Friday, December 23, 2005


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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