Thursday, March 01, 2007

all the fun lists by kotj

i suck at doing an all-time list of albums. so breaking it down into these little nuggets is way fucking easier. this should sate your cravings.

best albums of 2006:

1. ghostface killah - fishscale
2. be your own pet
3. clipse - hell hath no fury
4. the roots - game theory
5. gnarls barkley - st. elsewhere

2005:

1. sleater-kinney - the woods
2. clem snide - end of love
3. wussy - funeral dress
4. the mountain goats - the sunset tree
5. gogol bordello - gypsy punks: underdog world strike

2004:

1. the hives - tyrannosaurus hives
2. nellie mckay - get away from me
3. the arcade fire - funeral
4. rilo kiley - more adventurous
5. sonic youth - sonic nurse

2003:

1. cursive - the ugly organ
2. yo la tengo - summer sun
3. the shins - chutes too narrow
4. liz phair
5. buck 65 - talkin' honky blues

2002:

1. rhett miller - the instigator
2. the mountain goats - tallahassee
3. spoon - kill the moonlight
4. kimya dawson - i'm sorry that sometimes i'm mean
5. imperial teen - on

2001:

1. the shins - oh, inverted world
2. radiohead - amnesiac
3. old 97s - satellite rides
4. the dismemberment plan - change
5. jay-z - the blueprint

2000:

1. eminem - the marshall mathers lp
2. sleater-kinney - all hands on the bad one
3. sonic youth - nyc ghosts & flowers
4. pj harvey - stories from the city, stories from the sea
5. common - like water for chocolate

1999:

1. the dismemberment plan - emergency & i
2. jay-z - vol. 3. . .the life and times of s. carter
3. the magnetic fields - 69 love songs
4. le tigre
5. old 97s - fight songs

1998:

1. sonic youth - a thousand leaves
2. sunny day real estate - how it feels to be something on
3. pearl jam - yield
4. liz phair - whitechocolatespaceegg
5. local h - pack up the cats

1997:

1. radiohead - ok computer
2. old 97s - too far to care
3. yo la tengo - i can hear the heart beating as one
4. sleater-kinney - dig me out
5. that dog. - retreat from the sun

1996:
1. dj shadow - endtroducing. . . .dj shadow
2. r.e.m. - new adventures in hi-fi
3. pearl jam - no code
4. sleater-kinney - call the doctor
5. bikini kill - reject all american

1995:
1. tricky - maxinquaye
2. luna - penthouse
3. archers of loaf - vee vee
4. green day - insomniac
5. that dog - totally crushed out!

1994:
1. nirvana - unplugged in new york
2. latin playboys -
3. sonic youth - experimental jet set, trash, and no star
4. sugar - file under: easy listening
5. r.e.m. - monster

1993:
1. liz phair - exile in guyville
2. pj harvey - rid of me
3. archers of loaf - icky mettle
4. nirvana - in utero
5. wu-tang clan - enter the wu-tang (36 chambers)

1992: tom waits - bone machine
1991: my bloody valentine - loveless
1990: the chills - submarine bells
1989: i can't recall a 1989 album i play on a regular basis
1988: sonic youth - daydream nation
1987: or 1987, but that's okay cuz i have two for 1986 to make up for it
1986: paul simon - graceland
the indestructible beats of soweto
1985: the velvet underground - vu
1984: the replacements - let it be
1983: jonathan richman - jonathan sings!
1982: marshall crenshaw
1981: x - wild gift
1980: the clash - london calling
1979: nick lowe - labour of lust
1978: elvis costello - this year's model
1977: television - marquee moon
1976: eno - another green world
1975: bob dylan - blood on the tracks
1974: new york dolls in too much too soon
1973: iggy & the stooges - raw power
1972: the allman brothers band - eat a peach
1971: led zeppelin IV
1970: the velvet underground - loaded
1969: the velvet underground
1968: (nothing really, so i'll do three for 1967)
1967: the who sell out
beach boys - wild honey
bob dylan - highway 61 revisited
1966: bob dylan - blonde on blonde
1965: the beatles - rubber soul

if i play anything older than 1965 it is not often.

best "world" music:
1. the indestructible beat of soweto
2. gogol bordello - gypsy punks: underdog world strike
3. tom ze - brazil classics vol. 4: the best of tom ze
4. the rough guide to youssou n'dour & etoile de dakar
5. fela kuti - the best best of fela kuti
6. oumou sangare - oumou
7. franco & rochereau - omona wapi
8. red hot + riot
9. ali farka toure - the river
10. the rough guide to bhangra dance

best hiphop:
1. ghostface killah - fishscale
2. jay-z - vol. 3. . . .the life and times of s. carter
3. eminem - the marshall mathers lp
4. clipse - hell hath no fury
5. common - like water for chocolate
6. the notorious b.i.g. - ready to die
7. the roots - game theory
8. wu-tang clan - the w
9. lil' wayne - tha carter II
10. jurassic 5 ep

best of the best:
1. radiohead - ok computer
2. liz phair - exile in guyville
3. pj harvey - rid of me
4. dj shadow - endtroducing. . . .dj shadow
5. tricky - maxinquaye
6. the dismemberment plan - emergency & i
7. sonic youth - a thousand leaves
8. sleater-kinney - the woods
9. ghostface killah - fishscale
10. old 97s - too far to care

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