i posted about the hold steady a couple of weeks ago. now i see the music editor of amazon has listed their album as his number one choice for the year. i'm not sure how i feel about that. glad that other people are taking notice of the band, but i i'm also uneasy about being part of mainstream thought. :D as far as the others on the list -- the only album i've heard is sleater-kinney's new one.
Best Alternative Rock of the Year So Far: 2005
by Peter Hilgendorf, Amazon.com Music Editor
1. Separation Sunday ~ The Hold Steady (Audio CD)
2. Let It Die ~ Feist (Audio CD)
3. I am a Bird Now ~ Antony and the Johnsons (Audio CD)
4. The Woods [Bonus DVD] [LIMITED EDITION] ~ Sleater-Kinney (Audio CD)
5. Picaresque ~ Decemberists (Audio CD)