Friday, January 5, 2001

McQ's Best Of 2005 - Recommended Mixes Volume 5 - Whacked!

The final mix of the 2005 collection was my dumping ground for the most difficult, experimental, or just odd music of the year.

So boy was I surprised when it also turned out, with a few glaring exceptions, to be the most soothing...go figure. 

Compiling 2005 cuts from artists as diverse as Deerfhoof, Brian Eno, Sigur Ros, The Go-Team, The Engineers, Broken Social Scene, The Earlies, Lightning Bolt, and The Books, and also highlighting  the re-issue of several of CAN's landmark albums with a few choice tracks from Tago Mago, I wasn't that keen to many of the works represented here at the time (though I loved all the selects), but several of these albums have grown in stature for me since.

Brace yourself for an adventurous ride.


Highest Recommend: Tago Mago - CAN.

Strong Recommend: Takk - Sigur Ros.

Solid Recommends: Thunder, Lightning Strike! - The Go-Team, The Runners Four - Deerhoof.

Mild Recommends: Another Day On Earth - Brian Eno, Engineers, Broken Social Scene.

Not Recommended: These Were The Earlies.

You Decide: Hypermagic Mountain - Lightning Bolt, Lost And Safe - The Books.

1. This - Brian Eno
2. You Can See - Deerhoof
3. Saeglopur - Sigur Ros
4. Mushroom - CAN
5. Panther Dash - The Go-Team!
6. Venice - The Books
7. Home - The Engineers
8. Spy On You - Deerhoof
9. Bring It Back Again - The Earlies
10. Hippola - Sigur Ros
11. We Just Won't Be Defeated - The Go-Team!
12. Come In Out Of The Rain - The Engineers
13. Oh Yeah - CAN
14. No Rest For The Obsessed - Lightning Bolts
15. Running Thoughts - Deerhoof
16. It's All Gonna Break - Broken Social Scene
17. And Then So Clear - Brian Eno

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