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Here are the staff choices for 2005 from this Finnish Internet site.
1. Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
2. System of a Down - Mezmerize
3. The Decemberists - Picaresque
4. System of a Down - Hypnotize
5. Sigur Rós - Takk...
6. Mew – And The Glass Handed Kites
7. The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
8. Kent - Du & jag döden
8. Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
10. Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
11. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
12. Arcade Fire - Funeral
13. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
14. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - World's Apart
15. Ben Folds - Songs for Silverman
16. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
17. Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
18. Teenage Fanclub – Man-Made
19. Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
... dEUS - Pocket Revolution
21. Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze
... Roisin Murphy - Ruby Blue
23. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
24. Patrick Wolf - Wind in the Wires
... The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan
26. Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
... Hood - Outside Closer
28. Mercury Rev - A Segret Migration
... New Order - Waiting For The Sirens Call
30. The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
1. Antony & The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
2. Sigur Rós - Sæglópur
3. The Decemberists - Engine Driver
4. Mew - Apocalypse
5. The Arcade Fire - Neighbourhood #2 (Laika)
6. Bloc Party - Like Eating Glass
7. The National - Mr November
8. System of a Down - B.Y.O.B.
9. Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister
Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
11. New Order - Guilt Is A Useless Emotion
12. The Posies - Conversations
13. Madonna - Hung Up
14. Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds
15. dEUS - Bad Timing
16. Calexico / Iron & Wine - He Lays in the Reins
17. Death Cab for Cutie - Soul Meets Body
18. Eels - Blinking Lights (For Me)
Teenage Fanclub - Cells
20. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead: The Rest Will Follow
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
22. Bright Eyes: We Are Nowhere and It's Now
Erik Truffaz - Dubophone
Paul McCartney - Riding to Vanity Fair
Ryan Adams - The Sadness
The Mars Volta - The Widow
The Postal Service - Be Still My Heart
28. Beck - E-Pro
Bright Eyes - Lua
Coldplay - Fix You
Erik Truffaz - Ghost drummer
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Patrick Wolf - The Libertine
Russian Futurists - Sentiments Vs Syllables
Also, Rumba, one of Finland's two main rock magazines, had their staff vote some time ago, and I'll put it here when I'll manage. Here's their top five, though:
1. Mew: And the Glass Handed Kites
2. Arcade Fire: The Funeral
3. Anthony & The Johnsons: I am a bird now
4. System of a Down: Mezmerize
5. Sigur Rós: Takk...
I notice that neither list features any Finnish bands.
Both have separate lists for Finnish bands. You can see Rockmusica's list here.
Which ones are your favourites from Finland?
I actually didn't listen to too much Finnish music during 2005. The Tuomari Nurmio album, YUP album and Absoluuttinen Nollapiste album are on my to-buy list, and I own Kuha's Telekineettinen Testilaboratorio (a signed copy, no less), but I haven't heard enough of the others to give a good opinion.