Jonah Matranga – Full Of Wonder (v2.0)
Today was my birthday.
This song makes me happy to be alive to hear it.
This song makes me happy to be alive.
This song is to be alive.
(feat. track – Cartel – “Save Us (Alternate Take)”)
So for the next 4 days I’m going to post my Top 10 lists from the past 4 years, along with one cut from my choice for top album of each year. Remember, these were the lists as I made them at the time. In retrospect, there are a lot of great albums from some of these years that I didn’t discover until later, and some of my choices haven’t held up, but that’s the danger anytime you try and make a list I suppose. These things naturally change over time. So consider these lists a snapshot of my view on each year in music, right at the conclusion of that year.
So with that said, my Top 10 Albums Of 2005 (originally published Jan 2006)
Top 10 Albums of 2005:
10. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
9. Mae – The Everglow
8. Gratitude – Gratitude
7. Bright Eyes- I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning
6. Bob Mould – Body Of Song
5. The Rocket Summer – Hello Good Friend
4. Fall Out Boy – From Under the Cork Tree
3. Adam Richman – Patience And Science
2. Gatsby’s American Dream – Volcano
and the number one album of 2005 is…
CARTEL – CHROMA
Alkaline Trio – Crimson
Coheed And Cambria – Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness
Death Cab For Cutie – Plans
The Higher – Histrionics
Marathon – Marathon
Maria Taylor – 11:11
The Mountain Goats – The Sunset Tree
Pitty Sing – Pitty Sing
Song of the Year:
Maria Taylor – One For The Shareholder
Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark
(I should also note, I’m cheating just a tad here. The version of Save Us I posted was originally recorded for Chroma, but it was later rerecorded in a different key. My understanding is that vocalist Will Pugh couldn’t sing it in the original key night after night without shredding his voice – listening, it should be pretty clear why, and also clear why this version not only destroys the album cut but might also be my favorite thing Cartel has ever done).