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Absolute Essentials - Pop Albums - 2000s

I would argue Original Pirate Material by The Streets for 2002...I remember it actually having a pretty considerable critical impact at the time, and The Streets have since become a pretty prominent artist.

10/1/2005 View
2005 Albums I Wish to Nab

L, I have forgotten...have you listened to Sufjan Stevens?

If not, I must insist upon it. Start with Seven Swans, if you can.

10/1/2005 View
Cold Mountain Cringing

Well, the movie would have been better had Mrs. Zelwegger not been in it. I think it's worth checking out just for the music and Jude Law's performance.

9/28/2005 View
2005: Top 20 Albums

The official name of the album (it's on the side of the case) is actually Illinois. I guess the cover is just artwork, and the title is part of the art...or something. Nevermind.

Anyways...that's why it's called Illinois.

8/8/2005 View
2005: Top 20 Albums

I dunno, do you?

8/8/2005 View
Almost maxed out and only 15 posts... why do you think my most recent "Damn" list has gotten much fewer discussion than in the past?

This always happens in the summer...I know I, for one, am nowhere near a computer most of the time.

7/30/2005 View
L. Bangs' 10 Current Addictions

I would check out the new Sufjan Stevens album...I think you'll like it.

While you're at it, check out his last two albums as well. Partially, I think you might be interested because he is one of the few accepted Christian singers in the indie scene. His music is also just awesome.

7/9/2005 View
50 Albums I Really Should Get Sometime

Glad you loved In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. I must definitely recommend Architecture in Helsinki's In Case We Die. If you liked Funeral for its originality (as I did), you'll like AiH. They also get compared to Mates of State a lot in my circle of music-listening buddies.

7/5/2005 View
0018: My Favorite Albums of the 00's

Not usually...nothing personal to the genres.

7/3/2005 View
Name That Song 2 (Or More of My Favourite Song Lyrics)

11. David Bowie - "5 Years"
18. Joanna Newsom - "Sadie"

6/26/2005 View
2005: Top 20 Albums

I'm glad to hear it. It's always nice to know that I'm not alone in my crazy worship.

6/17/2005 View
2005: Top 30 Singles of the Year

I haven't heard the new Fatboy Slim, but I like the new Gorillaz single.

6/5/2005 View
Top Ten 2005 Films

No, I haven't yet...but when I do, it will be long and detailed.

6/2/2005 View
Top Ten 2005 Films

Hmm...L...this may be our biggest disagreement on a movie ever. I gotta say, Revenge of the Sith is probably gonna be my least favorite movie of the year.

Hoever, your review is one of the only ones I've read that helps me understand why anyone liked it. So, I won't hold it against you.


5/31/2005 View
0016: The 50 Best Artists Working

I finally downloaded Max Richter's album, but I haven't really had a chance to listen to it. I'll be sure to let you know what I think when I do.

5/24/2005 View