Jon Lally

Despite the fact that I ripped off the formation of this list from Jason, the picks are mine.. honest.

Top Albums of 2005

10 ) Matt Pond PA - Several Arrows Later
09 ) The Spill Canvas - One Fell Swoop
08 ) Mae - The Everglow
07 ) The Rocket Summer - Hello, Good Friend
06 ) Coldplay - X&Y
05 ) Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
04 ) Copeland - In Motion
03 ) Acceptance - Phantoms
02 ) Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
01 ) Jack's Mannequin - Everything In Transit

ExplanationI would have picked more but it was really tough to call an album a favorite. For an album to be one of my favorites I have to truly feel like every song on it should be there, none of the filler crap.

Honorable Mention
Paramore - Everything We Know Is Falling
Aqualung - Strange And Beautiful
Cartel - Chroma
Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This To Memory
The Fray - How To Save A Life
Augustana - All The Stars And Boulevards
Facing New York - Facing New York
Street To Nowhere - Charmingly Awkward

ExplanationThe titles that appear here were so hard to keep off my top albums, but they are all amazingly well done and are definitely worth checking out.

Top EPs of 2005

03) Firescape - Rearden's Conscience EP
02) Jimmy Eat World - Stay on My Side Tonight EP
01) Relient K - Apathetic EP

Best Producer of the Year

01) Jim Wirt

Runner-Up: Neal Avron

Best New Band of 2005

01) Augustana

Runner-Up: Angels and Airwaves

Best Music Video of 2005

01) Coldplay - Fix You

Runners-Up: Yellowcard - Lights And Sounds & Fall Out Boy - Dance Dance

Best Lyrics of 2005

01) Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate / Jack's Mannequin)

Biggest Sellouts

02) Taking Back Sunday
01) Avenged Sevenfold

Best Live Show

04) Motion City Soundtrack
03) Acceptance
02) Jack's Mannequin
01) Rx-Bandits

Hardest Working Band of 2005

01) Bleed The Dream

Best Record Label

02) Tooth & Nail Records
01) The Militia Group

ExplanationMilitia Group is what Drive-Thru was about five years ago.

Most Overrated Band

01) Hellogoodbye

ExplanationUh, tennis shorts?

Most Underrated Bands

03) Facing New York
02) Acceptance
01) Over It

Best (Catchiest Song) Single

03) Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance
02) The All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret
01) The Starting Line - Bedroom Talk

Best B-Side

01) The All-American Rejects - Bite Back

Worst Single

01) Reel Big Fish - Don't Start A Band

Band of the Year

01) Fall Out Boy

Band(s) Most Pimped By AP.net

02) The Spill Canvas
01) Jack's Mannequin

In Our Memories

Scott Gottlieb (Bleed The Dream) and many more. 2005 was a very, very sad year (despite the amazing albums.)

Best Movies of 2005

04) Batman Begins
03) 40 Year Old Virgin
02) Crash
01) Wedding Crashers

Best TV Shows of 2005

03) Entourage
02) Weeds
01) Lost

Most Anticipated Releases of 2006

03) The Matches
02) Brand New
01) Something Corporate
This review is a user submitted review from Jonathan Lally. You can see all of Jonathan Lally's submitted reviews here.
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06:57 PM on 12/22/05
Still the greatest
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SLADE775's Avatar

tennis shorts....hahahaha

(this font is still on?)

Oh well.
06:58 PM on 12/22/05
Jonathan Lally
Ain't nobody got time for that.
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Originally Posted by SLADE775

tennis shorts....hahahaha

(this font is still on?)

Oh well.

holy shit.
11:55 PM on 12/22/05
i can do the frug
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prob my fav list on ap, even though there were only ten albums, most of those would be on my top 20
09:58 AM on 12/23/05
Pass the Bud
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Yep, I got Jack's mannequin at #1 too. Everytime I heard Dark Blue, I just stop doing everything and listen to every word. I've never had an album that hit me like EIT has.
10:42 AM on 12/23/05
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I love how a lot of people are putting Over It. I saw then a couple months ago with Rufio, MxPx, and Relient K. There live show was just as good as the rest if not a tad better!
02:11 PM on 12/24/05
Life Is A Pigsty
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great list, many of which i agree with completely
02:22 PM on 12/24/05
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I cant believe armor for sleep's what to do when you are dead isnt making more peoples lists
02:39 PM on 12/24/05
Stay What You Are
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I agree with this list the most of anyone here.
04:05 PM on 12/24/05
haters are mean
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Crash is overrated
05:57 PM on 12/24/05
Pass the Bud
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Originally Posted by Poultrylicious
Crash is overrated

haha, no. Excellent acting. And it brings to light the same issues that Do The Right Thing did in terms of racism, though it doesn't solve them. To call it over-rated is just wow.
07:35 PM on 12/24/05
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finally some love for The Fray. great cd.
07:35 PM on 12/24/05
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Ain't nobody got time for that.
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Originally Posted by Poultrylicious
Crash is overrated

I somewhat agree with your statement because by the time I saw it, it had moved to the smaller indie theaters in San Francisco. I had heard so much about the movie that when I saw it I was let down (although only a little.)

It really was an amazing movie though, one of the best I had seen all year.
12:54 PM on 12/25/05
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how can angels and airwaves be on your list? you haven't even heard like...a full song...

...sorry, i reread that and it sounded like an attack, obviously it can be on your list, i was just wondering why.
02:20 AM on 12/26/05
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Great mention of the show Weeds on showtime

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