Wednesday, December 21

My Tally of Pitchforks Top 50 of 2005


  • Fiery Furnaces - EP
  • Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
  • Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
  • Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary

Second Tier Faves
  • Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
  • The Decemberists - Picaresque
  • The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - S/T
  • Isolée - We Are Monster
  • M.I.A. - Arular

Need more Listens to form Opinion

  • M83 - Before The Dawn Heals Us
  • Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
  • New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
  • LCD Soundsystem - S/T
  • Kanye West - Late Registration


  • The Boy Least Likely To - The Best Pary Ever

Not In Top 50?

  • Caribou - The Milk Of Human Kindness
  • Broken Social Scene - S/T
  • Architecture In Helsinki - In Case We Die

The Next 2005 Albums I Want:

  • Ladytron - Witching Hour
  • The Clientele
  • Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Matt Sweeney - Superwolf
  • Love Is All
  • Antony & The Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
  • Deerhoof
  • The National - Alligator


DM said...

I Am A Bird Now did look interesting, and I've heard good things about Architecture in Helsinki. Caribou I'd not heard of until you started talking about them.

MIA just seems like it's from out of nowhere. First time I heard of them was yesterday, while checking out a Blender mag top 100 (and I went-who fucking knows about this?) and now they're like genital warts, man.

Kris said...

Also not in top 50: Edan. And Caribou? What the hell? We say this every year, but I think Pitchfork has jumped ye olde shark.

Good choices on the top 3. I forgot about the Fiery Furnaces EP until a few weeks ago when putting my final list together. It's very very good. Same with Superwolf.

fancyassbitch said...

I'll be in Spokane soon, and I own the Bonnie Prince Billy CD, I think. I have a couple. I'll bring them to burn, if you tpdmcxge.