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Find the Best Albums of 2005

A guide by Joshua Sher (Woodland Hills, CA)
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My favorite album for 2005 was Tally of the Yes Men by Goldspot. Great Melodic Rock in the tradition of the Smiths, Radiohead and Travis, with some southern california pop thrown in.




In 2'nd place is fun electronic pop: Out of Myself by Benjamin Diamond.


In 3'rd place is Set Yourself on Fire by Stars. Great orchestral pop, with multiple lead singers.


In 4'th place is Drunkards Prayer by Over the Rhine. A very quiet and beautiful album. This is not quite as good as their last few albums but is still very good.



In 5'th place is Gimme Fiction by Spoon. Fun and quirky indy rock. I love "I Summon You."



In 6'th place is Black Sheep Boy by Okkervil River. Part country, part Pixies, totally unique!



In 7'th place is Martha Wainwright by Martha Wainwright. An awesome folk-rock-pop album.



In 8'th place is Come On Feel the Illinoise by Sufjan Stevens. Folky masterpiece that everyone loves.



In 9'th place is Full of Light & Full of Fire by The Mendoza Line. Beautiful Alt-Country-Folk or something like that.



In 10'th place is Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs by Andrew Bird. Very unique. Violin's are cool.



In 11'th place is Bliss! by The Positions. Catchy 80's style pop with some cool horns.



In 12'th place is Picaresque by The Decemberists. More fun quirky indy pop.



In 13'th place is My Better Self by Dar Williams. I always love Dar's albums.



In 14'th place is We Will Become Like Birds by Erin McKeown. Life on the Moon is one of the best songs of the year.



In 15'th place is Twin Cinema by The New Pornagraphers. Sing me spanish Techno!



In 16'th place is The Sunset Tree by The Mountain Goats. Sad and intense lyrics.



In 17'th place is Transistor Radio by M Ward. Great Guitar work and a folky sound.



In 18'th place is Silent Alarm by Bloc Party. 80's style post punk.



In 19'th place is Alligator by The National. Punk chamber-Pop?



In 20'th place is Room Noises by Eisley. Catchy Alt-pop.



In 21'st place is In the Reins by Calexio and Iron and Wine. Mariachi Pop?

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5.  Gimme Fiction  by Spoon
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8.  Come On Feel the Illinoise  by Sufjan Stevens
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9.  Full of Light & Full of Fire  by The Mendoza Line
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10.  Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs  by Andrew Bird
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11.  Bliss!  by The Positions
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12.  Picaresque  by The Decemberists
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13.  My Better Self  by Dar Williams
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14.  We Will Become Like Birds  by Erin McKeown
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15.  Twin Cinema  by New Pornographers
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16.  The Sunset Tree  by Mountain Goats
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17.  Transistor Radio  by M. Ward
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19.  Alligator  by The National
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20.  Room Noises  by Eisley
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21.  In the Reins  by Calexico and Iron & Wine
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