Musical Moments of 2005
By Jeezus i love my sounds. Running off of a conversation last night with my beloved and Sean, Nick and Eliane here are my favourtie musical moments of 2005. Albums, songs and gigs.
I am a bird now - Antony & the Johnsons
This album just got under my skin after the record label sent it into the office. It sounds like nothing else i know and is simple beautiful.
Thunder Lightning Strike - The Go! Team
Even dead people jump up and down to this album.
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
Just so good.
Demon Days - Gorillaz
Damon gets a big push from Dangermouse and creates maybe the most perfect album of the year. And it's got Sean Ryder and Dennis Hopper on it!
Dangerdoom - Dangermouse + MF Doom
Dangermouse can do no wrong. Hip-Hop superhero concept album in which Space Ghost makes a guest apperance. Totally off the planet, but great fun
The Ouch. The Touch - The Grates
Snap, crackle and pop.
Get Behind me Satan - The White Stripes
What can you say. Have these two made a dud album yet?
Funeral - Arcade Fire
I've only had the album a week but it's something i'm enjoying the heck out of. Maybe it's because i'm dying for a new Pixies album and this fills the void.
In case we die - Architecture in Helsinki
Employment - Kaiser Chiefs
Sure they may be a Clash rip-off but the Clash ain't done nuthin in years.
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
Daft Punk can play at my house any day!
Takk - Sigur Ross
Sigur Ross are my discovery of the year.
Wolfmother - Wolfmother
Massively hyped and actually worth it.
One Thing - Amalie
A pop song that goes to number one in this country with just drums and a single guitar chord. Infectious, fun and a musical oddity in the ARIA charts.
Middle of the Hill - Josh Pyke
A song that just got under my skin from the first listen. Great potential but why do i get the feeling he will just end up as the next Big Fat Lloydy?
Flame Trees - Sarah Blasko
One of the Chisel's best done as a torch song.
Clare Bowditch @ ANU
What a voice!
Wolfmother @ ANU
What a show!
Big Day Out
What a day, the Spree and The Chemical Brothers!
Darren Hanlon @ Tilleys
The last show i'll see there and what a way to see it out.