I will be the first to tell you I have no musical taste. I leave that to the experts and those who know so much better then me. That being said, I do love music and I enjoy and here is what made me smile in 2005. I played Franz Ferdinand a lot and they almost made it to number 1. But I decided to give it to Bright Eyes for having 2 albums I thoroughly enjoyed plus making one of the best protest tunes of the past 20 years with ďWhen The President Talks to GodĒ, as well as placing 3 tunes in my singles list. Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst) is musicís brightest talent right now. My top 10 goes to 11 like Nigel Tufnelís amps, so there! But I am goin to make it a Lucky 13


My Favourite Albums of 2005

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  1. Bright Eyes - Iím Wide Awake, Its Morning and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn


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  2. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better


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  3. Mars Volta - Francis The Mute


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  4. Anthony and The Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now


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  5. The Foo Fighters - In Your Honor


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  6. Doves - Some Cities


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  7. White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan


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  8. Robert Plant and The Strange Sensation - Mighty Rearranger


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  9. New Order - Waiting For The Sirens Call


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  10. Sigur Ros - Takk


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  11. Supergrass - Road to Rouen


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  12. Oasis - Donít Believe The Truth


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  13. The Kills - No Wow


Honourable Mention

  • Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
  • International Noise Conspiracy - Armed Love
  • The Darkness - One Way Ticket To Hell
  • Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
  • Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel

Best Album I Missed in 2004

  • The Arcade Fire - Funeral

Reissues

  1. Belle and Sebastian - Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
  2. The Cure - Pornography (Deluxe Edition)
  3. The Move - Message From The Country
  4. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Farewell Aldebaran
  5. Johnny Cash - The Sun Years Box Set
  6. The Arcade Fire - First EP
Single Tracks
  1. Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
  2. Bright Eyes - When The President Talks to God
  3. Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone
  4. Doves - Black and White Town
  5. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
  6. Fiona Apple - O Sailor
  7. Foo Fighters - Best Of Me
  8. New Order - Krafty
  9. Bright Eyes - Landlocked Blues
  10. Bright Eyes - This is the First Day of My Life
  11. Nine Inch Nails - Bite The Hand That Feeds
  12. The White Stripes - The Denial Twist
  13. The Darkness - One Way Ticket to Hell
  14. Death Cab For Cutie - Soul Meets Body
  15. The Kills - The Good Ones
Worst Song of The Year
  1. R Kelly - Trapped In The Closet (Quite Possibly the Worst Song of All Time)

Idiot of The Year

  1. (Tie) George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice and Michael (Your Doing a Heck of a Job, Brownie) Brown.

Most Revolting Development

  1. George W. Bush is Still President.


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