Sunday, July 11, 2004

this is a wasteland now

OK, it's only July (it took me a moment to think of what month it was, yikes), and I'm already fretting over what my favorite album of the year will be. I've got it narrowed down to five, but choosing the order is causing me to break out in hives:

Interpol - Antics
The Killers - The Hot Fuss
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Muse - Absolution

My gosh! Um... I really fucking love music. My ears are constantly happy and 2004 has made my ears dance so much!

What's your top five?

(btw, if you're wondering why Modest Mouse is missing, it's because whenever i listen to the album i skip directly to "float on" and play it on repeat until someone throws a shoe at my head)

Also, totally off topic, but i've got the strongest urge to take Ashlee Simpson under my wing. I honestly think i can be a good influence on her. I feel like she's lost and needs guidence and I am just the right person to give that guidence to her. I'd make her mix tapes. Take her to shows. Help her write songs. It'd be so much fun. She'd also end up a raging alcoholic, but i mean, she wants to be rock and roll right?


Bangme. said...

Hot. Rawr. I'm bored. We should totally screw.

Jane said...

U are totally cute!!! I want to be taken under your wing....

I would vote for Muse or Franz Ferdinand

your 15 fan

Anonymous said...

who's that man?

sarfar said...

My top 5:
The Killers
secret machines
death cab for cutie

P.S. I am a huge fan of yours. I love your blog and I am obsessed with Spin magazine. Thanks for blogging again, reading your blog is one of the most fun parts of my day (especially since I'm 17 and live in Boca Raton, FL, and there is nothing here but old people). You are my idol. Thanks (to you and the magazine) for keeping true rock and roll alive.

~Sarah F.

Anonymous said...

that ugly as hell killers singer that has ruined ever blog/journal(that used to be decent) with his gross face & ripoff music.

Anonymous said...

seriously, i think you should go back to how this blog used to be... about all kinds of good bands, not the same ones every day that all sound alike.

Anonymous said...

last point in the year when i made a top five it was:
1. Modest Mouse: Good News For People Who Love Bad News
2. The One Inch Punch: Horsehead Nebula
3. TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
4. Air: Talkie Walkie
5. Liars: They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
But that was a while ago...
Now I've got to figure out where the new PJ Harvey, Wilco, The Cure, Interpol albums fit into this megastructure. Oh yeah and I was late to jump on the Franz-train so that's gotta make it on there somewhere.

jordan said...

5.) pj harvey - uh huh her
4.) killers - hot fuss
3.) scissor sisters - s/t
2.) the icarus line - penance Soiree
1.) franz ferdinand - s/t

Thigh Master said...

in no order:

Air's Talkie Walkie
The Streets' Grand Dont Come Fo Free
Jay-Z/Danger Mouse's The Grey Album
and the Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Soundtrack

smelly feet said...

If you took her under your wing, her show would finally be worth watching. I am tired of watching her fondle a random guy every episode. I know what you are thinking, "just change it." But damn it, that family addicts me like crack.

Anonymous said...

I vote for Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. It is a fucking modern masterpiece. It is 4 times better than "I Brought You...". It is the mixture of Glassjaw, Deftones, Refused, and My Chemical FUCKING ROMANCE!!!
I. Love. This. Album.

Also: #2 should be The Killers. Why? hmm..."Believe Me Natalie", for one. "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine", or "Somebody Told Me', if youre nastay.

#3 is Muse because track 4 is the fucking SHIT, and #4 is franz.

Interpol is not in the running for me yet because i cant find the fucking torrent? Sarah, help???


AlexisT said...

Take her under your wing. Just don't change her clothes. I love the way she dresses. Go Ashlee Go!

Anonymous said...

I want to make Ashlee Simpson a mix. Can we both send her a mix? Ashlee Simpson makes my ears dance. I have a reality tv crush on her just like I got blog crush on you.

Top 5, in no particular order...
The Walkmen
Franz Ferdinand
Kanye West
Modest Mouse

Anonymous said...

Please Morrissey to the above list. Which would then make it my top 6 list. In no particular order of course

Anonymous said...

Please Morrissey to the above list. Which would then make it my top 6 list. In no particular order of course

Anonymous said...

Please add Morrissey... It's getting late. I'm sorry for the double postings.

Greg the Boyfriend said...

Ashlee's face makes me want to vomit.

ben said...

Junior Boys - Last Exit

i beg you all to seek it out and be rewarded.

Anonymous said...

The picture of Brandon on top is screaming this is a Killers fan site, Sarah. :)
But while some people in the music trade don't have the balls to appreciate the Killers, you do. Thanks.
Killers' for lovers.


Anonymous said...

well if it makes it any easier, muse was released last u can cross that off the list. well everywhere except the U.S.


Rae said...

I really enjoy Ashlee Simpson more than anyone should...except I like Lindsey Lohan and the Olsen Twins just as much. It's notsomuch a crush thing rather than I want to be them kind of thing? Ok, I really want Lx2's boobs- but that's it.

Please adopt her.
And on that note, adopt me too?

This could turn into some type of community service program...

Anonymous said...

Modest Mouse
The Icarus Line
The Libertines (yeah, i know, but it'll be out soon enough)

Anonymous said...

top 5

1. Antics - Interpol
2. Uh Huh Her - PJ Harvey
3. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
4. Bows + Arrows - the Walkmen
5. The College Dropout - Kanye West

Mick said...

The Libertines
The Libertines
The Libertines
The Libertines
The Libertines

Anonymous said...

Only five? In no order...

polyphonic spree
john vanderslice


Anonymous said...

Ok my top five would have to be...
2)Keane-Hopes and Fears
3)The Killers-Hot Fuss
4)The Walkmen-Bows and Arrows
and 5)I will save in case I think of a band I'm forgetting about or something really good comes out from now until January!


peter said...

top 5
Bows and Arrows, The Walkmen
Now Here is Nowhere, The Secret Machines
Ratatat, Ratatat
Inches, Les Savy Fav

After that I don't know. Antics, or Franz Ferdinand, or Blueberry Boat by the Fiery Furnaces, or the new Hives, or Libertines...

And I want to "take Ashlee Simpson under my wing" too, if you catch my drift. Wink wink knudge knudge. I wanna do her.

Having an after-Siren gathering this year?

Anonymous said...

within the last year...

Less than Jake "B is for B-Sides"
Four Star Mary "Welcome Home"
The Get Up Kids "Guilt Show"
Three Days Grace
The Killers "Hot Fuss"


todd said...

My five:
Franzie Ferdie
The Boxer Rebellion
Iron and Wine
The Hiss

My problem is albums that start well and then run out of gas. Seems like there's a lot of these this year; Modest Mouse, Libertines, Gomez, Mascott. If the Killers were ugly nobody would listen to them.

Sarah said...

no way! when i first heard the killers' "jenny" on their website, i asked people i knew in vegas if they were cute. they told me no and i was still obsessed with them. turns out the people i know in vegas have really bad taste in boys (prolly cause they are boys). btw, this was before the band had a photo on their site -- or the one they had just wasn't telling at all

Canowine said...

TV on the Radio
Modest Mouse
Sonic Youth
PJ Harvey

and the 6th man: Badly Drawn Boy (one plus one is one)

As for the Simpsons...I'd still rather watch Bart and Homer than Ashlee and Jessica.

say a suit said...


the management said...

Franz Ferdinand
Modest Mouse
Erlend Oye's DJ Kicks

And for the record, I have Ultragrrrl to thank for the best song of the year. When you played "C'mon C'mon" at the Mike Joyce/Andy Rourke DJ night at CentroFly I almost peed my pants. That's been my 2004 favorite ever since.

Sven said...

shoe. classic.

Anonymous said...

it's official, my taste in music is not that original. Somewhere out there is a Top 40 list i subscribe to, i just don't know it yet.

interpol - antics
keane - hopes and fears
snow patrol - final straw
Polyphonic spree - The Begining Stages of ...


Tankboy said...

Not to be a stickler, and I dig the fact that Muse is getting so much love from the folks around here, but Absolution came out last year. So wouldn't that make it ineligable for Top Disc of 2004?

On the plus side, it opens a new slot for everyone to love another disc!

Anonymous said...

If the Killers were ugly nobody would listen to them.

Heh. Ya, I just don't get the buzz. Maybe I have to see them live but the album left me kind of cold.


Anonymous said...

Franz Ferdinand
The Streets
I Am The World Trade Center

honorable mention: Sahara Hotnights, The Thermals, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Snow Patrol

Douglas Reinhardt said...

"alphabetical" by phoenix
"talkie walkie" by air
"college dropout" by kanye west


douglas reinhardt

Anonymous said... a girl and i think shawn stellastarr*, paul banks, & sondre lerche are cute/HOT, but the killers singer/franz are NOT at all to me.
marcus congleton from ambulance ltd is sexy too. everyone should make a list of the hottest band guys in 2004! oh and i love their music too *laughs*

Anonymous said...

1-- Interpol (Antics)
2-- Bloc Party (Bloc Party EP)
3-- The Killers (Hot Fuss)
4-- Franz Ferdinand (S/T)
5-- Keane (Hopes and Fears)
BONUS-- Muse (Absolution)

S_and_M said...

2.the killers chemical romance
4.Army of Me

Anonymous said...

Very true...Muse did come out last year(just around this time actually) but since it was just released here it needed to be on my list anyway!

Absolut Kravitz said...

This shit ain't hard. It happens like this:

The Hold Steady
The Streets
Mountain Goats