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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Top 20 favorite LPs in 2005 so far

1) sufjan stevens - illinois*
2) m.i.a. - arular
3) the decemberists - picaresque
4) eisley - room noises
5) architecture in helsinki - in case we die
6) the new pornographers - twin cinema*
7) doves - some cities
8) missy elliott - the cookbook
9) bloc party - silent alarm
10) spoon - gimme fiction
11) laura cantrell - humming by the flowered vine
12) out hud - let us never speak of it again
13) shivaree - who's got trouble
14) lcd soundsystem - lcd soundsystem
15) of montreal - the sunlandic twins
16) saint etienne - tales from turnpike house*
17) thievery corporation - cosmic game
18) fischerspooner - odyssey
19) beck - guero
20) the magic numbers - the magic numbers*

top compilations/reissues
1) velvet underground - gold (but get your ass out and buy the originals)
2) dj shadow - endtroducing (deluxe)
3) yo la tengo - prisoners of love (3 cd)

hm (alphabetical order):
50 cent - the massacre
aimee mann - the forgotten arm
antony and the johnsons - i am a bird now+
the bravery - the bravery
brendan benson - the alternative to love+
bright eyes - i'm wide awake, it's morning
buck 65 - the right here is+
bullette - the secrets
bunky - born to be a motorcycle
caribou - the milk of human kindness
the chemical brothers - push the button
clap your hands and say yeah! - clap your hands and say yeah!
coldplay - x&y
common - be
dj muggs/dj warrior - mash up radio vol. 1
dressy bessy - electrified
eels - blinking lights and other revelations+
fiona apple - extraordinary machine*
garbage - bleed like me
gorillaz - demon days
hot hot heat - elevator
ida - heart like a river+
jack johnson - in between dreams
jason collett - idols of exile*+
jeff hanson - jeff hanson
john vanderslice - pixel revolt*+
kaiser chiefs - employment
louis xiv - best little secrets are kept
low - the great destroyer
the mars volta - frances the mute
masha qrella - unsolved remained
m83 - before the dawn heals us
m. ward - transistor radio
new order - waiting for the sirens' call
nine inch nails - with teeth
prefuse 73 - surrounded by silence
the raveonettes - pretty in black
roll deep - in at the deep end*
roots manuva - awfully deep+
sleater-kinney - the woods
stars - set yourself on fire
system of a down - mezmerize
tori amos - the beekeeper+
the wedding present - take fountain+
the white stripes - get behind me satan
z-trip - shifting gears

worst: moby - hotel, weezer - weezer

* not released in the U.S. yet
+ haven't listened to the whole album yet (heard 2 or more tracks)

Only full-length LPs (i.e. iron and wine's excellent woman king ep not included)
Albums distributed internationally last year but not in the states don't count (i.e. annie, the go! team, feist, mylo)

top 20 songs of the year so far, tomorrow!

DJMonsterMo | 10:46 PM |


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