Countdown: 2005: Tracks

The best five tracks of 2005.

Countdown: 2005

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Number_05Interlock
Skinless

(Ok, so I'm cheating a little here. The actual single release has been delayed until January – with all the various remixes on it – but the video is out and about on the band's website and various music channels, so it counts for me.)
The opening track on Interlock's debut album, and what a corker. Twin male+female vocals that weave in and out of an irrespressible, charging track, that only takes a breath when it ends. Oh, and an intro that feels like Godzilla himself is entering the room to join the moshpit. Ace.


Number_04Stromkern
Stand Up

Who'd have thought that industrial hip-hop would work? But oh it does…


Number_03Prodigy
Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)

An extraordinary remix that has breathed new life into what was becoming a tired old song. Torn up dancefloors, radio, everywhere, and with good reason. Remixes don't get much better than this.


Number_02Leæther Strip
Suicide Bombers

Five years out, and Claus comes back with this. Wow. An utterly furious 5-minute aggro-industrial workout, expect to hear this on the dancefloor lots and lots and lots in 2006…


Number_01Grendel
Soilbleed
Rotersand
Exterminate Annihilate Destroy

Impossible to escape either of these songs for much of the latter half of the year in clubs and elsewhere, and with good reason – both have hooks that dig deep, fantastic beats and a tuneandahalf. Oh, and the fact that both used instantly recognisable samples (Full Metal Jacket in the case of Grendel, and Doctor Who – or more to the point, Daleks – of course for Rotersand) can hardly have hurt…

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