Friday, December 02, 2005

Top 25 Albums of 2005

25. Son Volt - A Retrospective; best song: "Windfall" (of course)

24. The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers; best song: "Mornings Eleven"

23. Bonnie Prince Billy/Matt Sweeney - Superwolf; best song: "My Home is the Sea"

22. Son Volt - Okemah and the Melody of Riot; best song:"6 String Belief"

21. John Vanderslice - Pixel Revolt; best song: "Exodus Damage"

20. Stephen Malkmus - Face the Truth; best song: "Freeze the Saints"

19. Sun Kil Moon - Tiny Cities; best song: "Never Ending Math Equation"

18. The Decemberists - Picaresque; best song: "On a Bus Mall"

17. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm; best song: "Like Eating Glass"

16. Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs; best song: "Fake Palindrones"

15. Clem Snide - End of Love; best song: "End of Love"

14. Death Cab For Cutie - Plans; best song: "Your Heart is an Empty Room"

13. Stars - Set Yourself on Fire; best song: "Set Yourself On Fire"

12. Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak; best song: "The Bucket"

11. Sigur Ros' - Takk'; best song: "Milano'"

10. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike (Remastered for US) best songs (tie): "Everybody's a VIP" and "Ladyflash"

9. Bright Eyes - Digital Ash in a Digital Urn; best song: "Hit the Switch"

8. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary; best song: "Shine a Light"

7. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene; best song: "7/4 Shoreline"

6. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema; best song: "The Bleeding Heart Show"

5. Spoon - Gimme Fiction; best song: "The Beast and Dragon, Adored"

4. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake Its Morning; best song: "Road to Joy"

3. My Morning Jacket - Z; best song: "Wordless Chorus"

2. Sufjan Stevens - Come and Feel the Illinoise; best song: "Chicago"

1. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!;
best songs: (tie) "In this Home on Ice" and "Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth"


Anonymous said...

Good List. I definitely agree with your top 3. I would probably put A.C. Newman in there somewhere

Anonymous said...

This would be my list. Strange how similar it is. Being roomates might have something to do with it.

1. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
2. Sufjan Stevens
3. My Morning Jacket
4. Broken Social Scene
5. Spoon – Gimme Fiction
6. The Go! Team
7. Kings of Leon
8. Bloc Party
9. A.C. Newman
10. The New Pornographers
11. Sigur Ros
12. Bright Eyes- I’m Wide Awake
13. Andrew Bird
14. Stars
15. Wolf Parade
16. Bright Eyes – Digital Ash
17. Clem Snide
18. Bonnie Prince/Matt Sweeney
19. Son Volt
20. Death Cab
21. John Vanderslice
22. The Decemberists
23. Sun Kill Moon
24. M. Ward
25. Stephen Malkmus

Anonymous said...

I stand corrected. Slow Wonder by A.C. Newmand was an '04 release. A little behind on that one, but a kick ass album. It's a shame we still haven't heard the Rogue Wave album.

Satisfied '75 said...

EXCELLENT list. Im right there with you on most of these.

Shuffjan Stevens said...

you gotta be kiddinig me!?!... what about Young Jeezy?...


Shuffjan Stevens said...

what about white stripes?