Jared Kaufman

Best Albums:
30. Bright Eyes – Digital Ash In A Digital Urn
29. Copeland – In Motion
28. Ved(er)a – The Weight of An Empty Room
27. Cartel – Chroma
26. Armor For Sleep – What To Do When You Are Dead
25. Fall Out Boy – From Under The Cork Tree
24. Days Away – Mapping an Invisible World
23. Coldplay – X&Y
22. The Receiving End of Sirens – Between the Heart and the Synapse
21. Motion City Soundtrack – Commit This to Memory
20. The Spill Canvas – One Fell Swoop
19. Gatsbys American Dream – Volcano
18. Acceptance – Phantoms
17. My Morning Jacket - Z
16. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
15. Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary
14. Stars – Set Yourself on Fire
13. Page France – Hello, Dear Wind
12. Lydia – This December; It’s One More and I’m Free
11. Spoon – Gimme Fiction
10. Nightmare of You – Self Titled
09. Death Cab for Cutie - Plans
08. The Magic Numbers – Self Titled
07. Say Hi To Your Mom – Ferocious Mopes
06. The Decemberists - Picaresque
05. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
04. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Self Titled
03. Minus The Bear – Menos el Oso
02. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
01. Thrice – Vheissu

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order):
A Wilhelm Scream – Ruiner
The Academy Is – Almost Here
Alkaline Trio – Crimson
The Apprentice – American Portrait
Anberlin – Never Take Friendship Personal
Augustana – All The Stars and Bouelvards
Boys Night Out – Trainwreck
Broken Social Scene – Self Titled
Coheed & Cambria – Good Apollo…
Circa Survive - Juturna
Dredg – Catch Without Arms
Eisley – Room Noises
Emanuel – Soundtrack To A Headrush
Emery – The Question
Fielding – Self Titled
Funeral For A Friend – Hours
Gratitude – Self Titled
Headphones – Self Titled
The Hush Sound – So Sudden
Idlewild – Warnings / Promises
Jack’s Mannequin – Everything In Transit
James Blunt – Back To Bedlam
JamisonParker – Sleepwalker
The Junior Varisty – Wide Eyed
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
Limbeck – Let Me Come Home
Mae – The Everglow
Mew – And The Glass Handed Kites
Nada Surf – The Weight Is A Gfit
The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema
Panic! At The Disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
The Perishers – Let There Be Morning
Rogue Wave – Descended Like Vultures
Sherwood – Sing, But Keep Going
Sigur Ros – Takk…
Terminal – How The Lonely Keep
Thin Dark Line - The Resolution
Thunderbirds Are Now! - Justamustache
Umbrellas – Self Titled
Waking Ashland – Composure
Weezer – Make Believe

ExplanationI know this is a lot of music and extra albums; however, I listened to all of these albums pretty consistently throughout the year as well, and really enjoyed them. My list was just getting ridiculous, and to the point where I didn’t know where to put what, so I had to draw a line. I suggest everyone check out these albums if they have yet to do so; they’re just as worthy of praise.

Most Disappointing Album(s) of 2005:
02. Foo Fighters – In Your Honor
01. Coheed & Cambria – Good Apollo…

ExplanationIt’s not that I don’t like these albums, or listen to them from time to time, it’s just that I was expecting a lot more and something different from both bands and albums due to the talk of them prior to their release.

Albums I Missed In 2004:
05. Aaron Sprinkle – Lackluster
04. Ratatat – Self Titled
03. Chin Up Chin Up – We Should’ve Never Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers
02. Say Hi To Your Mom – Numbers & Mumbles
01. mewithoutYou – Catch For Us The Foxes

ExplanationThese are albums I either totally missed or just couldn’t get into in 2004; however, I grew a strong love for these albums this year, and had I felt the way about them I do now last year, then they would’ve been on my end of the year list then…and pretty high up there.

Best EPs of 2005:
05. Straylight Run – Prepare To Be Wrong
04. The Format – Snails
03. Jimmy Eat World – Stay On My Side Tonight
02. Explosions In The Sky – Travels In Constants Vol. 21: The Rescue
01. Iron & Wine – Woman King

Albums Your Parents Will Love:
05. Days Away – Mapping An Invisible World
04. Copeland – In Motion
03. Coldplay – X&Y
02. Death Cab For Cutie – Plans
01. Neil Diamond – 12 Songs

Best Producer of The Year:
04. Chris Walla
03. Aaron Sprinkle
02. Matt Squire
01. Casey Bates

Best New Bands of 2005:
05. Cassino
04. Lydia
03. Nightmare of You
02. The Magic Numbers
01. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Best Music Video(s) of 2005:
05. Fall Out Boy – “Dance, Dance”
04. Thrice – “Image of The Invisible”
03. My Chemical Romance – “Helena”
02. Gatsbys American Dream – “Theatre”
01. My Chemical Romance – “The Ghost of You”

Best B-Side of 2005:
01.The Spill Canvas – “The Mother Confessor”

Best Lyrics of 2005:
05. Death Cab for Cutie
04. Bright Eyes
03. The Decemberists
02. The Receiving End of Sirens
01. Thrice

Best Album Artwork (and/or Layout):
05. Page France and Thunderbirds Are Now!
04. My Morning Jacket
03. The Mars Volta
02. A Wilhelm Scream
01. Circa Survive

Best Vocals of 2005:
05. William Pugh (Cartel)
04. Gavin Dino (Dredg)
03. Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
02. Dustin Kensure (Thrice)
01. Jason Vena (Acceptance)

Best Live Show:
05. Jimmy Eat World
04. Bright Eyes
03. Motion City Soundtrack
02. The Receiving End of Sirens
01. Thrice

Hardest Working Band(s) of 2005:
05. My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy
04. The Spill Canvas
03. Motion City Soundtrack
02. Page France
01. The Junior Varsity

Best Record Label of 2005:
01. The Militia Group

Most Underrated Band(s):
05. Stars
04. My Morning Jacket
03. The Magic Numbers
02. Lydia
01. Say Hi To Your Mom

Best Single:
02. Fall Out Boy – “Dance, Dance”
01. My Chemical Romance – “The Ghost of You”

Saddest Break-Up:
01. Northstar

Best ‘Other’ Zine Website:
03. Mammoth Press
02. Hate Something Beautiful
01. Pitchfork

Band(s) Most Pimped By AP.net:
04. Cartel
03. The Spill Canvas
02. Fall Out Boy
01. Thrice

Best Band Related DVD:
01) Thrice – If Only They Could See Us Now

Best Movie(s) of 2005:
03. Walk The Line
02. Batman Begins
01. Crash

Best TV Shows of 2005:
09. Scrubs
08. The Office
07. My Name Is Earl
06. 24
05. The OC
04. Entourage
03. Arrested Development
02. Family Guy
01. The Daily Show

Most Anticipated For 2006:
05. Page France
04. Say Hi To Your Mom
03. The Shins
02. Thursday
01. Brand New

Best Song(s) of 2005:
08. Wolf Parade – “You Are A Runner And I Am A Father’s Son” and "I'll Believe In Anything"
07. Motion City Soundtrack – “Hold Me Down”
06. The Decemberists – “The Mariner’s Revenge Song”
05. Death Cab For Cutie – “Marching Bands of Manhattan” and “What Sarah Said”
04. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Gimme Some Salt"
03. Coldplay – “Fix You”
02. Say Hi To Your Mom – “I Think I’ll Be A Good Ghost”
01. Thrice – “Like Moths To Flame” and “Red Sky”
This review is a user submitted review from Jared Kaufman. You can see all of Jared Kaufman's submitted reviews here.
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06:14 PM on 12/22/05
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06:16 PM on 12/22/05
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06:38 PM on 12/22/05
enjoys goofs and spoofs
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awesome list man
07:02 PM on 12/22/05
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Hopefully it's better than Tate's.
07:28 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by gonzo3333
Hopefully it's better than Tate's.
this is jared! it'll be good i'm sure.
07:37 PM on 12/22/05
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Originally Posted by Kelley Nicole
this is jared! it'll be good i'm sure.

True true.
07:51 PM on 12/22/05
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the one above all
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Expect lots of EITS;)
11:16 PM on 12/22/05
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Ah you bastard. haha
11:20 PM on 12/22/05
riff breakdown solo
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Originally Posted by gonzo3333
True true.

12:31 AM on 12/23/05
poppa Q
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Originally Posted by AnoFxI10
Expect lots of EITS;)

And rightfully so.
12:50 AM on 12/23/05
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I <3 and miss Jared :'(
07:59 AM on 12/23/05
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Man, this list in DY-NO-MYTE.
10:45 AM on 12/23/05
thy foes profanely rage
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Glad to see somebody put Thrice at 1 after all that hype. Good list Jared. And I'm also glad to see that you and others are recognizing mewithoutYou's brilliance.
10:49 AM on 12/23/05
its the forta july
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my parents didnt like copeland when I showed it to them, maybe you should rethink that one haha.

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