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  • Bands I Saw In 2005

    Jan 3 2006, 10h41

    A Scanner Darkly (September 10, October 29)
    Audioslave (April 21)
    Big Business (June 10)
    Chiodos (September 30)
    Converge (September 21)
    Death Cab for Cutie (October 10)
    Doomriders (September 21)
    Hot Cross (March 27)
    Low (February 12)
    Neva Dinova (May 13)
    Pedro the Lion (February 12)
    Rilo Kiley (May 13)
    Ringside (May 1)
    Sons & Daughters (October 21)
    The Blood Brothers (June 10)
    The Decemberists (October 21)
    The Fall of Troy (September 30)
    The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower (June 10)
    Transistor Transistor (March 27, September 30)
    Weezer (May 1)
    Youth Group (October 10)

    Pictures from almost all of these shows can be seen at http://www.nickman.org/coppermine
  • Top Albums Of 2005

    Jan 2 2006, 11h04

    Top 30, in no particular order...


    AFX - Analords 01 - 11
    Audioslave - Out Of Exile
    Autechre - Untilted
    Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
    Cave In - Perfect Pitch Black
    Circa Survive - Juturna
    Curl Up And Die - The One Above All The End Of All That Is
    Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
    Doomriders - Black Thunder
    Dredg - Catch Without Arms
    Foo Fighters - In Your Honor
    Headphones - Headphones
    Jimmy Eat World - Stay On My Side Tonight
    John Vanderslice - Pixel Revolt
    Minus the Bear - Menos El Oso
    Norma Jean - O' God, The Aftermath
    Origin - Echoes Of Decimation
    Pelican - The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw
    Queens Of The Stone Age - Lullabies To Paralyze
    Red Sparowes - At The Soundless Dawn
    Say Hi To Your Mom - Ferocious Mopes
    The Decemberists - Picaresque
    The Fall Of Troy - Doppelganger
    The Fiction - Names
    The Holy Shroud - Ghost Repeaters
    The Most Serene Republic - Underwater Cinematographer
    The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
    The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
    Thrice - Vheissu
    Transistor Transistor - Erase All Names And Likeness


    Honorable mentions:

    A Day In Black And White - Notes
    Armor For Sleep - What To Do When You Are Dead
    Coliseum - Goddamage
    Dark Tranquillity - Character
    Gospel - The Moon Is A Dead World
    Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain
    Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
    The Locust - Safety Second, Body Last
    Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett
    Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary


    CDs I would have liked to listen to more:

    Aqueduct - I Sold Gold
    Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
    Cryptopsy - Once Was Not
    Hella - Church Gone Wild / Chirpin’ Hard
    Iron And Wine & Calexico - In The Reins
    Khanate - Capture And Release
    Nada Surf - The Weight Is A Gift
    Sufjan Stevens - Illinois