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top 15 albums/ releases of 2005

Filed under: — adrian @ 10:25 am

I did my radio show this morning. I went through my top 15 albums of 2005, from number 15 to number 1. The playlist is here.

Here’s the list:

  1. Illinois Sufjan Stevens
  2. Takk Sigur Ros
  3. All Day [EP] Mates of State
  4. Pixel Revolt John Vanderslice
  5. The Sunset Tree The Mountain Goats
  6. Veneer Jose Gonzalez
  7. Dignity and Shame Crooked Fingers
  8. All Harm Ends Here Early Day Miners
  9. Woman King [EP] Iron & Wine
  10. Plans Death Cab for Cutie
  11. Tiny Cities Sun Kil Moon
  12. I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning Bright Eyes
  13. s/t 13 & God
  14. The Great Destroyer Low
  15. Devils and Dust Bruce Springsteen

I made the list four times and it was different every time. This was the last. So it’s more like my top 15 albums of 2005 for December 14-15, 2005. Something like that.

Albums that were close: Set Free American Analog Set, Bodies and Minds Great Lake Swimmers, Set Yourself on Fire Stars.

Slightly disappointing albums that would have made the list if they were as good as I’d expected them to be: On My Way to Absence Damien Jurado, Stubbs the Zombie Sountrack, What Comes After the Blues Magnolia Electric Company, In the Reins Calexico and Iron & Wine.

6 Responses to “top 15 albums/ releases of 2005”

  1. Tark Says:

    I bought Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs the other day. Though we’ve never talked about it, and I don’t even know if you like it or not, I kind of expected it to be on your list. I like it. I’d put it in my top 15.

  2. adrian Says:

    I have heard that one. I liked it and considered it for my top 15, but I found overall I didn’t find it engaging enough to warrent a top 15 appearance.

  3. Jesse Says:

    if the timestamp weren’t 9:03am I would’ve guessed you were drunk when you wrote that…

  4. gillian Says:

    doubleyou. tee. eff. Why have you forsaken Andrew Kenny? And Pixel Revolt should be tied with Sufjan for #1 (at least it would be on the “top 15 albums of 2005 with which Gillian is obsessed” list).

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