Best Music of Last Year
OK, I’ve said what my favourite movies were last year, so now I feel obligated to mention my favourite albums. I can’t pick one that was a clear winner, so I’ll just list a few of the best, in no particular order.
Radiohead – Amnesiac: So it was basically a sequel to Kid A…but more of an Empire Strikes Back kind of sequel than a Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. I just don’t see how they can possibly top themselves now, and I’m hoping they don’t make it a trilogy.
Gorillaz (s/t): Who knew that cartoons could make such wonderful music?
Garbage – Beautiful Garbage: A lot of people didn’t like this, but I just adored it. It just sounds so…pink. I like pink.
Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood…: Woo! Still my favourite band, despite the fact that I don’t wear black makeup and attempt suicide every day (although I am reading the Satanist Bible, and that’s some interesting stuff). Now where’s that friggin movie he promised us??
The Tea Party – The Interzone Kantras, & Our Lady Peace – Spiritual Machines: I put these two together because they’re both Canadian, and I saw them both live last year, and they both kick so much ass that it hurts. Ouch.
Other good stuff: Bjork (Vespertine), Moulin Rouge Soundtrack, Rob Zombie (The Sinister Urge), Tool (Lateralus), Aphex Twin (drukqs), N Sync (Celebrity) (come on, at least they’re better than the Backstreet Boys), Kylie Minogue (Fever), Lords of Acid (Farstucker – also the winner of “best album title of the year”) and a shitload of others that I just can’t remember right now.
All this talk of music gave me a good idea (well, it’s not my idea…I’ve seen it on other blog web sites). Every time I update this thing, I’ll include a “Best song ever”, which is basically the song I currently think is the best ever. Of course, this changes from moment to moment. Usually it will be the song that’s currently stuck in my head, or the song I most recently heard. My opinion on what’s the best ever is easily changed.
Current Best Song Ever: Cherry Lips by Garbage