Friday, January 5, 2001

McQ's Best Of 2005 - Recommended Mixes Volume 3 - Pop

2005 was a fantastic year for indie-pop albums, led by Eels' moving and self-deprecating Blinking Lights And Other of the best and just purely "human" releases of the decade...and an additional trio of contemporary pop classics...the hammy Picaresque, power-pop standard Twin Cinema, and Antony's oh-so-vulnerable, one-of-a-kind, transfiguration-themed I Am A Bird Now...just nipping at Blinking Lights's heels.

Also including knock-out tracks from Spoon, The Magic Numbers, and The Stars's stunning You're Ex-Lover Is Dead, this is my second favorite pop-focused mix in all the years I've been building these collections after 2006's Bubbalicious, Baby!


Highest Recommend: Blinking Lights And Other Revelations - Eels.

Strong Recommends: Picaresque - The Decemberists, Twin Cinema - The New Pornographers, I Am A Bird Now - Antony And The Johnsons. 

Solid Recommends: Gimme Fiction - Spoon, The Magic Numbers. 

Mild Recommends: Oceans Apart - The Go Betweens, Set Yourself On Fire - The Stars.

1. From Which I Came/A Magic World - Eels
2. Twin Cinema - The New Pornographers
3. Hope There's Someone - Antony And The Johnsons
4. My Mathematical Mind - Spoon
5. Long Legs - The Magic Numbers
6. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead - The Stars
7. Finding You - The Go-Betweens
8. The Sporting Life - The Decemberists
9. Understanding Salesmen - Eels
10. The Bleeding Heart Show - The New Pornographers
11. Spiraling - Antony And The Johnsons
12. Sister Jack - Spoon
13. This Night's For You - The Go-Betweens
14. Sweet Li'l Thing - Eels
15. Fistful Of Love - Antony And The Johnson
16. Love Me Like You - The Magic Numbers
17. 16 Military Wives - The Decemberists
18. Streets Of Fire - The New Pornographers

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