December 28, 2005

that's how we roll

I've been waylaid for the last few days by the Inevitable Winter Cold, in all its phlegmatic glory, but also by my Chanukah present from Lisa: a PS2 and Katamari Damacy. Sterling is now officially a Katamari orphan. This afternoon, as I was taking him out for a constitutional in his stroller, I saw a couple of orange-and-white-striped signs guarding a hole in the sidewalk, and found myself thinking: "hmm, he's probably still too small to be able to roll those up..."

I have an ambivalent relationship to listmaking at the best of times, and sometimes begrudge making best-of-the-year lists before the year's actually ended--you never know when you're going to hear something significant on New Year's Eve, say. But what the hell: it's up at ILX already:

Your Pazz & Jop albums ballot was submitted as follows:

1. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem - Capitol (16)
2. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema - Matador (14)
3. Various Artists - One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost
and Found - Rhino (12)
4. The Fall - The Complete Peel Sessions - Sanctuary (12) (although perhaps I should just direct you to this site and say you really want to hit "download" for "Me and Yer Granny on Bongos")
5. Sufjan Stevens - Come On Feel the Illinoise - Asthmatic Kitty (11)
6. Judee Sill - Dreams Come True - Water (9)
7. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods - Sub Pop (8)
8. Various Artists - You Ain't Talkin' to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots
of Country Music - Sony Legacy (7)
9. The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree - 4AD (6)
10. Princess Superstar - My Machine - !K7 (5)

Your Pazz & Jop singles ballot was submitted as follows:

1. Supersystem - Everybody Sings - Touch and Go (listen here)
2. The Legendary K.O. - George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People - no
label (listen here)
3. The White Stripes - Walking With a Ghost - V2
4. The Juan Maclean - Tito's Way - Astralwerks (see the video here)
5. Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To - Epic
6. Ying Yang Twins - Wait (The Whisper Song) - TVT
7. Glass Candy and the Shattered Theatre - Life After Sundown - Troubleman
8. Teenage Fanclub - It's All In My Mind - Merge (stream it here)
9. Melt-Banana - Sweeper - Sounds of Subterrania
10. Fireball - Arsonist - High Roller Society

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