In response to Ryan’s music post, I will offer my 5 favorite albums I have purchased this year. Note: this does not necessarily mean these albums actually came out this year, it simply means that we discovered them this year. If you want new indie music from this year I would refer you to Steve McCoy. No one knows new indie music better than midwestern surburban SBC pastors.
Now, for my top five in no particular order
Okay so maybe I lied when I said there was no particular order. This is my favorite album. We Are Scientists just plain rock. As I always say, I like my emo to have a heavy guitar. This got more play on my ipod than anything else.
Credit goes to Tom Schmidt for turning me on to these guys. The different sound coming through make for a wonderful experience. Most times I simply like things that rock, but if you can come up with s a techno-rock ballad that can only be described as a modern Bohemian Rhapsody (Knights of Cydonia), well then you earn spot number 2.
This UK band has a garage band sound, and when you get done listening to the CD you feel like you should smell like smoke from a dive bar in London. Just a hard dirty sound, best for working out, or driving fast. Vicky’s hates this CD.
I feel stupid for not discovering the Strokes before. Sometimes you can’t tell if they have a dance groove, and emo vibe, or are just a rock band. The CD translates to so many different scenes. Running, reading, or just hanging out. Since this was a late addition, I debated waiting to include it on next years list due to how much play it should get next year, but oh well, its too good to omit.
Great mellow stuff. I’m not sure if Keane even uses a guitar. I saw them on an SNL re-run and all they had on stage was a keyboard, a drum kit, and their creepy, pudgy, tight clothes wearing singer. That experience almost made me not listen to their stuff, but there inclusion on this list is a testament to how good it is.
Snow Patrol is just amazing. Just a great mellow sound that I could listen to over and over.
Honorable Mention: Step Outside Yourself – Over It, Green is the Now – Chris Heifner, A Weekend in the City – Bloc Party, The Sun and The Moon – The Bravery, Light Grenades – Incubus, Young Modern – Silverchair
Later today I assume Ryan will put a top five out for: books, blogs, beers, etc.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE – Let’s Have Some Fun with this. Post your top albums in the comment section, this could be a cool discussion.
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