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Frank Giaramita

Written by: Frank Giaramita (12/25/05)
Ten Best Albums of 2005
I have a very unique style of taste when it comes to music albums. A lot of people I know like 30-40 albums a year, yet only listen to each one for about three weeks before pushing it to the side and allowing it to collect dust...I am not this way. I will usually only enjoy about 10 albums a year (in their entirety) and listen to them for about three or four months each. Below is a list of my top ten, not completely based on the quality of the album, but also the personal connection I had with it.

1-The Receiving End Of Sirens- Between The Heart And the Synapse
2-Acceptance- Phantoms
3-Mae- Everglow
4-Copeland- In Motion
5-Days Away- Mapping An Invisible World
6-Augustana- All the Stars And Boulevards
7-Cartel- Chroma
8-The Starting Line- Based On A True Story
9-Anberlin- Never Take Friendship Personal
10-The Higher- Histrionics

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Best EP Of 2005
EP's are usually useless to me, but I really enjoyed Ludo's EP because it had an incredible concept and an innovative and revolutionary style.

Ludo- Broken Bride

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Up-And-Comers To Watch in 2006
These bands aren't necessarilly bands that I enjoy (although most of them are), but just bands that I feel will solidify a large fanbase sometime within the next year.

1-As Tall As Lions
2-From First To Last
3- Hellogoodbye
4-Aiden
5-The Higher
6-Anathallo
7-Augustana
8-Novice
9-Cartel
10- Treaty Of Paris

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Producers Of The Year

1-Matt Squire
2-Aaron Sprinkle

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Hardest Working Band Of 2005

1-The Junior Varsity

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Best Singles Of 2005

1-Lifehouse- You And Me
2-Thrice- Image Of The Invisible

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Worst Singles Of 2005

1-Yellowcard- Lights And Sounds
2-Acceptance- Different

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Best Unsigned Bands Of 2005 (with minimal buzz)
Ludo--www.purevolume.com/ludo--"Save Our City"
Treaty Of Paris--www.purevolume.com/treatyofparis-- "Hellow Nurse"
The Waiting Game-- www.purevolume.com/thewaitinggameil-- All
Novice-- www.purevolume.com/novice-- All
The Royal Blue--www.myspace.com/theroyalblue--"Hazy Days"
 
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12:01 PM on 12/29/05
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Yay for TREOS!
12:07 PM on 12/29/05
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i like frank's taste of music the best out of everyone on the ap staff
12:10 PM on 12/29/05
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a very good top 3
12:11 PM on 12/29/05
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as tall as lions! very good
12:21 PM on 12/29/05
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Oh, I like Novice. Glad you mentioned them. I like your list alot. And I know we will both be made fun of for liking Lifehouse.....But I think they have some good stuff.
12:25 PM on 12/29/05
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Originally Posted by njkid54
i like frank's taste of music the best out of everyone on the ap staff


agreed
12:30 PM on 12/29/05
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hooray for ludo! and the waiting game. junior varsity also should have gotten nicest guys award.
01:13 PM on 12/29/05
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good call with Novice, you need to fix their pv link though.
01:15 PM on 12/29/05
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all I can say is ''yay''

to it all
01:33 PM on 12/29/05
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I must admit, I was really surprised when I saw Lifehouse down as your best single.
I never thought I'd see that on any of the lists, that's such a great song though.
Nice list
01:41 PM on 12/29/05
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i have been a lifehouse fan since hanging by a moment came out. i thought that album was superb. good choice.
02:00 PM on 12/29/05
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I agree a heavy majority of your list. I love how you have Acceptance as your #2 album yet you have "Different" as one of the worst singles of the year. On the same page with you there...loved the album overall and definitely think its top 10 for the year material, but "Different" was a horrible choice for a single and the last song on the album I would have released as one.
02:50 PM on 12/29/05
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i dig your list and agree 100% that You and Me was the best single this year.
03:32 PM on 12/29/05
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I'm glad to see the Mae, Copeland, Days Away love. Similarly to what you said, they may not be the "best" albums of '05 in some senses, but they def. are ones that i have not stopped listening to since their release, which is rare for me.
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