The Best Album of 2005

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    Oh my god. Will it ever stop?
     
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    Ahh, what a great year for music. This is my final top 15.

    01:// Strapping Young Lad-Alien
    02:// Children of Bodom-Are You Dead Yet?
    03:// Nile-Annihilaton of the Wicked
    04:// City and Colour-Sometimes
    05:// As I Lay Dying-Shadows Are Security
    06:// Thine Eyes Bleed-In the Wake of Separation
    07:// Hate Eternal-I, Monarch
    08:// Black Label Society-Mafia
    09:// DevilDriver-The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
    10:// Opeth-Ghost Reveries
    11:// The Black Dahlia Murder-Miasma
    12:// Propagandhi-Potemkin City Limits
    13:// Dream Theater-Octavarium
    14:// Between The Buried And Me-Alaska
    15:// System of a Down-Mezmerize and Hypnotize

    I'd like to take this moment to say "Damn you" to Fear Factory for giving us a full album of shit.

    And I was surprised to find out Mike used a GB beat for Believe Me. o_O
     
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    1. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
    2. Trivium - Ascendancy
    3. System Of A Down - Mezmerize
    4. The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
    5. System Of A Down - Hypnotize
    6. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
    7. Fall Out Boy - From Under The Cork Tree
    8. Gorillaz - Demon Days
    9. Mudvayne - Lost And Found
    10. Panic! At The Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
     
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    Ok, I revised my final top 10 for the year

    01.// Trivium - Ascendancy
    02.// Cold - A Different Kind of Pain
    03.// Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison
    04.// Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists
    05.// Nickelback - All The Right Reasons
    06.// Story of the Year - In The Wake of Determination
    07.// Seether - Karma and Effect
    08.// 30 Seconds To Mars - A Beautiful Lie
    09.// CKY - An Answer Can Be Found
    10.// Staind - Chapter V
     
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    Yes I'm a showoff. But I'm surprised more people haven't done it in this format.
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    (#1) Album Of The Year

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    Coldplay - X&Y
    **** 1/2

    Coming in at #1 is my pick for album of the year and the surprise hit X&Y. This album was a shock for most Coldplay fans as it was more electronic and faster than their previous efforts. Taking a totally different path from "A Rush of Blood To Head", this gave Coldplay their first #1 record in the states and around the globe.

    Listening to their debut "Parachutes" against "X&Y" you'd be hard pressed to believe it was the same band. While some fans feared the change, others embraced it as a bold new leap for Coldplay and a sign of what's to come. From the cleverly borrowed notes of 2010: A Space Odyssey in the first track Square One, the mood of this album is instantly evident. It's hard to pin the sound of this album as some would say it is electronic rock, while others would say it's purely alternative. Either way, the diversity of this album, the unexpected nature of every song, and the thought provoking lyrics of Mr. Chris Martin is enough to make me give this 4 1/2 stars out of 5 and label it as my album of the year.

    (#2) Runner Up

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    Fort Minor - The Rising Tied
    ****

    "Who Knew?" is the first word that comes to mind when listening to Mike Shinoda's debut album "Fort Minor - The Rising Tied". Who knew that Mike Shinoda could write lyrics with this level of intensity, and who knew that one man could be this capable musically.

    When listening to The Rising Tied and listening to the samples that run evident through each song, it is clear that Shinoda is either behind Linkin Park's signature sound, or plays a big part of it. While most did not know what to expect from a Mike Shinoda solo record, fans and listeners alike, may rest assured that this solo album is far from a "flop". Mike Shinoda drifts away from the more common subjects of today's hiphop (degrading women, taking drugs and gun violence) and instead focuses on such touching topics as the death of his grandfather, his family's imprisoment in WW2 Japanese internment camps, and what it's like to be without your loved one while they are off in another country.

    Such meaningful topics, plus a lineup of stellar guest artists (up and comers Styles of Beyond and Holly Brook, as well as Common, John Legend and Kenna) makes this album a gunner for the album of the year title. However, this album is not without its flaws. While the album has loads of replay value, some of Shinoda's lyrics fall weak while other tracks (i.e. Believe Me) probably would've done better not being on the album at all.

    Either way, whether you've been a Linkin Park fan for years, or never heard Linkin Park/were never interested in them, this album might be for you. Definetely worth a listen if you are sick of mainstream rap lacking any sort of creativity. Four Stars.

    Honorable Mentions
    Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
    Staind - Chapter V
    Thrice - Vheissu
     
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    Korn - see you on the other side
    rammstein - rosenrot
    masters of hardcore 2005 - va
    in search of sunrise vol 4 - tiësto
    nine inch nails - with teeth
     
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    1. Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta
    2. The Documentary by The Game
    3. BE by Common
    4. A Beautiful Lie by 30 Seconds To Mars
    5. Demon Days by Gorillaz
    6. Gemini: Good Vs. Evil by Krayzie Bone
    7. The Mouse & The Mask by DangerDoom
    8. The Sound of Revenge by Chamillionaire
    9. True & Livin' by Zion-I
    10. The Minstrel Show by Little Brother
    11. The Rising Tied by Fort Minor
    12. With Teeth by Nine Inch Nails
    13. What The Game's Been Missing by Juelz Santana
     
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    Look At All The Love We Found: A Tribute To Sublime
    Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta

    Other than that, I've been pretty disappointed with a lot of the music that's been released this year.
     
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    01: The Mars Volta's Frances The Mute.
    02: Dredg's Catch Without Arms.
    03: Coheed & Cambria's Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV...
    04: System Of A Down's Hypnotize/Mezmerize.
    05: BoysNightOut's Trainwreck.
    06: M.I.A's Arular.
    07: Nine Inch Nails' With_Teeth.
    08: Fall Out Boy's From Under The Cork Tree.
    09: Bayside's Self-Titled.
    10: The White Stripes' Get Behind Me Satan.

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    other favorites:

    30 Seconds To Mars' A Beautiful Lie.
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Self-Titled.
    Coldplay's X&Y.
    Chiodos' All's Well That Ends Well.
    Daft Punk's Human After All.
    Edgar*Derby's Letters, Lights, and Lies.
    Finch's Say Hello To Sunshine.
    Garbage's Bleed Like Me.
    Kanye West's Late Registration.
    Lamb Of God's Killadelphia.
    The Mars Volta's ScabDates.
    Panic! At The Disco's A Fever You Can't Sweat Out.
    Paul McCartney's Chaos & Creation In The Backyard.
    The Perceptionists' Black Dialogue.
    Roadrunner United's The All-Star Sessions.
    Silverstein's Discovering The Waterfront.
    Trivium's Ascendancy.

    everything else that i've listened to from 2005 not already listed. (that i can think of):

    A Dozen Furies' A Concept From Fire.
    The Alkaline Trio's Crimson.
    The All-American Reject's Move Along.
    Arch Enemy's Nemesis.
    As I Lay Dying's Shadows Are Security.
    Ashlee Simpson's I Am Me.
    At The Drive-In's This Station Is Non-Operational: Anthology.
    Audioslave's Out Of Exile.
    Avenged Sevenfold's City Of Evil.
    Burn The Priest's Self-Titled.
    Black Label Society's Mafia.
    Chimaira's Self-Titled.
    CKY's An Answer Can Be Found.
    Cold's A Different Kind Of Pain.
    Death Cab For Cutie's Plans.
    Eisley's Room Noises.
    Elevator's August.
    Everytime I Die's Gutter Phenomenon.
    Foo Fighters' In Your Honor.
    Fort Minor's The Rising Tied.
    Funeral For A Friend's Hours.
    Gorillaz' Demon Days.
    Green Day's Bullet In A Bible.
    Gwen Stefani's Love.Angel.Music.Baby.
    HIM's Dark Light.
    Juliette & The Licks' You're Speaking My Language.
    Madonna's Confessions on a Dancefloor.
    Motion City Soundtrack's Commit This To Memory.
    Mudvayne's Lost & Found.
    Oasis' Don't Believe The Truth.
    Queens Of The Stone Age's Lullabies To Paralyze.
    Rev Run's Distortion.
    Slipknot's Live: 9.0
    Story Of The Year's In The Wake Of Determination.
    Thrice's Vheissu.
    Transplants' Haunted Cities.
    Weezer's Make Believe.
    The White Stripes' Walking With A Ghost.

    there will probably be one more update to the list in January.
    I know I have at least Opeth and Strapping Young Lad to listen to. probably more.
     
  10. Methybrea

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    FINAL TOP 10 for 2005:
    1. Opeth - "Ghost Reveries"
    2. The Mars Volta - "Frances the Mute"
    3. Dream Theater - "Octavarium"
    4. Porcupine Tree - "Deadwing"
    5. Kaipa - "Mindrevolutions"
    6. Neal Morse - "?"
    7. John Petrucci - "Suspended Animation"
    8. Riverside - "Second Life Syndrome"
    9. Oceansize - "Everyone Into Position"
    10.Dredg - "Catch Without Arms"

    Honourable Mentions:
    The Tangent - "Pyramids and Stars (Live in Germany)"
    System of A Down - "Mesmerize"/"Hypnotize"
    Roine Stolt - "Wallstreet Voodoo"
    Pelican - "The Fire in Our Thoats Will Melt the Thaw"
    Ulver - "Blood Inside"
     
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    The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute and Thrice - Vheissu
     
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    Panic! at the Disco moved up on the list, and FOB and Taproot are now tied for my fave album. I guess this is my final opinion during the year 2005, but this will change next year, no doubt.
     
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    01. Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison
    02. Trivium - Ascendancy
    03. Finch - Say Hello to Sunshine
    04. Roadrunner United - The All-star Sessions
    05. Silverstein - Discovering the Waterfront
    06. Taproot - Blue-sky Research
    07. Funeral For a Friend - Hours
    08. Thrice - Vheissu
    09. Nine Inch Nails - With_Teeth
    10. Korn - See You on the Otherside
     
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    Cascada - Everytime We Touch

    Groove Coverage - Greatest Hits

    Bullet For My Valentine - Hand Of Blood

    Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison
    (Even though I don't have it and haven't heard it becasue it wasn't released in the f*cking US yet--I'm sure it is the best album released in 05. ;))

    Lovehatehero - Just Breathe

    Winter Solstice - Fall Of Rome

    As I Lay Dying - Shadows Are Security
     
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    This is my final list.

    01. Gemini: Good Vs. Evil by Krayzie Bone of the Bone Thugs 'n Harmony
    02. The Documentary by The Game
    03. Frances The Mute by The Mars Volta
    04. BE by Common
    05. A Beautiful Lie by 30 Seconds To Mars
    06. Demon Days by Gorillaz
    07. True & Livin' by Zion-I
    08. The Sound of Revenge by Chamillionaire
    09. The Rising Tied by Fort Minor
    10. The Minstrel Show by Little Brother
     
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    NICE CALL. first person i've seen on this board who likes them.
     
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    Fort minor - the rising tide.
    Disturbed - 10,000 fists in the air.
    Korn - See you on the otherside
    S.O.A.D - Mesmerize/Hypnotize
     
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    My final 25:

    1. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
    2. Gorillaz - Demon Days
    3. Billy Corgan - Future Embrace
    4. Coldplay - X&Y
    5. The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
    6. System of a Down - Mesmerize
    7. 30 Second To Mars - A Beautiful Lie
    8. Common - BE
    9. Cold - A Different Kind Of Pain
    10. Backstreet Boys - Never Gone
    11. Kanye West - Late Registration
    12. Murs & Slug - Felt 2 (A Tribute To Lisa Bonet)
    13. Proof - Searching For Jerry Garcia
    14. Audioslave - Out of Exile
    15. Foo Fighters - In Your Honor
    16. Institute - Distort Yourself
    17. DJ Vlad & Roc Raida - Rock Phenomenon
    18. Story of the Year - In The Wake Of Determination
    19. Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
    20. Fort Minor - The Rising Tied
    21. System of a Down - Hypnotize
    22. Jay Chou - November's Chopin
    23. Jamie Foxx - Unpredictable
    24. OK Go - Oh No
    25. Dean Gray - American Edit
     
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    I can't say I bought a hell of a lot of albums in 2005 like I use to, but my favorite record by far was "With Teeth" by Nine Inch Nails.
     
  20. Methybrea

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    After hearing Riverside's latest CD a few more times and listening through it carefully, it really hit me as an amazing CD that shot past "Frances the Mute" and almost knocked off Ghost Reveries as the best album of 2005. These guys are amazing, a groundbreaking CD and this is only their second album!

    FINAL TOP 10 for 2005:
    1. Opeth - "Ghost Reveries"
    2. Riverside - "Second Life Syndrome" (up 6)
    3. The Mars Volta - "Frances the Mute" (down 1)
    4. Dream Theater - "Octavarium"
    5. Porcupine Tree - "Deadwing"
    6. Kaipa - "Mindrevolutions"
    7. Neal Morse - "?"
    8. John Petrucci - "Suspended Animation"
    9. Oceansize - "Everyone Into Position"
    10.Dredg - "Catch Without Arms"

    Honourable Mentions:
    The Tangent - "Pyramids and Stars (Live in Germany)"
    System of A Down - "Mesmerize"/"Hypnotize"
    Roine Stolt - "Wallstreet Voodoo"
    Pelican - "The Fire in Our Thoats Will Melt the Thaw"
    Ulver - "Blood Inside"
     

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