Top CDs of 2005


SEPTEMBER 2005 RECOMMENDED ALBUMS Anders Parker ~ The Wounded Astronaut (Baryon)

Bill Ricchini ~ Tonight I Burn Brightly (Transdreamer)

Bottom Of The Hudson ~ Holiday Machine (Absolutely Kosher)

Death Cab For Cutie ~ Plans (Atlantic)

Fruit Bats ~ Spelled In Bones (Sub Pop)

Gabin ~ Mr. Freedom (Astralwerks)

Idlewild ~ Warnings/promises (Capitol)

John Vanderslice ~ Pixel Revolt (Barsuk)

Knitters ~ The Modern Sounds Of The Knitters (Zoe)

Little Plastic Pilots ~ Little Plastic Pilots (Kanpai)

Magic Numbers ~ The Magic Numbers (EMI UK)

Michael Penn ~ Mr. Hollywood Jr., 1947 (Mimeograph/spinART)

New Pornographers ~ Twin Cinema (Matador)

Orenda Fink ~ Invisible Ones (Saddle Creek)

Teenage Fanclub ~ Man-Made (Merge)

click here to view September Recommendations on iTunes


Benjamin Diamond ~ Out Of Myself (K7)

Bob Mould ~ Body Of Song (Yep Roc)

Concretes ~ Layourbattleaxedown (EMI)

Hockey Night ~ Keep Guessin' (Lookout )

Jim Yoshii Pileup ~ Picks Us Apart (Absolutely Kosher)

Kingsley ~ Kingsley (Blood Orange)

Maria Taylor ~ 11:11 (Saddle Creek)

Marjorie Fair ~ Self Help Serenade (Capitol)

Meat Beat Manifesto ~ At The Center (Thirsty Ear)

Oxford Collapse ~ A Good Ground (Kanine)

Snow & Voices ~ Snow & Voices (Parasol)

Son Volt ~ Okemah And The Melody Of Riot (Sony)

Statistics ~ Often Lie (Jade Tree)

Sufjan Stevens ~ Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)

Summer Lawns ~ First We Waited Then It Started

(Stunning Models On Display)

White Stripes ~ Get Behind Me Satan (V2)

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Brian Eno ~ Another Day On Earth (Rykodisc)

Devin Davis ~ Lonely People Of The World Unite (Mousse)

Dixie Dirt ~ Pieces Of The World (

Dressy Bessy ~ Electrified (Transdreamer)

Gang Of Four ~ Entertainment (Rhino)

Goldspot ~ Tally Of The Yes Men (Union)

Gorillaz ~ Demon Days (Virgin)

Hold Steady ~ Separation Sunday (Frenchkiss)

Matson Jones ~ Matson Jones (Sympathy For The Record Industry)

Nobody ~ And Everything Else (Plug Research)

Shout Out Louds ~ Howl Howl Gaff Gaff (Capitol)

click here to view July Recommendations on iTunes


Aimee Mann ~ The Forgotten Arm (Superego)

Athlete ~ Tourist (Astralwerks)

Bruce Springsteen ~ Devils And Dust (Columbia)

Deathray Davies ~ The Kick And The Snare (Glurp)

Go-Betweens ~ Oceans Apart (Yep Roc )

Mike Doughty ~ Haughty Melodic (ATO)

Richmond Fontaine ~ Post To Wire (Union)

Sleater-Kinney ~ The Woods (Sub Pop)

Smog ~ A River Ain't Too Much Love (Drag City)

Son Volt ~ A Retrospective: 1995-2000 (Rhino)

Spoon ~ Gimme Fiction (Merge)

Vacation ~ Band From World War Zero (Echo)

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The 22-20s ~ 22-20's (Astralwerks)

Damien Jurado ~ On My Way To Absence (Sub Pop)

The Eels ~ Blinking Lights And Other Revelations (Vagrant)

Heavy Trash ~ Heavy Trash (Yep Roc)

Hot Hot Heat ~ Elevator (Sire)

Husky Rescue ~ Country Falls (Minty Fresh)

The Kills ~ No Wow (Rough Trade)

Magnolia Electric Co ~ What Comes After The Blues (Secretly Canadian)

Micah P. Hinson ~ And The Gospel Of Progress (Sketchbook)

Mountain Goats ~ The Sunset Tree (4ad)

The National ~ Alligator (Beggars Banquet)

The Perishers ~ Let There Be Morning (Nettwerk)

The Ponys ~ Celebration Castle (In The Red)

Ryan Adams ~ Cold Roses (Lost Highway)

Tim Burgess ~ I Believe (PIAS/Koch)

Us3 ~ Questions (Us3)

Various Artists ~ Friends And Lovers:songs Of Bread (Badman)

click here to view May Recommendations on iTunes


John Doe ~ Forever Hasn't Happened Yet (Yep Roc )

Kathleen Edwards ~ Back To Me (Zoe)

Nic Armstrong ~ The Greatest White Liar (New West)

Various Artists ~ Verve Remixed 3 (Verve)

Moby ~ Hotel (V2)

Foxymorons ~ Hesitation Eyes (Heatstroke)

M.I.A. ~ Arular (XL)

Bloc Party ~ Silent Alarm (Vice)

Beck ~ Guero (Interscope)

South San Gabriel ~ The Carlton Chronicles: Not Until... (Misra)

Marbles ~ Expo (spinART)