20 December 2005

Top 20 Albums of 2005

Ok, so I've been in a chipper mood lately. Thats good!

First things first:
1 - The Rangers gave up a lot for 1 year of Adam Eaton and 37-yo Otsuka. We'll see, maybe they plan to swing Adrian Gonzalez to the Sox or something.
2 - Rudy Seanez signed with the Red Sox. Woo.


My top 20 albums of 2005 will be finished soon and I'll post a link to the PDF when thats done, but as a teaser, here are #16-20

16. Magic Numbers - Magic Numbers (Capitol Records)
17. White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan (V2)
18. Stephen Malkmus - Face the Truth (Matador)
19. Sigur Ros - Takk (Geffen)
20. Brakes - Give Blood (Rough Trade)

and for the fun of it, here are the near misses (aka honorable mentions)
Iron & Wine + Calexico – In the Reins (Overcoat); Death Cab for Cutie – Plans (Atlantic); Metric – Live It Out (Last Gang); New Pornographers – Twin Cinema (Matador); Mon Frere – Real Vampires (Cake); Kanye West – Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella); Gogol Bordello – Gypsy Punks (Side One Dummy); Bright Eyes – Motion Sickness (Team Love); Silver Jews – The Tanglewood Numbers (Merge); Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty); Gorillaz – Demon Days (Virgin); Xiu Xiu – La Foret (5 Rue Christine); Dangerdoom – The Mouse & the Mask (Anti); Jens Lekman – Oh You’re So Silent Jens (Secretly Canadian)

And the worst albums? Easy:
Moby - Hotel (V2)
Weezer - Make Believe (Geffen)


biglou said...

Apparently "chipper mood" = crazy.
How did Sufjan miss the cut?!!!?
A travesty. When one man's blog doesn't list my favorite album on the top 20 of the year, I know it's a liberal plot to silence Sufjan.
P.S. Why would the Padres send Gonzalez to the Sox? They need the offense more than just about anyone.

Jesse said...

Agreed. Sufjan needs to be reconsidered immediately. DCFC's album was also great, so I certainly hope #1-#15 have some pretty strong justifications behind them.

Kanye? Well, let's just all agree it's kind of a guilty pleasure

And because I don't use blogger anymore, I'm really here

erik said...

Ok, well, maybe I should clarify. Honorable mention usually include 2 types of albums: (1) albums that were good but didn't live up to my expectations (e.g., Death Cab) and (2) albums I know are good, but haven't spent enough time with them to fully appreciate it (e.g., Sufjan Stevens). So, its not a diss, it just means that I couldn't squeeze them into the top 20 ... just yet?