Thursday, January 12, 2006

The first of the lists

Here is my off-the-cuff list of my Top 12 favorite albums of 2005 (12 is a random number, I realize):

12. Tales from the Turnpike House - St. Etienne
More tongue-in-cheek poppiness from the masters

11. Some Cities - Doves
"Black and White Town" makes the cut on the best songs of the year list

10. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
An aural extravaganza of mood

9. The Understanding - Royksopp
Norwegian dance at its most fun

8. Push the Button - The Chemical Brothers
Big. Heavy. Marvo Ging.

7. Thunder, Lightning, Crash - The Go! Team
Like a gooey piece of candy, but for your ears

6. Set Yourself on Fire - Stars
The Canadians are coming!

5. X&Y - Coldplay
I guess this makes me trendy. I might as well be wearing a LiveStrong bracelet.

4. Plans - Death Cab for Cutie
This album has grown and grown on me

3. Hello, Dear Wind - Page France
Glorious, melodic, Jesusy

2. Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
A glittering gem in the coal bin of music

1. Picaresque - The Decemberists
No explanation necessary

How trendily charming.

For a much more indie-friendly (and far more literately written) list, please check out my friend Jake's list. I defer to and am humbled by his indieness.


At 12:10 PM, Blogger Pixie posited...

What a beautiful list. I realize how mainstream I am when reading it. I hope you are enjoying college. Hope to talk to you soon. steph

At 1:59 PM, Blogger Josh posited...

You should check out Animal Collective.

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

I wish I was that indie.

At 4:33 PM, Blogger matt posited...

i own six of the albums listed, including your top five. your good taste did indeed rub off on me

At 7:13 PM, Blogger Josh posited...

Owning is different than actually listening to, Capelle.

At 7:28 PM, Blogger *Nicole Elizabeth* posited...

I've heard of most of those bands, however I'm sad to say I'm not very familiar with more than two... i know, slap me in the face!

At 7:52 PM, Blogger popGOEStheWEASEL posited...

Hey Mr. Wanninger, this is Kelsey Patton, from BHS. Ashley Hillstrom told me about your blog. I miss you around the school, theres no one to talk to about things that are actually's all "blah!" Well thats how I feel at least. Talk to you soon


At 9:20 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

Hi Kelsey. Thanks! I miss everyone there too, but college is going very well.
Stop by again.

JV (and Steph) -- I guess my list is kind of indie, except for a couple. But I just like what I like, so that's good I guess.

At 10:28 PM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

Music is music for the most part.

At 11:20 PM, Blogger uhhh...Zach posited...

haha its not that indie

At 12:51 PM, Blogger Tom posited...

but, i mean, aren't bands either indie or not indie? technically, i dont think that there are varying degrees of indieness...

At 1:35 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

True, Tom. But I was concerned about the "indieness" of the list as a whole (and thus the indieness of me as a person, and thus my worth as a human being), not of indivdual groups.

At 12:59 PM, Blogger Christie posited...

I just bought Thunder, Lightning, Crash ( I can't believe we missed these guys live), and Illinois.
The rest of your list is stuff I already have and love, or just crap.

More lists, please.
You're the new Oprah.

At 2:15 AM, Anonymous Kelsey P. posited...

I'm glad to hear that college is going well. I'll make sure to visit often, it's nice that I'll be able to find some way to get ahold of you, if I need any help with life. Haha, I'm sure I'll be back soon. By the way I moved out of my house:) I'm so excited about everything that's going on right now. It's great! Just keeping you updated :)


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