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Old 01-10-2006, 03:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Babyshambles - Down In Albion

I'm not from England, but I've always had the appreciation for bands like The Ramones & The Sex Pistols. Down In Albion SCREAMS Pistols to me, and alot of the songs are very catchy and well-written.

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

While I disagree with the Dylan comparisons, Coner Oberst is still a terrific songwriter.

Okay, so it's not close to as good as Permission To Land, but it still differs from most of the other rock out there. And any rock with ripping guitar solos sits well with me.

Weezer, System of A Down, and Broken Social Scene were my disappointments.
You attacked that guy for liking Death Cab for Cutie and then listed Babyshambles, Bright Eyes, and The Darkness as your favorites of last year, AND called BSS a disappointment?

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Old 01-10-2006, 04:26 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm not the one watching MTV, believe me. I have a nine-year-old. Her taste in music is mainstream pop-punk (Simple Plan, Bowling For Soup) nothing I seem to make her listen to helps. Who cares what her 'ol man thinks when her friends are all watching Total Request Live.

Anyway, I like the Darkness because it's a kick in the ass from the past. I don't see many other bands making good 80s arena-rock anymore, and I've always been a fan of Queen, Justin Hawkins reminds me much of Freddie Mercury. Babyshambles I can't really explain, I hated the Libertines but have this certain respect for Pete Doherty, sober or not. I think "La Belle et la Bête" is a cool and original song. Speaking of Babyshambes, my top albums of 2005:


White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan

It's not what you expect from the Stripes, which is the reason why it is so great. I remember when Bob Dylan (my fave) made the switch from acoustic to electric, and the majority booed Dylan and called his electric music crap. But Dylan knew what he was doing. Just like Jack White. Jack didn't rip out another dozen electric riffs, he used his incredible songwriting skills and ability to play piano, marimba, mandolin, and acoustic. The record is truly amazing.

Babyshambles - Down In Albion

I'm not from England, but I've always had the appreciation for bands like The Ramones & The Sex Pistols. Down In Albion SCREAMS Pistols to me, and alot of the songs are very catchy and well-written.

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

While I disagree with the Dylan comparisons, Coner Oberst is still a terrific songwriter.

Stephen Fretwell - Magpie

Another shining songwriter. The lyrics are very good, and the album is stripped down to simply Stephen and his guitar.

Darkness - One Way Ticket To Hell And Back

Okay, so it's not close to as good as Permission To Land, but it still differs from most of the other rock out there. And any rock with ripping guitar solos sits well with me.



Weezer, System of A Down, and Broken Social Scene were my disappointments.
i'm sorry, i must focus on one thing only, babyshambles, an absolutely horrible band, fuck forever is such a terrible song i can't for the life of me understand why it gets so much airplay. i never much fancied the libertines, but compared to babyshambles they're fucking awsome....
on topic, albums i really liked in 2005:
coldplay - x&y
clor - clor
bloc party - silent alarm
franz ferdinand - you could have it so much better
sufjan stevens - come on feel the illinoise
antony and the johnsons - i am a bird now
lcd soundsystem
hot hot heat - elevator
sigur ros - takk
the chemical brothers - push the button
aqueduct - i sold gold
tom vek - we have sound
the mars volta - frances the mute
ryan adams - cold roses
kings of leon - aha shake heartbreak
queens of the stone age - lullibies to paralyze
beck - guerro
green day - american idiot
my morning jacket - z
system of a down - mezmerize
the bravery
the rakes - capture/release
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Old 01-10-2006, 04:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
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You attacked that guy for liking Death Cab for Cutie and then listed Babyshambles, Bright Eyes, and The Darkness as your favorites of last year, AND called BSS a disappointment?
I think 2005 in general was a gigantic disappointment, and yes Broken Social Scene is a huge disappointment. There are 17 different members, and the only song I liked on the record was 7/4 (Shoreline).

My choices for records of the year reflect how bad of a year in music it was, save White Stripes & Fretwell. A band straight from the 80s who sounds like Queen gets a tip of my hat. A singer-songwriter compared to Dylan gets a tip. And Babyshambles, I explained.

I can't get away from Death Cab. If I'm driving my daughter to school it's on two different Pop stations. If I'm sitting at home watching television with her it's all over MTV. It reminds me of Good Charlotte and Simple Plan, and those are two of the worst bands I've ever, ever heard.

BTW, I wouldn't call a negative reply an "attack", DCfC was one of the few albums I disagreed with. I said "you must be a part of the MTV generation" not 'What the hell is wrong with your list'... Sorry for having my opinion.


Adidas: If **** Forever is the only Babyshambles song you've heard you're missing out. It isn't a good song, it reminds me of the Vines' **** The World. Like I said, La Belle et la Bete is the best song on the record, and the rest is just a great Pistols reminder.
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I think 2005 in general was a gigantic disappointment, and yes Broken Social Scene is a huge disappointment. There are 17 different members, and the only song I liked on the record was 7/4 (Shoreline).

My choices for records of the year reflect how bad of a year in music it was, save White Stripes & Fretwell. A band straight from the 80s who sounds like Queen gets a tip of my hat. A singer-songwriter compared to Dylan gets a tip. And Babyshambles, I explained.

I can't get away from Death Cab. If I'm driving my daughter to school it's on two different Pop stations. If I'm sitting at home watching television with her it's all over MTV. It reminds me of Good Charlotte and Simple Plan, and those are two of the worst bands I've ever, ever heard.

BTW, I wouldn't call a negative reply an "attack", DCfC was one of the few albums I disagreed with. I said "you must be a part of the MTV generation" not 'What the hell is wrong with your list'... Sorry for having my opinion.


Adidas: If **** Forever is the only Babyshambles song you've heard you're missing out. It isn't a good song, it reminds me of the Vines' **** The World. Like I said, La Belle et la Bete is the best song on the record, and the rest is just a great Pistols reminder.
no, there was another song, i can't remember the name, but it was just as bland as fuck forever
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So you can think of ONE Babyshambles song and call them an "absolutely horrible band".

Right.

If I hadn't listened to a record at least three times through, I wouldn't be in a place to judge a record. Listening to two 'hits' on the radio puts you in no place to judge a band.
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I think 2005 in general was a gigantic disappointment, and yes Broken Social Scene is a huge disappointment. There are 17 different members, and the only song I liked on the record was 7/4 (Shoreline).

My choices for records of the year reflect how bad of a year in music it was, save White Stripes & Fretwell. A band straight from the 80s who sounds like Queen gets a tip of my hat. A singer-songwriter compared to Dylan gets a tip. And Babyshambles, I explained.

I think all your list shows is how little effort you want to put into finding music you enjoy. Last year was an amazing year for music, I think it was the best year of the 00s so far. I found around 100 albums I loved (or just liked a lot) last year, and you only managed to find a handful?

And I thought BSS' album was great, but to each their own. You should listen to You Forgot It In People if you haven't heard it already.
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I think all your list shows is how little effort you want to put into finding music you enjoy.
I only listed my top 5. For the most part, I agree with alot of what Indi posted, it's not that I didn't search for good music.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Decemberists, Hot Hot Heat, LCD Soundsystem, Sufjan Stevens, Of Montreal, Mars Volta, Wilco, Animal Collective, & The Chemical Brothers. I wouldn't go out on a limb and say there were '100' albums I enjoyed this year. Maybe your personal taste is very, very wide open, but I couldn't list one hundred albums I LOVED in any year.
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WOW - it's good to see that everyone has such a wide variety of stuff they bought / downloaded / listened to this past year - and kind of bizarre that I didn't get one single CD listed by anyone. I like that actually. Most of my purchases / downloads this past year were catalogue fillers because the vast majority of what's current just doesn't appeal to me. I must be getting old.
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So you can think of ONE Babyshambles song and call them an "absolutely horrible band".

Right.

If I hadn't listened to a record at least three times through, I wouldn't be in a place to judge a record. Listening to two 'hits' on the radio puts you in no place to judge a band.
well that's a bit of a daft statement isn't it? if i absolutely detested those two songs i should get the album anyway and listen through it half a dosen times so i can judge if they're good or not? em.......noooo....i don't think it works that way.....i think i can judge what's good and what's not ( for me ) based on two songs thankyaverymuch....
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Black_Jack_Davey - I'm still lost how your arguement against dcfc is mainly it's overexposed (and then comparing them to Charlotte and Simple Plan is just plain silly I must say) but then list off Weezer, System of A Down, Babyshambles, Darkness, White Stripes as good music... Surely you see the hypocrisy there...?! While I'm not in the US, surely the bands you like are much more available Radio/Mtv?!

Also - as for babyshambles, they are a 1 trick band (well, not really any tricks except for being a junked up f**k head...) and you only need to hear 1 song of theirs to hear ALL of their songs and you know it! Again, heard the album, seen them live... they are utter ****e. I know you weren't so rude about dcfc (and I apologize) but it must be said about babyshambles... Not an original bone in one of the band members bodies and I wish people would stop supporting them so he could get himself sorted out and get back in a chip shop (never to bore anyone with his 'music' again)... Darkness I've had the same arguements with some (older) guitar friends from work... They think he's 'fun' and 'in the spirit' of some of the bands they used to like. Well.. i never liked those bands to begin with and certainly want nothing to do with another completely unoriginal band rehashing other peoples songs...

Anyways, we can agree to disagree on these few bands - lol. looks like we agree more than not once you list more than your top 5

Adidasss - Tom Vek and Ryan Adams I've not heard yet.. thx for reminding me to get those (as I have a sneaking suspicion I'll think they should be in my top 50 list)
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