2005 | MTV2 | Subterranean

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January 2, 2005host Jim Shearer
January 9, 2005host Jim Shearer
January 16, 2005Kings of Leon
January 23, 2005Tegan and Sara
January 30, 2005The Kills
February 6, 2005Radio 4
February 13, 2005The Zutons
February 27, 2005The Music
March 6, 2005Kasabian
March 13, 2005Futureheads
March 20, 2005Ian Brown
March 27, 2005Death From Above 1979
April 3, 2005The Dears
April 10, 2005Phoenix
April 17, 2005Bloc Party
April 24, 2005M83
May 1, 2005Louis XIV
May 8, 2005Secret Machines
May 15, 2005The Dead 60s
May 22, 2005Thievery Corporation
May 29, 2005M.I.A.
June 5, 2005Gorillaz
June 12, 2005Shout Out Louds
June 19, 2005The Helio Sequence
June 26, 2005Sleater-Kinney
July 10, 2005Regina Spektor
July 17, 2005Brendan Benson
July 24, 2005Siren Music Festival
July 31, 2005Mike Doughty
August 7, 2005Ben Lee
August 14, 2005Saul Williams
August 21, 2005The National
August 28, 2005Death Cab For Cutie
September 11, 2005Fred Armisen
September 18, 2005Of Montreal
September 25, 2005LCD Soundsystem
October 2, 2005The Cloud Room
October 9, 2005Sons and Daughters
October 16, 2005The New Pornographers
October 23, 2005Longwave
October 30, 2005Nada Surf
November 6, 2005Stellastarr*
November 13, 2005The Sun
November 20, 2005The Black Keys
November 27, 2005host Jim Shearer
December 4, 2005The Magic Numbers
December 11, 2005World Leader Pretend
December 18, 2005Pinback
 January 2, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: None
Jim Shearer: "Join us every Sunday night. Best TV show, in my opinion. Subterranean."
 January 9, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: None
 January 16, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Kings of Leon
Album: Aha Shake Heartbreak
 January 23, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Tegan and Sara
Album: So Jealous
 January 30, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Kills
Album: No Wow
 February 6, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Radio 4
Album: Stealing of a Nation
Many changes this week, including a new theme for Subterranean and a relaunch for MTV2. New video titles and messages appearing during the middle of videos can be annoying. There were some random clips shown between videos. The show signed off with about 15 or 20 minutes to go, like the old 120 Minutes on MTV2. Everything about the new MTV2 seems random and unpredictable, which can make the show harder to follow.
 February 13, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Zutons
Album: Who Killed The Zutons?
This was the second episode after MTV2's relaunch, and the crazy video titles in the middle of the screen are certainly not going away. Almost everything else is tolerable, except the dog logo and random other clips between videos can get annoying.
 February 27, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Music
Album: Welcome To The North
 March 6, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Kasabian
Album: Kasabian
 March 13, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Futureheads
Album: Futureheads
No logos or video titles appeared for the first half of the show, but it was fairly easy to track down the song titles for the playlist.
 March 20, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Ian Brown
Album: Solarized
 March 27, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Death From Above 1979
Album: You're A Woman, I'm A Machine
 April 3, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Dears
Album: No Cities Left
 April 10, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Phoenix
Album: Alphabetical
 April 17, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Bloc Party
Album: Silent Alarm
 April 24, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: M83
Album: Before the Dawn Heals Us
 May 1, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Louis XIV
Album: Best Little Secrets Are Kept
 May 8, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Secret Machines
Album: Now Here Is Nowhere
 May 15, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Dead 60s
Album: The Dead 60s
At the end of the show, Jim noted that this episode with The Dead 60s marked Subterranean's 100th episode. Yeah Yeah Yeahs were the first guest, and Ted Leo has been on Subterranean the most with 3 appearances.
 May 22, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Thievery Corporation
Album: The Cosmic Game
 May 29, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: M.I.A.
Album: Arular
 June 5, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Gorillaz
Album: Demon Days
For those of you who missed it: this episode aired at 2 AM ET.
 June 12, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Shout Out Louds
Album: Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
 June 19, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Helio Sequence
Album: Love and Distance
 June 26, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Sleater-Kinney
Album: The Woods
 July 10, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Regina Spektor
Album: Soviet Kitsch
 July 17, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Brendan Benson
Album: The Alternative To Love
 July 24, 2005
Location: Siren Music Festival
Host: Jim Shearer
Guests: Spoon, Morningwood, VHS Or Beta, Dungen
 July 31, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Mike Doughty
Album: Haughty Melodic
 August 7, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Ben Lee
Album: Awake Is The New Sleep
 August 14, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Saul Williams
Album: Saul Williams
 August 21, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The National
Album: Alligator
 August 28, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Death Cab For Cutie
Album: Plans
 September 11, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Fred Armisen
Videos chosen by Fred Armisen
 September 18, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Of Montreal
Album: The Sunlandic Twins
 September 25, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: LCD Soundsystem
Album: LCD Soundsystem
 October 2, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Cloud Room
Album: The Cloud Room
 October 9, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Sons and Daughters
Album: The Repulsion Box
This show aired at 5 AM on Sunday night, or Monday morning to be more accurate. I don't know what the hell MTV2 was thinking, but they should apologize to Sons and Daughters, as well as their fans, for screwing them over like this.
 October 16, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The New Pornographers
Album: Twin Cinema
 October 23, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Longwave
Album: There's A Fire
 October 30, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Nada Surf
Album: The Weight Is A Gift
 November 6, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Stellastarr*
Album: Harmonies For The Haunted
 November 13, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Sun
Album: Blame It On The Youth
 November 20, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Black Keys
Album: Rubber Factory
 November 27, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: None
 December 4, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: The Magic Numbers
Album: The Magic Numbers
 December 11, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: World Leader Pretend
Album: Punches
 December 18, 2005
Host: Jim Shearer
Guest: Pinback
Album: Summer In Abaddon

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