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2005 Year-End Artist Survey

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Anthony Gonzalez

Top Ten Albums of 2005

1. Coldplay: X&Y
2. Gwen Stefani: Love, Angel, Music, Baby
3. Depeche Mode: Playing The Angel
4. Sigur Rós: Takk
5. Kate Bush: Aerial
6. Guided By Voices: Propeller (Reissue)
7. Animal Collective: Feels
8. Talking Heads: Talking Heads Brick (Reissue)
9. Vitalic: Ok Cowboy
10. M.I.A.: Arular

What was the highlight of 2005 for either you personally or for
the band?

Coachella festival.

What was the low point of 2005 for you?

The gig in Paris! Dramatic!

What are your hopes and plans for 2006?

A new record, maybe a movie soundtrack and an Xbox 360 for Christmas.

If you could drop a copy of one album in the mailbox of every American citizen, what album would it be?

Songs from the Big Chair
- Tears for Fears

Will the iPod, and its ability to combine all genres and its emphasis on individual songs, render the album format irrelevant?

Of course not!!!

With Kate Bush, Gang of Four, Ray Davies, Scott Walker, and others issuing new releases, what icon needs to return and make another album?

Guns N’ Roses.

If you could travel through time, where and when would you go and why?

Maybe in 2100 to see if I still can breath.

Arcade Fire broke through in 2004. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Wolf Parade broke through in 2005. Who will be the “it-band” of 2006?

Guns N’ Roses.

If you had/got to switch careers with another artist or band, who would it be and why?

Brian Eno, because he’s the best!

Do you have any other thoughts about the current state of the world or the state of the music industry?

I just want a new Britney Spears’ album!



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