Best of 2005

Each year I compile my favorite releases of the past 12 months, and dammit if this wasn’t a great year. Of course I have gift cards to use now to buy new music, so I’m already working on next years’ list. Agree or disagree, this is the music I like hearing nowadays.

Ben Folds Songs for Silverman

Bloc Party ”_Silent Alarm_”

Danger Doom ”_The Mouse And The Mask_”

DJ Shadow ”_Endtroducing… [Deluxe Edition]_”

Fiona Apple ”_Extraordinary Machine_”

Gorillaz ”_Demon Days_”

John Vanderslice ”_Pixel Revolt_”

The Lucksmiths ”_Warmer Corners_”

Sigur Ros ”_Takk…_”

Sleater-Kinney ”_The Woods_”

Spoon ”_Gimme Fiction_”

The Stars ”_Set Yourself On Fire_”

Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane ”_At Carnegie Hall_”

Teenage Fanclub ”_Man-Made_”

The Wedding Present ”_Take Fountain_”

Lucinda Williams ”_Live @ the Fillmore_”