Friday, January 27, 2006

Top 16 CD's I Got in '05

In no particular order:

1. Plans, Death Cab for Cutie
2. Free, Cat Power
3. LaDeDa, Joel Plaskett
4. Broken, Luke Doucet
5. The Dusty Foot Philosopher, K'Naan
6. No Never Alone, Justin Rutledge and the Junction Forty
7. What Comes After the Blues, Magnolia Electric Co
8. Jacksonville City Nights, Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
9. Old World Underground, Where are You Now?, Metric
10. The Tipping Point, The Roots
11. Fair & Square, John Prine
12. Songs for Jim, Greg Keelor
13. The Craft, Blackalicious
14. Dear Heather, Leonard Cohen
15. Joyful Rebellion, K-Os
16. Naturally, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings



Hey B.B.,

It's Andy K, your comrade from Five Word Stories. Just wondering about your list as I've been out of sync with what's what in the world of music for the past couple of years (long story but essentially due to location and a lack of interest in expanding my CD collection).

I was wondering whether any of the artists/albums you mentioned had any of the following traits:

1) World music (non-English or featuring non-English-speaking artists).
2) Not driven by electric guitars, bass and drums.
3) Predominantly mood based, where sounds rather than lyrics came to the fore.
4) Anything in the vein of Sigur Ros.

If you have the inclination, I'd appreciate your feedback.

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