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Written by: Rohan Kohli (12/22/05)
Top Albums of 2005
30. Augustana – All the Stars and Boulevards
29. The Academy Is… - Almost Here
28. A Wilhelm Scream - Ruiner
27. Terminal – How the Lonely Keep
26. The Panic Division - Versus
25. Let Go – Let Go
24. Sherwood – Sing, But Keep Going
23. Meshuggah – Catch 33
22. Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
21. The Static Age – Neon Nights Electric Lives
20. Days Away – Mapping An Invisible World
19. Motion City Soundtrack – Commit This to Memory
18. The Starting Line – Based On a True Story
17. Jack’s Mannequin – Everything In Transit
16. Red Sparowes – At the Soundless Dawn
15. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
14. The Red Chord - Clients
13. August Burns Red – Thrill Seeker
12. Minus the Bear – Menos El Oso
11. Lydia – This December; It’s One More and I’m Free
10. M83 – Before the Dawn Heals Us
9. Over It – Silverstrand
8. Fall Out Boy – From Under the Cork Tree
7. Acceptance - Phantoms
6. The Receiving End of Sirens – Between the Heart and the Synapse
5. Thrice - Vheissu
4. Spitalfield – Stop Doing Bad Things
3. Pelican – The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw
2. Copeland – In Motion
1. Cartel – Chroma


Honorable Mention
A Life Once Lost - Hunter
Armor For Sleep – What to Do When You Are Dead
Bayside – Bayside
Curl Up and Die – The One Above All, The End of All That Is
Days Like These – Inventure
Denison Witmer – Are You a Dreamer?
Dredg – Catch Without Arms
Gatsby’s American Dream – Volcano
Houston Calls – A Collection of Short Stories
Jesu – Jesu
Limbeck – Let Me Come Home
Norma Jean – O God, The Aftermath
The All-American Rejects – Move Along
The Fall of Troy - Doppelganger
The Junior Varsity – Wide Eyed
The Rocket Summer – Hello, Good Friend
Tokyo Rose – New American Saint
Valencia – This Could Be a Possibility
Waking Ashland - Composure


Worst Albums of 2005
5. Finch – Say Hello to Sunshine.
4. Aiden – Nightmare Anatomy. Yeah.
3. Day at the Fair – The Rocking Chair Years. I couldn’t even get through one song (not literally, but close).
2. Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil. I’d rather have my eyeballs smeared with shit and my asshole ripped apart with Tabasco drenched knives than listen to this band.
1. Giles – Giles. The epitome of audio diarrhea.


Best EPs of 2005
10. The Drive Back – AutumnMotive
9. Ericson – Resting on Right Now
8. Relient K - Apathetic
7. Quietdrive – Fall From the Ceiling
6. Beneath the Massacre – Evidence of Iniquity
5. Behold…the Arctopus! – Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning
4. Arsis – A Diamond for Disease
3. Hit the Lights – Until We Get Caught
2. Jimmy Eat World – Stay On My Side Tonight
1. Genghis Tron – Cloak of Love


Most Disappointing Albums of 2005
10. Leng T’Che – The Process of Elimination
9. Rufio – Perhaps, I Suppose Reissue (How the fuck did they make it sound worse?)
8. Coheed and Cambria – Good Apollo
7. JamisonParker - Sleepwalker
6. The All-American Rejects – Move Along
5. Dave Matthews Band – Stand Up
4. Finch – Say Hello To Sunsine.
3. Allister – Before the Blackout
2. Plain White Ts – All That We Needed
1. I Am the Avalanche – I Am the Avalanche


2005 Albums With the Least Lasting Power
1. Mae – The Everglow.
2. Boys Night Out - Trainwreck


Most Underrated Bands of 2005
5. Spoken
4. Terminal
3. Steel Train
2. Bayside
1. Man Alive


Most Overrated Albums of 2005
Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that I don’t like the albums, I just don’t think they’re as good as everyone says.

7. All Time Low - The Party Scene. Good stuff, don't understand the jizz-worthiness of it though.
6. Nightmare of You – Nightmare of You. I know this is the equivalent of AP.net-suicide, but the album just never clicked with me. It’s good, just never got into it quite like others did.
5. Circa Survive – Juturna. Aside from “Act Appalled” and “The Great Golden Baby,” I was pretty indifferent towards this album. Yeah, Anthony Green’s got a great voice, but I felt like something was missing in the songwriting.
4. The Mars Volta – Frances the Mute. Way too much wankery for my liking; still a huge fan of Deloused in the Comatorium though.
3. The Higher – Histrionics. Yeah, they’re good pop punk and “Histrionics” is an awesome song, but they’re not that good.
2.. Darkest Hour – Undoing Ruin. I keep seeing all sorts of bands and critics praising the this album, but I just don’t get what differentiates these guys from the countless other bands playing rehashed Swedish metal; I’d rather listen to At the Gates. It’s a solid album, don’t get me wrong, I just don’t see what’s so special.
1. Kanye West – Late Registration. No offense, but hip hop blows. And yeah, before you say, “Listen to real hip hop!,” I’ve done it. I’ve listened to this dude, Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, etc. etc. It’s not good.


Hardest Working Bands of 2005
3. Against Me!
2. The Junior Varsity
1. Man Alive


Albums Your Parents Will Love
5. Cryptopsy – Once Was Not
4. Steel Train – Twilight Tales from the Prairies of the Sun
3. Circle of Dead Children – Zero Comfort Margin
2. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
1. Copeland – In Motion


Best Vocals of 2005
5. Dustin Kensrue (Thrice)
4. Gavin Hayes (Dredg)
3. Aaron Marsh (Copeland)
2. Jason Vena (Acceptance)
1. Will Pugh (Cartel)


Best Record Label of 2005
2. Tooth and Nail
1. The Militia Group

This one wasn’t even close—Cartel, Copeland, The Panic Division, Let Go, Man Alive, Denison Witmer, The Rocket Summer, all on one label.


Best Artwork of 2005
3. Norma Jean – O God, The Aftermath
2. Pelican – The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw
1. Lydia – This December; It’s One More and I’m Free


Predictions for 2006
4. Boys Like Girls gets ridiculously big and is everyone’s “guilty pleasure.”
3. Every release from The Militia Group in 2006 will be outstanding.
2.. Saosin releases a disappointing full length (I really hope that’s not the case, but based off that Warped EP, things aren’t looking too good. Beau said they were disappointed too, so who knows.)
1. Houses comes out of nowhere and releases everyone’s new favorite album.

Best Music Video of 2005
2. Thrice – Image Of the Invisible.
1. My Chemical Romance - Ghost of You.

EDIT: Per Scott's request, I just went and watched the video for "Ghost of You," and was stunned. Lump in my throat, sinking feeling in my stomach. Outstanding.


Most Disappointing Breakups
7. The Get Up Kids
6. Staring Back
5. Curl Up and Die
4. Name Taken
3. Northstar
2. A Small Victory
1. Blink 182


Best AP.net Drama
2. The Fall Out Boy reviews.
1. Scott’s review for Scary Kids Scaring Kids.


Bands Most Pimped By AP.net
3. The Spill Canvas
2. Cartel
1. Thrice


Best (Catchiest) Single
2. Fall Out Boy – Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down
1. Cartel - Honestly


Most Anticipated Albums of 2006
10. Thursday
9. ISIS
8. Hit the Lights
7. Plus 44
6. Saves the Day
5. Brand New
4. Underoath
3. The Jealous Sound
2. Angels & Airwaves
1. Houses


The Next Big Thing(s) of 2006
10. The Receiving End of Sirens
9. The Rocket Summer
8. Over It
7. Acceptance
6. Quietdrive
5. Hit The Lights
4. The Academy Is…
3. Hellogoodbye
2. Cartel
1. Boys Like Girls


Best TV Show of 2005
1. The Daily Show. The only time I turn on the TV is for this show, college football, and NASCAR.


Trends That Need to Die in 2006
4. Stage-diving and crowd-surfing
3. Violence at shows
2. Bands still trying to sound like At the Gates.
1. Hip-hop


Best ‘Other’ Zine Website
4. Theprp.com – Although they still cover nu-metal sometimes, they do a good job with metal/hard rock news.
3. Punkrocks.net – Although everyone at PR.net probably hates me and my taste in music, I think PR is hilarious and I love the reviews, even if I disagree with a lot of them (I will never understand their comparison of Terminal to an Underoath cover band).
2. Forthesound.com – Good news.
1. Pastepunk.com – Jordan’s reviews are usually dead on, bullshit not included. I hope to some day write like Jordan.


Best Songs of 2005
5. Days Like These – Somehow Saturn
4. Acceptance – Take Cover
3. Thrice - Atlantic
2. Cartel - Honestly
1. Cartel – Q/A


Note: I'm gonna keep updating this list as things come to me, so if you come back and see it changed, it wasn't your eyes playing a trick on you. I hope that's legit.
 
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05:14 PM on 12/22/05
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:suspense:
07:58 PM on 12/22/05
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I wonder if Cartel's gonna make his list.
08:52 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by FullCollapse3k
I wonder if Cartel's gonna make his list.
oh tehy will be number one.
09:16 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by FullCollapse3k
I wonder if Cartel's gonna make his list.
god damn, nice avatar lol
10:31 PM on 12/22/05
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Your musical opinions are invalidated by your masturbation to Cartel, while dissing Talib, Mos, and Common. Ridiculous.
10:33 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by TimeAsIdeology
Your musical opinions are invalidated by your masturbation to Cartel, while dissing Talib, Mos, and Common. Ridiculous.

Fuck, my opinion on music doesn't sit well with some dude on the internet!
10:35 PM on 12/22/05
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not feelin the day at the fair hate. or most of the albums on your list.
11:03 PM on 12/22/05
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I know everyone around here s's thrice D, but to say no videos came close is a pretty big insult, especially to bands like My Chemical Romance who have single handedly brought back the "good music video"
11:06 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by WordzandDreamz
I know everyone around here s's thrice D, but to say no videos came close is a pretty big insult, especially to bands like My Chemical Romance who have single handedly brought back the "good music video"

Never saw it, so I guess I'm a bit uninformed. Gerard helped with the treatment of Thrice's video, so I bet his own videos are pretty good too.
11:13 PM on 12/22/05
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very diverse...good stuff
11:17 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by Rohan Kohli
Top Albums of 2005




Most Overrated Albums of 2005
Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that I don’t like the albums, I just don’t think they’re as good as everyone says.

7. All Time Low - The Party Scene. Good stuff, don't understand the jizz-worthiness of it though.
6. Nightmare of You – Nightmare of You. I know this is the equivalent of AP.net-suicide, but the album just never clicked with me. It’s good, just never got into it quite like others did.

4. The Mars Volta – Frances the Mute. Way too much wankery for my liking; still a huge fan of Deloused in the Comatorium though.
3. The Higher – Histrionics. Yeah, they’re good pop punk and “Histrionics” is an awesome song, but they’re not that good.
2.. Darkest Hour – Undoing Ruin. I keep seeing all sorts of bands and critics praising the this album, but I just don’t get what differentiates these guys from the countless other bands playing rehashed Swedish metal; I’d rather listen to At the Gates. It’s a solid album, don’t get me wrong, I just don’t see what’s so special.



Best AP.net Drama
2. The Fall Out Boy reviews.
1. Scott’s review for Scary Kids Scaring Kids.

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I love you for those overrated ones. All Time Low? Generic as hell, boring pop-punk. I don't even like them, I really just don't get it.

The Darkest Hour CD had it's moments, but the production sucked and it's really nothing special. Go listen to old Extol or Children of Bodom or something.

Frances the Mute was cool for about 20 minutes, then I wanted to kill myself with all the ambient shit. That band got too progressive for their own good. Deloused still pwns though.

The Higher - just not good, period.

Nightmare of You was good for like a week, it really reminded me of the Smiths, but man that album just DIED on me. No lasting power for me.



I'm also honored to be essentially both of AP.net's biggest controversies this year. Haha.
11:18 PM on 12/22/05
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how is all-american rejects on your honorable mention and most disappointing? btw i am also loving cartel...and the daily show lol
11:32 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by stay out late
how is all-american rejects on your honorable mention and most disappointing? btw i am also loving cartel...and the daily show lol

Because I had such ridiculously high expectations for it, and was let down; it's still a good CD though.
11:48 PM on 12/22/05
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How did i miss the Scary Kids Review, i have no idea where i was for that.

I love the Copeland and Lydia love, but for some reason i could not get enough of the Higher, that album was addicting for me.
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