I almost wanted to extend my top 10 records to 15 or 20 this year; it was difficult nailing it down to 10 given that I listened to nearly 200 new albums this year. Those appearing in the list below are those that I've listened to most over the course of the last year.
- My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
- The Faint - Wet From Birth
- Interpol - Antics
- Wilco - A Ghost is Born
- The Arcade Fire - Funeral
- Surgarcult - Palm Trees and Powerlines
- The Killers - Hot Fuss
- Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
- Green Day - American Idiot
- Kanye West - College Dropout
Some honorable mentions include The Walkmen's Bows + Arrows, Velvet Revolver's Contraband, Snow Patrol's Final Straw, The Streets' A Grand Don't Come For Free, Taking Back Sunday's Where You Want to Be, DJ Danger Mouse's The Grey Album, Franz Ferdinand's Franz Ferdinand, and The Cure's The Cure.
The movie list was a bit easier to make. A couple of films that I haven't seen yet and that would have most likely made this list are Sideways and Kinsey.
- Napoleon Dynamite
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
- The Incredibles
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Friday Night Lights
- Meet the Fockers