Sunday, January 01, 2006

Best Music of 2005

In 2005 I tried to keep a record of every album that I seriously listened to. As I look back over the list, I know there is a ton of stuff that I left out. Nevertheless, I feel it was a valiant effort.

Thanks to mp3 blogs and sitting in front of a computer 8 hours a day, I listened to more new music this past year than in my whole life combined. I would imagine that I listened to songs by at least 5 new artists each week - that's 260 new artists over a year. Looking at my top ten of 2005, 5 of them are bands that I have been listening to for a while now. That means out of 260 new bands I only ended up putting 5 of them into heavy rotation. There certainly is a lot of crap out there.

Anyhoo, 2005 wasn't spectacular, but here are 10 albums that found a happy home in my iPod.

10. Low - The Great Destroyer

9. Whole Wheat Bread - Minority Rules

8. MXPX - Panic

7. Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself

6. The Bruce Lee Band - Beautiful World

5. Alkaline Trio - Crimson

4. Iron & Wine - Woman King EP

3. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

2. Millencolin - Kingwood

1. Death Cab for Cutie - Plans

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