Wednesday, December 28, 2005

list season: the top 10 albums that are not going to be on my top albums list... of 2005.

as long as i've been listening to indie music, i tend to liken my tastes to the critics. in 2005, i've realized that i have somewhat different tastes than a lot of them. but at the same time, critics are just fans who are paid for their opinions. and that, ladies and gentlemen, is the difference between them and us. so, bloggers, please don't jump down my throat if your favorite album is on this list:

10. i am a bird, now:
it's good and everything, but i'm just not into antony's voice.

9. twin cinema:

i don't know. i really never got into the new pornographers. it's not that they're not good, either. just not my thing. i haven't found "that song" to convert me.

8. gimmie fiction:
"i turn my camera on" is one of my favorite songs of the year. however, i didn't spend enough time with this album to include it as one of my favorites.

7. alligator:
i tried really hard to get into this one. i couldn't do it, though. i need whatever album "the thrilling of claire" is on. that is one amazing song.

6. set yourself on fire:
the musicianship is great, but the songs are a little too poppy for me.

5. feels:
i didn't listen to this album enough times to give it a fair shot. i should have reviewed it like i promised.

4. broken social scene:
just like you forgot it in people, the songs are really hit-or-miss. "shoreline" and "major label debut" are two of the best songs made all year. those, along with "lovers spit", are the only bss songs i love.

3. z:
another album i gave a fair chance and just wasn't really into. i really like "off the record", though.

2. the woods:
i was never really into the whole riot grrl thing. and although this is a departure from that, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

1. illinois:
sufjan created a masterpiece with this record: a pop record that will go down in history. sufjan, because of this record, will become the greatest singer/songwriter of the 00's. however, i still prefer seven swans.


Blogger bethanne said...

out of all those albums, the only one i've heard - and own - is the BSS record.

oh wait, i take it back, i have the sufjan album too - michigan represent - but the reason he's not in the top fifteen is that one thing he should have done a long long time ago - WRITE A SONG ABOUT LANSING!

is that so much to ask?

6:50 PM  
Blogger douglas.. said...

i own bss, too. it's a good album, just not quite one of my favorites of 2005.

8:51 PM  
Blogger bethanne said...


my list is huge though. it'll be on there.

any song title with the word "handjob" gets my full attention. haha

7:27 PM  
Blogger douglas.. said...

sufjan didn't write a song on the michigan album? seriously?

10:14 PM  

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