Thursday, December 15, 2005

Top 5: Josh's 2005 Edition

I've been wanting to get back to our Thursday Top 5 lists since we had to rebuild the site last month. Today I will declare these to be the last of my end-of-year summaries. These are all my opinions (although I think Jay may agree on a few). Feel free to pitch in in the comments sections. That's what this is all about folks! Bring on 2006!

ALBUMS
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CONCERTS
1. Iron & Wine & Calexico w. Sufjan Stevens, Salvador Duran & Ebony Hillbillies at Webster Hall
2. The Decemberists with Sons & Daughters at Webster Hall
3. The National with Palomar at The Mercury Lounge
4. SLINT at Irving Plaza
5. Alaska and Ash at the Bowery Ballroom

MUSIC BLOGS (the most informative, readable and unpretentious)
1. Aquarium Drunkard
2. Muzzle of Bees
3. Chromewaves
4. So Much Silence
5. Copy, Right

FILMS

1. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
2. Sin City
3. (tie) The 40 Year Old Virgin/ Wedding Crashers
4. The Squid & the Whale
5. Walk the Line

TV SHOWS

1. Battlestar Galactica
2. Arrested Deveopment
3. Deadwood
4. Lost
5. Entourage

DVDS
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PERSONAL MEMORIES
1. Leaving my job at Steeplechase Films and travelling around the country seeing many of my friends
2. Purchasing a HDTV and enjoying it every minute possible
3. The death of my laptop and consequentially the first 5 months of Audio For Drinking
4. Seeing over a half-dozen ballgames around the country where the Astros were seemingly always the visiting team
5. (I'm reserving this spot for the next two weeks...just in case)

6 Comments:

At 3:02 AM, Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

Yo! Thanks for the nod!

 
At 10:20 AM, Anonymous uwmryan said...

Glad to see some Andrew Bird love. I really love that album, and the National has grown on me quite a bit in the past month.

I really need to check out The Squid & the Whale.

Thanks for the mention. It means a lot.

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger josh Mueller said...

It's not a problem at all. With the prolificacy of music blogs (its turning into a high school!) this year it's becoming increasing harder to find great sites with a unique voice that really have a great sense of the person behind them.

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger The Rock Robot said...

Nice to see Battlestar Galactica number one on your TV Shows list. The idea of the show turns a lot of people off (especially those old enough to remember the original), but it really is damn good!

 
At 4:44 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Wow. Josh, thanks. I'm flattered. And, of course, I couldn't agree more with you about The National.

 
At 8:20 PM, Anonymous phlowtron said...

some good top 5s, but seriously, spoon?minus camera, the album is sloppy, lazy, regurgi-rock. kill the moonlight puts it to shame.

 

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