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Drew Beringer
12/24/05, 03:50 PM
Drew Beringer’s Top 30 Albums of 2005: Below are my top albums of 2005. Now some on my list may not be the most groundbreaking albums ever, but they are the ones I have loved the most this year. Enjoy!

The Best of the Best of 2005
1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
2. Thrice – Vheissu (Island)
3. Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon (Ferret)
4. Latterman - No Matter Where We Go...! (Deep Elm)
5. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine (Epic)
6. Nightmare Of You - S/T (Bevonshire)
7. Gatsby’s American Dream - Volcano (Fearless)
8. Sigur Ros - Takk… (Geffen)
9. Kanye West – Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella)
10. Death Cab For Cutie - Plans (Atlantic)
11. Minus The Bear - Menos El Oso (Suicide Squeeze)
12. Spitalfield - Stop Doing Bad Things (Victory)
13. Emery - The Question (Tooth and Nail)
14. Fall Out Boy – From Under The Cork Tree (Island)
15. Against Me! - Searching For A Former Clarity (Fat Wreck)
16. Modern Life Is War- Witness (Deathwish)
17. Common – Be (G.O.O.D.)
18. Armor For Sleep - What To Do When You Are Dead (Equal Vision)
19. Beck – Guero (Interscope)
20. Boys Night Out - Trainwreck (Ferret)
21. The Decemberists - Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)
22. Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This To Memory (Epitaph)
23. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (Columbia)
24. Comeback Kid - Wake The Dead (Victory)
25. Circa Survive - Juturna (Equal Vision)
26. Copeland - In Motion (The Militia Group)
27. Alkaline Trio – Crimson (Vagrant)
28. Jack’s Mannequin - Everything In Transit (Maverick)
29. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm (Vice)
30. Fall Of Troy - Doppelganger (Equal Vision)


There it is, my best of 05. I went back and forth with Sufjan and Thrice for a few weeks, but I finally chose “Illinois” as the best album of 2005 because Sufjan is one of the best songwriters in my time and he is a great storyteller. Plus the musicianship of this album far surpasses all other albums this year. “Vheissu” is a great album too. Thrice took a big risk with this album and it worked out. I know a lot of you are disappointed with it now, but by this time next year, you will be wishing that you would have put it in your top 3 of 2005. Ultimately, I chose “Illinois” over “Vheissu” because I believe “Illinois” will be an album I listened to for the rest of my life and it’ll be an album I’ll pass down to my children and whatnot.



Honorable Mention:
A Fall Farewell - Where Us Trouble Befalls, and The Secrecy Enthralls (Rise)
A Wilhelm Scream – Ruiner (Nitro)
The Academy Is… - Almost Here (Fueled By Ramen)
Acceptance - Phantoms (Columbia)
Anberlin - Never Take Friendship Personal (Tooth and Nail)
All Time Low - The Party Scene (Emerald Moon Records)
As I Lay Dying - Shadows Are Security (Metalblade)
August Burns Red – Thrillseeker (Solid State)
Bayside - Bayside (Victory)
Bear Vs Shark – Terrorhawk (Equal Vision)
Between The Buried And Me - Alaska (Victory)
The Bled – Found In The Flood (Vagrant)
Bright Eyes - I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning (Saddle Creek)
Cartel - Chroma (The Militia Group)
Chiodos - All’s Well That End’s Well (Equal Vision)
Coheed & Cambria - Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness (Columbia)
Coldplay – X&Y (Capitol)
Danger Doom – The Mouse And The Mask (Epitaph)
Foo Fighters - In Your Honor (RCA)
Gratitude – Gratitude (Atlantic)
Gym Class Heroes - The Papercut Chronicles (Fueled By Ramen)
Hidden In Plain View - Life In Dreaming (Drive-Thru)
Hot Hot Heat - Elevator (Sire)
Houston Calls - A Collection Of Short Stories (Rushmore)
I Am The Avalanche - I Am The Avalanche (Drive-Thru)
Idiot Pilot - Strange We Should Meet Here (Reprise)
The Juliana Theory - Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat (Abacus)
The Junior Varsity - Wide Eyed (Victory)
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment (Universal)
Mae - The Everglow (Tooth And Nail)
Mars Volta - Frances The Mute (Universal)
Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth (Interscope)
Norma Jean - O’ God The Aftermath (Solid State)
Ok Go - Oh No (Capitol)
Panic! At The Disco - A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (Decaydence)
Paulson - All At Once (One Day Savior)
The Receiving End Of Sirens - Between The Heart and The Synapse (Triple Crown)
Silverstein - Discovering The Waterfront (Victory)
Stars - Set Yourself On Fire (Arts & Crafts)
Story Of The Year - In The Wake Of Determination (Maverick)
Team Sleep - Team Sleep (Maverick)
Thin Dark Line - The Resolution (One Eleven)
Thunderbirds Are Now! – Justamustache (French Kiss)
Weezer - Make Believe (Geffen)



2004 Albums I still spin:
1. mewithoutYou - Catch For Us The Foxes
2. Say Anything - Is A Real Boy
3. Blood Brothers - Crimes

For some dumb reason, I missed out on these two albums last year, and now I realize these are my top 2 albums from 2004 and I listened to these two more this year than any other 2004 album. Crimes is still one of the best albums I’ve heard and I constantly spin it.

Best EPs of 2005
1. Explosions In The Sky - The Rescue
2. Relient K - Apathetic EP
3. Straylight Run - Prepare To Be Wrong EP
4. Jimmy Eat World – Stay On My Side Tonight EP

Explosions In The Sky is epic, amazing, and beautiful. Relient K continues to get better with every record they release.

Most Disappointing Albums of 2005
1. The Bled – Found In The Flood
2. A Static Lullaby – Faso Latido

I really believe the choice of Trombino to produce the new Bled album really hurt it and took away a lot of the Bled’s aggressiveness. And I don’t know what ASL was thinking.

Albums Your Parents Will Love
1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
2. Copeland – In Motion
3. Coldplay – X&Y
4. Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better

Best Demo of 2005
The Leaked Thursday Demos
These demos are very cool and show that Thursday is going to release a hell of an album next year.


Best Producer of The Year
Machine (Armor For Sleep, Every Time I Die, Boys Night Out)

Machine produced some of my favorite albums of 2005 and really helped these bands create their best album.

Best New Bands of 2005
1. Nightmare Of You
2. Cartel
3. Circa Survive
4. Jack’s Mannequin
5. All Time Low

NOY was the surprise of the year for me. Cartel will only get bigger. Anything Anthony Green touches is great and Andrew McMahon writes his best album ever. All Time Low is going to be effin big next year.

Biggest Sellout of 2005
Gwen Stefani
Gwen makes me sick. She leaves her band No Doubt in the dust to become some hip-hop/R&B singer. Whatever happened to the alternative bitch who sang “I’m Just A Girl”? Instead, she is some diva now. Forget that, I miss the “Tragic Kingdom” Gwen, but we will never see that again. Not to mention she released one of the most annoying songs in the past 5 years.

Best Music Videos of 2005
1. A Million Ways – Ok Go
2. Image Of The Invisible – Thrice
3. Theatre- Gatsby’s American Dream
Ok Go released the funniest and most creative video of 2005. The “Sin City”- like “Theatre” is awesome as well.

Worst Music Video of 2005
1. Sugar We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy
The whole antler boy thing really annoyed me.

Best Lyrics of 2005
1. Sufjan Stevens
2. Dustin Kensrue - Thrice
3. Keith Buckley – Every Time I Die
Sufjan’s storytelling ability is amazing and his lyrics were tops this year. Kensrue’s lyrics spiritual lyirics touched me as well. The wit, metaphors, and intensity of Keith’s lyrics keep me punching babies.

Best Vocals of 2005
1. Sufjan Stevens
2. Dustin Kensrue - Thrice
3. Nic Newsham – Gatsby’s American Dream
4. Brandon Reilly – Nightmare Of You
5. Ben Gibbard – Death Cab For Cutie

The emotion coming out of Sufjan’s voice was stunning and he hits every note perfectly.

Best Live Show
Emery
Emery plays their songs near perfect live and the energy shown through each member in the band is amazing. Plus the costumes kick ass.

Best Record Label of 2005
Equal Vision Records
Had the most solid releases out of any label this year. Released Fall Of Troy, Chiodos, Circa Survive, Coheed, Bear Vs Shark, and Armor For Sleep, all solid records.

Most Overrated Band
The Spill Canvas
I just don’t get this band, I tried and tried to like them, but they just sound like a poor man’s Dashboard.

Most Underrated Bands
Minus The Bear
Modern Life Is War
Against Me!
Gratitude
Everyone needs to own these albums. MTB is one of the best indie albums of 2005, MLIW is one of the best hardcore albums of 2005, and AM! Released one of the best punk albums of 2005. Jonah Matranga of Gratitude creating one of his best albums ever and this band was barely talked about. Sadly, they no longer exist.

Saddest Break Ups
1. Northstar
2. Name Taken
3. The Get Up Kids
4. Blink-182
5. Bear Vs Shark
We could all see that the end for blink and TGUK were coming soon, but the unexpected ends to two promising bands in Northstar and Name Taken were extremely saddening. Also, Bear Vs Shark were quickly becoming one of Equal Vision’s best bands with their steller release of “Terrorhawk”.

Best ‘Other’ Zine Website
Leakmob.com
A lot of cool and awesome people on the staff there, and it’s a great community. Gave me my start.

Band(s) Most Pimped By AP.net
1. The Spill Canvas
2. Cartel
3. Fall Out Boy
4. Acceptance
5. Over It
These bands were talked about constantly this year on AP.net. Hell, TSC had their logo on the AP logo for a bit, and who can forget the ginormous Cartel banner!


Best Band Related DVD
Hellogoodbye – OMG HGB DVD ROTFL
I laughed a lot at this DVD, one of the best of 2005.

Favorite Staff Member of AP
Everyone on staff here is someone I like, but I got to say that Caleb, Scott, and Darren are probably my favorites. I talk to them the most outside of the site. I also want to extend a great thank you to Jason for hiring me to review albums for his site.

Best AP Forum
The Sports Forum is where the best debates happen. It’s a lot of fun and definitely one of my favorite forums on this site. And of course I have mad love for my buddies in the general forum. Without your support, I wouldn’t be reviewing albums here. Being a former “regular” user, I can say that you are all the reason this site is very successful. Thanks for all your support for the site and its staffers. All of 50,000 of you are very vital to the growth and future success this site receives.

Best Movies of 2005
1. Batman Begins
2. Crash
3. 40 Year Old Virgin
4. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe
5. Wedding Crashers

Best TV Shows of 2005
1. The Colbert Report
2. My Name Is Earl
3. The Office
4. Arrested Development
5. Lost
6. Family Guy
7. The Boondocks
8. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
9. American Dad
10. The OC



Predictions For 2006
1. Angels and Airwaves much anticipated debut is a solid album, but doesn’t live up to the hype.
2. Brand New releases one of the most disappointing albums of 2006.
3. Brand New breaks up.
4. Finch breaks up.
5. All Time Low explodes.
6. Taking Back Sunday releases the most surprising album of 2006.
7. No one gets fired at AP.net.
8. Saosin’s debut LP flops; they get dropped by Capitol.
9. Underoath tops “They’re Only Chasing Safety” with their new 2006 record.
10. Fear Before The March Of Flames release one of the best albums of 2006.
11. Drive Thru Records bounce back from a mediocre 2005 with a stellar 2006 with releases from Early November, Hellogoodbye, RX Bandits, and Halifax.
12. Saves The Day releases the sleeper hit of 2006.
13. Weezer breaks up.
14. Playstation 3 pwns all other gaming systems.
15. Dave Chappelle comes back to complete Season 3.
16. Glassjaw reunites.
17. MewithoutYou releases one of the most inspiring albums of 2006.
18. The Early November’s triple disc will be so good; it’ll leave you wanting more.
19. Vaux will finally get to properly release “Beyond Virtue, Beyond Vice” in 2006.
20. Radiohead will release their best record since OK Computer.
21. Interpol and Arcade Fire release the best indie records of 2006.
22. The music industry pisses us off even more so than this year.
23. Max Bemis returns and writes an album even better than “Is A Real Boy.”
24. Thursday will rule the world once again.

Most Anticipated For 2006
(in alphabetical order)
Adair
Angels & Airwaves
Arcade Fire
Blood Brothers
Brand New
The Bronx
Death From Above 1979
Deftones
The Early November
Fear Before The March Of Flames
Gym Class Heroes
Head Automatica
Hellogoodbye
Interpol
Kanye West
Matchbook Romance
Men, Women, & Children
mewithoutYou
New Found Glory
Radiohead
RX Bandits
Saves The Day
Say Anything
The Shins
The Strokes
Taking Back Sunday
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Thursday
Underoath


40 Best Songs of 2005
(in no particular order)
You Two Motherfuckers Need Jesus – A Fall Farewell
Unprotected Sex With Multiple Partners – Against Me!
Burn – Aklaline Trio
Running From Lions – All Time Low
A Day Late – Anberlin
Truth About Heaven – Armor For Sleep
Not About Love - Fiona Apple
My Bedroom Is For Like Artists - Latterman
Devotion and Desire – Bayside
Medicating – Boys Night Out
Positive Tension – Bloc Party
The Minstrel’s Prayer – Cartel
Holding Someone’s Hair Back – Circa Survive
Welcome Home – Coheed & Cambria
Wake The Dead – Comeback Kid
Testify – Common
Love Is A Fast Song – Copeland
What Sarah Said – Death Cab For Cutie
16 Military Wives – The Decemberists
Studying Politics – Emery
L’astronaut – Every Time I Die
F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. – Fall Of Troy
7 Minutes In Heaven (Atavan Halen) – Fall Out Boy
Eleanor Put Your Boots On – Franz Ferdinand
Shhhh! I’m Listening To Reason – Gatsby’s American Dream
Dark Blue – Jack’s Mannequin
Disintegration – Jimmy Eat World
Gold Digger – Kanye West
Drilling – Minus The Bear
D.E.A.D.R.A.M.O.N.E.S. – Modern Life Is War
Hold Me Down – Motion City Soundtrack
My Name Is Trouble – Nightmare Of You
Planning A Prison Break – The Receiving End Of Sirens
Glosoli – Sigur Ros
Gold Dust Vs. State Of Illinois - Spitalfield
Smile In Your Sleep – Silverstein
Ready – The Starting Line
Is This My Fate? He Asked Them – Story Of The Year
Hands In The Sky (Big Shot) – Straylight Run
Chicago – Sufjan Stevens
Like Moths To Flame – Thrice

Song Of The Year
Chicago – Sufjan Stevens

REST IN PEACE OLA AND BEATZ…..

I am all talk
12/24/05, 03:59 PM
best list yet!

Paul Tao
12/24/05, 03:59 PM
no one gets fired...RIIIGHT. haha

IAmNietzche
12/24/05, 04:02 PM
buh dum chh

preppyak
12/24/05, 04:04 PM
Predictions For 2006

2. Brand New releases one of the most disappointing albums of 2006.
3. Brand New breaks up.

I don't know about dissapointing, but I see the break up happening. The lyrics of Deja make me think he already hated touring constantly, and another major release will only amplify that.


4. Finch breaks up.
6. Taking Back Sunday releases the most surprising album of 2006.
7. No one gets fired at AP.net.
17. MewithoutYou releases one of the most inspiring albums of 2006.
23. Max Bemis returns and writes an album even better than “Is A Real Boy.”
24. Thursday will rule the world once again.


Interesting.

elemenohpe
12/24/05, 04:07 PM
drew, you and i both know that Alaska deserved more than an "honerable mention"

tambo41187
12/24/05, 04:08 PM
I like how you were one of the few who did actual predictions for next year. Good list, and it's cool to have you as part of the staff.

Jason Tate
12/24/05, 04:09 PM
If by "surprising" Drew means horrible.. then yes, TBS will come through.

itsjdiggity
12/24/05, 04:11 PM
If by "surprising" Drew means horrible.. then yes, TBS will come through.

:pwned:

Drew Beringer
12/24/05, 04:12 PM
If by "surprising" Drew means horrible.. then yes, TBS will come through.

Oh, Jason, you make me chuckle.

elemenohpe
12/24/05, 04:12 PM
If by "surprising" Drew means horrible.. then yes, TBS will come through.

i bet it'll still be better than one fell swoop.

all i'm sayin'.

The Silencer
12/24/05, 04:15 PM
best list I've read so far...you never disappoint Drew!!!!!!!!!

Drew Beringer
12/24/05, 04:16 PM
best list I've read so far...you never disappoint Drew!!!!!!!!!

Thank you :burgerkin

elemenohpe
12/24/05, 04:17 PM
best list I've read so far...you never disappoint Drew!!!!!!!!!

except that one time but, they say it happens to every man at least once...

i don't know if that applies to the 2 hours of sobbing afterwards but, whatever.

<3 Drew <3

Make Out Kid
12/24/05, 04:17 PM
Best list I've seen so far! Good job man

JeffyB
12/24/05, 04:25 PM
ok brand new having a horrible album and then breaking up...a little drastic dont you think

itsjdiggity
12/24/05, 04:25 PM
i'm surprised Ron Artest wasn't biggest sellout

JeffyB
12/24/05, 04:26 PM
4got to also add that everything else was right on

waggy
12/24/05, 04:27 PM
i don't think say anything will release a new album in 2006, but when they do, i think it will blow away "...is a real boy". max throws away songs any other band would kill for. plus based on the rumblings and rumors i've heard, they're going to get a MAJOR push from j records.

Drew Beringer
12/24/05, 04:27 PM
ok brand new having a horrible album and then breaking up...a little drastic dont you think

Ah, I don't think Brand New will have a horrible album, it'll just disappoint many because everyone is expecting their next album to be greater than the birth of Christ. And the breaking up thing I'm only half serious on.

tymsnurmn04
12/24/05, 04:28 PM
woo for drew

Trainsaw
12/24/05, 04:30 PM
Best List Ever.

minusthejosh
12/24/05, 04:34 PM
best list i've seen so far and the one i most agree with, except gad #4, come on.

bustamebus
12/24/05, 04:36 PM
someone finally mentions chiodos. they are definatly on my top 10.

Greg
12/24/05, 04:39 PM
dont forget your fav AP forum member haha

steve-0
12/24/05, 04:47 PM
very good list. i cant wait to hear the new stuff from mwY and although I love "Cihcago" from sufjan, "Casimir Pulaski Day " is the best song ive heard all year.

Drew Beringer
12/24/05, 04:50 PM
very good list. i cant wait to hear the new stuff from mwY and although I love "Cihcago" from sufjan, "Casimir Pulaski Day " is the best song ive heard all year.

Believe me, that song was right behind it for me, "Chicago" just has a more personal feeling for me.

fluke182
12/24/05, 05:09 PM
I personally prefer Chicago also. Great list, definitely the most similar to what I was looking at, although Gatsby's all the way at number 1! Sports Forum is the best forum, if only in terms of sheer amounts of domineering opinions and quality debates, besides ones involving that Yankee kid. I agree with the Brand New thing, there is no way they live up to the hype, and no way TBS doesn't deserve more hype. I think they're going to surprise a lot of people.

Oh yeah, and here is the ultimate prediction: Where will Ron Artest end up?

noles05
12/24/05, 05:12 PM
If by "surprising" Drew means horrible.. then yes, TBS will come through.

no :love:

:neutral:

analog_boy
12/24/05, 05:14 PM
Please don't use the term "alternative bitch" ever again. It's really embarrassing.

Spicoli hey bud
12/24/05, 05:16 PM
eh, not too shabby of a list drew. I'd say I disagree with this one the least out of most of those that I've seen, but it's all subjective anyway, so nice job.

thedood
12/24/05, 05:28 PM
Biggest sellout of 2005 = Johnny Damon.

SLADE775
12/24/05, 05:43 PM
See, I'm going to go buy Sufjan because of you. ;)

I like your list btw.

wesgemm08
12/24/05, 06:13 PM
def. one of the best lists i've seen thus far.. but fear before the march of flames having the best metalcore/screamo album of '06 is bs.. i dunno what all bands u put in that genre, but i'll take hot cross's new album(and a bunch of others but i cant remember what all is coming out in 06 right now) anyday over fbtmof

Talib Scottie
12/24/05, 06:34 PM
I dig many of the songs of the year, especialy Dark Blue, Hold Me Down, and Shhhh.... I'm listening to reason.

and TBS will be better then WYWTB which was pretty decent itself.

Decemberist
12/24/05, 06:35 PM
i think brand new is going to explode. x100.
they already got huge with deja, i dont think jesse is done yet.
he already said it will be more of a poppy album awhile back and i think they will just get hugeee.
and idk about that tbs thing. they said a lot of the songs follow the error operator format. to me that isnt promising at all.

Talib Scottie
12/24/05, 06:42 PM
and idk about that tbs thing. they said a lot of the songs follow the error operator format. to me that isnt promising at all.
I like the direction of the song, but not the song itself. I'm thinking the song was rushed for the soundtrack which might explain why it only has about 12 words total and the chorus is very lame.

As for Brand New I think it's going to take a Coldplayish approach while maintaining the Brand New rock sound. But that's just a random guess.

straythumb
12/24/05, 06:46 PM
i hope your wrong about brand new.

hmmmmmm
12/24/05, 06:56 PM
I wanna shake your hand for having the best list so far.

Sufjan deserves number 1. no doubt!

number2alien
12/24/05, 06:59 PM
If by "surprising" Drew means horrible.. then yes, TBS will come through.

Man, was that ever witty.

number2alien
12/24/05, 07:00 PM
As for Brand New I think it's going to take a Coldplayish approach while maintaining the Brand New rock sound. But that's just a random guess.

See: Deja Entendu.

CorporateFish
12/24/05, 07:02 PM
i bet it'll still be better than one fell swoop.

all i'm sayin'.
Oh snap.

crzydrmmer
12/24/05, 07:13 PM
2. Brand New releases one of the most disappointing albums of 2006.
3. Brand New breaks up.

ouchhhh

afk999
12/24/05, 07:33 PM
great list

smallbutfeisty
12/24/05, 07:38 PM
excellent list, drew! i may not agree with all your choices, but i know how much thought you put into this (even if you did forget "dance, dance" on your best videos list...)

weworemasks
12/24/05, 07:53 PM
best list yet!

very much so!
drew = best ap.net staff guy dude.

TimeAsIdeology
12/24/05, 08:00 PM
Solid list, but I don't think the new STD, no matter how it turns it, could be considered a sleeper. Everyone's waiting for that record to drop.

Drew Beringer
12/24/05, 08:02 PM
Solid list, but I don't think the new STD, no matter how it turns it, could be considered a sleeper. Everyone's waiting for that record to drop.

Yes, I think my use of "sleeper" is seen differently for some people. A lot of people are waiting for it, but how many of those people are expecting it to be the best album of 2006? Probably not many, what I mean by sleeper hit is that it is going to surprise many. With bands like Brand New and Thursday releasing new albums, I feel STD will get overshadowed.

murphy77
12/24/05, 08:08 PM
6. Taking Back Sunday releases the most surprising album of 2006.

i couldnt agree more

3. Brand New breaks up

that would be tragic

leafsacc
12/24/05, 08:10 PM
great list, nice to see Machine get credit for producing three great albums.

AEast317
12/24/05, 08:19 PM
hey drew.
2/16 - the fall of troy @ emerson

TimeAsIdeology
12/24/05, 08:21 PM
Yes, I think my use of "sleeper" is seen differently for some people. A lot of people are waiting for it, but how many of those people are expecting it to be the best album of 2006? Probably not many, what I mean by sleeper hit is that it is going to surprise many. With bands like Brand New and Thursday releasing new albums, I feel STD will get overshadowed.

That's probably true. It also depends on what era of STD people like most, because from what I've heard from friends who saw the new stuff live, this new record should fit in right between Can't Slow Down and Through Being Cool.

AEast317
12/24/05, 08:21 PM
nvm i just saw that the FOT dates were posted haha

Drew Beringer
12/24/05, 08:22 PM
hey drew.
2/16 - the fall of troy @ emerson

Holy shit

mogwaifearsatan
12/24/05, 08:24 PM
Most spot on predictions.

I must be retarded, because I don't get Sufjan at all. I mean, he's good, but... I don't know. I hope it'll grow on me.

Sureshot182
12/24/05, 08:35 PM
best list for sure. i agree with pretty much all of your predictions too. brand new breaking up is a bold thing to say, but i'm kind of feeling it too. this is not good, but just saying.

IAPAI
12/24/05, 08:55 PM
Most spot on predictions.

I must be retarded, because I don't get Sufjan at all. I mean, he's good, but... I don't know. I hope it'll grow on me.

if at first you don't conform, try, try again.

DroppedUrPocket
12/24/05, 09:35 PM
I like you.

popdisaster00
12/24/05, 10:12 PM
i love the fear before prediction. i agree.

StimulisRocker
12/24/05, 10:16 PM
awesome list, even took time to explain some choices. in particvular the one with north star and name taken being on his top list of break ups. i said to myself , what about blink? then i read on and satisfied me i give it a 9/10 jsut cause 10's are once ina millionas haha

jaimej
12/24/05, 10:19 PM
Yet another reason Drew makes us proud. General Forum regular now and always!! Love your entire list.

FuryCore
12/24/05, 10:21 PM
i agree with a lot of the things you said in the list, but i think the biggest one is about Thrice's record.

It's funny, because it really is just like an OK Computer or a White Pony. Thrice went in a completely different direction than a lot of people thought they would, and that has disappointed a lot of people and turned off a lot of people, but it's one of those great records that five or even ten years from now will be talked about as a great album, possibly even their best, similar to an Ok Computer or a White Pony.

Mark my words....

oh and Drew's....

GAD_guy
12/24/05, 10:25 PM
drew, do you keep on the muncie music scene at all? there is some awesome shit coming from there lately.

great list by way.

ArTkY_
12/24/05, 10:28 PM
Best list so far, Drew. Good job.

Drew Beringer
12/24/05, 10:30 PM
drew, do you keep on the muncie music scene at all? there is some awesome shit coming from there lately.

great list by way.

I try to, is that one band, I think they are called ari ari or some shit, any good? I remember them being the cover story for 72 Hours a few weeks ago.

btbam > you
12/24/05, 10:39 PM
nice list. i love me some drew beringer.


:)

thewebguy
12/24/05, 10:49 PM
good call on best live show, most overrated band, and worst music video. i agree with most of what you said but those stood out.

smogs
12/24/05, 10:58 PM
I agree with most things on that list, hats off to you.

and loved the predictions.

GAD_guy
12/24/05, 10:59 PM
I try to, is that one band, I think they are called ari ari or some shit, any good? I remember them being the cover story for 72 Hours a few weeks ago.

yeah they are. but you NEED to check out everything, now! and the belle ends. both have myspace accounts but must be seen live (the production is weak, especially for the belle ends).

Drew Beringer
12/24/05, 11:05 PM
yeah they are. but you NEED to check out everything, now! and the belle ends. both have myspace accounts but must be seen live (the production is weak, especially for the belle ends).

I know, I've been really bad with the Muncie scene, but this upcoming semester I'm gonna get more into it.

youareallfreaks
12/24/05, 11:25 PM
great call on the OK GO video. but please don't mention brand new and break up in the same sent.

Drew Beringer
12/24/05, 11:27 PM
great call on the OK GO video. but please don't mention brand new and break up in the same sent.

Haha, I love how some people are freaking out about me predicting a Brand New breakup. It's not like I'm a Brand New insider or something. It's a prediction that I made half-jokingly, I mean I do like Brand New, but I just see signs of a break up.

Nick Lopez
12/24/05, 11:31 PM
This is my favorite list of the staffers.

youareallfreaks
12/24/05, 11:34 PM
Haha, I love how some people are freaking out about me predicting a Brand New breakup. It's not like I'm a Brand New insider or something. It's a prediction that I made half-jokingly, I mean I do like Brand New, but I just see signs of a break up.

me too, but that's why i hate hearing it.

ertiscore
12/24/05, 11:57 PM
yay drew

drainyourheart
12/25/05, 12:25 AM
best list ive read....your predictions for 2006 just made my night! Brand New has been dead in my eyes since the last release and TBS will rule the world right along side Thursday.

AsianMan696
12/25/05, 04:12 AM
i'm likin' all the love for Kanye.

AEast317
12/25/05, 07:02 AM
yeah they are. but you NEED to check out everything, now! and the belle ends. both have myspace accounts but must be seen live (the production is weak, especially for the belle ends).

i saw everything, now! friday night with margot & the nuclear so & so's (OMG if you havent heard them, listen)

everything now was pretty good, they had a guy dressed up as santa who threw gifts into the crowd during the last few songs. he threw limp bizkit and mudvayne posters, disney movies, stuffed ninja turtles, and even star wars action figures! :O

falloutdrea19
12/25/05, 11:50 AM
this was amazing <3 good job!

andis
12/25/05, 12:32 PM
i agree with emery having the best show of the year. i was so pumped from their energy that i stayed up till 6 am that night studying for my exam the next morning at 9.

Heaven5ent
12/25/05, 01:36 PM
fuck yeah all time low <3

HotTubsMolest
12/25/05, 02:58 PM
This man knows what he's talking about! Jeez, everything seems right to me. Unfortunately, also the Angels & Airwaves prediction... My guess too it'll be a great album, but not to live up the hype. That's okay by the way, because living up that hype would be monstrous!
Also about Saosin; they missed their chances. Last time, they sounded too much like TBS

Adeniz19
12/25/05, 05:07 PM
awesome list.

itmakesyoufeel
12/25/05, 09:22 PM
does it make me more scene that i knew you before you were prom king on ap.net??

great list, bud. i don't listen to a lot of these bands, but xsantacore2k5x has helped me survive christmas break. it's the best mix i've heard in ages.

i'm really loving me some nightmare of you.

the early november is going to kick my ass in 06.

Drew Beringer
12/25/05, 10:00 PM
does it make me more scene that i knew you before you were prom king on ap.net??

great list, bud. i don't listen to a lot of these bands, but xsantacore2k5x has helped me survive christmas break. it's the best mix i've heard in ages.

i'm really loving me some nightmare of you.

the early november is going to kick my ass in 06.

haha, good.

mondeoman
12/25/05, 10:45 PM
Great list broseph. You're still the man.

theamazingtrudy
12/25/05, 10:55 PM
you need to not listen to rap.

Drew Beringer
12/25/05, 10:57 PM
you need to not listen to rap.

Shut up, lol. Kanye and Common kick the shit out of most of the bands on this site lol.

theamazingtrudy
12/25/05, 10:57 PM
p.s. santacore 2k5 did rock worlds. you should market it, you would make money.

yeah thats right kids, we knew drew before he was famous.

GAD_guy
12/25/05, 11:01 PM
i saw everything, now! friday night with margot & the nuclear so & so's (OMG if you havent heard them, listen)

everything now was pretty good, they had a guy dressed up as santa who threw gifts into the crowd during the last few songs. he threw limp bizkit and mudvayne posters, disney movies, stuffed ninja turtles, and even star wars action figures! :O

everything, now! is so awesome. i'm sure they played "angina pectoris" (the song that starts off with a little yelling, goes into handclaps and then melts into this sung bum-bumbumbumbum melody). that song is so amazing live. as is "i live in a trailer park."

i definitely like margot & the nuclear so & so's.

theamazingtrudy
12/25/05, 11:01 PM
definate big thanks for nightmare of you. love them.

and i love the early november song, we are scientists, oh! and the matchbook romance song is sooo much better than their whole other album.

Drew Beringer
12/25/05, 11:11 PM
everything, now! is so awesome. i'm sure they played "angina pectoris" (the song that starts off with a little yelling, goes into handclaps and then melts into this sung bum-bumbumbumbum melody). that song is so amazing live. as is "i live in a trailer park."

i definitely like margot & the nuclear so & so's.

I'm definitely going to check out Everything, Now! soon. I love hand claps.

Drew Beringer
12/25/05, 11:12 PM
definate big thanks for nightmare of you. love them.

and i love the early november song, we are scientists, oh! and the matchbook romance song is sooo much better than their whole other album.

No prob, the new MBR album is going to kick the last record's ass.

Caleb Cattivera
12/26/05, 12:51 AM
drew.

niketalkers for life.

Drew Beringer
12/26/05, 01:05 AM
drew.

niketalkers for life.

Fuck yes.

UrOwNdISaStR180
12/26/05, 03:14 PM
If by "surprising" Drew means horrible.. then yes, TBS will come through.

Hater

hubbabubbal3ts
12/26/05, 06:59 PM
definantly one of the best lists yet, and the fact that you have the buger king guy in your sig makes you my favorite staff member.

Drew Beringer
12/26/05, 07:41 PM
definantly one of the best lists yet, and the fact that you have the buger king guy in your sig makes you my favorite staff member.

Haha, thanks....MEATNORMUS!

bigmig22
12/27/05, 01:16 PM
i can see most of those predictions happen.

AdmistAPoision
12/28/05, 08:58 AM
predictions for 06" NICE