Best Music of 2005

I finished compiling my best of 2005 for my show tomorrow morning on KALX. Tune in and check it out. I imagine I won't be able to play everything, but feel free to follow along at home.

Artist Album Notes
!!! Take Ecstacy With Me/Get Up EP
All India Radio Permanent Evolutions
Allien, Ellen Thrills
Alva Noto / Ryuichi Sakamoto Insen
Amendola, Scott (Band) Believe
Amon Tobin Chaos Theory : Splinter Cell 3 Soundtrack
And you will know us by the trail of dead Worlds Apart
Arc and Sender Arc and Sender
Below the Sea Blame it on the Past
Books, The Lost and Safe
Captured! By Robots The Ten Commandments
Cars Are The Stars, The Fragments
Cat-A-Tac Cat-A-Tac EP
Corvus Corax Best Of Corvus Corax C
Criteria When We Break
Death Cab For Cutie Plans
Delia Gonzales and Gavin Russom Days of Mars
Dredg Catch Without Arms
Electrelane Axes [live]
Electric Light Orchestra All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra C
Emiliana Torrini Fisherman's Woman
Esthero Wikked Lil' Grrrls
Fields, Jordan Presents 2084
Fischerspooner Odyssey
Flatt & Scruggs Foggy Mountain Gospel C
Fourtet Everything Ecstatic
Frames, The Burn the Maps
Gonzalez, Jose Veneer
Guerrero, Tommy Year of the Monkey
Haden, Petra Petra Haden Sings: The Who Sell Out
Happy Apple The Peace Between Our Companies
Harvey Danger Little By Little
Honeyhander Wooly Mannerisms
Husky Rescue Country Falls
Ida Heart Like A River
Imogen Heap Speak For Yourself
Iron and Wine In the Reins
Iron and Wine Woman King EP
Khalife, Rami Scene from Hellek
Kieth Jarrett Radiance [live]
Lemon Drop Kid Style
Lucky Leo S.O.L.
Made in Mexico Zodiac Zoo
Mae The Everglow
Maximo Park A Certain Trigger
Maximo Park Apply Some Pressure EP
Mia Doi Todd Manzanita
Mice Parade Bem-Vinda Vontade
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Mobius Band City Vs. Country EP
Mobius Band The Loving Sounds Of Static
Murphy, Chris Salton Songs : Electric Violin Music
Nedelle From the Lion's Mouth
Nino Astronauta San Fernando Rd. EP
Niyaz Niyaz
O'Riley, Christopher Hold me to This
Pelican The Fire in our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw
Placebo Once More With Feeling 1996-2004
Rogue Wave Ten To 1 (10 : 1) EP
Rosebuds Birds Make Good Neighboors
Sames, The You are the Sames
Saxon Shore The Exquisite Death Of Saxon Shore
Secret Machines The Road Leads Where It's Led EP
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra Moods and Grooves
Sigur Ros Takk…
Silver Screen The Greatest Story Never Told
Silversun Pickups Pikul
Smith, Sean Sean Smith
Soundtrack of Our Lives, The Origin, Vol. 1
Spoon Gimme Fiction
Stationary Odyssey More or Less is More
Statistics Often Lie
Stellastarr Harmonies For The Haunted
Subtractive Lad Giving Up The Ghost
Sun Kil Moon Tiny Cities
Thievery Corporation The Cosmic Game
Ticonderoga Ticonderoga
Timony, Mary Ex Hex
V/A Army of Me : Remixes and Covers C
V/A spinART Records : The Audible Spectrum C
V/A Verve Remixed, Vol. 3 C
Vannier, Jean-Claude L' Enfant Assasin des Mouches
Wax Tailor Tales of the Forgotten Melodies
Wilderness Wilderness
Xiu Xiu La Foret
ZZZZ Palm Reader

Note : C = Compilation


  • michele says:

    this post makes me feel…not stupid…but, at the very least, uninformed. i shall go to bed now, hugging my memory of your complete lack of hair (and the tonsure song i made up) to my chest as an opiate for my musical void.

  • sean says:

    Yeah, I haven’t heard most of those, but, you know, some. I thought the Wolf Parade album was the best one I heard last year. I listen to it at least once a week, and I still haven’t gotten sick of it.
    From your list, I liked “Gimme Fiction” and the Fourtet album. “Menos El Oso” is my favorite album title from the list.

  • dr v says:

    Is there any way I can listen to this show since I missed it on the radio?

  • dr v says:

    An album I just started listening to today that I think should be on this list is The Mouse and the Mask by MF Doom and DJ Danger Mouse. It’s theme is Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. Definitely worth checking out if you haven’t yet.

  • dr v says:

    On second thought…I think you were playing this album on NYE right?

  • gene says:

    A way to listen to the show. Yes, I’ll email you how.
    Danger Doom doing The Mouse and The Mask, indeed I did play that on New Years and I dig it a bunch.

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