Follow up LP is very good too imo
Funeral seemed like the best at the time but in retrospect was just a load of droney moaning. Like a lot of the white guy guitar bands from this era they sent a lot of people on a misdirected lifetime’s quest chasing more and more droney white guy bands, shame.
Madvillainy was great. Idk tho I didnt listen to all the albums that year. Just Googled a load of my fave albums from that time and looks like they were all 2005. Shrug
Agree with your general point about moany guitar bands but I disagree about applying it to Funeral (although if fits the bill with a lot of later arcade fire stuff). Songs like ‘Wake up’ and ‘Tunnels’ are exuberant and full of energy: don’t find them moany/droney at all.
TV On The Radio - Desperate Youth, Bloody Thirsty Babes (my fav of theirs)
Comets On Fire - Blue Cathedral
Mark Lanegan Band - Bubblegum
Presses play on The Lost Riots
Been toooo long
Thee More Shallows - More Deep Cuts
Detachment Kit - Off This Blood
Max Richter - Blue Notebooks
Blonde Redhead - Misery is a Butterfly
The Boats - Songs by the Sea
Pinback - Summer in Abbadon
Sufjan - Seven Swans
Hood - Oustsider Closer
My favourite year for releases this century:
- Arcade Fire - Funeral
- Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
- Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
That was what I chose in 2004 and I’d stick by it though there were loads of great releases that year
@sean can you do this again for 2005 next year please? Thoroughly enjoyed going back to some of these albums this week
I was considering doing 2009 in a few months time. So yes, I think as a way of trying to grapple a show into shape from all the music ever released, this parameter is helpful at focussing my mind and I’m glad you enjoyed it too.
I listened to Hopes & Fears a lot this past month, might be my favourite pop rock album of all time I think.
Mine is the exact same
I remember buying Funeral by Arcade Fire and You Fail Me by Converge on the same trip to HMV, 2004 was quite a gateway year for me
Been spinning some great records I’ve not listened to in ages thanks to this thead - thanks all.
Would anyone be interested in a 2005 listening club?
Could do one a week or so.
Yes! Not quite as many all time faves from memory as 2004 but I bet another thread like this would remind me of plenty
This thread has been great - so many records to check out and just a great way to review and revisit old favourites. Almost suggested doing this but going right back to I dunno '65 or something but maybe this has worked because mid-2000s hits a sweet spot for a lot of DiSers?
Id be interested in a series where people picked their 3 faves from each year starting in 65. Would be a great way to find new records I haven’t heard
Definitely. I already feel ancient, expressing surprise that this is 15 fucking years old already will only make it worse! https://open.spotify.com/track/7LK7dQtymjmIBM8O7wSeTp?si=a1N-dP_7Shi4HATeEw7EeA
(It’s Robyn in case the link preview doesn’t work)
Looking forward to some 2005 nostalgia actually…
Absolutely!!! Great choices!!!
One of my favourite alt/indie rock albums came out in the year 2004. Kasabian’s self-titled debut album. Absolutely love it! Still listen to it a lot to this day!!