Sunday, December 31, 2006

Year End Round Up

As the year draws to a close we here at the Wildebeest Asylum took the time to reflect on 2006 and remember which books, movies and music best distracted us from the horrifying pointlessness of human existence. Our choices are:

Best TV:
Dr Who

Biggest Downturn in Quality:
Lost (The start of the third season has been a shitfest.)

Best Games:
Oblivion (A review of this will appear when I finish the main story. I anticipate the post appearing while our distant descendants silently watch the Earth as it is slowly consumed by the dying sun.)
Shadow of the Colossus

Webmasters Choice Award For Special Achievement In Gratuitous Sex And Violence:
The only thing that fits the bill of being gratuitous that I played this year is Sin Episodes, and it didn't do a very good job of it. In protest I am giving the award to We (Heart) Katamari.

Best Book:
Lost Girls

Best Movie:

Best Albums (in no particular order):
Tool – 10,000 Days

Runners up:
Isis – In the Absence of Truth (Review coming some day...)
Thom Yorke – The Eraser

Best Album That Actually Came Out Years Ago, But Can Pretty Much Win Every Year As Far As I'm Concerned:
Opeth – Blackwater Park

Best Concert:

Shittest Concert:

Runner Up:

Concert That Was Both The Best and the Shittest at the Same Time:

Concert I Will Forever Hate Myself For Missing:

Biggest Disappointment:
Muse – Black Holes and Revelations

Most Incredibly Overrated:
Justin Timberlake

Runner up:
The Killers

Guiltiest Pleasure:

Trent Reznor Award For The Best Album That Was Supposed To Come Out This Year But Didn't:
Trent Reznor – the Closure DVD and the new NIN album.

Past Years:

2005 Parts 1, 2, 3

2004 Parts 1, 2


Jacob said...

Humm, can't believe you mentioned The Killers as over-rated in what I thought was a solid album, but haven't mentioned Green day. Maybe an oversight?

Jon said...

Well the category is 'overrated', not 'irredeemably crap'. Green Day would clearly be miles ahead of The Killers in the latter category, but The Killers deserve this award for their special achievement in incredibly boring music.

I can't believe I forgot to mention My Chemical Romance and Panic At The Disco though. Consider this a belated 'Worst Bands Ever' award for them.

Oh yeah, and the worst concert was actually Killswitch Engage. Far worse than Satyricon.