Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More Top 10s!!!!

Here are some Top "10s" (lists, really) from friends... more things to argue about!!

(no particular order)
DCFC - Narrow Stairs
The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Beck - Modern Guilt
The Weepies - Hideaway
The Sleeping Years - We're Becoming Islands One By One
Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
Shingo Suzuki - The Abstract Truth
Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Fall Out Boy - Folie a Deux
Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us
Coldplay - Viva la Vida
Fleet Foxes - s/t

Biggest Disappointment:
Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger

1. The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
2. Nada Surf - Lucky
3. Muse - H.A.A.R.P.
4. Portishead - Third
5. Sigur Rós - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
6. Shai Hulud - Misanthropy Pure
7. Meshuggah - ObZen
8. Underoath - Lost In The Sound Of Separation
9. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
10. Dr. Manhattan - Dr. Manhattan
11. The Kooks - Konk
12. These Arms Are Snakes - Tail Swallower and Dove
13. Edison Glass - Time Is Fiction
14. Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
15. The Roots - Rising Down

Weezer - Red Album

Honorable Mentions
Jude - Cuba
Metallica - Death Magnetic

Yeasayer - All Hours Cymbal
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Fleet Foxes - s/t
She & Him - Volume One
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
Horse Feathers - House With No Name
Sigur Ros
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Kanye - 808s and Heartbreak
Conor Oberst - s/t

Honorable Mention:
DCFC - Narrow Stairs

Scarlett Johansson
Margot & the Nuclear So & So's

(no particular order)
Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us
Copeland - You Are My Sunshine
Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
Margot - Animal (/not animal, but mostly animal)
Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin - Pershing

1. The Mars Volta - Bedlam in Goliath
2. Protest the Hero - Fortress
3. Black Tide - Light From Above
4. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
5. David Seume - It Is What It Is
6. Metallica - Death Magnetic
7. Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony
8. Underoath - Lost in the Sound of Separation
9. Dragonforce - Ultra Beatdown

Single: Jackie Moon - Love Me Sexy


Lars said...

Yesss... thanks for top billing ;)

Can I request a few alterations? (I've made adjustments since I sent you that list.)

Remove Lovedrug, Culture Reject; move Fall Out Boy to main list; add Mates of State, Coldplay, and Fleet Foxes to list.

Done. Thanks.

Ek said...

Yeah, my complete list should actually be (in order)

The Mars Volta
Protest the Hero
Black Tide
Death Cab For Cutie
Dave Seume
Alkaline Trio - Agony & Irony

I'll also note that, to date, I have only listened to 9 2008 releases all the way through (I have ordered Edison Glass and Shai Hulud after reading Eric's top ten however). So this is more of a complete listing than the cream of the crop. That said, I'd recommend all of them except Underoath and Dragonforce. Also, if I made the list now, I might switch some of the albums in the middle around, but I'll stick with my original picks.

In Eric's defense, I did send this to him in at least three separate emails, so I can't blame him for not getting it completely 100% accurate.

Ek said...

Note - This was partly due to being busy but also because I got into a lot of older music this year. I was planning to do an '07 retrospective top ten on the Village Tavern and include this with them, but since that probably won't happen, here's my top five albums from before 2008 that I got into this year (all of which I would highly recommend):

1) Megadeth - Rust in Peace
2) Living Color - Vivid
3) David Bowie - Station to Station
4) Sunny Day Real Estate - Rising Tide
5) Space Hog - Resident Alien

Done for now.

Danimal said...

I must ask that you clarify - my list is in order as specified by me. 1-10.