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What ROCKED BALLS in 2005?

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:50 pm
by Barabajagal
I said "rocked balls," so don't be giving me this folkie stuff like Sufjan, Bright Eyes, and please for the love of Jah don't tell me one of these fucking bands that sound like New Wave bands I didn't even like in the 1980s, okay, I don't want to have an ironic dance party or get a nifty haircut. I said "ROCK." And no faux prog freaks either.

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:56 pm
by Jake
The Muggs. From Detroit.

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:58 pm
by Tom4
Art Brut. Oh, and Refused always rocks. Even if they're broken up.

Re: What ROCKED BALLS in 2005?

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:20 pm
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Barabajagal wrote:I said "rocked balls," so don't be giving me this folkie stuff like Sufjan, Bright Eyes, and please for the love of Jah don't tell me one of these fucking bands that sound like New Wave bands I didn't even like in the 1980s, okay, I don't want to have an ironic dance party or get a nifty haircut. I said "ROCK." And no faux prog freaks either.


I gotta say Maximo Park then. It would be a real stretch to say they sound new wavey. They rocked my block, anyway. Always a good disc to play on the way to my hockey games.

You say no prog, so I'll keep the Mars Volta to myself. Though it does (say it quietly) rock. Like a motherfucker at times too, if said mofo were Santana.

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:12 pm
by redfieldp
The Features and Kings Of Leon. What a kickin' double bill.

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:18 pm
by worpswede
HIGH ON FIRE's-"Blessed Black Wings" rocked my balls off this year. Smart heavy metal reduced by Steve Albini. In other words: the drums sound fantastic and the riffin' is where it needs to be: drop d and chuggy.

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:51 pm
by grounded5am
well damn then! i was going to say martha wainwright, but i'm not sure if anyone else would think she rocked out. and your new wave thing takes out the new order cd. hmmm..... well i think that juliana hatfield's new one rocked out like a motha, as did the debut by the like. i'd also mention coldplay too.

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:54 pm
by amighty
I'll second Art Brut and Kings of Leon. Also I'll throw in a little DFA 1979 and some Test Icicles. I suspect the Drones also are some sack-swelling rockers

rocked

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:08 pm
by rnolan66
The Muggs. From Detroit.

I'll second that. The record isn't totally there yet and they mine territory (James Gang, Jeff Beck Group) they I've never really liked...but they still work for me. Next disc could be a monster. I already mentioned the Sights over on the other thread, they were reliable every time and incarnation of them I saw all year.
The most underrated Detroit/Ann Arbor outfit of all though is easily
The Boomerangs. The Boomerangs fucking rock and they crack me up every time I see them. They mine the whole garage soul thing far more convincingly than any other Michigan band-Cobras included. Their show and songs breathe too...Dan refuses to play a song the same way more than once in most cases. Sadly they are probably too old and too real for the superficial, snobby Detroit tastemakers. Despite Eddie repeatedly pulling Dan onstage for Sights encores and turning the mic over to him they don't seem to catch a break. They even blew the doors off the kiddie bands at the recent No Fun Records showcase, but no one is clamoring to touch their killer record that sits in the can. A damn shame.

Bob

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 10:13 pm
by thinsafetypin
grounded5am wrote:i'd also mention coldplay too.


i don't know if coldplay has ever "rocked balls," but if they have, they certainly didn't on their newest (IMO, blandest) record. now the hold steady, they rocked balls.