More Music Top Tens

By londonist_mark Last edited 156 months ago
More Music Top Tens

Ahoy there me hearties, it's day two of the Music Dungeonistas' look back at those musical moments of 2005 that made us go weak of knee, teary of eye and moist of crotch. Today it's Noisy Londonist's (Mark's) turn, and yes, that Coldplay gig is in there!

As Pop Kid mentioned yesterday, remember to drop us a line letting us know your recommendations for 2006.


Top Twelve Albums

(since Ken only chose seven there's three extra places to play with and this Londonista feels that the additional two deserve an honourable mention.)

Sufjan Stevens - Welcome To Illinois

Bruce Springsteen - Devil's And Dust

Black Mountain - Black Mountain

The National - Alligator

The Eighteenth Day Of May - The Eighteenth Day Of May

Arcade Fire - Funeral

Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World

Gorillaz - Demon Days

Sleater- Kinney - The Woods

The Broken Family Band - Welcome Home Loser

The Duke Spirit - Cuts Across The Land

Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger


Top Ten Singles

The Mooney Suzuki - Alive And Amplified

The National - Lit Up

Four Day Hombre - 1000 Bulbs

Maximo Park - Going Misssing

The Dandy Warhols - Smoke It

Elbow - Forget Myself

The Eighteenth Day Of May - The HIghest Tree / Sir Casey Jones

Sleater-Kinney - Entertain

Arcade Fire - Wake Up

Dinosaur Jr - Freakscene

Top Ten Gigs

Arcade Fire @ ULU

Sufjan Stevens @ KCL

R.E.M. @ Isle Of White Festival

Secret Machines @ Glastonbury

The Dirtbombs @ 93 Feet East

TODD / Oxbow @ The Bull And Gate

Motorhead @ Hammersmith Apollo

Dinosaur Jr @ Forum

Mercury Rev @ Hammersmith Apollo

Coldplay @ Koko

And our predictions for this year? Well, every year seems to be the best year for music in living memory so going with that principle, 2006 will see music bring peace to the world, Gardener's Question Time will announce that the Babyshambles album is really good for helping your roses grow (but only if you grind it up small enough) and Londonist will never again mention the NME end of the year poll! After that one last time.


Last Updated 04 January 2006