pretty good year

It looks like 2005 is shaping up to be the year that the great indie artists of this decade prove themselves to be the real deal. I mean, check it: fan-fucking-tastic records by Sufjan Stevens, Kanye West (okay, not really indie, but still damn good), Spoon, The New Pornographers, Deerhoof, and Sigur Ros (and may I say HOLY SHIT for Takk, because it's the most beautiful thing Sigur Ros has ever done, and quite possibly the best album of the year). Word is that the upcoming Broken Social Scene (ehhhhhhh) and Animal Collective are gonna be kickass as well. And I'm all for applauding the Gorillaz, The Books, and The Decemberists efforts this year, even though they're not really my thing. Even Missy and Phil Elverum whipped up some decent ear candy.

Thank god that the tried and true artists are representin', because all this "next big thing" bullshit that's been going on for the last four years has gotten tiresome as hell. (i.e. No, I don't want some new random band to kick my ass, I want the random bands that I already love to kick my ass. DAMMIT.) I'm thinking this is going to be my favorite year in music since 2001. No lie, no lie, no woman no cry.


Saw my 12th (!) Tori concert in Rochester Hills last night, and it was easily one of the best ones I've seen. Highlights: "God" with intro & outro of "Running Up That Hill" (!!!!!) by Kate Bush. Holy fuck that was awesome. She then followed it up with a cover of "Karma Police," and I almost went into cardiac arrest. Wow. Pretty Good Year, Barons of Suburbia, Parasol, and Baker Baker were damn good too. I love my fairy elven woodprincess goblin lady.

listening: "He Woke Me Up Again" ~Sufjan (in my head, because I can't listen at work. boo.)


At 7:40 PM, Blogger ian said...

Dude. Major Totes Delib. Lighting. Oh Tori... Love.
I sound like a gay robot.


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