Thursday, December 29, 2005

Something Old, Something New considers 2005

Arcade Fire - The Band of 2005 ?

I don’t agree with the concept of “scoring” bands, albums or songs as “best, second best …” or “number 1, number 2 …” like they are contestants or sporting teams.

But I do have favourites for the year that have particularly taken my attention or that I have enjoyed playing repeatedly.

So here are some of my current favourites for 2005.

As usual, don't forget to check out the artist's web sites for mp3s and the latest information on the bands.

Something Old, Something New’s 15 Favourite Albums of 2005 (listed in alphabetical order):-

Arcade Fire – Funeral (This brilliant album had a 2005 release in Australia!)

Beck – Guero

Bloc Party – Silent Alarm (both the original version and the remix version make this list)

dj BC – The Beastles (OK, I realise that this was released in 2004, but I only discovered it in 2005 and I have been playing it all year, so it makes my 2005 list!!)

Doves – Some Cities

Eels – Blinking Lights and Other Revelations

Elbow – Leaders Of The Free World

The Futureheads – The Futureheads

Gorillaz – Demon Days

The King Of France - The King Of France

LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem

The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema

Sigur Rós – Takk

Teenage Fanclub – Man-Made

Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary

Special mention also goes to The Cure’s remastered first 4 albums with bonus unreleased, demo and live tracks.

Something Old, Something New’s 10 Favourite Live Musical Events of 2005 listed by chronoligical order:-

Tortoise @ The Zoo, Brisbane, Australia - January 2005

The Black Rider @ The Sydney Theatre, Sydney, Australia – January 2005

The Volcanics and M-16’s @ The Amplifier Bar, Perth, Australia - February 2005

Doves @ The Arena Brisbane, Australia - July 2005

Splendour In The Grass @ Byron Bay, Australia - July 2005

Sigur Rós @ The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia - August 2005

The Special Beat @ The Waterloo, Brisbane, Australia - August 2005

San Francisco Electronic Music Festival @ the SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, USA – August 2005

Doveman, The Silent League, The King Of France, Alec Ounsworth & The Pelican Picnic @ The Mercury Lounge, New York, USA – August 2005

The Fabrique/Room 40 events (especially Tujiko Nuriko) @ The Powerhouse and other venues, Brisbane, Australia throughout 2005

Something Old, Something New’s 5 Favourite Music DVDs of 2005:-

Dig! - The Dandy Warhols & The Brian Jonestown Massacre

End of the Century - The Ramones

The Fearless Freaks - The Flaming Lips

Festival Express

Punk Attitude

And here are some favourite tracks from some of my favourite albums of 2005:-

The Beastles (dj BC) - Tripper Trouble

Bloc Party - Banquet

The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

The King Of France - Mexico

Sigur Rós - Glosoli

Wolf Parade - Shine A Light


Blogger Trent Jackdaw said...

A fine list. I too go with Gorillaz and Arcade Fire. And thanks for the link.

Tue Jan 03, 09:13:00 pm  
Blogger MAB said...

hey Trent, glad you liked it

i've been enjoying your "worst gig of all time" series

if you want a chuckle folks (and also get turned on to some new tunes) make sure you check out song:glut

Tue Jan 03, 09:26:00 pm  

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