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top songs of 2005 (Saturday November 5th, 2005 - 19:58)

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In response to others starting their Top 2005 lists I start on mine..

I’m sure a lot has been left off this list but here’s some of my favourite songs/EPs/albums (so far) from 2005 in band/artist alphabetical-ish order. Some are pop fruity punch (that someone I know will dislike in particular!), others miserable, but mainly nice head-nodding (note: not head-banging!) rock’n’roll:

Bernard Fanning – Wish You Well
British India – dang I don’t know the name of the song I really like.
BRMC – the “Howl” album is a gem especially the bonus track at the end of “The Line” that kicks in around the 5:15 mark.
Dustin’s Bar Mitzvah – Get Your Mood On
Faker – the Familiar; Love For Sale; and basically the whole “Addicted Romantic” album
the Glass Age – self titled EP
Grandaddy – Nature Anthem
Jim Reid – Song for a Secret (live version.. recorded will be as well once I hear it)
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict a Riot
the Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
Mercy Arms – Half Right; and the rest of the demo EP
Morning After Girls – Hi-Skies; Always Mine
Phonograph – Blame it all on me; and the rest of the “Sucker in the Cool” EP; the new live songs
Red Riders – Call on Me
the Saturns – Two Kinds of Ten; I Could be the One
Sister Vanilla – Slacker; Down
Sons & Daughters – Taste the Last Girl
Starky – Is This How It Ends
Tambalane – Little Miss Liar; Livin’ on the Upside; Become
tompaulin – Promised Land; 3 in the Morning; Seams
Vanlustbader – Scorcher; All She Sees is Stars; All You People

13 comments to “top songs of 2005”
lostmusic said on November 6th, 2005 at 12:28 am:

started making my best of 2005 CDs. Posted about these on my blogspot page. Lostmusic seems to have a problem at the moment. I hate chasing hosting companies.

Should be able to catch Phonograph in the coming week. I look forward to it.

niina said on November 6th, 2005 at 1:10 am:

I’ve been peeking in on your blog and that’s one of the inspirations for doing my own list.

I assume you mean catching Faker? Unless we’re getting confused about Phonograph UK vs Phonograph AU.

Faker will hopefully blow you away. You should take them a flower!

lostmusic said on November 6th, 2005 at 8:33 am:

i meant faker.

easy confused.

next time you are online – can you drop me an email, need to pick yr MySql brain.

Wiseblood said on November 6th, 2005 at 5:49 pm:

Pop fruity punch I can handle but I do NOT understand people getting off on the horrible Dylan-driven Americana bilge that BRMC are getting played on the radio. So awful, I want to claw my eardrums out. That album went straight back where it came from.

No Best Of 2005 list I could compile would exclude The Duke Spirit’s “Love Is An Unfamiliar Name”, Televise’s “If I Told You”, The Soviettes “Whoa” or Air Formation’s “Never Far Away”. Songs like those are as good as music gets this year, or any other. Maybe I’ll see what I can come up with as regards compilations. Sounds like I will be the only one speaking for some of my fave tunes this year ;).

Glad to see you haven’t given up on the music game, Aussiegirl :). Music is food.

scot said on November 6th, 2005 at 9:13 pm:


anyway, that tune by British India is called ‘Outside 109’

niina said on November 6th, 2005 at 9:24 pm:

I know for sure it’s not called ‘Outside 109’. Try again.

scot said on November 7th, 2005 at 5:47 pm:

Yes, it fucking is, go and look at their website or JJJ’s net 50.

scot said on November 7th, 2005 at 5:49 pm:

unless you are referring to one of their franz ferdinand covers written for the pure purpose of picking up one of the four groupies that follow them around in sydney – you know, the ones in nice new clash shirts.

scot said on November 7th, 2005 at 5:54 pm:

and speaking of starky (who are on your list) I have a parade to rain on. After handing in my final essay and then tremolo gazing for three hours, I took myself off to celebrate the end of uni by seeing a film. Who is lining upin front of I but none other then starky lead singer…and his lovely girlfriend. Sorry.

niina said on November 7th, 2005 at 6:44 pm:

scot, picture me glaring at you but unable to hold back a little chuckle.

The British India song -I- like is not called ‘Outside 109’, I checked that one out online and that’s not the one.

And I think it’s just lovely that the Starky man has a lovely girlfriend. More love is needed in the world these days.

Megan said on November 7th, 2005 at 9:35 pm:

Is the British India song called “Revolver” ???

scot said on November 7th, 2005 at 9:47 pm:

Oh, those vanlustbader songs are like so 2004, get with the programme (You can glare and chuckle at that too cos I am so cute and easily get away with being a little shit)

Wiseblood said on November 8th, 2005 at 10:03 am:

D’oh! Follow the links and ye shall find. I’ll have to check the official sites out when I get home.