Friday, December 30, 2005

The 2005 Baker's Dozen

I ignored pretty much all of 2005. After the 'W' got elected for a second term, I disconnected. I'm only now getting around to listening to N.P.R. again, if that tells you anything. And something started happening to my music taste, but I attribute this only to the current state of the union and not my impending fourth decade. Alas, some of you may feel the increase in accoustic guitar is a sign of M.O.R., but fuck off, I used to like Cat Stevens when I was younger too. Whatever the case, here's the infamous Baker's Dozen List for 2005:
  1. Sufjan Stevens-"Illinois"
  2. Bright Eyes-"I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning"
  3. The New Pornographers-"Twin Cinema"
  4. My Morning Jacket-"Z"
  5. Kayne West-"Late Registration"
  6. The Mountain Goats-"The Sunset Tree"
  7. Wolf Parade-"Apologies To The Queen Mary"
  8. Fiona Apple-"Extraordinary Machine"
  9. Sleater-Kinney-"The Woods"
  10. Kate Bush-"Aerial"
  11. Rougue Wave-"Descended Like Vultures"
  12. Low-"The Great Destroyer"
  13. Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane-"Live At Carnegie Hall"

Honorable Mentions:

  • Spoon-"Gimme Fiction"
  • Iron & Wine-"Woman King" (e.p.)
  • Beck-"Guero"
  • Smog-"A River Ain't Too Much To Love"
  • Silver Jews-"Tanglewood Numbers"
  • High On Fire-"Blessed Black Wings"
  • The White Stripes-"Get Behind Me Satan"
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club-"Howl"
  • Doves-"Some Cities"

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