the new U2 album, though.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:59 AM
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There's a grammy-nominated album from a group that starts with U. Take a break from avoiding the mainstream and check it out some time, its pretty good.

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I'm assuming you mean U2. I like older U2 albums, but their new one was very mediocre IMO. Not good enough to make a Best Of list, even just to fill a letter.
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:00 AM
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Default Re: Best albums of 2005, A to Z

Neutral Milk Hotel and the Arcade Fire are conspicuously absent.


how about doing this list again with some bands that people have actually heard of?


edit: YEAH YEAH I know those albums are probably from 2004
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