It's getting close to the end of the year and i've been thinking about my favourite records from this past year. Last year i did a sort of top 10 albums of the year, naming N.E.R.D.
's "Fly Or Die" the number 1 (yes you read that correctly). I've been listening to what i think are the best albums of 2005, but before i start compiling the final list, there's a couple more releases to consider. Pharrell
, for example, has a solo album coming out in Dec. The first single, with Gwen Stefani
, is pretty much rubbish, but i have faith that the man will have some killer album tracks. Untill then, i'm enjoying listening to what will no doubt be among the top 10, Supergrass
' "Road to Rouen". It sounds good anytime.
To recap last year's list:
10) the Beastie Boys - To the 5 Buroughs
9) Air - Talkie Walkie
8) Gwen Stefani - Love, Angel, Music, Baby
7) the Vines - Winning Days
6) the Thievery Corporation - the Outernational Sound
5) the Thrills - Let's Bottle Bohemia
4) DJ Nu-Mark - Hands On
3) Razorlight - Up All Night
2) the Black Keys - Rubber Factory/ the Datsuns - Outta Sight/Outta Mind (tie)
1) N.E.R.D. - Fly Or Die
Looking at this list again, i like alot of the choices,but man did i get sick of Gwen's disc. It didn't help the airplay that her singles got. Who needs to be bombarded by Hollaback girl like that? Also that Beastie Boys Disc i doubt i've listened to since '04. The rest are all still albums i really enjoy listening to.