Thursday, December 29, 2005

Top Top Lists of 2005

I don't know about you but these past few weeks wading through lists on MP3 blogs has been pretty boring. Even my list is pretty boring. I mean, Bill Callahan hasn't like killed anyone this year or shit on stage or made someone's eardrums bleed, right? American Analog Set? How straight!

Everyone seems to like the same albums which are also the same albums that Pitchfork and Tiny Mix Tapes likes. So here's some more off-the-beaten-path lists for y'all. Enjoy.

My Terry
Price | $89.99
Tagline | “’Aeeaaiggggggghhhhhhhhhh’ means ‘I Love You’”
Description | Terry Schiavo doll in toy wheelchair, complete with realistic drool slick and removable feeding tube. Features eye-rolling, gas-passing and reflexive smiling action. Comes with a six-week supply of nutritious food slurry. Batteries not included.
Hazards | May attract large, belligerent crowds.

Elbows MP3 Aggregator Top Tracks of 2005

- OK, this is sorta an indie list but it's got SCIENCE behind it, it's like the listing of free and legal Mp3s that have been linked by the growing roster of blogs that ELBOWs tracks. Number 1 is SOFT?!?! Who?

WFMU is getting into the spirit of offbeat lists. Here's one from their top 10 thinks I accidentally ate by Mark Allen:

Crest Peppermint, Cinnamon or Strong Mint toothpaste on a Saltine Cracker. I can't believe how good this is! These Crest flavors of toothpaste are un-real, like brushing your teeth with an ice cream sundae. I also tried this on Wheat Thins, and other whole grain crackers - but it wasn't the same. It did work well spread thinly between two slices of white bread (white flour seems to be the key), but oddly did not work spread on a plain bagel. Go figure. You know, I once read a news story about two women who were stranded on a boat off the coast of Florida, and they survived four days on nothing but a tube of toothpaste and a half bottle of flat, warm champagne. The warm champagne sounds gross to me... but I now know I could survive on toothpaste in a life-threatening situation.

Can't Stop the Bleedings List: Music is the Enemy:

includes a band named Pissed Jeans. Heh. Heheheheh.

Thurston Moore's Top List (besides him, I've heard of one other band - happy hunting) - see other lists that don't mention Sufjan Stevens at Volcanic tongues list of lists:

Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth/Dream Aktion Unit/College Girls Gone Wild)
Charalambides - Live/Dead (Wholly Other)
Can’t - 7" (Ultra Eczema)
Leslie Keffer - Devastates (No Label)
Family Underground - Slingshot Feud Vol. 2 (Sloow Tapes)
Eyes and Arms of Smoke - Moonburn (Ramparts)
Fricara Pacchu - Waydom (Lal Lal Lal)
Taurpis Tula - Steel Rods Bruise Butterflies (Chocolate Monk)
x.0.4 - All Alien Part One (Wabana)
Religious Knives - In Bed (Heavy Tapes)
Wayne Rogers - Blues-Ul Alb (Twisted Village

Banana Nutrament has a great worst of list. Alas, they have individual post links turned off so you'll have to scroll down to find it. Here's two samples:

Worst of 2005

Tom Waits
The apogee of phoniness. I think he gargled Roto Rooter after reading Kerouac. Then he fell asleep on a cold railroad track but lived. Too bad. Joe Strummer hated you also.

Trachtenberg Family Circus
Your twelve year old drummer plays at a ten year old level.


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