Saturday, January 15, 2005

First Annual Bonanza of Dubious Taste

After wasting weeks agonizing over how to do this blog's first Obligatory Year-End Thing and rejecting any number of possible formats, I've decided to go with what works and post a straightforward list. Discussion/breakdown of the list in small chunks (along with selected mp3s) to follow at two- or three-day intervals, and then I can write off the whole damned thing and start writing about 2005.

1. Junior Boys, Last Exit (Kin/Domino)
2. V/A, DFA Compilation #2 (DFA)
3. Madvillain, Madvillainy (Stones Throw)
4. Elliott Smith, From A Basement On A Hill (Anti)
5. Arthur Russell reissues (Calling Out of Context & World of Echo) (Audika)
6. Superpitcher, Here Comes Love (Kompakt)
7. Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
8. Rjd2, Since We Last Spoke (Def Jux)
9. Annie, Anniemal (679)
10. Can reissues- Monster Movie, Soundtracks, Tago Mago & Ege Bamyasi [Okay, so this is kind of a cheat, but I've really gotten into Can this year and Mute did a splendid job on the reissues.] (Mute/Spoon)
11. !!!, Louden Up Now (Touch & Go/Warp)
12. TTC, Batards Sensibles (Big Dada)
13. Air, Talkie Walkie (Astralwerks)
14. Interpol, Antics (Matador)
15. MF Doom, MM..Food (Rhymesayers)
16. Squarepusher, Ultravisitor (Warp)
17. Sixtoo, Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures (Ninja Tune)
18. DJ Signify, Sleep No More (Lex)
19. V/A, Kitsuné Midnight (Kitsuné)
20. Daedelus, Of Snowdonia (Plug Research)

EDIT Only three hours later and already I'm regretting leaving things off- starting with Phoenix's Alphabetical. But! The List stands as it is, dammit!

3 Comments:

At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

phoenix must be there! :'(

i think alphabetical was my no.3

Rich

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

I know- it's a fantastic album, and I think it probably should've taken MM..Food's space on the chart. I've decided to make amends by looking at one album that should have made the list with each mp3-update- Phoenix, Les Savy Fav, Death From Above 1979, etc. Really starting to regret letting Interpol stay on, too, and Squarepusher is too high. Ah well, if I start second-guessing myself now I'll never stop revising it...

 
At 6:54 AM, Anonymous ewan big dada said...

hi, cheers for adding TTC in your list.. the sensible bastards deserve it. just to let you know theres a free big dada gig in london on wednesday. the T bar shoreditch, 8 til 1, PART 2 and LOTEK HIFI. all for free. take it easy

also, look out for new NMS (ex company flow member) album out soon

 

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