2005 End Of Term Report

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End Of Term Report

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to reassess, time to ponder, nay, consider, even, the quality threshold perameters of the previous twelve months (NB: Owing to the late arrival of Babyshambles debut LP – number 1 with a bullet – apologies to all who have dropped one place as a consequence):

Top 10 New School LPs of 2005:
1/ Babyshambles – “Down In Albion” (Rough Trade)
2/ The New Pornographers – “Twin Cinema” (Matador)
3/ The National – “Alligator” (Beggars)
4/ The Wrens – “The Meadowlands” (Lo-Max)
5/ Stars – “Set Yourself On Fire” (City Slang)
6/ Brakes – “Give Blood” (Rough Trade)
7/ Sigur Ros – “Takk” ()
8/ The Pathways – “Boat Of Confidence” (RiYL)
9/ Arcade Fire – “Funeral” (Rough Trade)
10/ Wolf Parade – “Apologies To The Queen Mary” (Sub Pop)

Subsequently displaced loner award - Black Mountain – “Black Mountain” (JagJaguwar)

Top 10 Old School LPs of 2005:
1/ The Stooges – “Funhouse” (WEA)
2/ Richard Hell – “Spurts” (WEA)
3/ The Stooges – “The Stooges” (WEA)
4/ The 101ers – “Elgin Avenue Revisited” (EMI)
5/ Metal Urbain – “Les Hommes Mort Sont Dangereux” (Seventeen)
6/ The Fire Engines – “Teenage Codex Premonition” (Domino)
7/ Johnny Thunders – “So Alone” (WEA)
8/ Dead Kennedys – “Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables” (Cherry Red)
9/ Patti Smith – “Horses” (Arista)
10/ Siouxsie & The Banshees – “The Scream” (Polydor)

Top 3 Box Sets:
1/The Ramones – “Weird Tales Of The Ramones” (Rhino)
2/ The Stooges – “Heavy Liquid” (Easy Action)
3/ The Damned – “Play It At Your Sister” (Sanctuary)

Top 3 Books:
1/ John Peel – “Margrave Of The Marshes”
2/ Clinton Heylin – “Velvets To The Voidoids”
3/ Christopher Dawes – “Rat Scabies & The Holy Grail”

Top 3 DVDs:
1/ The Ramones – “End Of The Century”
2/ The Stooges – “Live In Detroit”
3/ Don Letts – “Punk: Attitude”

Compiled by Jean Encoule, Kris Needs, Nat Shooter, Marquee Smith, Guy Debored, The Katestar, Mike Twat, Harrison Bored, Evan Halshaw & Suburban Kid. – tMx 22 – 11/05
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