• Coldplay
  • Capitol
  • 2005-06-07

He rhymes wrong with wrong. This is a man who is getting paid millions of dollars to write these lyrics, the least he can do is not repeat his trite words into even more forced rhymes.

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Day Late, Dollar Short

  • Thrones
  • Southern Lord
  • 2005-07-25

The hammering drum barrage of “Reddleman” is typical of the noise feel of much of the album and comparing it to the quirky elements of “A Quick One” brings out again the varying range of styles which Preston’s song writing and this compilation embraces.

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Wait and See

  • Tiefschwarz
  • Fine
  • 2005-07-04

German brothers, Tiefschwarz, are rather old hands at this ‘Electro’ business. Genius remixers, they have worked on Kelis and The Rapture and their rework of Kinda New by Spektrum could be considered one of the best. Ever.

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The First Drop

  • Fireapple Red
  • Visible Noise
  • 2005-06-27

Of the three studio recorded tracks, “Another Season” is the pick of the bunch; it hits you like a sledge hammer to the head.

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Capture and Release EP

  • Khanate
  • Hydrahead
  • 2005-08-23

In the dark underworld of doom metal, Khanate are seated on the throne of extremity, setting an incredibly high standard for experimental music

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The Superimposers

  • The Superimposers
  • Little League
  • 2005-09-05

This album is more than just a retro pastiche of a previous era’s styles. The subtle use of pastoral samples drifts through the songs giving depth to the orchestral swells and chiming guitars.

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You Could Have It So Much Better With...

  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Domino
  • 2005-10-03

I mentioned earlier the developing template; whilst their first record stuck to one theme they knew worked (i.e high tempo guitar pop) “You Could Have It…” adds more.

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Live it Out

  • Metric
  • Last Gang Records
  • 2005-10-04

If this record were a car, it would be sitting on a snowy embankment, trying to get its engine to turn over. The same way that one lays their head on the steering wheel and pleads with the pistons to begin their cyclical journeys, Live It Out, contains a promise, which is hinted at but isn’t ever fully delivered upon.

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  • Animal Collective
  • FatCat
  • 2005-10-18

The quartet is not afraid of shying away from the blippity pop blop and is proving so with many of the tracks on Feels, a very delightfully odd transition from their previous album Sung Tongs.

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