Friday, December 30, 2005

Best.

My 2005 Pazz N Jop ballot, with some caveats.
Many interesting albums not heard. At all. As usual.
And even more singles.
Where's the jazz?
Still in my iPod.
Actually, I don't have an iPod.
Coulda/shoulda/woulda: One Kiss Can Lead To Another box set - if I had digested it in time; Art Brut's Bang Bang Rock N Roll - if it had been released in an affordable domestic version (next year?); Wayne Shorter's Beyond the Sound Barrier - if I could hear it apart from his incandescant Carnegie Hall show.
Singles in alphabetical order.
No songs from my fave albums.
Mostly songs from really good albums that didn't make the cut.
ie, Mountain Goats.
ie, Isolee.
ie, White Stripes.
What, no Four Tet?
And for the record, I hate John Lennon's "Imagine." Soppy tripe.
But Vijay's version is sublime. Needs to heard to be believed.
Here's the rundown.

ALBUMS:
1. New Pornographers - Twin Cinemas - Matador (20)
2. M.I.A. - Arular - XL (18)
3. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods - Sub Pop (15)
4. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem - DFA (12)
5. Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt - Kemado (8)
6. Various Artists - Run the Road - Vice (7)
7. Kanye West - Late Registration - Roc-A-Fella (5)
8. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois - Asthmatic Kitty (5)
9. Various Artists - World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 3: Love's A Real Thing - Luaka Bop (5)
10. Go-Betweens - Oceans Apart - Yep Roc (5)

SINGLES:
1. Art Brut - Formed A Band - Fierce Panda
2. Boredoms - Seadrum - Vice
3. Broadcast - Michael A Grammar - Warp
4. Futureheads - Hounds of Love - 679
5. Isolee - Shrapnell - Playhouse
6. Vijay Iyer - Imagine - Savoy
7. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Welcome to Jamrock - Universal
8. Mountain Goats - This Year - 4AD
9. Mountain Goats - Love Love Love - 4AD
10. White Stripes - My Doorbell - V2

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jugi said...

What, no DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE?

1:28 PM  
Blogger Chilly Jay Chill said...

Always with the humor.

Actually, I could never grok the DEATH CAB for some reason, but do love THE POSTAL SERVICE. Go figure.

3:29 PM  

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