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Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

I thought I did my Wikipedia research on the songs on OK Cowboy and must have missed that.

Was La Rock 1 a different version back in 2001 or the exact same.

Was My Friend Dario a 2005 single?

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Tim E
For Duke Spirit's Cuts Across the Land AMG has it released in 04, Wikipedia has it as 05 and Metacritic has it as 06. I hope it was 05 or even 06. I hate to have left a terrific underrated album like theirs out of my BEST OF 04 LIST or whatever year it came out.

Mindrocker

Just saw Amadou & Mariam's Dimanche A Bamako appearing on several lists. I know that on most sites it's listed as a 2005 release. However, it came out first in France on Because Records in 2004.

I think we can still treat them both as a 2005 albums although they may have released in 2004 (and Mindrocker even voted one song from Dimanche A Bamako).
What about MGMT? I'm not sure have Kids and Time to Pretend aged well at all but I think if we vote for them the right time is in this month and not in October or September. Although if the 2005 versions differ a lot from the Oracular Spectacular versions I may change my mind
. So what people think?

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

When it comes to MGMT, I am going to be voting for them in the year Oracular Spectacular came out.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Slick
When it comes to MGMT, I am going to be voting for them in the year Oracular Spectacular came out.


Same here. Time to Pretend (and probably Kids) will get my vote in the 2007 round. The 2005 versions are a bit crap in comparison.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Songs:

1 . Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
2 . Gorillaz - DARE
3 . Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life
4 . Madonna - Hung Up
5 . Kanye West - Gold Digger
6 . LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
7 . M.I.A. - 10 Dollar
8 . Amerie - 1 Thing
9 . The Game feat. 50 Cent - Hate It or Love It
10 . Gorillaz - Feel Good, Inc.
11 . Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
12 . Röyksopp - What Else Is There
13 . Antony & The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
14 . Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor
15 . LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
16 . Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
17 . Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
18 . Four Tet - Smile Around the Face
19 . The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
20 . Low - Monkey

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Songs:

1. Strapping Young Lad – Imperial
2. Sufjan Stevens – Jacksonville
3. Neil Young – The Painter
4. Richard Hawley – The Ocean
5. Edan – Making Planets feat. Mr Lif
6. Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink (James Holden remix)
7. Dolly Parton – Both Sides Now
8. Hans Peter Lindström – I Feel Space
9. Madonna – Hung Up (Durkin mix)
10. Mr. Bungle – Pink Cigarette
11. Neil Young – It’s A Dream
12. Teenage Fanclub – Falling Leaves
13. Spoon – I Summon You
14. Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch
15. Porcupine Tree – Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
16. Go-Betweens – Darlinghurst Nights
17. Ulver – Blinded By Blood
18. Sufjan Stevens – John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
19. Chemical Brothers – Galvanize
20. Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
21. Neil Young – Prairie Wind
22. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
23. Guillemots – Trains To Brazil
24. Extrawelt – Soopertrack
25. Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
26. Meshuggah – In Death - Is Life
27. Meshuggah – In Death – Is Death



Albums:

1. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
2. Neil Young – Prairie Wind
3. Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
4. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
5. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Cold Roses

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

nicolas
I find Sleater-Kinney very irritating (at least the first song).
Someday you'll have to tell me why you like such a noisy agression. I just can't stand it. I know I sound like an old grandpa (and i don't give a damn) but seriously, I wonder why people like to be hurt by noise and screams. Do you want to be punished for your sins or what ?
That's my problem with punk/hardcore.
I like Sleater-Kinney a lot but I understand your feelings. It's weird for me to listen to The Woods because I used to play it in alphabetic order in my iPod and usually skipped the last songs. Now these last songs come first!?! Jumpers and Night Light are the clear standouts IMO.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

It's true that the more you listen to a good album, the better it gets. But it's hard for me going at SK a second time when at first I thought they wanted to harm my ears and brain
It's like kids : once you've put your fingers in the plug, you don't do it again
As I can't listen to every album, I usually listen to the first 2 tracks and 2 other tracks in the middle (as if there was an A and B side). Then if I like it I listen to the whole album.
Here I couldn't go past the 3rd track. So maybe I stumbled over the most aggressive tracks of "The Woods", or are there more melodic songs deprived of screams and harcore distortred guitars ?

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Depeche Mode
sonofsamiam
Albums


Songs

[09] Gnarls Barkley | Crazy


2006 I guess?


I can change it to 2006, though I was well aware of the track in 2005 (it even made Pitchfork's Top songs of '05 list).

Probably best to simplify and call it '06 considering everyone else will be voting for it for that year I suppose.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

New Songs list, sans "Crazy":

[01] Lindstrøm | I Feel Space
[02] Kanye West feat. Consequence and Cam'ron | Gone
[03] Amerie | 1 Thing
[04] Edan feat. Mr. Lif | Making Planets
[05] The Clientele | Since K Got Over Me
[06] Super Furry Animals | Zoom!
[07] Boris | Farewell
[08] Boards of Canada | Dayvan Cowboy
[09] British Sea Power | True Adventures
[10] Sufjan Stevens | Casimir Pulaski Day
[11] Sleater-Kinney | The Fox
[12] Deerhoof | Running Thoughts
[13] CSS | Let's Make Love and Listen To Death From Above
[14] Kate Bush | Sunset
[15] Gang Gang Dance | Glory In Itself/Egyptian
[16] Konono No. 1 | Masikulu
[17] Dave Holland Big Band | The Monterey Suite: I. Bring It On
[18] Amadou and Mariam | La Réalité
[19] Sufjan Stevens | Chicago
[20] The New Pornographers | The Bleeding Heart Show
[21] Edan | Rock and Roll
[22] Kanye West | Diamonds From Sierra Leone
[23] Amon Tobin | The Lighthouse
[24] Sunn 0))) | It Took The Night To Believe
[25] The King Khan & BBQ Show | Love You So
[26] Antony and The Johnsons | Hope There's Someone
[27] Vitalic | La Rock 01
[28] The Fall | Blindness
[29] Ricardo Villalobos | Sieso
[30] Gorillaz feat. De La Soul | Feel Good Inc.
[31] Common | The Corner
[32] Girls Aloud | Biology
[33] Sufjan Stevens | Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, IL
[34] The Fiery Furnaces | Here Comes The Summer
[35] Broadcast | Corporeal
[36] Isolée | Schrapnell
[37] Sigur Rós | Glósóli
[38] Three 6 Mafia | Stay Fly
[39] LCD Soundsystem | Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
[40] Robyn | Be Mine!
[41] Eels | Things The Grandchildren Should Know
[42] The White Stripes | My Doorbell
[43] Spoon | I Turn My Camera On
[44] My Morning Jacket | Off the Record
[45] Animal Collective | The Purple Bottle
[46] The National | Mr. November
[47] Sleater-Kinney | Entertain
[48] Lightning Bolt | Dead Cowboy
[49] Mercury Rev | Vermillion
[50] Madonna | Hung Up

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Songs:

1. LCD Soundsystem- Tribulations
2. Beck- Hell Yes (Guerolito remix)
3. Lindstrøm- I Feel Space
4. Clientelle- Since K Got Over Me
5. Sufjan Stevens- John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
6. M83- Don't Save Us From the Flames
7. Ladytron- Destroy Everything You Touch
8. Tegan and Sara- Walking With a Ghost
9. Goldfrapp- Ooh La La
10. Antony and The Johnsons- Hope There's Someone
11. Paul McCartney- Jenny Wren
12. Madonna- Hung Up
13. Sufjan Stevens- Chicago
14. Death Cab For Cutie- Soul Meets Body
15. System of a Down- BYOB
16. Spoon- I Turn My Camera On
17. The Game feat. 50 Cent- Hate It or Love It
18. LCD Soundsystem- Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
19. Imogen Heap- Hide and Seek

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Albums 2005:

01. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM-LCD Soundsystem
02. SUFJAN STEVENS-Illinoise
03. SYSTEM OF A DOWN-Mesmerize
04. MAXÏMO PARK-A Certain Trigger
05. The NATIONAL-Alligator
06. NEW PORNOGRAPHERS-Twin Cinema
07. VENETIAN SNARES-Rossz Csillag Alatt Szuletett
08. ANTONY & THE JOHNSTONS-I Am A Bird Now
09. The EDITORS-The Back Room
10. BLACK EYED PEAS-Monkey Business
11. KID 606-Resilience
12. ROSETTA-The Galilean Satellites
13. KANYE WEST-Late Registration
14. DOZER-Through The Eye Of Heathens
15. CADENCE WEAPON-Breaking Kayfabe
16. BROADCAST-Tender Buttons
17. EPHEL DUATH-Pain Necessary To Know
18. COCOROSIE-Noah's Ark
19. SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS-Naturally
20. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE-Feels
21. DEAD MEADOW-Feathers
22. VITALIC-OK Cowboy
23. KOENJI HYAKKEI-Angherr Shisspa
24. The KILLS-No Wow
25. ELECTRIC MASADA-At The Mountains Of Madness
26. HIGH ON FIRE-Blessed Black Wings
27. ELBOW-Leaders Of The Free World
28. JAMIE LIDELL-Multiply
29. EDAN-Beauty And The Beat
30. KORPIKLAANI-Voice Of Wilderness
31. DEVENDRA BANHART-Cripple Crow
32. WOLF PARADE-Apologies To The Queen Mary
33. CHARMING HOSTESS-Punch
34. VARIOUS ARTISTS-Run The Road
35. The MARS VOLTA-Frances The Mute
36. VEX'D-Degenerate
37. The BOOKS-Lost And Safe
38. MISSY ELLIOTT-The Cookbook
39. PSYCLON 9-I.N.R.I.
40. ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO-Anthem Of The Space
41. FRANZ FERDINAND-You Could Have It So Much Better
42. LIGHTNING BOLT-Hypermagic Mountain
43. XAVIER RUDD-Food In The Belly
44. BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE-Broken Social Scene
45. GOGOL BORDELLO-Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
46. DÄLEK-Absence
47. The DECEMBERISTS-Picaresque
48. 65DAYSOFSTATIC-One Time For All Time
49. PATRICK WOLF-Wind In The Wires
50. ROBYN-Robyn



Individual Songs 2005:

01. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM-TRIBULATIONS (from LCD Soundsystem-Pop/Electronica)
02. SYSTEM OF A DOWN-B.Y.O.B. (from Mesmerize-Metal)
03. SUFJAN STEVENS-THEY ARE NIGHT ZOMBIES! THEY ARE NEIGHBORS! (from Illinoise-Singer/songwriter)
04. ARCTIC MONKEYS-I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR (single-Pop/Rock)
05. SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS-HOW DO I LET A GOOD MAN DOWN? (from Naturally-R&B/Soul)
06. NEW PORNOGRAPHERS-FALLING THROUGH YOUR CLOTHES (from Twin Cinema-Pop/Rock)
07. The EDITORS-MUNICH (from The Back Room-Pop/Rock)
08. SKREAM-MIDNIGHT REQUEST LINE (single-Electronica/Dubstep)
09. ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS-MAN IS THE BABY (from I Am A Bird Now-Pop/Rock)
10. TARANTELLA-ESQUELETOS (from Esqueletos-Pop/Rock)

11. The KILLS-LOVE IS A DESERTER (from No Wow-Pop/Rock)
12. MAXÏMO PARK-ONCE, A GLIMPSE (from A Certain Trigger-Pop/Rock)
13. ULVER-FOR THE LOVE OF GOD (from Blood Inside-Pop/Rock)
14. BLACK EYED PEAS-DON'T LIE (from Monkey Business-Hiphop/Pop)
15. VENETIAN SNARES-ÖNGYILKOS VASÁRNAP (from Rossz Csillag Alatt Született-Electronica)
16. The NATIONAL-BABY, WE'LL BE FINE (from Alligator-Pop/Rock)
17. VARIOUS PRODUCTION-HATER (single-Electronica/Dubstep)
18. M.I.A.-PULL UP THE PEOPLE (from Arular-Electronica)
19. KORPIKLAANI-COTTAGES & SAUNAS (from Voice Of Wilderness-Metal)
20. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM-DAFT PUNK IS PLAYING AT MY HOUSE (from LCD Soundsystem-Pop/Electronica)

21. The GAME-RUNNIN' (from The Documentary-Hiphop)
22. WOLFMOTHER-WOMAN (from Wolfmother-Pop/Rock)
23. MISSY ELLIOTT-CAN'T STOP (from The Cookbook-Hiphop)
24. KID 606-KING OF HARM (from Resilience-Electronica)
25. DOZER-DRAWING DEAD (from Through The Eye Of Heathens-Metal)
26. MALCOLM MIDDLETON-BREAK MY HEART (from Into The Woods-Pop/Rock)
27. GORILLAZ-KIDS WITH GUNS (from Demon Days-Pop/Electronica)
28. OKKERVIL RIVER-FOR REAL (from Black Sheep Boy-Pop/Rock)
29. ROSETTA-DÉPARTE (from The Galilean Satellites-Metal)
30. KANYE WEST-MY WAY HOME (from Late Registration-Hiphop)

31. BLACK MOUNTAIN-DON'T RUN OUR HEARTS AROUND (from Black Mountain-Pop/Rock)
32. XAVIER RUDD-POCKETS OF PEACE (from Food In The Belly-Singer/songwriter)
33. The HOLD STEADY-STEVIE NIX (from Separation Sunday-Pop/Rock)
34. HIGH ON FIRE-DEVILUTION (from Blessed Black Wings-Metal)
35. CADENCE WEAPON-OLIVER SQUARE (from Breaking Kayfabe-Hiphop)
36. BROADCAST-I FOUND THE F. (from Tender Buttons-Pop/Rock)
37. VITALIC-NEWMAN (from OK Cowboy-Electronica/Techno)
38. KOENJI HYAKKEI-ANGHERR SHISSPA (from Angherr Shisspa-Prog/Experimental)
39. ART BRUT-MODERN ART (ALBUM VERSION) (from Bang Bang Rock & Roll-Pop/Rock)
40. CARIBOU-YETI (from The Milk Of Human Kindness-Pop/Rock)

41. SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS-MY MAN IS A MEAN MAN (from Naturally-R&B/Soul)
42. PSYCLON 9-THE FEEBLE MIND (from INRI-Pop/Electronica)
43. DEVENDRA BANHART-LONG HAIRED CHILD (from Cripple Crow-Singer/songwriter)
44. The EDITORS-LIGHTS (from The Back Room-Pop/Rock)
45. BEANIE SIGEL-PURPLE RAIN (from The B. Coming-Hiphop)
46. The BOOKS-BE GOOD TO THEM ALWAYS (from Lost And Safe-Pop/Rock)
47. ELBOW-FORGET MYSELF (from Leaders Of The Free World-Pop/Rock)
48. QUANTIC SOUL ORCHESTRA-HOLD ON TIGHT (from Pushin' On-Dance)
49. VIRUS SYNDICATE-SLOW DOWN (single-Hiphop/Grime)
50. COCOROSIE-BEAUTIFUL BOYZ (from Noah's Ark-Pop/Rock)

51. NEW PORNOGRAPHERS-TWIN CINEMA (from Twin Cinema-Pop/Rock)
52. JAMIE LIDELL-A LITTLE BIT MORE (from Multiply-Pop/Electronica)
53. EPHEL DUATH-NEW DISORDER (from Pain Necessary To Know-Metal/Experimental)
54. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE-GRASS (from Feels-Pop/Rock)
55. 65DAYSOFSTATIC-RADIO PROTECTOR (from One Time For All Time-Pop/Rock)
56. LOVE IS ALL-TALK TALK TALK (single-Pop/Rock)
57. SYSTEM OF A DOWN-VIOLENT PORNOGRAPHY (from Mermerize-Metal)
58. CHARMING HOSTESS-TORSO (from Punch-Pop/Rock)
59. VEX'D-GUNMAN (from Degenerate-Electronica/Dubstep)
60. WOLF PARADE-FANCY CLAPS (from Apologies To The Queen Mary-Pop/Rock)

61. SUFJAN STEVENS-THE TALLEST MAN, THE BROADEST SHOULDERS (from Illinoise-Singer/songwriter)
62. The BUDOS BAND-EASTBOUND (from The Budos Band-Dance)
63. DEAD MEADOW-FEATHERS (from Feathers-Pop/Rock)
64. The MARS VOLTA-CYGNUS...VISMUND CYGNUS (from Frances The Mute-Pop/Rock)
65. DATAROCK-FA FA FA (from Datarock Datarock-Pop/Electronica)
66. JOHN DOE-THE LOSING KIND (from Forever Hasn't Happened Yet-Pop/Rock) Also member of punklegends X.
67. MAXÏMO PARK-GOING MISSING (from A Certain Trigger-Pop/Rock)
68. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE-YOU GOT A KILLER SCENE THERE, MAN! (from Lullabies To Paralyze-Pop/Rock)
69. The JUAN MACLEAN-SHINING SKINNED FRIEND (from Less Than Human-Pop/Electronica)
70. SCARY KIDS SCARING KIDS-THE ONLY MEDICINE (from The City Sleeps In Flames-Punk)

71. SIGUR RÓS-GONG (from Takk-Pop/Rock)
72. CLIPSE-HATE IT OR LOVE IT (from We Got It Cheap vol. 2-Hiphop)
73. CRACOW KLEZMER BAND-PAGIEL (from Sanatorium Under The Sign Of The Hourglass-World/Yiddish)
74. BRENDAN BENSON-SPIT IT OUT (from The Alternative To Love-Pop/Rock)
75. BLOC PARTY-LUNO (from Silent Alarm-Pop/Rock)
76. DIGITAL MYSTIKZ-NEVERLAND (single-Electronica/Dubstep)
77. The KING KHAN & B.B.Q. SHOW-WADDLIN' AROUND (from The King Khan & BBQ Show-Pop/Rock)
78. BOARDS OF CANADA-CHROMAKEY DREAMCOAT (from The Campfire Headphase-Electronica)
79. The DUKE SPIRIT-LION RIP (from Cut Across The Land-Pop/Rock)
80. GOGOL BORDELLO-I WOULD NEVER WANNA BE YOUNG AGAIN (from Gypsy Punks-World/Folk)

81. 50 CENT-SO AMAZING (from The Massacre-Hiphop)
82. The CRIBS-MIRROR KISSERS (from The New Fellas-Pop/Rock)
83. TASSEL & NATUREL-IT'S LIKE THIS (from Fillet Of Soul, Opus 2-Electronica)
84. MARTHA WAINWRIGHT-BLOODY MOTHER FUCKING ASSHOLE (from Martha Wainwright-Singer/songwriter)
85. ELECTRIC MASADA-LILIN (from At The Mountains Of Madness-Experimental) John Zorn's outfit.
86. SAGE FRANCIS-SLOW DOWN GANDHI (from A Healthy Mistrust-Hiphop)
87. C.C.S.-SUPERAFIM (from Cansei De Ser Sexy-Pop/Rock)
88. ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS-HOPE THERE'S SOMEONE (from I Am A Bird Now-Pop/Rock)
89. BENJAMIN HERMAN-DURBAN POISON (single-Dance/Fusion)
90. BLACK ANGELS-MANIPULATION (single-Pop/Rock)

91. DEERHOOF-SCREAM TEAM (from The Runners Four-Pop/Rock)
92. KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN-STEREO MUSIC FOR YAMAHA DISKLAVIER, ELECTRIC GUITAR & COMPUTER (from Multiples-Experimental)
93. O.K. GO-HERE IT GOES AGAIN (from Oh No!-Pop/Rock)
94. PATRICK WOLF-THIS WEATHER (from Wind In The Wires-Pop/Rock)
95. EDAN-FUMBLING OVER WORDS THAT RHYME (from Beauty And The Beat-Hiphop)
96. NOEL GILPIN EMPORIUM-WILL YOU MISS ME WHEN I'M DEAD (from Sugar Lumps-Pop/Rock)
97. STEREOPHONICS-DAKOTA (from Language. Sex. Violence. Other?-Pop/Rock)
98. !T.O.O.H.!-ANALÝZA ZÁHNEDY (from Rád A Trest-Metal)
99. FAT FREDDY'S DROP-HOPE (ALBUM VERSION) (from Based On A True Story-Pop/Electronica)
100. The GOSSIP-STANDING IN THE WAY OF CONTROL (single-Pop/Rock)

101. ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & THE COSMIC INFERNO-POPPY ROCK (from Anthem Of The Space-Pop/Rock)
102. AKRON/FAMILY-RUNNING, RETURNING (from Akron/Family-Pop/Rock)
103. KELLEY POLAR-MY BEAUTY IN THE MOON (from Love Songs Of The Hanging Gardens-Electronica/Club)
104. BRIGHT EYES-LAND LOCKED BLUES (from I'm Wide Awake It's Morning-Pop/Rock)
105. ORDO ROSARIUS EQUILIBRIO-HELL IS WHERE THE HEART IS (from Satyriasis-Pop/Rock)
106. DURRTY GOODZ-GIMMIE DAT (from Run The Road-Hiphop/Grime)
107. The WHITE STRIPES-LITTLE GHOST (from Get Behind Me Satan-Pop/Rock)
108. TOBY DRIVER-EPTACEROS (from In The L..L..Library Loft-Rock/Experimental)
109. FIELD MUSIC-LUCK IS A FINE THING (from Field Music-Pop/Rock)
110. FRANZ FERDINAND-EVIL AND A HEATHEN (from You Could Have It So Much Better-Pop/Rock)

111. LEFTIES SOUL CONNECTION-SLING SHOT (single-Dance)
112. SIEBEN-OGHAM THE KNOWLEDGE (from Ogham In The Night-Singer/songwriter)
113. M83-DON'T SAVE US FROM THE FLAMES (from Before The Dawn Heals Us-Pop/Rock)
114. RICHMOND FONTAINE-EXIT 149B (from The Fitzgerald-Pop/Rock)
115. SKREAM-ANGRY (single-Electronica/Dubstep)
116. BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE-7/4 (from Broken Social Scene-Pop/Rock)
117. BORIS-PINK (from Pink-Rock/Experimental)
118. OTIS TAYLOR-HOOKERS IN THE STREET (from Below The Fold-Blues)
119. EARTH-AN INQUEST CONCERNING TEETH (from Hex: Or Printing In The Infernal Method-Pop/Rock)
120. M. WARD-FOUR HOURS IN WASHINGTON (from Transistor Radio-Singer/songwriter)

121. OPETH-GHOST OF PERDITION (from Ghost Reveries-Metal)
122. SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE-HOME (from School Of The Flower-Pop/Rock)
123. DÄLEK-EYES TO FORM SHADOWS (from Absence-Hiphop)
124. The DECEMBERISTS-THE INFANTA (from Picaresque-Pop/Rock)
125. SKALPEL-FLYING OFFICER (from Konfusion-Fusion)
126. JOHN TEJADA-PARANOIA (single-Electronica/Techno)
127. ROBYN-CRASH AND BURN GIRL (from Robyn-Pop)
128. WHY?-CRUSHED BONES (from Elephant Eyelash-Pop/Rock)
129. LIGHTNING BOLT-2 MORRO MORRO LAND (from Hypermagic Mountain-Experimental)
130. JOSH ROUSE-CAROLINA (from Nashville-Singer/songwriter)

131. ALICIA KEYS-IF I AIN'T GOT YOU (LIVE) (from Unplugged-R&B/Soul)
132. QUASIMOTO-TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS (from The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas-Hiphop)
133. GANG GANG DANCE-EGO WAR (from God's Money-Pop/Experimental)
134. The CLIENTELE-SINCE 'K' GOT OVER ME (from Strange Geometry-Pop/Rock)
135. MY MORNING JACKET-WORDLESS CHORUS (from Z.-Pop/Rock)
136. KID 606-SPANISH SONG (from Resilience-Electronica)
137. The MAGIC NUMBERS-MORNINGS ELEVENS (from The Magic Numbers-Pop/Rock)
138. JACK JOHNSON-CRYING SHAME (from In Between Dreams-Singer/songwriter)
139. NINE HORSES-ATOM AND CELL (from Snow Borne Sorrow-Pop/Rock) Sideproject by David Sylvian.
140. SUNNO)))-CURSED REALMS (from Black One-Rock/Experimental)

141. OASIS-THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE (from Don't Believe The Truth-Pop/Rock)
142. DISTANCE-1 ON 1 (single-Electronica/Dubstep)
143. ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI-NEVEREVEREVERDID (from In Case We Die-Pop/Rock)
144. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM-ON REPEAT (from LCD Soundsystem-Pop/Electronica)
145. AUDIOSLAVE-YOUR TIME HAS COME (from Out Of Exile-Pop/Rock)
146. WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE-MIDNIGHT (from Ashes To Dust-Singer/songwriter)
147. GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT-FIRE FLIES AND EMPTY SKIES (from All Is Violent, All Is Bright-Pop/Rock)
148. SPOON-THE INFINITE PET (from Gimme Fiction-Pop/Rock)
149. MATIAS AGUAYO-DE PAPEL (from Are You Really Lost?-Electronica/Techno)
150. DARK SPACE-DARK 2.8 (from Dark Space II-Metal/Experimental)

151. INTERPOL-NOT EVEN JAIL (DANIEL KESSLER REMIX) (single-Pop/Rock)
152. JAGA JAZZIST-OSLO SKYLINE (from What We Must-Electronica/Fusion)
153. The BRAVERY-FEARLESS (from The Bravery-Pop/Rock)
154. BAÏKONOUR-PROTO COEUR (from For The Lonely Hearts Of The Cosmos-Pop/Rock)
155. KAISER CHIEFS-EVERYDAY I LOVE YOU LESS AND LESS (from Employment-Pop/Rock)
156. 13 & GOD-TIN STRONG (from 13 & God-Pop/Electronica)
157. DIGITALISM-ZDARLIGHT (single-Electronica)
158. MERCURY REV-VERMILLION (from The Secret Migration-Pop/Rock)
159. WE vs. DEATH-WAVE GOODBYE (from Postneoliberalparadise-Pop/Rock)
160. ROOTS MANUVA-CHIN HIGH (from Awfully Deep-Hiphop)

161. DIRTY PROJECTORS-TOUR ALONG THE POTOMAC (from The Getty Adress-Pop/Rock)
162. SMOG-ROCK BOTTOM RISER (from A River Ain't Too Much To Love-Singer/songwriter) Smog = Bill Callahan.
163. PLATNUM-DRINK MY WINE (from Rock Me-Electronica)
164. CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH-OVER AND OVER AGAIN (from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-Pop/Rock)
165. JOAKIM-TEENAGE KISS (VOCAL MIX) (single-Electronica)
166. TAPES 'N TAPES-INSISTOR (from The Loon-Pop/Rock)
167. COLDPLAY-LOW (from X & Y-Pop/Rock)
168. GOTH TRAD-SPACE WALK (from Mad Raver's Dancefloor-Electronica/Dubstep)
169. BRAZILIAN GIRLS-HOMME (from Brazilian Girls-Pop/Rock)
170. FOUR TET-SUN DRUMS AND SOIL (from Everything Ecstatic-Electronica)

171. PELICAN-RED RAN AMBER (from The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Law-Rock/Metal)
172. EARTHLESS-FLOWER TRAVELIN' MAN (from Sonic Prayer-Pop/Rock)
173. DEVENDRA BANHART-LAZY BUTTERFLY (from Cripple Crow-Singer/songwriter)
174. TRENTEMØLLER-SUNSTROKE (single-Electronica/Techno)
175. :OF THE WAND & THE MOON:-MY BLACK FAITH (from Sonnenheim-Pop/Rock)
176. MEW-WHY ARE YOU LOOKING GRAVE? (from And The Glass Handed Kites-Pop/Rock)
177. BABYSHAMBLES-FUCK FOREVER (from Down In Albion-Pop/Rock)
178. FANTÔMAS-04/03/05 SUNDAY (from Suspended Animation-Metal)
179. INFIDEL?/CASTRO!-DAMAGE FRACTAL SERIES 1: DISMANTLE (from Bio Entropic Damage Fractal-Experimental)
180. APHEX TWIN-WHERE'S YOUR GIRLFRIEND? (single-Electronica/Techno)

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My favourite live album from one of the best live bands of this moment, at #1:

* Albums

1. Wilco - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago
2. Josh Rouse - Nashville
3. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
4. Decemberists - Picaresque
5. Editors - The Back Room
6. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
7. Eels - Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
8. Andrew Bird - Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
9. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cold Roses
10. National - Alligator
11. Mary Gauthier - Mercy Now
12. Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche A Bamako
13. My Morning Jacket - Z
14. Kent - Du Och Jag Döden
15. Ane Brun - A Temporary Dive
16. Kraftwerk - Minimum-Maximum
17. Martha Wainwright - Martha Wainwright
18. Architecture In Helsinki - In Case We Die
19. Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
20. Richard Hawley - Coles Corner

Not eligible, but pretty good EP's:
Iron & Wine - Woman King (would have been #4)
Iron & Wine / Calexico - In The Reins (#19)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

I'm voting for Kids now, not later:

* Songs

1. Eels - Trouble With Dreams
2. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
3. Decemberists - 16 Military Wives
4. Ane Brun - To Let Myself Go
5. MGMT - Kids
6. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Magnolia Mountain
7. Tracy Chapman - Change
8. Rifles - Peace And Quiet
9. Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
10. Josh Rouse - Sad Eyes
11. LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
12. She Wants Revenge - Sister
13. Editors - Blood
14. Antony & The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
15. Iron & Wine - Evening On The Ground (Lilith's Song)
16. Mary Gauthier - Wheel Inside The Wheel
17. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
18. Editors - Munich
19. Go-Betweens - Here Comes A City
20. Mystery Jets - You Can't Fool Me Dennis

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Songs of 2005:

1 : Matisyahu : King Without a Crown [Live at Stubb's] : Video
2 : Franz Ferdinand : Eleanor Put Your Boots On : Video
3 : Bonobo : Nothing Owed [Live] : Video
4 : The Mitchell Brothers : Alone With The TV : Video
5 : Arctic Monkeys : I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor :
6 : Dengue Fever : One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula : Video
7 : 65daysofstatic : Drove Through Ghosts to Get Here : Video
8 : Buck 65 : Blood Of A Young Wolf : Video
9 : Sufjan Stevens : Chicago :
10 : Jean Grae : It's a Wrap : Video
11 : Jackson And His Computer Band : Rock On : Video
12 : Antony & The Johnsons : For Today I Am a Boy :
13 : Gorillaz : Feel Good Inc. :
14 : David Fenech : La Boum 2005 :
15 : Konono Nº1 : Paradiso : Video
16 : Mia Doi Todd : Casa Nova : Video
17 : Steve Spacek : Dollar : Video
18 : U.S.E. (United State Of Electronica) : It Is On! :
19 : CocoRosie : Beautiful Boyz : Video
20 : Lil' Wayne : Hustler Musik :

21 : Mount Eerie : Uh Oh! It's Morning Time Again :
22 : Buck 65 : Devil's Eyes :
23 : Herman Düne : Not On Top :
24 : Madonna : Hung up :
25 : Animal Collective : Grass :
26 : Bell Orchestre : Salvatore Amato :
27 : Eviatar Banai : Tipa Shel Or :
28 : The Dead 60s : Soul Survivor :
29 : Fiona Apple : Tymps (The Sick in the Head Song) :
30 : Bettye Lavette : Little Sparrow :
31 : M. Ward : Hi Fi :
32 : Kanye West : Gone :
33 : Kanye West : Diamonds from Sierra Leone :
34 : Neon Blonde : Headlines :
35 : Gilad Kahana : Noar :
36 : Super Numeri : The Chart :
37 : Bright Eyes : First Day of My Life :
38 : Acoustic Ladyland : Iggy :
39 : Suburban Kids With Biblical Names : Loop Duplicate My Heart :
40 : Mazarin : Another One Goes By :
41 : Acoustic Ladyland : Deckchair :
42 : Frida Hyvönen : I Drive My Friend :
43 : Electric Masada : Idalah-Abal :
44 : Kammerflimmer Kollektief : Lichterloh :
45 : A Hawk And A Hacksaw : The Moon Under Water :
46 : Mia Doi Todd : The Way :
47 : Antony & The Johnsons : You Are My Sister :
48 : Animal Collective : Banshee Beat :
49 : Brazilian Girls : Don't Stop :
50 : Redrama : I Don't Know What to Tell You :
51 : Burial : South London Boroughs :
52 : The Welfare Poets : These Times :
53 : Shout Out Louds : Wish I Was Dead :
54 : The Game : Hate It Or Love It :
55 : Edan : Making Planets :
56 : From Monument To Masses : The Quiet Before :
57 : Lou Rhodes : Tremble :
58 : Devendra Banhart : Hey Mama Wolf :
59 : Two Gallants : Las Cruces Jail :
60 : Silver Jews : Sometimes a Pony Gets Depressed :
61 : Kanye West : Touch the Sky :
62 : The Budos Band : Up From The South :
63 : The Legendary K.O. : George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People :
64 : Nortec Collective : Tengo La Voz :
65 : Tocotronic : Aber hier leben, nein danke :
66 : Mac Dre & Mac Mall : Dredio :
67 : Laura Veirs : Galaxies :
68 : Paul Kalkbrenner : Gebrünn Gebrünn :
69 : Venetian Snares : Hajnal :
70 : Spoon : I Summon You :
71 : Kate Bush : King of the Mountain :
72 : International Pony : Our House :
73 : Three 6 Mafia : Stay Fly :
74 : Broadcast : Black Cat :
75 : Common & The Last Poets : The Corner :
76 : Edan : Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme :
77 : Kanye West : Gold Digger :
78 : Ramses Revolution : In Control :
79 : Los Siquicos Litoralenos : Necesita Ecualizacion :
80 : My Morning Jacket : Off the Record :
81 : Justice : Waters Of Nazareth :
82 : The Fiery Furnaces : The Wayward Granddaughter :
83 : Adolf Noise : Zuviel Zeit! :
84 : Immortal Technique : Bin Laden :
85 : Boards Of Canada : Dayvan Cowboy :
86 : The Kills : The Good Ones :
87 : Out Hud : It's For You :
88 : Vapnet : Kalla Mig :
89 : Editors : Munich :
90 : The New Pornographers : Sing Me Spanish Techno

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Albums:
1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
2. Why? - Elephant Eyelash
3. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
4. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
5. Arab Strap - The Last Romance
6. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
7. Malcolm Middleton - Into the Woods
8. The National - Alligator
9. Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
10. Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
11. Buck 65 - Secret House Against the World
12. Tarwater - The Needle Was Travelling
13. Tapes 'n Tapes - The Loon
14. Rogue Wave - Descended Like Vultures
15. The Rakes - Capture/Release
16. Editors - The Back Room
17. Camille - Le fil
18. Cansei de Ser Sexy - CSS
19. CocoRosie - Noah's Ark
20. Stuart A. Staples - Lucky Dog Recordings 03-04

Songs:
1. Sole - Dumb This Down
2. Sufjan Stevens - Jacksonville
3. LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
4. Malcolm Middleton - Solemn Thirsty
5. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
6. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
7. Art Brut - Emily Kane
8. Why? - Sanddollars
9. The National - Baby We'll Be Fine
10. Why? - Rubber Traits
11. Why? - Fall Saddles
12. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
13. Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
14. Editors - Munich
15. Camille - Pâle septembre
16. CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above
17. Buck 65 - Blood Of A Young Wolf
18. Buck 65 - Devil's Eyes
19. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
20. Wolf Parade - Shine a Light

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TOP 20 ALBUMS:

1. |Hard-Fi -- Stars of CCTV
2. |Jack Johnson -- In Between Dreams
3. |Nine Inch Nails -- With Teeth
4. |Death Cab For Cuties -- Plans
5. |Bloc Party -- Silent Alarm
6. |Common -- Be
7. |Kaiser Chiefs -- Employment
8. |Gorillaz -- Demon Days
9. |White Stripes -- Get Behind Me Satan
10.|Kanye West -- Late Registration
11.|Depeche Mode -- Playing The Angel
12.|Coldplay X&Y
13.|Foo Fighters -- In Your Honor
14.|Garbage -- Bleed Like Me
15.|The Bravery -- The Bravery
16.|Dropkick Murphys -- The Warriors Code
17.|New Order -- Waiting For The Sirens Call
18.|M.I.A. -- Arular
19.|My Morning Jacket - Z
20.|Bruce Springsteen -- Devils & Dust

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TOP 100 SONGS:

1. The Cardigans | I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be Nicer
2. Dropkick Murphys | I’m Shipping Up To Boston
3. Death Cab For Cutie | Soul Meets Body
4. Damian Marley | Welcome To Jamrock
5. Stereophonics | Dakota
6. Depeche Mode | Precious
7. Gorillaz | Feelgood Inc.
8. The Chemical Brothers | Galvanize
9. Jack Johnson | Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
10. The Mars Volta | The Widow
11. Amerie | 1 Thing
12. Hard-Fi | Hard To Beat
13. M83 | Don’t Save Us From The Flames
14. Coldplay | Fix You
15. Kanye West | Touch The Sky
16. Nine Inch Nails | The Hand That Feeds
17. Common | Go!
18. M.I.A. | Bucky Done Gun
19. LCD Soundsystem | Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
20. White Stripes | Blue Orchid
21. Editors | Munich
22. New Order | Krafty
23. Bright Eyes | Easy/Lucky/Free
24. Franz Ferdinand | Do You Want To
25. Weezer | This Is Such A Pity
26. Foo Fighters | Cold Day In The Sun
27. Garbage | Why Do You Love Me
28. Jack Johnson | Good People
29. Death Cab For Cutie | I Will Follow You Into The Dark
30. We Are Scientists | It’s A Hit
31. Bloc Party | Helicopter
32. Gorillaz | DARE
33. OK Go | Here It Goes Again
34. The Bravery | An Honest Mistake
35. Kanye West | Diamonds From Sierra Leone
36. Bloc Party | Like Eating Glass
37. Beck | E-Pro
38. Common | Testify
39. Dropkick Murphys | Tessie
40. White Stripes | The Denial Twist
41. Fiona Apple | Not About Love
42. Hard-Fi | Cash Machine
43. M83 | Teen Angst
44. The Cardigans | Don’t Blame Your Daughter (Diamonds)
45. System Of A Down | B.Y.O.B.
46. Death Cab For Cutie | Crooked Teeth
47 Hot Hot Heat | Goodnight, Goodnight
48. Nine Inch Nials | Everyday Is Exactly The Same
49. M.I.A. | Sunshowers
50. Royksopp | What Else Is There?
51. The National | Secret Meeting
52. My Morning Jacket | Off The Record
53. Rihanna | Pon De Replay
54. Motley Crue | If I Die Tomorrow
55. Panic! At The Disco | The Only Difference Between Martyrdom And Suicide Is Press Coverage
56. New Order | Guilt Is An Useless Emotion
57. Oasis | Lyla
58. Anberlin | Paperthin Anthem
59. Beck | Girl
60. Queens Of The Stone Age | Little Sister
61. The Chemical Brothers | Believe
62. Doves | Black And White Town
63. Foo Fighters | Best Of You
64. Gorillaz | Kids Weith Guns
65. Starsailor | In The Crossfire
66. Garbage | Sex Is Not The Enemy
67. Kaiser Chiefs | Modern way
68. David Gray | The One I Love
69. Coldplay | The Hardest Part
70. Madonna | Hung Up
71. Bloc Party | So Here We Are
72. Common | The Corner
73. LCD Soundsystem | Tribulations
74. Hard-Fi | Living For The Weekend
75. White Stripes | My Doorbell
76. The National | Abel
77. Snoop Dogg | Signs
78. Death Cab For Cutie | Summer Skin
79. HIM | Wings Of A Butterfly
80. Kanye West | Gold Digger
81. Nine Inch Nails | The Line Begins To Blur
82. Shakira | Hips Don’t Lie
83. Jack Johnson | Better Together
84. Oasis | The Importance Of Being Idle
85. Weezer | We Are All On Drugs
86. Damian Marley & Nas | Road To Zion
87. Spoon | Sister Jack
88. Gorillaz | El Manana
89. Dropkick Murphys | Sunshine Highway
90. We Are Scientists | Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
91. Okkervil River | For Real
92. INXS | Afterglow
93. Stereophonics | Superman
94. The Darkness | One Way Ticket
95. Unwritten Law | Save Me (Wake Up Call)
96. Foo Fighters | DOA
97. Editors | All Sparks
98. Audioslave | Your Time Has Come
99. 10 Years | Wasteland
100. Supergrass | St. Petersburg

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

It's been a hectic couple of weeks, moving and my computer died, but it's good to be back in the poll.

Songs
01 , Antony and the Johnsons , Hope There's Someone
02 , Game, The , Hate It or Love It
03 , Sigur Rós , Hoppípolla
04 , M.I.A. , Bucky Done Gun
05 , Robyn , Be Mine
06 , Damien Marley , Welcome to Jamrock
07 , Gorillaz , Feel Good Inc.
08 , Sufjan Stevens , Chicago
09 , Kanye West , Gold Digger
10 , Lil Wayne , Fireman
11 , Three 6 Mafia , Stay Fly
12 , Jack's Mannequin , Holiday From Real
13 , 50 Cent , Just a Little Bit
14 , White Stripes, The , Blue Orchid
15 , Death Cab For Cutie , I Will Follow You into the Dark
16 , Nine Inch Nails , The Hand That Feeds
17 , Kanye West , Diamonds From Sierra Leone
18 , Amerie , 1 Thing
19 , Coheed & Cambria , Welcome Home
20 , Arctic Monkeys , I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor

Albums
01 , Jack's Mannequin , Everything in Transit
02 , Antony and the Johnsons , I Am a Bird Now
03 , M.I.A. , Arular
04 , LCD Soundsystem , s.t.
05 , Robyn , s.t.
06 , Kanye West , Late Registration
07 , Gorillaz , Demon Days
08 , White Stripes, The , Get Behind Me Satan
09 , R. Kelly , Trapped in the Closet
10 , Sufjan Stevens , Illinoise

I liked the music on Illinoise a lot, but I found many of lyrics to be annoying.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

ALBUMS
1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
2. The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
3. Kanye West - Late Registration
4. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
5. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
6. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
7. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
8. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
9. Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
10. M.I.A. - Arular

SONGS
1. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
2. Kanye West - Gold Digger
3. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
4. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing at My House
5. Sleater-Kinney - The Fox
6. Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
7. The New Pornographers - The Bleeding Heart Show
8. The Hold Steady - Your Little Hoodrat Friend
9. Kanye West - Roses
10. The New Pornographers - Stacked Crooked

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Could be my personal favorite year in albums ever...

Albums
1. Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
2. Jenny Wilson - Love and Youth
3. Paavoharju - Yhä hämärää
4. Animal Collective - Feels
5. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
6. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
7. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
8. Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering
9. Gang Gang Dance - God's Money
10. Sigur Rós - Takk...
11. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band - Horses in the Sky
12. Martha Wainwright - s/t
13. Sergio - Swords
14. PMMP - Kovemmat kädet
15. The Raveonettes - Pretty in Black
16. Broken Social Scene
17. Patrick Wolf - Wind in the Wires
18. Hood - Outside Closer
19. The Decemberists - Picaresque
20. Regina - Katso maisemaa

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Petri
Could be my personal favorite year in albums ever...



That's interesting, I think 2005 is one of the weakest years of the decade (especially at the top: no `05 albums are in my top 150).

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Thanks, Petri, reminding me of marvelous Jenny Wilson. So this is my new top 20:

1: Jenny Wilson : Let my Shoes Lead Me Forward : YouTube
2 : Matisyahu : King Without a Crown [Live at Stubb's]
3 : Franz Ferdinand : Eleanor Put Your Boots On
4 : Bonobo : Nothing Owed [Live]
5 : The Mitchell Brothers : Alone With The TV
6 : Arctic Monkeys : I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
7 : Dengue Fever : One Thousand Tears of a Tarantula
8 : 65daysofstatic : Drove Through Ghosts to Get Here
9 : Buck 65 : Blood Of A Young Wolf
10 : Sufjan Stevens : Chicago
11 : Jenny Wilson : Love and Youth
12 : Jean Grae : It's a Wrap
13 : Jackson And His Computer Band : Rock On
14 : Antony & The Johnsons : For Today I Am a Boy
15 : Gorillaz : Feel Good Inc.
16 : David Fenech : La Boum 2005
17 : Konono Nº1 : Paradiso
18 : Mia Doi Todd : Casa Nova
19 : Steve Spacek : Dollar
20 : U.S.E. (United State Of Electronica) : It Is On!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Jackson
Petri
Could be my personal favorite year in albums ever...



That's interesting, I think 2005 is one of the weakest years of the decade (especially at the top: no `05 albums are in my top 150).


Hmmm... it's not quite my favourite album of 2005, but I'd be shocked and horrified if Illinois didn't make the top 150 of the imminent all-time albums poll.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Songs

1 Sufjan Stevens Chicago
2 Foo Fighters Resolve
3 LCD Soundsystem Tribulations
4 Sufjan Stevens John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
5 Coldplay Speed of Sound
6 Sigur Ros Andvari
7 Mariah Carey We Belong Together
8 Depeche Mode Precious
9 Babyshambles Fuck Forever
10 Sebastien Tellier La Ritournelle
11 Editors Munich
12 All-American Rejects Dirty Little Secret
13 Sarah Bettens I'm Okay
14 Billy Corgan Mina Loy
15 Bravery An Honest Mistake
16 Foo Fighters End Over End
17 Darkness Dinner Lady Arms
18 Editors All Sparks
19 Garbage Sex Is Not the Enemy
20 Ry Cooder Soy Luz y Somnra
21 Anberlin Paperthin Anthem
22 Franz Ferdinand Do You Want To
23 Foo Fighters Best of You
24 Hard-Fi Hard to Beat
25 Foo Fighters The Deepest Blues Are Black
26 Robyn Be Mine
27 Foo Fighters DOA
28 Sugababes Push the Bottom
29 Foo Fighters No Way Back
30 Goldfrapp Ooh La La
31 Foo Fighters Miracle
32 clor Love and Pain
33 Academy Is Skeptics and True Believers
34 All-American Rejects It Ends Tonight
35 Audioslave Your Time Has Come
36 Refree La Reina De Les Neus
37 Cardigans I Need Some Fine Wine and You, You Need to Be Nicer
38 Coldplay Til Kingdom Come
39 Coral In the Morning
40 Daft Punk Make Love
41 Kaiser Chiefs Modern Way
42 Mars Volta The Widow
43 M83 Teen Angst
44 Martha Wainwright Factory
45 Oasis Keep the Dream Alive
46 Queens of the Stone Age Little Sister
47 Royksopp What Else is There
48 Starsailor In the Crossfire
50 Kanye West Gold Digger
51 Madonna Hung Up
49 Death Cab For Cutie What Sarah Said
52 Death Cab For Cutie Crooked Teeth
53 LCD Soundsystem Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
54 Death Cab For Cutie Someday You Will Be Loved
55 White Stripes My Doorbell
56 Gorillaz DARE
57 Missy Elliott Lose Control
58 R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet
59 Pharrell Williams feat. Gwen Stefani Can I Have It Like That
60 Amber Pacific Postcards
61 Anberlin Time & Confusion
62 Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah Is This Love
63 Death Cab For Cutie Your Heart Is An Empty Room
64 Decemberists 16 Military Wives
65 Gorillaz Kids With Guns
66 Jack Johnson No Other Way
67 Panic at the Disco I Write Sins Not Tragedies
68 Jack Johnson Never Know
69 Sufjan Stevens The Predatory Wasp Of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us!
70 White Stripes Blue Orchid
71 Sufjan Stevens Jacksonville
72 Guillemots Trains to Brazil
73 Sufjan Stevens Casimir PulaskiDay
74 Neil Young It's a Dream
75 Queens of the Stone Age The Blood is Love
76 Rolling Stones Let Me Down Slow
77 Stereophonics Dakota
78 Strokes Juicebox
79 CSS Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above
80 Maximo Park Apply Some Pressure
81 Coldplay Fix You
82 Go-Betweens Darlinghurst Nights
83 Gorillaz Dirty Harry
84 Amerie 1 Thing
85 Spoon I Turn My Camera On
86 Art Brut Emily Kane
87 Arctic Monkeys Fake Tales of San Francisco
88 Fiona Apple Not About Love
89 Lindstrom I Feel Space
90 National Abel
91 Razorlight Somewhere Else
92 National Secret Meeting
93 Richard Hawley The Ocean
94 Wolf Parade Shine a Light
95 Arctic Monkeys I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
96 Gorillaz Feel Good Inc.
97 Antony and the Johnsons Hope There's Someone
98 M.I.A. Bucky Done Gun
99 Justice Waters of Nazareth
100 Bright Eyes First Day of My Live
101 Eels Blinking Lights (For Me)
102 M.I.A. 20 Dollar
103 Chemical Brothers Galvanize

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Albums

1 Sufan Stevens Illinois
2 Foo Fighters In Your Honor
3 Coldplay X&Y
4 Death Cab For Cutie Plans
5 Sigur Rios Takk
6 LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem
7 Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better
8 Editors The Back Room
9 Robyn Robyn
10 Beck Guero
11 Decemberists Picaresque
12 New Pornograhpers Twin Cinema

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

For sure, the best year since the beginning of the decade.

Albums :
1. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
2. Hubert Felix Thiefaine - Scandale Mélancolique
3. Gorillaz - Demon Days
4. Madrugada - The Deep End
5. The Kills - No Wow
6. Anthony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
7. Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
8. Juliette - Mutatis mutandis
9. Sigur Ros - Takk
10. Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
11. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better With Franz Ferdinand
12. Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche à Bamako
13. The Rakes - Capture/Release
14. Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
15. Supergrass - Road to Rouen
16. Belle And Sebastian - Push Barman To Open Old Wounds
17. Dyonisos - Monsters in love
18. Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
19. Syd Matters - Someday We Will Foresee Obstacles
20. Little Barrie - We are Little Barrie
21. Benjamin Biolay - A l'origine
22. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
23. Yann Tiersen - Les retrouvailles
24. Editors - The Back Room
25. M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us
26. The National - Alligator
27. Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
28. The Decemberists - Picaresque
29. Super Furry Animals - Love Kraft
30. Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze
31. Piano Magic - Disaffected
32. Xiu Xiu - La Forêt
33. Animal Collective - Feels
34. Anaïs - The Cheap Show
35. New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
36. Spoon - Gimme Fiction
37. My Morning Jackets - Z
38. Daniel Mille - Après La Pluie
39. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
40. Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Romain: une grande liste, comme toujours!... However, there is a mistake: I think "Push Barman to Open Old Wounds" is ineligible because it’s a compilation of EPs. Anyway, is Petri's decision if the album is eligible, of course.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

I'm listening to Robyn and guess what ? I like it ! Strange things happen.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Miguel
Romain: une grande liste, comme toujours!... However, there is a mistake: I think "Push Barman to Open Old Wounds" is ineligible because it’s a compilation of EPs. Anyway, is Petri's decision if the album is eligible, of course.

Although the songs weren't released in any album before (even the 'The State I Am in' is a different version) I agree with Miguel. The songs were released 1997-2001 so we can't use The 3 EP's -card. So "Push Barman to Open Old Wounds" is ineligible. Nevertheless I strongly recommend to listen to album. It's the best B&S release of 00's.

Jackson
Petri
Could be my personal favorite year in albums ever...

That's interesting, I think 2005 is one of the weakest years of the decade (especially at the top: no `05 albums are in my top 150).

I agree that the top isn't near the best ever (or even the best of decade) but albums somewhere between 35-40 are at least almost as good as albums inside the top 10 of 2003.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Surprised there is not more support for Gimme Fiction, my favorite of Spoon's ongoing sterling run of albums. And I encourage everyone to seek out the Spinto Band's super-fun album from this year.

Albums:

1. Spoon - Gimme Fiction
2. The Spinto Band - Nice and Nicely Done
3. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
4. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
5. Beck - Guero
6. Kanye West - Late Registration
7. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
8. The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
9. Super Furry Animals - Love Kraft
10. Daft Punk - Human After All
11. Antony and the Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
12. The National - Alligator
13. Ben Folds - Songs for Silverman
14. Stephen Malkmus - Face the Truth
15. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
16. Gorillaz - Demon Days
17. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
18. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better

Songs:

1. Spoon - I Summon You
2. Amerie - 1 Thing
3. The Spinto Band - Direct to Helmet
4. Nickel Creek - Helena (Please Note: this is easily the best overwrought song titled "Helena" that was released this year... I'm talking to you My Chemical Romance)
5. Spoon - Sister Jack
6. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
7. Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (Shoreline)
8. Daft Punk - Technologic
9. The Magic Numbers - Love Me Like You
10. Spoon - I Turn My Camera On
11. Kanye West - Gone
12. The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy
13. Beck - Black Tambourine
14. Spoon - The Beast and Dragon, Adored
15. Missy Elliot - Lose Control
16. Sleater-Kinney - Entertain
17. Broken Social Scene - Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)
18. Kanye West - Heard 'Em Say
19. Antony and the Johnsons - You Are My Sister
20. The Spinto Band - Atari

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Petri
Miguel
Romain: une grande liste, comme toujours!... However, there is a mistake: I think "Push Barman to Open Old Wounds" is ineligible because it’s a compilation of EPs. Anyway, is Petri's decision if the album is eligible, of course.

Although the songs weren't released in any album before (even the 'The State I Am in' is a different version) I agree with Miguel. The songs were released 1997-2001 so we can't use The 3 EP's -card. So "Push Barman to Open Old Wounds" is ineligible. Nevertheless I strongly recommend to listen to album. It's the best B&S release of 00's.

Jackson
Petri
Could be my personal favorite year in albums ever...

That's interesting, I think 2005 is one of the weakest years of the decade (especially at the top: no `05 albums are in my top 150).

I agree that the top isn't near the best ever (or even the best of decade) but albums somewhere between 35-40 are at least almost as good as albums inside the top 10 of 2003.

I agree although 05 was not better than 03 entirely, as both years did have a really weak top 20 list. Sigur Ros, MIA and Sleater Kinney were good enough for me to perfer 05s top 20 more though.

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1. Kanye West - Gone
2. Coldplay- Speed of Sound
3. Gorillaz- Feel Good Inc.
4. Coldplay – Fix You
5. Moby – Lift Me Up
6. Depeche Mode- Precious
7. Oasis- Let There Be Love
8. Oasis- The Importance of Being Idle
9. The Game feat. 50 Cent- Hate It or Love It
10. Oasis- Lyla
11. Anthony and the Johnsons – Hope there’s Someone
12. Sufjan Stevens- Chicago
13. Depeche Mode- Nothing’s Impossible
14. System of a Down- BYOB
15. Coldplay- Talk
16. The National – Mr. November
17. Stereophonics- Dakota
18. Sufjan Stevens- Casmir Pulaski Day
19. Lindstrom – I Feel Space
20. Coldplay- The Hardest Part
21. David Gray – The One I Love
22. Depeche Mode- Suffer Well
23. Foo Fighters – Best of You
24. Arctic Monkeys- I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
25. The Mitchell Brothers- Alone With The TV

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1. Sufjan Stevens - Come on feel the Illinoise
2. Architecture in Helsinki - In case we die
3. Animal Collective - Feels
4. The Rakes - Capture Release
5. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
6. Gorillaz - Demon Days
7. The Subways - Young for Eternity
8. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
9. Vitalic - OK Cowboy
10. Kanye West - Late Registration
11. Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze
12. Robyn - Robyn
13. Les Fatals Picards - Picardia Indepenza
14. Edan - The Beauty and the Beat
15. Camille - Le fil
16. The National - Alligator
17. Boris - Pink
18. Electrelane - Axes
19. M.I.A. - Arular
20. Dangerdoom - The Mouse & the Mask
21. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
22. Sigur Ros - Takk
23. Why? - Elephant Eyelash
24. The Spinto Band - Nice and Nicely Done
25. My Morning Jacket - Z
26. System of a Down - Mesmerize

No time to listen to Gimme Fiction before my holidays (nor to the Four Tet albums).
I'm a bird now will be a serious competitor for the 100th position in my final list, I find his constant vibratos (vibrati ?) really annoying, except on the opening track.

(wouhou, the letters confirmation to post this message are "BECK")

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Sigh... I can't keep track of when singles are released before the albums they're on...

My new songs list:

Songs:

1. Spoon - I Summon You
2. Amerie - 1 Thing
3. The Spinto Band - Direct to Helmet
4. Nickel Creek - Helena (Please Note: this is easily the best overwrought song titled "Helena" that was released this year... I'm talking to you My Chemical Romance)
5. Spoon - Sister Jack
6. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
7. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor
8. Broken Social Scene - 7/4 (Shoreline)
9. Daft Punk - Technologic
10. The Magic Numbers - Love Me Like You
11. Spoon - I Turn My Camera On
12. Kanye West - Gone
13. The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy
14. Beck - Black Tambourine
15. Spoon - The Beast and Dragon, Adored
16. Missy Elliot - Lose Control
17. Sleater-Kinney - Entertain
18. Broken Social Scene - Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)
19. Kanye West - Heard 'Em Say
20. Antony and the Johnsons - You Are My Sister
21. The Spinto Band - Atari

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I am surprised (and a bit saddened) by the lack of support for Feels. MPP is probably overhyped here, but Feels seems terribly overlooked ! It's a wonderfully strange album about love with, I can admit, some "too strange" songs like Flesh Canoe, but lots of marvelous moments too.

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Nassim
I am surprised (and a bit saddened) by the lack of support for Feels. MPP is probably overhyped here, but Feels seems terribly overlooked ! It's a wonderfully strange album about love with, I can admit, some "too strange" songs like Flesh Canoe, but lots of marvelous moments too.


Yeah! Our list needs more Animal Collective! Feels is a solid album but i've heard just three full albums from the year so I can't support it.

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1. The National - Alligator
2. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
3. The Decemberists - Picaresque
4. Spoon - Gimme Fiction
5. Antony and The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
6. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
7. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
8. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
9. Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
10 My Morning Jacket - Z

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Schwah

1. Spoon - I Summon You


Love your number 1 choice of song Schwah. The stand-out track for me on what i consider to be their carrier high

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I'm posting earlier than usual this month because on next monday I'm meeting Honorio and Henrik who are coming to Paris for 1 week

BTW, Honorio, we have the same top 3 this year and 6 albums in common in our respective top 10s.

Albums

Only 3 albums in my top 200

1 . Sufjan Stevens | Illinois
2 . Antony & The Johnsons | I Am A Bird Now
3 . Richard Hawley | Coles Corner
4 . Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings | Naturally
5 . Bright Eyes | I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
6 . Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté | In The Heart Of the Moon
7 . Amadou & Mariam | Dimanche à Bamako
8 . Ry Cooder | Chávez Ravine
9 . My Morning Jacket | Z
10 . M.I.A. | Arular
11 . Hayes Carll | Little Rock
12 . Philippe Katerine | Robots après tout
13 . Andrew Bird | Andrew Bird And The Misterious Production of Eggs
14 . LCD Soundsystem | LCD Soundsystem
15 . Eels | Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
16 . Kanye West | Late Registration
17 . The Decemberists | Picaresque
18 . Dick Annegarn | Plouc
19 . Jack Rose | Kensington Blues
20 . Nicole Willis & the Soul investigators | Keep Reachin'(excellent retro soul from Finland)

21 . Various Artists | Les Artistes Tôt Ou Tard en duos
22 . Ryan Adams | Cold Roses
23 . Mathieu Boogaerts | Michel
24 . Earl "Chinna" Smith | Inna De Yard
25 . Syd Matters | Someday We Will Foresee Obstacles
26. Wolfmother - s/t
27. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
28. Robyn - st
29. Bettye Lavette - I've Got My Own Hell To Raise
30. Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation In The Backyard

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Songs


1 . Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr
2 . Antony & The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
3 . Antony & The Johnsons - Fistful Of Love
4 . Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
5 . Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - This Land Is Your Land
6 . Richard Hawley - Just Like The Rain
7 . Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
8 . The Decemberists - 16 Military Wives
9 . My Morning Jacket - Off The Record
10 . Dick Annegarn - Pierre
11 . Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life
12 . Philippe Katerine - Le 20-04-2005
13 . Amadou & Mariam - La Réalité
14 . Earl "Chinna" Smith - Homegrown
15 . Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Ai Ga Bani
16 . Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators - If This Ain't Love
17 . Ry Cooder - Chinito Chinito
18 . JP Nataf, Mathieu Boogaerts & Bombes 2 Bal - Demain, Demain
19 . Refree - La Reina de les neus
20 . Hayes Carll - Hey Baby Where You Been

21 . Josh Rouse - It's The Nighttime
22 . Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
23 . M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun
24 . The Game ft. 50 Cent - Hate It or Love It
25 . Richard Hawley - The Ocean
26 . Amadou & Mariam - Senegal Fast Food
27 . Mary Gauthier - I Drink
28 . The White Stripes - My Doorbell
29 . Ryan Adams - Magnolia Mountain
30 . Moussu T E Lei Jovents - La Ciotat

31 . Camille - Ta Douleur
32 . LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
33 . Andrew Bird - Sovay
34 . Bruce Springsteen - Devils and Dust
35 . The Rolling Stones - Let Me Down Slow
36 . Sufjan Stevens - The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
37 . Fiona Apple - O Sailor
38 . Antony & The Johnsons - Man Is the Baby
39 . Editors - Munich
40 . Yann Tiersen - La Boulange

41 . Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Your Thing Is A Drag
42 . Mathieu Boogaerts - Une bonne nouvelle
43 . Corey Harris - Daily Bread
44 . Pernice Brothers - Amazing Glow
45 . Bright Eyes - Another Travelin' Song
46 . Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is out to Get Us!
47 . Eels - Trouble With Dreams
48 . Kanye West - Gone
49 . Neil Young - The Painter
50 . Richard Hawley - Born Under A Bad Sign

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John

16. Jim Noir- Tower of Love

nicolas

11 . Hayes Carll | Little Rock
23 . Mathieu Boogaerts | Michel


Thanks for these. I know it’s ridiculous (and slightly unfair) to point out specific album posts when appreciation of music is such a subjective thing and when everyone’s lists are absolutely noteworthy in their own way. But I listen to about 250 albums of each year over a period of 2-3 months ahead of these polls, so when I discover something new that I like I can’t help but get excited and I feel the need to let the person who listed the album know, even if the album is towards the bottom of my top 20 or even just outside it. I will probably do this every month, so please be patient with me.

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Hi Petri,

Can I add Takk... by Sigur Ros as my #8 Album and move everything else down 1 spot? Thank you!

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I hope they let you because that is their true masterpiece. I'm suprised even () outranks it but I guess they're one of those bands whose acclaimed keeps decreasing with every album (since 98) no matter how good they truly are like their fellow country woman Bjork.

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Sorry, I change my list of albums, I simply forgot Kaiser Chief and In my own list, The Katerine album was put in 2006 and I removed the Belle and Sebastian album (thanks Honorio)
Sorry for that.

1. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
2. Hubert Felix Thiefaine - Scandale Mélancolique
3. Gorillaz - Demon Days
4. Madrugada - The Deep End
5. The Kills - No Wow
6. Anthony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
7. Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
8. Philip Katerine - Robots après tout
9. Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
10. Juliette - Mutatis mutandis
11. Sigur Ros - Takk
12. Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
13. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better With Franz Ferdinand
14. Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche a Bamako
15. The Rakes - Capture/Release
16. Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
17. Supergrass - Road to Rouen
18. Dyonisos - Monsters in love
19. Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
20. Syd Matters - Someday We Will Foresee Obstacles
21. Little Barrie - We are Little Barrie
22. Benjamin Biolay - A l'origine
23. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
24. Yann Tiersen - Les retrouvailles
25. Editors - The Back Room
26. M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us
27. The National - Alligator
28. Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
29. The Decemberists - Picaresque
30. Super Furry Animals - Love Kraft
31. Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze
32. Piano Magic - Disaffected
33. Xiu Xiu - La Forêt
34. Animal Collective - Feels
35. Anaïs - The Cheap Show
36. New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
37. Spoon - Gimme Fiction
38. My Morning Jackets - Z
39. Daniel Mille - Après La Pluie
40. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
41. Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak


For the outcast artists here some examples :

Hubert-Felix Thiefaine :


Madrugada :


Philippe Katerine :


Juliette :


Dyonisos :

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Dan M, thank you for your comments and for picking these relatively unknown albums. Hayes Carll deserves a better acclaim IMO as an intelligent country-rock singer with very solid songs in the vein of Ryan Adams with a Texas singer/songwriter flavor.
Mathieu Boogaerts is a favorite of mine, i saw him in concert and it was great. I'm always a bit disappointed by his albums (not enough good songs ) , but on "Michel" songs like "Une bone nouvelle" or "C'est dommage are great highlights. I think I prefer the man to his albums.

And Romain at least there's somebody else who likes Katerine . This album is his most acclaimed (although I prefer the latest), with electro arrangements made with Gonzalez, reminding of Kraftwerk and LCD Soundsystem.. For a foreign listener it may sound strange because the lyrics are very important. Their irony and surrealistic humor, contrasting with the kitsch of the music, make Katerine a male equivalent of Brigitte Fontaine at least in my opinion. I'll post a song in te 00's recommandation thread.

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Albums

1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Big jump

2. M.I.A. - Arular
3. Gorillaz - Demon Days
4. Fat Freddy's Drop - Based on a True Story (superb reggae and neo-soul from New Zealand)
5. Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche à bamako
6. My Morning Jacket - Z (if it wasn't for "What a Wonderful Man"...)
7. The Decemberists - Picaresque
8. The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
9. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
10. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
11. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
12. Gravenhurst - Fires in Distant Buildings
13. Robyn - Robyn
14. Spoon - Gimme Fiction
15. Kate Bush - Aerial
16. Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
17. Josh Rouse - Nashville
18. Antony & The Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
19. Common - Be
20. Cunninlynguists - A Piece of Strange (Why don't the critics care about this band?)



Songs

1. Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy Jr.
2. Depeche Mode - Precious (Great to see many others loving it too!)
3. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
4. My Morning Jacket - It Beats 4 U
5. My Morning Jacket - Wordless Chorus
6. M.I.A. - Pull Up the People
7. Amadou & Mariam - La Réalité
8. Gorillaz - Kids With Guns
9. Madonna - Hung Up
10. Antony & The Johnsons - Man Is the Baby
11. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
12. Richard Hawley - The Ocean
13. The Decemberists - Eli, the Barrow Boy
14. Sleater-Kinney - Night Light
15. Sleater-Kinney - Jumpers
16. Sufjan Stevens - The Seer's Tower
17. Sufjan Stevens - They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh!
18. Sufjan Stevens - Concerning the UFO sighting near Highland, Illinois
19. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
20. Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock

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Romain
I removed the Belle and Sebastian album (thanks Honorio)

Sorry Romain but the credit should go to Miguel. In Spain we usually use a Bible quote for these situations: “Give to Ceasar what belongs to Ceasar”

nicolas
I'm posting earlier than usual this month because on next monday I'm meeting Honorio and Henrik who are coming to Paris for 1 week
BTW, Honorio, we have the same top 3 this year and 6 albums in common in our respective top 10s.

Yes, I’m really looking forward for the three-way meeting in Paris! We’re gonna have a good time for sure!!
And, yes, a lot of coincidences in our lists this month (and “Illinois” is Henrik's #1 too). I’m glad you like “Coles Corner” too, some months ago I saw Richard Hawley live and hos live set was really stylish, this guy's got class. But “Coles Corner” is maybe too classic for the forum, probably it won’t make the Top 100 despite 1 #1 (Greg’s) and 3 #3s (Fred’s, yours and mine).

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Honorio

Yes, I’m really looking forward for the three-way meeting in Paris! We’re gonna have a good time for sure!!


Looks like you're coming the exact week I'm visiting my family in Tunisia

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Nassim

Looks like you're coming the exact week I'm visiting my family in Tunisia


Nassim, they will be here from monday night to sunday morning. Will you be away for all this time ?

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Nassim
Looks like you're coming the exact week I'm visiting my family in Tunisia

So sad, Nassim, it could have been great a four-way meeting!!

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nicolas
Nassim

Looks like you're coming the exact week I'm visiting my family in Tunisia


Nassim, they will be here from monday night to sunday morning. Will you be away for all this time ?


I'm leaving tonight and will be back next sunday, bad timing...

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Albums

1. The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
2. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
3. Animal Collective - Feels
4. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
5. My Morning Jacket - Z
6. The National - Alligator
7. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
8. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
9. Kanye West - Late Registration
10. The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree

Songs

1. Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
2. Animal Collective - The Purple Bottle
3. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
4. My Morning Jacket - Dondante
5. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
6. Bright Eyes - Old Soul Song (For The New World)
7. Animal Collective - Grass
8. Animal Collective - Banshee Beat
9. The National - Abel
10. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
11. The Hold Steady - Your Little Hoodrat Friend
12. The Game feat. 50 Cent - Hate It or Love It
13. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
14. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
15. My Morning Jacket - Wordless Chorus
16. The Mountain Goats - Broom People
17. Bloc Party - Helicopter
18. The National - Mr. November
19. Bright Eyes - Road to Joy
20. Kanye West - Gone

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ALBUM
1. The Woods - Sleater-Kinney
2. Demon Days - Gorillaz
3. Arular - M.I.A.
4. Get Behind Me Satan - The White Stripes
5. Tha Carter II - Lil Wayne
6. Lullabies to Paralyze - Queens of the Stone Age
7. Gimme Fiction - Spoon
8. Guero - Beck
9. Let It Bloom - BLack Lips
10. Bang Bang Rock & Roll - Art Brut

SONG
1. What's Mine Is Yours - Sleater-Kinney
2. Rollercoaster - Sleater-Kinney
3. Bucky Done Gun - M.I.A.
4. Let's Call it Love - Sleater-Kinney
5. I Summon You - Spoon
6. Jumpers - Sleater-Kinney
7. My Doorbell - The White Stripes
8. Fireman - Lil Wayne
9. Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
10. Dirty Hands - Black Lips

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1.MIA - Arular
2.Antony - I am a bird now
3.Sufjan - Illinois
4.Sigur Ros - Takk
5.My Morning Jacket - Z
6.Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche à Bamako
7.Robyn
8.Monolake - Polygon Cities
9.Jamie Lidell - Multiply
10.Beck - Guero

1.M.I.A. - Amazon
2.Amadou & Mariam - La Réalité
3.Antony - My Lady Story
4.Beck - Go it alone
5.My Morning jacket - Lay Low
6.Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
7.Arsenal - Saudade
8.Roisin Murphy - If we're in love
9.My Morning Jacket - Off The record
10.Damian Marley - Welcome to jamrock
11.M.I.A. - Hombre
12.Amerie - 1 Thing
13.Röyksopp - What else is there?
14.Lindstrom - I feel space
15.Sigur Ros - Glosoli
16.Spoon - I turn my camera on
17.Arctic Monkeys - Dancefloor
18.Sigur Ros - Hoppipola
19.Antony - Hope there's someone
20.Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle

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Albums

1. Sufjan Stevens, Illinois
2. New Pornographers, Twin Cinema
3. Kanye West, Late Registration
4. My Morning Jacket, Z
5. Wolf Parade, Apologies to the Queen Mary
6. The National, Alligator
7. LCD Soundsystem, LCD Soundsystem
8. Gorrilaz, Demon Dayz
9. Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
10. Animal Collective, Feels
11. Robyn, Robyn
12. Bright Eyes, I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
13. Sleater-Kinney, The Woods
14. Ladytron, The Witching Hour
15. Andrew Bird, Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
16. Love is All, Nine Times the Same Song
17. Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better
18. Deerhoof, The Runners Four
19. Broadcast, Tender Buttons
20. Okkervil River, Black Sheep Boy

Songs

1. Sufjan Stevens, Casimir Pulaski Day
2. Kanye West, Heard Em Say
3. Lindstrom, I Feel Space
4. Bright Eyes, Lua
5. Gorrilaz, Dare
6. New Pornographers, The Bleeding Heart Show
7. LCD Soundsystem, Tribulations
8. Amerie, 1 Thing
9. Wolf Parade, I'll Believe in Anything
10. Jens Lekman, Black Cab
11. Ladytron, Destroy Everything You Touch
12. Panda Bear, Comfy in Naughtica
13. My Morning Jacket, Off the Record
14. LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
15. Okkervil River, For Real
16. The National, Abel
17. Animal Collective, Grass
18. Arctic Monkeys, Fake Tales of San Francisco
19. M83, Don't Save Us From the Flames
20. Robyn, Be Mine
21. Sufjan Stevens, Chicago
22. Kanye West, Diamonds From Sierra Leone
23. Bloc Party, Like Eating Grass
24. Broadcast, Michael a Grammar
25. Bright Eyes, First Day of My Life
26. Art Brut, Good Weekend
27. Sleater-Kinney, Jumpers
28. Spoon, I Turn My Camera On
29. White Stripes, My Doorbell
30. Of Montreal, Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games
31. M.I.A., Bucky Done Gun
32. Nine Inch Nails, The Hand That Feeds
33. Guillemots, Trains to Brazil
34. Jens Lekman, The Opposite of Hallelujah
35. Franz Ferdinand, Do You Want To
36. Coldplay, Twisted Logic
37. Andrew Bird, Fake Palindromes
38. Wolf Parade, Shine a Light
39. Stephen Malkmus, It Kills
40. Supergrass, St. Petersburg
41. Stars, Ageless Beauty
42. Sigur Ros, Hoppipolla
43. Love is All, Felt Tip
44. Girls Aloud, Biology
45. Deerhoof, Twin Killers
46. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
47. Ciara, Oh
48. Antony and the Johnsons, Hope There is Someone
49. …Trail of Dead, Caterwaul
50. Depeche Mode, Precious

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Is it too late to change votes?

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Depeche Mode
Is it too late to change votes?

No it isn't. You can change your votes until the dead line of the poll.
I have made the changes to lists of them who have asked it (Sigur Ros at #8 on Chris' list etc) + deleted the songs/albums which aren't eligible (when I'm aware they aren't) (Arctic Monkeys album on Chris K's list etc.).

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Albums
1. The Decemberists - Picaresque
2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
3. Amadou & Miriam - Dimanche a Bamako
4. Common - Be
5. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
6. Kanye West - Late Registration
7. Sigur Ros - Takk
8. Gorillaz - Demon Days
9. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
10. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Songs
1. The Decemberists - The Engine Driver
2. The Decmeberists - 16 Military Wives
3. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
4. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away
5. Kanye West - Heard Em Say
6. Common - The Corner
7. Sufjan Stevens - Out Of Egypt, Into The Great Laugh Of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt from My Sandals as I Run
8. Gorillaz - Dirty Harry
9. Damiem Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
10. Kanye West - Touch the Sky
11. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Over & Over Again (Lost & Found)
12. Sufjan Stevens - Come On, Feel the Illinoise!
13. The Decemberists - On the Bus Mall
14. The New Pornographers - Stacked Crooked
15. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing at my House

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//// The Best Of 2005

// 20 Albums
20 - Iron And Wine + Calexico - In The Reins EP
19 - Spoon - Gimme Fiction
18 - Queens Of The Stone Age - Lullabies To Paralyze
17 - Caribou - The Milk Of Human Kindness
16 - Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
15 - The Fiery Furnaces - EP
14 - Boris - Pink
13 - Konono No. 1 - Congotronics
12 - The Boy Least Likely To - The Best Party Ever
11 - Dungen - Ta Det Lungt
10 - Deerhoof - The Runners Four
09 - The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
08 - Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
07 - Animal Collective - Feels
06 - National, The - Alligator
05 - Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary
04 - Antony And The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
03 - Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
02 - LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
01 - M.I.A. - Arular

// 30 Tracks
30 - White Stripes, The - My Doorbell
29 - Clientele, The - Since K Got Over Me
28 - Spoon - The Beast And Dragon, Adored
27 - Queens Of The Stone Age - Burn The Witch
26 - Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica
25 - Broken Social Scene - It's All Gonna Break
24 - Art Brut - Good Weekend
23 - National, The - Secret Meeting
22 - Animal Collective - Grass
21 - Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
20 - Kanye West fearturing Adam Levine - Heard 'Em Say
19 - Robyn - Be Mine!
18 - Antony And The Johnsons featuring Lou Reed - Fistful Of Love
17 - National, The - Abel
16 - The Boy Least Likely To - I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon To Your Star
15 - Art Brut - Emily Kane
14 - Amerie - 1 Thing
13 - Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger
12 - LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
11 - Animal Collective - The Purple Bottle
10 - New Pornographers, The - The Bleeding Heart Show
09 - Justice - Waters Of Nazareth
08 - Kanye West featuring Lupe Fiasco - Touch The Sky
07 - Wolf Parade - I'll Believe In Anything
06 - Spoon - I Turn My Camera On
05 - National, The - Mr. November
04 - LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
03 - M.I.A. - Pull Up The People
02 - R. Kelly - Trapped In The Closet
01 - Antony And The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone

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Well, I'm not going to waste my vote on La Rock 1 if it was already eligible for the 2001 list.

Revised Song List

1. SUFJAN STEVENS - CASIMIR PULASKI DAY
2. KANYE WEST - GONE
3. CARIBOU - BARNOWL
4. CARIBOU - A FINAL WARNING
5. VITALIC - MY FRIEND DARIO
6. ROBYN - BE MINE
7. AMERIE - 1 THING
8. CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH - UPON THIS TIDAL WAVE OF YOUNG BLOOD
9. DEERHOOF - WRONG TIME CAPSULE
10. MY MORNING JACKET - OFF THE RECORD
11. SUFJAN STEVENS - CHICAGO
12. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - DAFT PUNK IS PLAYING AT MY HOUSE
13. ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS - HOPE THERE'S SOMEONE
14. CSS - LET'S MAKE LOVE AND LISTEN TO DEATH FROM ABOVE
15. RAVEONETTES - TWILIGHT
16. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - TRIBULATIONS
17. CARIBOU -BRAHMINY KITE
18. DEERHOOF - YOU CAN SEE
19. SUFJAN STEVENS - JACKSONVILLE
20. DEERHOOF - SPIRIT DITTIES OF NO ONE

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1. Kanye West - Gone
2. Coldplay- Speed of Sound
3. Depeche Mode- Precious
4. Coldplay – Fix You
5. Moby – Lift Me Up
6. Oasis- Let There Be Love
7. Gorillaz- Feel Good Inc.
8. Oasis- The Importance of Being Idle
9. The Game feat. 50 Cent- Hate It or Love It
10. Oasis- Lyla
11. Anthony and the Johnsons – Hope there’s Someone
12. Sufjan Stevens- Chicago
13. Depeche Mode- Nothing’s Impossible
14. System of a Down- BYOB
15. Coldplay- Talk
16. The National – Mr. November
17. Stereophonics- Dakota
18. Sufjan Stevens- Casmir Pulaski Day
19. Lindstrom – I Feel Space
20. Coldplay- The Hardest Part

Not sure if Precious would get in now but I'd hate to be the one that blocks it.

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Albums

1. Sufjan Stevens: Illinois
2. Las Escarlatinas: A todo color
3. Acid House Kings: Sing Along with the Acid House Kings
4. Mäximo Park: A Certain Trigger
5. Super Furry Animals: Love Kraft
6. Eels: Binking Lights and Other Revelations
7. Blueberry Hill: Thanks
8. Nosoträsh: Cierra la puerta al salir
9. Ocean Colour Scene: A Hyperactive Workout for the Squad
10. Nacho Vegas: Desaparezca aquí
11. Refree: La matrona
12. Neil Diamond: 12 Songs
13. Teenage Fan Club: Man Made
14. Coralie Clement: Bye, Bye Beaute
15. Richard Hawley: Cole's Corner
16. Laura Cantrell : Hummin’ by the Flowered Vine
17. Saint Etienne: Tales from Turnpike House
18. Antony and the Johnsons: I'm a Bird Now
19. Neil Young: Prairie Wind
20. Coldplay: X & Y

21. Depeche Mode: Playing the Angel
22. El Perro del Mar: Look! It's El Perro del Mar
23. The Go-Betweens: Ocean's Apart
24. Cocorosie: Noah's Ark
25. John Hiatt: Master of Disaster
26. Bruce Springsteen: Devil and Dust
27. Tracy Chapman: Where You Live
28. Maria Mckee: Peddlin' Dreams
29. Wim Mertens: Un respiro
30. Jim Noir: Tower of Love
31. Corazón: Melodrama
32. La Costa Brava: Costabravismo
33. Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine
34. Lendakaris Muertos: Lendakaris Muertos
35. Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens
36. Sun Kil Moon: Tiny Cities
37. Andrew Bird Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Production of Egg
38. Devendra Banhart: Criple Crow
39. Robin Ludwick: For so Long
40. Josh Rouse: Nashville
41. Rebecca Pidgeon: Tough on Crime
42. Rosie Thomas: If Songs Could Be Healed
43. Brian Wilson: What I Really Want for Christmas
44. Sophie Auster: Sophie Auster
45. Brian Eno: Another Day on Earth

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Songs

1. Eels: A Magic World
2. Las Escarlatinas: El diván
3. Mäximo Park: Apply Some Pressure
4. Sufjan Stevens: Come on Feel the Illinoise
5. Mäximo Park: Going Missing
6. Eels: Trouble with Dreams
7. Sufjan Stevens: Chicago
8. Las Escarlatinas: Buscando el relax
9. Blueberry Hill: Once Upon a Time
10. Teenage Fan Club: It’s All in My Mind
11. Sufjan Stevens: John Wayne Gacy Jr.
12. Josh Rouse: Carolina
13. Acid House Kings: Do What You Wanna Do
14. John Hiatt: Master of Disaster
15. Nacho Vegas: Ella me confundió con otra persona
16. Coralie Clement: L’enfer
17. Cocorosie: Beautiful Boyz
18. Las Escarlatinas: Lloraré
19. Nosotrash: Puta conciencia
20. Sufjan Stevens: Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois

21. Sufjan Stevens: Casimir Pulaski Day
22. Acid House Kings: That’s Because You Drive Me
23. Las Escarlatinas: Submarinos en 3D
24. Mäximo Park: Postcards of a Painting
25. Teenage Fan Club: Nowhere Going
26. Mäximo Park: Signal & Sign
27. Sufjan Stevens: Jacksonville
28. Nacho Vegas: El hombre que casi conoció a Michi Panero
29. Nosotrash: Dicen
30. Coldplay: What If
31. Cocorosie: K-Hole
32. Acid House Kings: 7 Days
33. Saint Etienne: Sun in My Morning
34. Super Furry Animals: Lazer Beam
35. El Perro del Mar: Party
36. Ocean Colour Scene: My Time
37. Refree: La invasión de los cuerpos
38. Eels: Bride of theme From Blinking Lights
39. Antony and The Johnsons: Hope There’s Someone
40. Clovis: Invencibles
41. Sufjan Stevens: Decatur, or Round of Applause for your Stepmother!
42. Blueberry Hill: The Wood
43. Coralie Clement: Un beau jour pour mourir
44. Blueberry Hill: Travelling Tomorrow
45. Las Escarlatinas: A todo color

46. Neil Diamond: Captain of a Shipwreck
47. Laura Cantrell: What You Said
48. Richard Hawley: The Ocean
49. Super Furry Animals: Back on a Roll
50. Super Furry Animals: Ohio Heat
51. Blueberry Hill: Sally
52. Ocean Colour Scene: Everything Comes at the Right Time
53. Devendra Banhcart: Santa Maria da Feira
54. Ocean Colour Scene: Wah Wah
55. Eels: Sweet Li’l Thing
56. Acid House Kings: This Heart Is a Stone
57. Nosotrash: Siesta
58. Coldplay: White Shadows
59. Refree: La reina de les neus
60. Nacho Vegas: La noche más larga del año
61. Ocean Colour Scene: Free My Name
62. Las Escarlatinas: Elamor redux
63. Depeche Mode: Precious
64. Laura Cantrell: 14th Street
65. Saint Etienne: My Bottle Symphony
66. Blueberry Hill: Ask Their Names
67. Acid House Kings: Tonight is Forever
68. The Go-Betweens: Born to a Family
69. Coldplay: Talk
70. Laura Cantrell: California Rose

71. Las Escarlatinas: Red Bar
72. El Perro del Mar: Candy
73. Neil Diamond: Save Me a Saturday Night
74. Saint Etienne: Lighting Strikes Twice
75. Shivaree: New Casablanca
76. Eels: Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living)
77. Depeche Mode: John the Revelator
78. Teenage Fan Club: Slow Fade Pictures
79. Eels: Old Shit, New Shit
80. Refree: Faltas leves
81. Ocean Colour Scene: Start of the Day
82. Super Furry Animals: The Horn
83. Neil Young: Falling off the Face of the Earth
84. Neil Diamond: Evermore
85. Brian Eno: This
86. Ocean Colour Scene: Another Time to Stay
87. Depeche Mode: A Pain That I'm Used To
88. Teenage Fan Club: Time Stops
89. Richard Hawley: Coles Corner
90. Antony and The Johnsons: Man is the Baby

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Albums
1 . Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
2 . Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
3 . Wilco - Kicking Television: Live In Chicago
4 . My Morning Jacket - Z
5 . The Clientele - Strange Geometry
6 . Sigur Ros - Takk…
7 . The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
8 . Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
9 . Fiery Furnaces - EP
10 . Stephen Malkmus - Face the Truth
11 . Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
12 . Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
13 . Mazarin - We're Already There
14 . Kanye West - Late Registration
15 . New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
16 . The Decemberists - Picaresque
17 . Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
18 . Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
19 . Black Mountain - Black Mountain
20 . The National - Alligator

Songs
1 . Mazarin - Louise
2 . The Clientele - Since K Got Over Me
3 . My Morning Jacket - Lay Low
4 . Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
5 . Of Montreal - The Party's Crashing Us
6 . Mazarin - The New American Apathy
7 . Bright Eyes - The First Day Of My Life
8 . Fiona Apple - Get Him Back
9 . Mazarin - Another One Goes By
10 . Weird War - See About Me
11 . Bloc Party - Luno
12 . The Childballads - White Chocolate Tea (aka The Onion Domes Of Tallahassee)
13 . Black Mountain - No Satisfaction
14 . Broken Social Scene - It's All Gonna Break
15 . Sigur Ros - Mílanó
16 . Bright Eyes - Land Locked Blues
17 . White Foliage - Drug Song
18 . Broadcast - Michael A. Grammar
19 . Architecture In Helsinki - The Cemetary
20 . The Hold Steady - Your Little Hoodrat Friend

Thanks!

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Albums

01 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois
02 | Sleater-Kinney | The Woods
03 | LCD Soundsystem | LCD Soundsystem
04 | The Books | Lost And Safe
05 | Edan | Beauty and the Beat
06 | Akron/Family & Angels of Light | Akron/Family & Angels of Light
07 | Lightning Bolt | Hypermagic Mountain
08 | M83 | Before the Dawn Heals Us
09 | Akron/Family | Akron/Family
10 | Fiery Furnaces | EP
11 | Boris | Pink
12 | Venetian Snares | Rossz csillag alatt született
13 | Coil | The Ape of Naples
14 | The King Khan & BBQ Show | The King Khan & BBQ Show
15 | Broadcast | Tender Buttons
16 | Devendra Banhart | Cripple Crow
17 | Common | Be
18 | Gorillaz | Demon Days
19 | Broken Social Scene | Broken Social Scene
20 | The Focus Group | Hey Let Loose Your Love

2005 is very weak at the top but has decent depth. The two Akron/Family albums were solid discoveries that received no attention from the other voters. I could easily see Sufjan being overtaken as my number 1 in the future, but multiple re-listens to Illinois reminded me why this album is so universally loved.

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Albums:

1. M.I.A. - Arular
2. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
3. Antony & The Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
4. Kanye West - Late Registration
5. Gorillaz - Demon Days
6. The National - Alligator
7. My Morning Jacket - Z
8. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
9. Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche à Bamako
10. Beck - Guero
11. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
12. Madonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor
13. Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
14. Kate Bush - Aerial
15. Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
16. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Naturally
17. Jim Noir - Tower of Love
18. Fioana Apple - Extraordinary Machine
19. Ry Cooder - Chávez Ravine
20. Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
21. Mathieu Boogaerts - Michel
22. Hayes Carll - Little Rock
23. Blackalicious - The Craft
24. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
25. Syd Matters - Someday We Will Foresee Obstacles

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Add Hawley's Coles Corner as my #6 please.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Albums
1)Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
2)The National - Alligator
3)M.I.A. - Arular
4)Bright Eyes - I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
5)Kanye West - Late Registration
6)Gorillaz - Demon Days
7)Coldplay - X&Y
8)Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
9)White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
10)My Morning Jacket - Z

Songs
1)Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
2)The Stereophonics - Dakota
3)Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy Jr.
4)Depeche Mode - Precious
5)The National - Abel
6)Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
7)White Stripes - My Doorbell
8)Coldplay - Fix You
9)Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
10)Sufjan Stevens - Come on! Feel the Illinoise!: Pt. 1: The World's Columbian Exposition

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Stephan
Add Hawley's Coles Corner as my #6 please.

Done

Two questions about Swedish releases (concerning 2006 poll):
With Every Heartbeat is listed as 2006 on AM. I thought it was a 2007 song and checked from Wikipedia and RYM. Both say it was first released in January 2007.
Other record is Yearbook 1 by Studio. Again RYM says it's a 2007 release (West Coast has been released in 2006).
So do we treat them as 2006 or 2007 releases.

EDIT: LAST DAY TO VOTE!!!
I'll try to release the results in the morning of AMF time (about 8-9 AM). So please vote before that.

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1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
2. Wolf Parade - Apologize to the Queen Mary
3. Kanye West - Late Registration
4. Edan - Beauty and the Beat
5. Gorillaz - Demon Days
6. The National - Alligator
7. Animal Collective - Feels
8. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
9. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
10. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

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From the little I know about 2005 music, the year I began interesting for music (of course much what I used to listen to, I find crap today):

1) Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Feel the Illinoise
2) Gorillaz - DARE
3) Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
4) The White Stripes - My Doorbell
5) Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
6) Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco
7) Oasis - The Importance of Being Idle
8) Coldplay - Talk
9) Mercury Rev - Across Yer Ocean
10) Stereophonics - Dakota
11) Jamiroquai - Seven Days in Sunny June
12) M.I.A - Pull Up the People
13) Jack Johnson - Good People
14) Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
15) Franz Ferdinand - Eleanor Put Your Boots On

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1. Wolfmother – s/t
2. Super Furry Animals – Love Kraft
3. Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow
4. Smog – A River Ain’t Too Much To Love
5. MIA – Arular
6. Ryan Adams – Cold Roses
7. Sleater-Kinney – The Woods
8. Boards Of Canada – The Campfire Headphase
9. Patrick Wolf – Wind In The Wires
10. Brakes – Give Blood
11. The National – Alligator
12. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
13. Gorillaz – Demon Days
14. British Sea Power – Open Season
15. Raveonettes – Pretty In Black
16. LCD Soundsystem – s/t
17. Elbow – Leaders Of The Free World
18. Antony & The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
19. Doves – Some Cities
20. The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan
21. The Magic Numbers – s/t
22. Black Mountain – s/t
23. Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat
24. Animal Collective – Feels
25. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
26. Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning
27. Martha Wainwright – s/t
28. Beck – Guero
29. Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better
30. Oakley Hall – Second Guessing
31. Ryan Adams – 29
32. M83 – Before The Dawn Heals Us
33. Kaiser Chiefs – Employment
34. Ryan Adams – Jacksonville City Nights
35. Sigur Ros – Takk
36. Art Brut – Bang Bang Rock N Roll
37. Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine
38. The Spinto Band – Nice And Nicely Done
39. Richard Hawley – Coles Corner
40. Broadcast – Tender Buttons
41. CSS – Cansei De Ser Sexy
42. Kate Bush – Aerial
43. Coldplay – X&Y
44. Editors – The Back Room
45. Engineers – s/t
46. Goldfrapp – Supernature
47. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – s/t
48. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Matt Sweeney – Superwolf
49. Wolf Parade – Apologies To The Queen Mary
50. The Duke Spirit – Cuts Across The Land
51. My Morning Jacket – Z
52. Ladytron – Witching Hour
53. The Go-Betweens – Oceans Apart
54. QOTSA – Lullabies To Paralyze
55. Of Montreal – The Sunlandic Twins
56. Micah P Hinson – & The Gospel Of Progress
57. Shout Out Louds – Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
58. Circulus – The Lick On The Tip Of An Envelope Never Sent
59. Lightning Bolt – Hypermagic Mountain
60. Six Organs Of Admittance – School Of The Flower
61. The Rolling Stones – A Bigger Bang
62. Magic Dirt – Snow White
63. Hal – s/t
64. Brendan Benson – The Alternative To Love
65. Maximo Park – A Certain Trigger
66. Kraftwerk – Minimum-Maximum
67. Field Music – s/t
68. Vitalic – OK Cowboy
69. Ry Cooder – Chavez Ravine
70. Two Gallants – What The Toll Tells
71. Absentee – Donkey Stock
72. Metric – Live It Out
73. Robert Plant – Mighty Rearranger
74. Josh Rouse – Nashville
75. Oasis – Don’t Believe The Truth
76. Nine Black Alps – Everything Is
77. Kanye West – Late Registration
78. Bruce Springsteen – Devil’s & Dust
79. Bright Eyes – Digital Ash In A Digital Urn
80. Rakes – Capture/Release
81. The Pernice Brothers – Discover A Lovelier You
82. Neil Young – Prairie Wind
83. Madonna – Confessions On A Dancefloor
84. Babyshambles – Down In Albion
85. Mercury Rev – The Secret Migration
86. Teenage Fanclub – Man-Made
87. Marianne Faithfull – Before The Poison
88. Silver Jews – Tanglewood Numbers
89. Paul Weller – As Is Now
90. The Coral – The Invisible Invasion
91. Vic Chesnutt – Ghetto Bells
92. We Are Scientists – With Love And Squalor
93. John Cale – Black Acetate
94. The Cribs – The New Fellas
95. Hard Fi – Stars Of CCTV
96. Richard Thompson – Front Parlour Ballads
97. CocoRosie – Noah’s Ark
98. Andrew Morgan – Misadventures In Radiology
99. Richmond Fontaine – The Richmond
100. Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only

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Songs

1. Gorillaz – Feel Good Inc.
2. The White Stripes – Blue Orchid
3. M.I.A. – Pull Up the People
4. Kanye West – Gold Digger
5. The Decemberists – 16 Military Wives
6. Sleater-Kinney – Jumpers
7. LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
8. The White Stripes – My Doorbell
9. Spoon – Sister Jack
10. Eels – Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living)
11. Franz Ferdinand – Don’t You Want To
12. Anthony and the Johnsons – My Lady Story
13. Bright Eyes – Land-Locked Blues
14. Sufjan Stevens – Decator, Or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
15. Hold Steady – Your Little Hood Rat Friend
16. New Pornographers – Twin Cinema
17. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
18. Bruce Springsteen – Devils and Dust
19. Decemberists – Of Angels and Angles
20. My Morning Jacket – Anytime

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Songs

01 | Sufjan Stevens | They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
02 | LCD Soundsystem | Tribulations
03 | The Game & 50 Cent | Hate It Or Love It
04 | Sufjan Stevens | Casimir Pulaski Day
05 | Akron/Family | Raising the Sparks
06 | Kanye West | Gone
07 | Lindstrom | I Feel Space
08 | Boards of Canada | Davyan Cowboy
09 | Sleater-Kinney | Jumpers
10 | Fiery Furnaces | Here Comes the Summer
11 | The King Khan & BBQ Show | Love You So
12 | Gorillaz | Feel Good Inc.
13 | LCD Soundsystem | Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up
14 | Sufjan Stevens | Chicago
15 | Venetian Snares | Masodik Galamb
16 | Broken Social Scene | 7/4 (Shoreline)
17 | M83 | Don't Save Us From the Flames
18 | Akron/Family | Running, Returning
19 | Edan | Making Planets
20 | Wolf Parade | Shine a Light

Probably the weakest songs year of the 2000s. I had never noticed how good "They Are Night Zombies" was prior to this month, so thanks to those who voted for it for bringing my attention to it.

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I have summed the points and have results ready for release. I start the 2006 poll -thread and send the results after that. So you have couble of minutes time to vote.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

The year of Sufjan and Illinois. In albums the gap between #1 and #2 is one of the biggest in our album poll history. Also I don't remember that any other artist has taken three first places in the song list. 11 different Sufjan songs got points.

Albums
Rank . Artist – Album - (Score - Voters - Average/voter - nro1-votes )
1 . Sufjan Stevens - Illinois - 1320 ( 33 - 40 - 16 )
2 . Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now - 539 ( 25 - 21,56 - 1 )
3 . LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem - 481 ( 21 - 22,9 - 1 )
4 . M.I.A. - Arular - 460 ( 17 - 27,06 - 3 )
5 . Gorillaz - Demon Days - 430 ( 21 - 20,48 - 1 )
6 . Kanye West - Late Registration - 419 ( 21 - 19,95 - 0 )
7 . Sleater-Kinney - The Woods - 418 ( 16 - 26,13 - 2 )
8 . The National - Alligator - 383 ( 17 - 22,53 - 2 )
9 . My Morning Jacket - Z - 272 ( 17 - 16 - 0 )
10 . Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning - 247 ( 13 - 19 - 0 )

11 . The Decemberists - Picaresque - 233 ( 12 - 19,42 - 1 )
12 . Sigur Rós - Takk... - 226 ( 10 - 22,6 - 1 )
13 . The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema - 214 ( 14 - 15,29 - 0 )
14 . The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan - 211 ( 12 - 17,58 - 1 )
15 . Richard Hawley - Coles Corner - 196 ( 10 - 19,6 - 1 )
16 . Bloc Party - Silent Alarm - 192 ( 10 - 19,2 - 0 )
17 . Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche a Bamako - 162 ( 9 - 18 - 0 )
18 . Animal Collective - Feels - 157 ( 8 - 19,63 - 0 )
19 . Robyn - Robyn - 149 ( 9 - 16,56 - 0 )
20 . Wolf Parade - Apologies To Queen Mary - 145 ( 7 - 20,71 - 0 )
21 . Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations - 123 ( 10 - 12,3 - 0 )
22 . The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday - 122 ( 5 - 24,4 - 1 )
23 . Spoon - Gimme Fiction - 116 ( 6 - 19,33 - 1 )
24 . Edan - The Beauty and the Beat - 112 ( 4 - 28 - 1 )
25 . Death Cab for Cutie - Plans - 90 ( 3 - 30 - 0 )


Songs
Rank . Artist – Album Score Voters Average/voter
1 . Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy Jr. - 450 ( 16 , 28,13 )
2 . Sufjan Stevens - Chicago - 408 ( 20 , 20,4 )
3 . Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day - 393 ( 16 , 24,56 )
4 . LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations - 262 ( 11 , 23,82 )
5 . Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. - 247 ( 12 , 20,58 )
6 . Antony & The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone - 222 ( 11 , 20,18 )
7 . Amerie - 1 Thing - 184 ( 10 , 18,4 )
8 . Kanye West feat. Consequence and Cam'ron - Gone - 180 ( 8 , 22,5 )
9 . Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger - 167 ( 6 , 27,83 )
10 . Depeche Mode - Precious - 166 ( 6 , 27,67 )

11 . Lindstrøm- I Feel Space - 163 ( 7 , 23,29 )
12 . Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor - 162 ( 12 , 13,5 )
13 . LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing at My House - 161 ( 13 , 12,38 )
14 . Gorillaz - DARE - 134 ( 5 , 26,8 )
15 . The Game (featuring 50 Cent)- Hate It Or Love It - 132 ( 7 , 18,86 )
16 . The Decemberists - 16 Military Wives - 121 ( 5 , 24,2 )
17 . Madonna - Hung Up - 116 ( 6 , 19,33 )
18 . M.I.A. - Pull Up the People - 111 ( 6 , 18,5 )
19 . Sufjan Stevens - Come on! Feel the Illinoise!: Pt. 1: The World's Columbian Exposition - 101 ( 4 , 25,25 )
20 . The National - Abel - 99 ( 5 , 19,8 )
21 . The White Stripes- My Doorbell - 90 ( 5 , 18 )
22 . Sufjan Stevens - They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From The Dead!! Ahhhh! - 89 ( 3 , 29,67 )
23 . Spoon - I Summon You - 84 ( 3 , 28 )
24 . Sufjan Stevens - Jacksonville - 82 ( 3 , 27,33 )
25 . Kanye West feat. Adam Levine - Heard 'Em Say - 82 ( 5 , 16,4 )

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Great list again, boys. I would like to see some of my favourites higher (“Coles Corner”, “Dimanche à Bamako”, “Hung Up”, “16 Military Wives”), just like anybody else I guess. But I can’t complain at all, my #1 album and song were also the overall #1.

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The song results are actually pretty satisfying in a year lacking big singles, particularly "Gone" edging out "Gold Digger." Wish I had put Lindstrom a couple places higher so "I Feel Space" would have beat out Depeche Mode.

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Petri
The year of Sufjan and Illinois. In albums the gap between #1 and #2 is one of the biggest in our album poll history. Also I don't remember that any other artist has taken three first places in the song list. 11 different Sufjan songs got points.

Albums
Rank . Artist – Album - (Score - Voters - Average/voter - nro1-votes )
1 . Sufjan Stevens - Illinois - 1320 ( 33 - 40 - 16 )
2 . Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now - 539 ( 25 - 21,56 - 1 )
3 . LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem - 481 ( 21 - 22,9 - 1 )
4 . M.I.A. - Arular - 460 ( 17 - 27,06 - 3 )
5 . Gorillaz - Demon Days - 430 ( 21 - 20,48 - 1 )
6 . Kanye West - Late Registration - 419 ( 21 - 19,95 - 0 )
7 . Sleater-Kinney - The Woods - 418 ( 16 - 26,13 - 2 )
8 . The National - Alligator - 383 ( 17 - 22,53 - 2 )
9 . My Morning Jacket - Z - 272 ( 17 - 16 - 0 )
10 . Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning - 247 ( 13 - 19 - 0 )

11 . The Decemberists - Picaresque - 233 ( 12 - 19,42 - 1 )
12 . Sigur Rós - Takk... - 226 ( 10 - 22,6 - 1 )
13 . The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema - 214 ( 14 - 15,29 - 0 )
14 . The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan - 211 ( 12 - 17,58 - 1 )
15 . Richard Hawley - Coles Corner - 196 ( 10 - 19,6 - 1 )
16 . Bloc Party - Silent Alarm - 192 ( 10 - 19,2 - 0 )
17 . Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche a Bamako - 162 ( 9 - 18 - 0 )
18 . Animal Collective - Feels - 157 ( 8 - 19,63 - 0 )
19 . Robyn - Robyn - 149 ( 9 - 16,56 - 0 )
20 . Wolf Parade - Apologies To Queen Mary - 145 ( 7 - 20,71 - 0 )
21 . Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations - 123 ( 10 - 12,3 - 0 )
22 . The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday - 122 ( 5 - 24,4 - 1 )
23 . Spoon - Gimme Fiction - 116 ( 6 - 19,33 - 1 )
24 . Edan - The Beauty and the Beat - 112 ( 4 - 28 - 1 )
25 . Death Cab for Cutie - Plans - 90 ( 3 - 30 - 0 )




Looks like the top two are the same, even with the huge gap, since the original 2005 poll. The White Stripes and Decemberists are out of luck this time, while Bright Eyes, My Morning Jacket and the National all got into the top 10. The National were nowhere to be seen in 2005.

1. Sufjan Stevens - "Illinois" 170 (11)
2. Antony and the Johnsons - "I’m a Bird Now" 78 (8)
3. Sleater-Kinney - "The Woods" 70 (6)
4. Gorillaz - "Demon Days" 61 (5)
5. The Go! Team - "Thunder, Lightning, Strike" 56 (5)
6. The White Stripes - "Get Behind Me Satan" 55 (5)
7. M.I.A. - Arular 54 (6)
8. The Decemberists - "Picaresque" 51 (5)
9. Kanye West - Late Registration 49 (5)
10. LCD Soundsystem - s/t 48 (6)
11. Sigur Rós - "Takk ..." 48 (4)
12. The New Pornographers - "Twin Cinema" 46 (5)
13. Franz Ferdinand - "You Could Have It so Much Better" 44 (6)
14. My Morning Jacket - "Z" 44 (4)
15. Annie - "Anniemal" 36 (3)
16. Bright Eyes - "I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning" 33 (3)
17. Super Furry Animals - "Love Kraft" 32 (4)
18. Bloc Party - "Silent Alarm" 31 (3)
19. Devendra Banhart - "Cripple Crow" 31 (2)
20. Kate Bush - "Aerial" 30 (5)

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But now The Decemberists are out.

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Petri
The year of Sufjan and Illinois. In albums the gap between #1 and #2 is one of the biggest in our album poll history. Also I don't remember that any other artist has taken three first places in the song list. 11 different Sufjan songs got points.


It is one of the biggest for sure. In the 1997 poll OK Computer beat out LAGWAFIS 1376-530 (Also of note, Radiohead contained numbers 1, 3, 5, and 7 on the songs list).

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

Petri
The year of Sufjan and Illinois. In albums the gap between #1 and #2 is one of the biggest in our album poll history. Also I don't remember that any other artist has taken three first places in the song list. 11 different Sufjan songs got points.


It is one of the biggest for sure. In the 1997 poll OK Computer beat out LAGWAFIS 1376-530 (Also of note, Radiohead contained numbers 1, 3, 5, and 7 on the songs list).

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 2005

I just discovered a fabulous album of 2005 by the band Washington. The album is "A New Order Rising" and all the songs are somptuous.