Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The Toasties (Odds and Ends), 2006

It's party time at the toaster! As we celebrate Mister Toaster's birthday, there will be no mp3 posts this week. Instead, we proudly present the first-ever edition of the Toaster Odds and Ends Awards (or, what will hereafter be affectionately known as "the Toasties"):

Best Band Name: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Best Album Name: Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass

Best Song Title: Johnny Boy, "You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve"

Best Comeback From Oblivion: The Lemonheads

Biggest Let-Down: The Killers

Best Follow-Up to Greatness: The Hold Steady

Biggest Surprise Love: The Long Winters

Best Summer Song: Belle and Sebastian, "Another Sunny Day"

Best Winter Song: Matt Costa, "Cold December"

Best Attempt at Bringing Despair Down All Around Us: The Mountain Goats, Get Lonely

Best Album to Get Blotto To: The Hold Steady, Boys and Girls in America

Worst Moment by a Great Band: When the Decemberists momentarily became Yes and Pink Floyd on "The Island"

Best Opening Act: (tie) The New Pornographers (sans Neko Case and Dan Bejar), for Belle and Sebastian / Christine Fellows, for The Mountain Goats

Artist That Yielded the Most Cases of Music Blogs Losing Our Respect: Lavender Diamond, love for

Biggest What-the-Fuck?: Nelly Furtado

Biggest Where-the-Fuck-Have-They-Been?: Sparklehorse

Most Concise Song: Neko Case, "A Widow's Toast"

Most Imitated: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Best Release Date: June 6, 2006 - be your own PET

Worst Release Date: January 1, 2006 - The Strokes

Most Anticipated Albums of 2007: The Shins, The New Pornographers, Voxtrot

Worst Lyrics: The Killers, "When You Were Young"

Best Lyrics We're Not Sure We Understand: The Long Winters, "Teaspoon"

Best Live Show of 2006 (Witnessed by The Toaster Talks): Belle and Sebastian w/ The New Pornographers, March 6, 9:30 Club

See you next week for the Top 100 Songs of 2006.

1 comment:

Celia said...

This article is fantastic; the information you show us is very interesting and is really good written. It’s just great!! Do you want to know something more? Read it... Glass Bongs and Bong featuring Herbal Smoke, water bongs, bongs online head shop, Marijuana Alternative,glass water bongs, Hashish, Ganja, homemade bongs, Smokeshop, cannibis, legal smoking alternatives for herbal highs and aphrodisia. http://www.headshopinternational.com