Awesome, I love this topic....
The year in music, (As I see it
Top five albums:
#1 Muse - Absolution (Simply amazing. I cant believe these guys have gone unnoticed in the states as long as they have. This is their 4th album, and each one is worth your money. The Perfect blend of Heavy guitar and keys, with unbelievable chord progressions, amazing songwriting, and talented emotional vocals. If you enjoy Radiohead, but think they get a little weird at times, Try Muse, You will not be dissapointed.)
#2 Green Day - American Idiot ( A True Rock Opera, from the pioneers who brought Hi-Fi into Punk. Jesus of Suburbia and Homecoming are my favorites. Who would have ever expected two 9 minute songs on one green day album?)
#3 The Killers - Hot Fuss ( I havent heard synthesizers used this well since The Cars. Great song writing also.)
#4 The Music - Welcome To The North (Not many people have heard of these guys, Remind me alot of heavy Jane's Addiction)
#5 The Cure - The Cure (Something about Robert Smith's voice has just always done it for me.)
Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Jimmy Eat World - Futures
Keane - Hopes and Fears
John Frusciante - The will to Death
Breaking Benjamin - We are not Alone Here
Pearl Jam - Live at Benroya Hall
Sparta - Porcelain
Incubus - A crow left of the Murder
The Used - In Love and Death
The Eagles of Death Metal - Peace, Love, and Death Metal
Cake - Pressure Chief
Killswitch Engage - The End of Heartache
Velvet Revolver - Contraband
U2 - How to dismantle an Atomic Bomb - Just an overall weak album IMO, Seems like U2 is developing a pattern of releasing an awesome album followed up with a weaker album.
REM - Around the Sun - I think this is their worst album ever. Maybe I was too wrapped up listening to the greatest hits when this album came out, and it kind of skewed my opinion.
Chevelle - This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In) - I like this album, but it just doesnt stack up to "Wonder What's Next". His Vocal melodies were a step down with this album.