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23 Dec 04

end of year lists. yawn.

i’m a blogger, and it’s that time of year again. i can’t help myself.

albums of the year:
1. mike o’neill – the owl
2. arcade fire – funeral
3. stars – set yourself on fire
4. sekiden – junior fiction
5. sondre lerche – two way monologue
6. ac newman – the slow wonder
7. memphis – i dreamed we fell apart
8. the remains of brian borcherdt – self-titled
9. sufjan stevens – greetings from michigan, the great lakes state
10. death from above 1979 – you’re a woman, i’m a machine

honourable mentions: feist – let it die, fiery furnaces – blueberry boat, by divine right – sweet confusion, franz ferdinand – self-titled, buck 65 – talkin’ honky blues, interpol – antics, controller.controller – history ep, the go! team – thunder lightning strike, junior boys – last exit

songs i’ve been obsessed with this year:
1. mike o’neill – stay with me
2. camouflage nights – it could be love
3. sekiden – s-t-a-y
4. feist – mushaboom
5. sondre lerche – two way monologue
6. brian borcherdt – “hers”
7. stars – your ex-lover is dead
8. sufjan stevens – detroit, lift up your weary head (rebuild! restore! reconsider!)
9. death cab for cutie – transatlanticism
10. gentleman reg – give me the chance to fall

honourable mentions: arcade fire – neighbourhood #1 (tunnels), the black keys – 10 am automatic, memphis – the second summer, ac newman – town halo, buck 65 – wicked and weird, fiery furnaces – straight street, tv on the radio – the wrong way, the mooney suzuki – alive & amplified, !!! – me and giuliani down by the schoolyard, k-os – dirty water

best live shows of the year:
1. arcade fire+ride theory – clark hall pub, kingston, sept 29/04
2. joel plaskett+pete elkas – grad club, kingston, nov 30/04
3. sondre lerche+golden republic – lee’s palace, toronto, oct 30/04
4. apples in stereo+high water marks, horseshoe, toronto, may 3/04
5. joel plaskett emergency+jason plumb – grad club, kingston, april 22/04
6. stars+marlowe – grad club, kingston, feb 11/04
7. constantines+jim guthrie – elixir, kingston, sept 30/04
8. controller.controller+uncut+magneta lane – grad club, kingston, dec 10/04
9. memphis+torngat+john hyde – rivoli, toronto, oct 29/04
10. matt barber+pete elkas – grad club, kingston, sept 11/04

my favouritest movies of the year:
1. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
2. napoleon dynamite
3. supersize me
4. garden state
5. city of god
6. touching the void
7. shaun of the dead
8. the incredibles
9. motorcycle diaries
10. the take

honourable mentions: big fish, kill bill 2, i heart huckabees, the control room

One Response to “end of year lists. yawn.”

  1. 1
    pager Says:

    scotto’s lists, for your perusal:
    albums
    1. death from above 1979 ñ youíre a woman, iím a machine
    2. arcade fire ñ funeral
    3. ac newman ñ the slow wonder
    4. walkmen ñ bows and arrows
    5. tv on the radio ñ desperate youth, blood thirsty babes
    6. interpol – antics
    7. franz ferdinand
    8. k-os ñ joyful rebellion
    9. eagles of death metal ñ peace, love, death metal
    10. dj danger mouse ñ the grey album

    songs
    1. the walkmen ñ little house of savages
    2. death from above 1979 ñ black history month
    3. ac newman ñ miracle drug
    4. arcade fire ñ wake up
    5. tv on the radio ñ satellite
    6. death from above 1979 ñ romantic rights
    7. k-os ñ emcee murdah
    8. hayden ñ home by saturday
    9. mark lanegan band – methamphetamine blues
    10. buck 65 ñ 463

    feel free to add your own.

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