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Best Singles of the Year


1. Maximo Park – Graffiti

2. The Rakes – Retreat

3. Sons and Daughters – Dance Me In

4. Arctic Monkeys – I bet you look good on the dancefloor

5. Maximo Park – Apply some pressure

6. Clor – Making you all mine

7. Art Brut – Good Weekend

8. Helen Love – Debbie Loves Joey

9. Arcade Fire – Rebellion (lies)

10. Cribs – Hey Scenester

11. The Lodger – Many thanks for your honest opinion

12. Art Brut – Emily Kane

13. Pipettes – School Uniform

14. The Brakes – All night disco party

15. Maximo Park – Going Missing

16. The Chalets – Feel the machine

17. The Rakes – 22 Grand Job

18. The Levellers – Make u happy

19. Kaiser Chiefs – Everyday I love you less and less

20. Girls Aloud – Long hot summer

21. The Bees – Chicken Payback

22. The Knife – Pass it along

23. Le Tigre – TKO

24. Happy Monday – Playground Superstar

25. Duke Spirit - Love is a unfamiliar name

26. The Rakes – Work Work Work

27. The Subways – Oh Yeah

28. Hard Fi – Hard to beat

29. Interpol – Evil

30. Magic Numbers – Forever Lost

31. The Editors – Bullets

32. Video Club – Teenage Disco

33. Clor – Love and Pain

34. The Chalets – Nightrocker EP

35. We Are Scientists – Great Escape

36. The Others – William

37. The Doves – Black and White Town

38. Jimbob – Dumb and Dumber

39. Louie – Trees

40. Lady Sovereign – 9 to 5

41. Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood

42. Futureheads – Hounds of Love

43. Go! Team – Bottle Rocket

44. Do Me Bad Things – Whats Hideous?

45. Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God

46. El Presidente – Without You

47. Stereophonics - Dakota

48. Charlotte Hatherley – Bastardo

49. Abdoujaparov – Pop Pop Pop

50. The Bravery – An honest mistake


Now I haven’t brought a great deal of albums, I’m more a singles man and the one’s I have brought I tend to lob on my MP3 player and wait for them to arrive on random, these are 10 in no order that I seem to recall liking this year, but this isn’t a definite list, they are in alphabetical order rather than order of favourite


Arcade Fire

Art Brut


Bloc Party



Kaiser Chiefs

Le Tigre


Video Club


Top 20 Gigs as far as I can remember:


1. Jimbob’s 3 days at The Water Rats (Jims Super Stereoworld being gig of the year)

2. Get Loaded in the Park (Happy Mondays / The Farm / Fatboy Slim / Flowered Up)

3. Pop Will Eat Itself – Shepards Bush Empire

4. Art Brut in St. Albans

5. Kasabian – Astoria

6. Video Club / Ciccone / Jimbob and Abdou at The Windmill

7. The Farm / Happy Mondays – Brixton Academy

8. Art Brut – Purple Turtle

9. Jimbob’s Christmas Concert

10. Pixies at Alexander Palace

11. TDK Music Festival, Kings X (The Bees / Magic Numbers / The Others / Goldfrapp)

12. The Waiting Room in Shepards Bush walkabout

13. The Rakes – Camden Barfly

14. Maximo Park – Leeds Festival

15. Flowered Up – Turnmills

16. Pipettes / Louie – Borderline

17. Wedding Present – Camden Crawl (whole of Camden Crawl actually – The Research / The Chalets and Art Brut)

18. XFM Big Night Out – Brixton Academy (Hard Fi and Do Me Bad Things)

19. El Presidente – Turnmills

20. Bloc Party – Barfly, Camden

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Top 50 Tracks of the Year- not quite as cool and selective as yours. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


1. Royksopp - What Else is There?(Thin White Duke Mix)

2. Oasis - Let there Be Love

3. Franz Ferdinand - Walk Away

4. Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God!

5. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Richard X remix)

6. White Stripes - My Doorbell

7. Christopher Just - I'm A Disco Dancer (John Tejada 2005 Mix)

8. Sugababes - Push the Button

9. My Chemical Romance vs. The Used - Under Pressure

10. Soulwax - NY Excuse

11. Prodigy/Pendulum - Voodoo People

12. The Futureheads - Days & Nights

13. Go! Team - Bottlerocket

14. The Bravery- An Honest Mistake

15. Louis XIV - Finding Out True Love Is Blind

16. Goldfrapp - No.1

17. Gorillaz - Dirty Harry(Jon Carter Mix)

18. Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure

19. Arcade Fire - Wake Up

20. Maximo Park - Graffiti

21. Editors - Bullets

22. Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco

23. Magic Numbers - Forever Lost

24. Cat Power - The Greatest

25. Magic Numbers- Love Is A Game

26. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing In My House

27. Test Icicles - Circle, Square, Triangle

28. The Coral - In The Morning

29. Kaiser Chiefs - Everyday I Love You Less and Less

30. Gnarls Barkley - 2 of Them

31. Dead 60's - Riot Radio

32. Futureheads - Hounds Of Love

33. Amerie - 1 Thing

34. White Stripes - Blue Orchid (High Contrast Mix)

35. Chemical Bros. - Galvanize

36. British Sea Power - Please Stand Up

37. Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot

38. Razorlight - Somewhere Else

39. Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To

40. Bedouin Soundclash - When the Night Feels My Song

41. Lil Kim - Lighters Up

42. Pendulum - Hold Your Colour

43. Mylo - Into Your Arms

44. Madonna - Hung Up

45. Bromhead's Jacket - What If's & Maybes

46. Chemical Bros. - The Boxer

47. Mylo - Muscle Cars (Sander Kleinenberg Mix)

48. Bloc Party - Two More Years

49.White Stripes -Take,Take,Take

50. Supergrass - St.Petersberg

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Top 10 tracks (discovered) this year:

1. Muse - feeling good

2. Arctic Monkeys - I bet you look good on the dance floor.

3. [Dweeb] - shine-o-matic

4. Incubus - drive

5. [dweeb] - spherical holiday

6. Incubus - megalomaniac

7. Rage against the machine - renagades of funk

8. rage against the machine - kick out the jams

9. Rage against the machine - in my eyes.

10. [dweeb] - fondue




All class songs - I'd reckomend them all

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In no particular order:

Aracde Fire - Rebellion (Lies)

The Cribs - Hey Scenesters

Arcade Fire - Wake Up

Test Icicles - Circle Square Triangle

The Cribs - You're Gonna Lose Us

Babyshambles - F*ck Forever

Arcade Fire - Neighbourhood #2

The Futureheads - Hounds Of Love

LCD soundsystem - Daft Punk is playing at my house

Simian - LA Breeze (i know its a re-release)

We Are Scientists - Nobody Move, Nobody Gets Hurt

The Futureheads - Decent Days and Nights

Kanye West - Heard Em Say

John Legend - So High

Notorious B.I.G - Nasty Girl

John Legend - Ordinary People

Roll Deep - The Avenue

We Are Scientists - The Great Escape

Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To?

The Ordinary Boys - Boys Will Be Boys

iForward, Russia! - Eight

Bloc Party - Banquet

Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm a Machine

MIA - Galang

Gorillaz - Dare

The Editors - Munich

Willy Mason - Oxygen

The Editors - Bullets

Damian Marley - Road To Zion

Saul Williams - a song i can't recall the name of...



And stinker of the year is between Bobby Valentino - Slow Down and Akon - Lonely

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I think theres a fking serious lack of respect round here for Oasis sorting everything out again and delivering the exceptional The Importance of Being Idle. I know its a bit mainstream for you lot and not by erm...garlic rainbow...or something equally mystical and off the beaten track.....




It's a good track and deserves a mention by even the most trendy inhabitants of 'leafy' Hertfordshire.

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MK James I have most of them tracks <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> Forgot about 'My Doorbell' that would probably be in there!

Has Cat Power released anything this year? I have the album 'You are Free' and it's ace!


Dweeb are also fantastic, somebody told me they reformed breifly last year, if you haven't already checked them out then check out 'Scooby Do', 'I O U Everything' and their best track 'Oh baby yeah', PM me if you haven't got them and I'll send over the MP3's.


Nothing wrong with Oasis Bald_Eagle just that the days of them ruling the roost have gone, they are still quality but there's a lot more stiff out there that can genuinally compete with it now!

Oh yeah and Lyla was [****!!****] <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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EFMTFTV- as far as I'm aware the Cat Power track is 'officially' released in January, it's doing the rounds on the net and the airwaves at the mo.It's beautiful stuff.

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Some songs i liked this year


Arctic Monkeys- Scummy

We Are Scientists- Great Escape

The Killers- All these things..

Hard Fi- Cash Machine

The Cribs- Your gonna lose us

Kaiser Cheifs-I predict a riot ( best ever drunk pub sing along!)

Dead 60s- Riot Radio

Arctic Monkeys- Mardy Bum

Futureheads- Hounds of love

FF- eleanor Put your boots on

Jack Johnson BreakDown ( Reminds me of Summer!)

Razorlight- Somewhere else


Thanks to my ipod i've really got into music now and next year i'll have acool collection!

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Best gigs I have been to this year;


Die So Fluid

The Wildhearts



The YoYos

Stiff Little Fingers

Guitar Gangsters

Alkaline Trio

Any Given Day


Might have known that ponce Harry J Allstars would like [****!!****] Coldplay.

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Top 10 albums of the year:


1) Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World

2) Editors - The Back Room

3) Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger

4) The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers

5) Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

6) Arcade Fire - Funeral

7) Coldplay - X&Y

8) Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better

9) Supergrass - Road To Rouen

10) Queens Of The Stone Age - Lullabies To Paralyze


(With We Are Scientists - With Love And Squalor just edged out of the top 10)

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Albums... sorry about Blunt and Imbruglia, I know they're not 'cred', but they sneaked in anyway...


1 BLOC PARTY - Silent Alarm


3 COLDPLAY - X and Y

4 EDITORS - The Back Room

5 MAXIMO PARK - A Certain Trigger

6 THE TEARS - Here Come The Tears

7 IDLEWILD - Warnings Promises

8 STELLASTARR* - Harmonies For The Haunted

9 YOUTH GROUP - Skeleton Key

10 THE CRIMEA - Tragedy Rocks

11 WE ARE SCIENTISTS - With Love & Squalor

12 DOGS - Turn Against This Land

13 TOM McRAE - All Maps Welcome

14 BRIGHT EYES - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

15 WEDDING PRESENT - Take Fountain

16 BRIGHT EYES - Digital Ash in a Digital Urn

17 FRANZ FERDINAND - You Could Have It So Much Better

18 HELL IS FOR HEROES - Transmit/Disrupt

19 HOUSE OF LOVE - Days Like This

20 FRAMES - Burn The Maps

21 THE NATIONAL - Alligator

22 NEW ORDER - Waiting For The Siren's Call

23 NATALIE IMBRUGLIA - Counting Down The Days

24 HOT HOT HEAT - Elevator

25 JAMES BLUNT - Back To Bedlam

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Top Albums of the Year


Oasis - Don't Believe the Truth

Coldplay - X & Y

The Darkness - One Way Ticket To Hell and Back.


Was Kaiser Chiefs' Employment this year?


Top singles in no apparent order.


Oasis - Lyla

Coldplay - Talk

Coldplay - Fix You

Oasis - Let There Be Love

U2 - All Because Of You

U2 - Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own

Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God

Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot

The Killers - Smile Like You Mean It

Madonna - Hung Up

Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To?

Razorlight - Somewhere Else

The Darkness - One Way Ticket

KT Tunstall- Suddenly I See

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Forgot to add Hard Fi's "Live for the Weekend" Quality track.


Belive this year has been one of the best years in a long time for music.

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Lyla is the only song that has made me want to kill everyone within a 10-mile radius whenever I hear it. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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Lunatic Fridge said:

8 STELLASTARR* - Harmonies For The Haunted
Didn't realise they had released a new one this year. Is it as good as the first?

Not quite as good, bit less exuberant, but worth a listen all the same.

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