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The Times (UK) EOY lists

Just thought i should start a single thread on this seeing that last years list isn't yet included & they've also just published their best albums of 2005.

So here's their critics best albums of 2004 again as featured in their weekly media supplement 'The Eye' :

Pop :
Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
Gwen Stefani - Love Angel Music Baby

The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
Dizzee Rascal - Showtime

Rock :
U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Velvet Revolver - Contraband

Debut :
Razorlight - Up All Night
Keane - Hopes and Fears

Indie :
Interpol - Antics
The Killers - Hot Fuss

Old Fogey :
Brian Wilson - Smile
Morissey - You Are The Quarry

Oddball :
Go! Team - Thunder, Lighning, Strike
Goldie Lookin' Chain - Greatest Hits

Reissue :
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
The Pogues - Remastered albums with bonus tracks

Jazz :
Brad Mehldau - Live In Tokyo
Madeleine Peyroux - Careless Love

Roots :
Youssou N'Dour - Egypt
Bebel Gilberto - Bebel Gilberto

Blues :
Charles Caldwell - Remember Me
Cadillac Kings - Highway 17

Classical :
Harrison Birtwistle - Theseus Game ; Earth Dances
Schubert - Winterreise

... & here's their 2005 list as featured in last weeks, recently re-titled, 'Knowledge' weekly media supplement :

Pop :
Madonna - Confessions On A Dance Floor
Saint Etienne - Tales From Turnpike House
Gorillaz - Demon Days

Rock :
Paul Weller - As Is Now
Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World
The Lilac Time - Astronauts

Easy Listening :
Ashby - Looks Like I've Already Won

Funk :
Elmore Judd - Angel Sounds

Indie :
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
Editors - The Black Room
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

Dance/Electronica :
Vitalic - OK Cowboy
Chemical Brothers - Galvanise

Hip-hop :
MF Doom - Mm... Food
Kanye West - Late Registration
M.I.A - Arular

Singer-songwriter :
Richard Hawley - Coles Corner

Jazz :
Bill Frisell - East/West
Manu Katche - Neighbourhood
e.s.t - Viaticum Platinum Edition

New Jazz :
Jaga Jazzist - What We Must/The Spydeburg

Folk :
Alasdair Roberts - No Earthly Man
Lucky Luke - Patrick The Survivor
Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering

World Music :
Ry Cooder - Chavez Ravine
Amadou And Mariam - Dimanche a Bemako

Classical :
Bostridge Sings Britten - Berlin Philharmonic/Rattle
Tippet Piano Sonatas 1-3 - Peter Donohoe

Re: The Times (UK) EOY lists

... forgot the following on their 2005 list :

Acid folk :
Circulus - A Lick On The Tip Of An Envelope Yet To Be Sent

Re: The Times (UK) EOY lists

... hmm, just realised the 2005 list was compiled by just one critic so i guess it's not eligible for AM - right Henrik ?

2004 list WAS done by a group of critics though.

Re: The Times (UK) EOY lists

M.I.A. is not hip-hop...

Re: The Times (UK) EOY lists

Disco-rap then