Sunday, September 20, 2009

Music Meme: 2005

Continuing my list of favorite albums from every year I've been alive.


Death Cab for Cutie: Plans

This was kind of a tough decision. I love My Morning Jacket's sound and Z is a great showcase for it. But Plans has some of the best lyrics I've ever heard. The imagery and final message of "What Sarah Said" is heart-breaking and haunting, and the "Brothers on a Hotel Bed" metaphor is a profoundly sad, but true statement on stale, passionless relationships.

And then there's "Soul Meets Body," which is just catchy as can be.

Runners Up:
My Morning Jacket: Z

Coldplay: "Speed of Sound"
Keane: "Somewhere Only We Know"

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