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Written by: Scott Weber (12/22/05)
** The Best Albums of 2005: ** (does not include re-releases)


30) The Starting Line – Based on a True Story
29) Terminal – How the Lonely Keep
28) Avenged Sevenfold – City of Evil
27) Neil Diamond – 12 Songs
26) Armor for Sleep – What to Do When You’re Dead
25) Cartel - Chroma
24) Sigur Ros - Takk
23) Thrice – Vheissu
22) Eisley – Room Noises
21) Marathon - Marathon
20) A Wilhelm Scream - Ruiner
19) Vendetta Red – Sisters of the Red Death
18) Haste the Day – When Everything Falls
17) Anberlin – Never Take Friendship Personal
16) Kanye West – Late Registration
15) Stretch Arm Strong – Free at Last
14) The Agony Scene – The Darkest Red
13) August Burns Red – Thrill Seeker
12) The Decemberists – Picaresque
11) Circa Survive – Juturna
10) The Fall of Troy - Doppelganger
09) Sherwood – Sing, But Keep Going
08) Coheed and Cambria – Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV: Volume 1
07) Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
06) Every Time I Die – Gutter Phenomenon
05) Acceptance - Phantoms
04) Death Cab for Cutie - Plans
03) Minus the Bear – Menos El Oso
02) Comeback Kid – Wake the Dead
01) Gatsby’s American Dream – Volcano


** Best EPs of 2005: **

05) Circa Survive - The Inuit Session
04) Relient K - Apathetic
03) Hey Mercedes - Unorchastrated
02) The City on Film - American Diary
01) Action Reaction – Action Reaction


** The Worst 5 Albums of 2005: **

05) A Static Lullaby – Faso Latido
04) Plain White T’s – All That We Needed
03) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! – S/T
02) Day at the Fair – The Rocking Chair Years
01) Scary Kids Scaring Kids – The City Sleeps in Flames


** Best Producer of the Year: **

03) Tim O’Heir
02) Casey Bates
01) Aaron Sprinkle


**Most Disappointing Albums of 2005**
(These are albums I was expecting a lot from and didn’t get it. It doesn’t mean I dislike the album, it just means I wanted more.)

05) The Juliana Theory – Deadbeat Sweetheart
04) Mae – The Everglow
03) Coheed and Cambria – Good Apollo…
02) Thrice - Vheissu
01) The Mars Volta – Frances the Mute

** Best Music Videos of 2005: **

03) Thrice – Image of the Invisible
02) Gatsby’s American Dream - Theatre
01) My Chemical Romance – Ghost of You

** Worst Music Video of 2005: **

01) Scary Kids Scaring Kids – The Only Medicine


** Best Vocals of 2005: **

05) Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die)
04) Nic Newsham (Gatsby’s American Dream)
03) Will Pugh (Cartel)
02) Jason Vena (Acceptance)
01) Jason Gleason (Action Reaction)

** Worst Vocals of 2005: **

01) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!


** Best Live Show (from shows I attended): **

05) Underoath
04) Sherwood
03) Emery
02) Bear vs. Shark
01) Gatsby’s American Dream

**Best Bands I Missed Out on in 2004**

05) Mew
04) Limbeck
03) Of Montreal
02) The Faint
01) mewithoutYou


** Best Record Label: **

01) Solid State Records

– They were on fire this year, signing and releasing albums from August Burns Red and Becoming the Archetype, as well as putting out a fantastic melodic metalcore CD from Haste the Day. 2005 also saw very good releases from Norma Jean and the highly underrated As Cities Burn.


** Best Clothing Company: **

Full Bleed (www.fullbleed.org)

** Saddest Break-Up: **

03) Bear vs. Shark
02) Beloved
01) The Get Up Kids


** Best Album Art: **

05) Gatsby’s American Dream - Volcano
04) The Letters Organize – Dead Rhythm Machine
03) Norma Jean – O’ God, The Aftermath
02) Becoming the Archetype – Terminate Damnnation
01) A Wilhelm Scream - Ruiner


** Best 'Other' Zine Website: **

01) www.pastepunk.com – Jordan is awesome, I love his reviews and I love the site content.

** Biggest AP.net Controversies: **

03) The Fall Out Boy reviews
02) Ryan Mills leaving AP.net
01) The Scary Kids Scaring Kids review

** Best Unsigned Band: **

05) Hudson
04) Cali AC
03) Set Your Goals
02) Is to Feel
01) A Textbook Tragedy

** Band(s) Most Pimped By AP.net: **

03) Gatsby’s American Dream
02) Thrice
01) The Spill Canvas

** Best Magazine of 2005: **

01) Alternative Press

**Favorite AP Staff Member**

01) Jared Kaufman

**Favorite AP Forum Members**

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01) BombOutOfBibles


** Best "Other Genre" Album: **

03) Johnny Cash – The Legend of Johnny Cash
02) Neil Diamond – 12 Songs
01) Kanye West – Late Registration

** Best Guilty Pleasure Songs: **

05) The Starting Line – The World
04) Lorene Drive – God Knows I Love You Kid
03) Senses Fail – Institutionalized
02) Boys Night Out - Medicating
01) Allister - Rewind

** Best Band Related DVD: **

01) Armor for Sleep – A Comprehensive Guide to Touring

** Best TV Shows of 2005: **

10) My Name is Earl
09) Lost
08) The OC
07) Family Guy
06) Desperate Housewives
05) The Office
04) Curb Your Enthusiasm
03) Entourage
02) 24
01) Arrested Development

Wild Card - Project Runway

** The Next Big Thing(s) of 2006: **

04) Panic! At the Disco
03) Run Kid Run
02) Cartel
01) Forgive Durden

**Most Anticipated Releases of 2006**

10) Rise Against
09) Pedro the Lion
08) Radiohead
07) This Providence
06) Dragonforce
05) Forgive Durden
04) Brand New
03) The Jealous Sound
02) mewithoutYou
01) Gatsby’s American Dream

** Best Song of 2005: **

Gatsby’s American Dream – "Shhhhhh…...I’m Listening to Reason."

DISCLAIMER: I cannot be held responsible for not including albums that I never heard, so leave those comments at the door.

If you have questions/comments feel free to leave them! I'm more than happy to explain any of my choices.
 
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04:39 PM on 12/22/05
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Paul Tao
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i didn't realize you were such a big comeback kid fan.
04:41 PM on 12/22/05
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Good choices, all the albums in my top 10 are in your top 30. And yes, Forgive Durden is the next big thing, but it should be in '06, not 05
04:43 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by Paul Tao
i didn't realize you were such a big comeback kid fan.
hells yeah i am.
04:49 PM on 12/22/05
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i am obviously a favorite forum member.
05:11 PM on 12/22/05
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I miss Ryan Mills, this site hasn't been the same since he left.
05:19 PM on 12/22/05
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02) Ryan Mills leaving AP.net
01) The Scary Kids Scaring Kids review

???
05:23 PM on 12/22/05
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very good list
05:25 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by DroppedUrPocket
02) Ryan Mills leaving AP.net
01) The Scary Kids Scaring Kids review

???
it's better off not revisiting, i'm suprised you missed those. ask around in the general forums if you want to know, i suppose.
05:26 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by Scott Weber
it's better off not revisiting, i'm suprised you missed those. ask around in the general forums if you want to know, i suppose.

I knew Ryan Mills left/got canned/etc. I never really knew why.

I have no idea about the SKSK shit, though.

I will ask eventually. I have to go out and finish my xmas shopping right now, though.
05:27 PM on 12/22/05
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You don't like This Is Hell, Scott?
05:31 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by duffe
You don't like This Is Hell, Scott?
why would you say that? I actually streamed one song and dug it, then i searched for the album for a while and never found it. can't include things on my list I never heard.
05:32 PM on 12/22/05
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i remember when I was like "omg new sufjan leaked!!" and you were all "who now?"

and didn't Mew come out with a new album this year? Or are you just referring to Frengers?
05:34 PM on 12/22/05
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good calls, scott. your best of's for live shows is right on.
05:34 PM on 12/22/05
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The only thing I really disagree about is Underoath's live show... don't know, they just bore me live.

Other then that, great list.
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