Friday, December 23, 2005

WANT '05: THE MUSIC

It's an impossible task, to set out to try and list every piece of music which made us go "woooo" this year, so this can only be an incomplete list... a very, very incomplete list.

22-20s Baby Brings Bad News 2004 album track given fresh life by the ever-wonderful Fashion TV music researchers


Arab Strap The Last Romance


Babyshambles La Belle et La Bete Album track


Bloc Party Silent Alarm


Bloc Party Silent Alarm remixed Same album, different shape


Brakes Give Blood


Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning


Bush, Kate Aerial


Chalets Feel The Machine Single


Clor Love and Pain


Coxon, Graham Freakin' Out Single


Cribs The New Fella


Deanna Varagona Trio The Goodbyes Have All Been Taken This actually came out in 2003, but I only found them through an MP3 blog this summer


Deus Pocket Revolution


Dresden Dolls Dresden Dolls Another 2004 album we took a while to discover


Duke Spirit Cuts Across The Land


Editors The Back Room


Feist Let It Die


Field Music Field Music


Forward Russia Thirteen/Fourteen Single


Franz Ferdinand Walk Away Single


Futureheads Futureheads


Giant Drag Kevin Is Gay single


Goldfrapp Supernature Really, what is the point of Madonna?


Half Man Half Biscuit Achtung Bono


Hard-Fi Tied Up Too Tight Single


Hayman, Darren Gray Hairs Live session track on Gideon Coe, 6Music


Help, She Can't Swim Committing Social Suicide


Idlewild Warnings/Promises


Kid Carpet Ideas and Oh Dears


Kills No Wow


Ladytron Wishing Hour


LCD Soundsystem Daft Punk Is Playing At My House Single, although only for the first three times we heard it


Little Flames Put Your Dukes Up, John Single


Long Blondes Appropriation By Another Name


Louis XIV Finding Out True Love Is Blind Single - wouldn't it have been sweet if the rest of the album had been as good?


Magneta Lane CBC Radio Sessions Um, radio sessions


Maximo Park Apply Some Pressure Single


Merritt, Tift Tambourine From 2004, but I only found her this year


MIA Arular This was alright, but nowhere near as great as some people would have told you


Patti Smith Horses Horses Buffed-up version of the original and a live reworking


Pipettes Dirty Mind Single


Priscillas Aloha From Holloway


Rakes 22 Grand Job


Ravonettes Pretty In Black


Razorlight Kirbys House Album track from the War Child collection; we suspect this might be their high water mark


Roger Sisters Three Fingers


Saint Etienne Tales From Turnpike House A likeable concept album


Similou Wild Beasts Album track


Sister Vanilla & Jim Reid Song For A Secret Sister and brother split single between themselves


Sleater-Kinney The Woods


Sons and Daughters Dance Me In Single


Stars Set Yourself On Fire


Stars of Track & Field You Came Here For The Sunset Last Year EP


Starsailor On The Outside No, nothing like Coldplay at all


Stevens, Rachel Come And Get It … while it's lukewarm rather than hot, admittedly


Sugababes Push The Button We're kind of glad they're over, we felt so dirty liking this


Tears Here Come The Tears


Union of Knives Evil Has Never Criminally over-looked single


Various Original Seeds Collection of stuff that inspired Nick Cave swelled by another collection


Various John Peel's Festive Fifteen Uncut giveaway


Various BBC Beethoven from Radio 3 Downloads


Veronica Theen


Wainwright III, Loudon White Winos As part of a live session on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 show


Wainwright, Martha Bloody Mother Fucking Arsehole Album track


Wainwright, Rufus Want


Warren Suicide Fulford increasingly Numanesque single


We Are Scientists With Love & Squalor


Wedding Present Take Fountain Resurrection of the original Gedge brand marks return to heartache


Young Knives Weekends and Bleakdays Live at V2005



1 comment:

sherlock said...

I Love the Young Knives. Shame there are so many new bands around because i don't think they've got the credit they deserve

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