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Favorite albums from 2005!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by GrooveWarrior, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. What were some of your favorite albums that came out in 2005?

    Here are some of mine:
    Soulive - Steady Groovin
    Robert Walter - Super Heavy Organ
    Raul Midon - State of Mind (I've just started digging this album)
    Marcus Miller - Silver Rain
    Maceo Parker - School's In (Rodney Curtis plays some great stuff)
    Lee Ritnour - Overtime (If you have to choose between the CD & DVD, get the DVD. Amazing)
    Josua Redman Elastic Band - Momentum (Me'Shell and Flea trading bass duties, it's good)
    John Mayer Trio - Try (what can I say, I love Pino)
    Coldplay - X&Y (no, I'm not gay, I just love the sound of a P Bass through an SVT!)
  2. tvolkmann80


    Jan 3, 2006
    Opeth - Ghost Reveries
    Chimaira - Chimaira
    Tool - ...Oh wait, still nothing...Grrrr
  3. MMM I gotta say:

    OPETH: "Ghost Reveries"

    Chick Corea & Touchstone: " Rhumba Flamenco"

    ATHEIST: All three cd reissues: "Piece of time", Unquestionable Presence", "Elements".

    HIROMI: "Brain" ( don't know if it came out in 2005 but that's when I discovered it)

    Wayne Shorter Quartet: "Beyond the Sound Barrier"

    That's all I can remember now...:bassist:
  4. michael manring - soliloquy
    victor wooten - soul circus
    jay terrien - all the dolls in the same place
    marcus miller - silver rain

    between the buried and me - alaska
    opeth - ghost reveries
    dredg - catch without arms
  5. BassJunkie730


    Feb 3, 2005
    Get Behind Me Satan - White Stripes

    With Teeth- NIN (that's got some of the coolest "miced bass amp in a room" sounds I've heard - nice production)

    Crimson - Alkaline Trio

    In the "Not that Bad" category

    Attack - KMFDM

    Those are my pics.

    Oh and everyone keep your ears pealed for Rye Coalition's dave Grohl produced new album in 06. Ahh Jersey City 70s rock.

  6. From the 5 - Stephen Bruton
    Chaos and Creation in the Backyard - Paul McCartney
  7. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Dream Theater - Octavarium
  8. dannoman

    dannoman Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2004

  9. I haven't checked that one out yet, but I have heard good things about it. TapeOp did a nice write-up on it.
  10. Mark Jacobs

    Mark Jacobs

    Dec 16, 2000
    Another vote for Victor's "Soul Circus." Been listening to a lot of Stereolab too.
  11. I just couldn't get into Soul Circus. It has a couple of good tunes, but I can't listen to it all the way through.

    I also can't get down with Opeth. I mean, I get it, I used to play in a metal band. We opened for Death, Testament, Crowbar, Machine Head, etc. I just don't hear Opeth as being that original. The whole thing seems contrived to me. I don't know. Maybe I will have to give another listen.
  12. clayton


    Jun 26, 2005
    U2- how to Dismantle An Atomic Band
  13. etnops


    Nov 6, 2005
    Stephen Malkmus - Face The Truth
    Broken Social Scene - Self Titled
    Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
    QOTSA - Lullabies To Paralyze
    Beck - Guero
    Eels - Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
    Life And Times - Suburban Hymns
    Sir Paul McCartney - Chaos And Creation In The Backyard

    Biggest Letdown (Worst) Album of 2005:

    Foo Fighters - In Your Honor
  14. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Thrice - Vhessiu
  15. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Son Volt's "Okemah and the Melody of Riot" was my favorite CD of 2005 (and best concert) although Coheed and Cambria's "Dear Apollo..." put up a strong challenge at the end.
  16. ArtisFallen


    Jul 21, 2004
    Good Apollo i'm a Burning blah blah blah something else....

    Seriously. it's like we're finally seeing a new-age return to progressive rock. between them and the Mars Volta, we may start to see the modern edge of what Rush, Genisis, and Yes started way back when.
  17. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Jamiroquai - Dynamite

    Yeah, that's right, I said it... I actually liked it.
  18. +1000......

    Loved this album. (Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness). This is the return of Prog rock that I have waited for since first hearing YES, through my girlfriends dad a few years back (I've noticed, much like history, music repeats itself). The bass on the album is amazing, but not nessicarily something I would play, with lots of Slap/Pop grooves.

    Also, Demon Days, by the Gorillaz. Very funky bass, and a great album overall.
  19. Boys Night Out - Trainwreck

    Melee - Everyday Behaviour
  20. I hadn't heard this album. I just went and listened to some samples on iTunes, and I must say, it sounds pretty awesome! Very unusual, and it sounded very meticulous. I think I might have to pick it up.