December 30th, 2005


The afternoon

While I sit and listen to KEXP's top 2005, I'm going to try and recount my own list for you. I've almost got it all worked out, but I keep on remembering other albums or hearing an album on kexp that I missed. So that list isn't quite ready yet.

I thought about tackling some other sort of list for 2005. Best movies? Best tv shows? Best netflix rentals? Best concerts I saw?
I honestly hate making lists and trying to quantify this sort of stuff.

Instead of trying to figure any of this stuff out, I'm just going to stew on the music for a while longer and start drinking.

I have a new icon to replace Li'l Brudder as my default.
This amazing picture of me was taken by ashley!

My top 30 albums of 2005

1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
2. Doves - Some Cities
3. Eels - Blinking Lights & Other Revelations
4. Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
5. The Wedding Present - Take Fountain
6. Harvey Danger - Little by Little
7. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
8. Decemberists - Picaresque
9. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
10. Atmosphere - You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having

11. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
12. Blackalicious - The Craft
13. Why? - Elephant Eyelash
14. Ben Lee - Awake Is The New Sleep
15. Death Cab for Cutie - Plans
16. Bright Eyes - Digital Ash In A Digital Urn
17. Beck - Guero
18. Sage Francis - A Healthy Distrust
19. Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
20. Tom Waits - Real Gone

21. Coldplay - X&Y
22. Iron & Wine / Calexico - In The Reins
23. Louis XIV - The Best Little Secrets Are Kept
24. Low - The Great Destroyer
25. Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
26. Kasabian - Kasabian
27. Dangerdoom - The Mouse & the Mask
28. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
29. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
30. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better