Music of 2005
Grades:
10 = 100-91 Masterpiece
9   = 90-81  Great
8   = 80-71  Very strong
7   = 70-61  Good
6   = 60-51  Decent
5   = 50-41  Fair
4   = 40-31  Poor
3   = 30-21  Really bad
2   = 20-11  Really, really bad
1   = 10-0    Pray for a quick death

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The National - ALLIGATOR
Why? - ELEPHANT EYELASH
The Fiery Furnaces - REHEARSING MY CHOIR
Mount Eerie - NO FLASHLIGHT: SONGS OF THE FULFILLED NIGHT
Stephen Malkmus - FACE THE TRUTH
The Fiery Furnaces - EP




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Animal Collective - FEELS
The Decemberists - PICARESQUE
The Figurines - SKELETON
Sufjan Stevens - ILLINOIS
Jose Gonzalez - VENEER
Franz Ferdinand - YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER
Vashti Bunyan - LOOKAFTERING
Broken Social Scene - BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
Le Volume Courbe - I KILLED MY BEST FRIEND
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH
Gus
tav - RETTET DIE WALE
Okkervil River - BLACK SHEEP BOY
Of Montreal - THE SUNLANDIC TWINS
Kanye West - LATE REGISTRATION
Bloc Party - SILENT ALARM
The New Pornographers - TWIN CINEMA
Jaime Lidell - MULTIPLY
M.I.A. - ARULAR




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Sleater-Kinney - THE WOODS
The Silver Jews - TANGLEWOOD NUMBERS
Spoon - GIMME FICTION

Love is All - NINE TIMES THAT SAME SONG
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - WORLDS APART
Kelley Polar - LOVE SONGS OF THE HANGING GARDENS
The
Cribs - THE CRIBS
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Matt Sweeney - SUPERWOLF
31Knots - TALK LIKE BLOOD
The Magic Numbers - THE MAGIC NUMBERS
LCD Soundsystem - LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
Frank Black - HONEYCOMB
Super Furry Animals - LOVE KRAFT
Six Organs of Admittance - SCHOOL OF THE FLOWER
Antony and the Johnsons - I AM A BIRD NOW
The Joggers - WITH A CAPE AND A CANE
John Vanderslice - PIXEL REVOLT
Marsen Jules - HERBSTLAUB
The Wedding Present - TAKE
FOUNTAIN
Babyshambles - DOWN IN ALBION
Why? - SANDDOLLARS
Rogue Wave - DESCENDED LIKE VULTURES
Deerhoof - THE RUNNERS FOUR
Maximo Park - A CERTAIN TRIGGER
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - NATURALLY
Mount Eerie - SINGERS
The Cribs - THE NEW FELLAS
Laura Veirs - YEAR OF METEORS
Robyn - ROBYN
Busdriver - FEAR OF A BLACK TANGENT
Black Mountain - BLACK MOUNTAIN
Common - BE
Beck - GUERO
Devendra Banhart - CRIPPLE CROW
Devin Davis - LONELY PEOPLE OF THE WORLD UNITE!
Nine Inch Nails - WITH TEETH
Tiger Bear Wolf - TIGER BEAR WOLF
Fiona Apple - EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE (Unreleased Tracks)




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Fatlip - THE LONELIEST PUNK
M83 - BEFORE THE DAWN HEALS US
Brian Eno - ANOTHER DAY ON EARTH
Doves - SOME CITIES
Thunderbirds Are Now! - JUSTAMUSTACHE
Aimee Mann - THE FORGOTTEN ARM
Petra Haden - PETRA HADEN SINGS: THE WHO SELL OUT
Sons and Daughters - THE REPULSION BOX
Idlewild - WARNINGS/PROMISES
Marianne Faithfull - BEFORE THE POISON
Caribou - THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS
The Skygreen Leopards - LIFE AND LOVE IN THE SPARROW'S MEADOW
Smog - A RIVER AIN'T TOO MUCH TO LOVE
Kate Bush - AERIAL
The Lucksmiths - WARMER CORNERS
Animal Collective ft. Vashti Bunyan - PROSPECT HUMMER
The Kills - NO WOW
Eels - BLINKING LIGHTS AND OTHER REVELATIONS
Gruff Rhys - YR ATAL GENHEDLAETH
Mercury Rev - THE SECRET MIGRATION
Bright Eyes - DIGITAL ASH IN A DIGITAL URN




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Burt Bacharach - AT THIS TIME
Natasha Bedingfield - UNWRITTEN
The Go-Betweens - OCEANS APART
Destroyer - NOTORIOUS LIGHTNING AND OTHER WORKS EP
Bright Eyes - I'M WIDE AWAKE, IT'S MORNING
David Pajo - PAJO
Hood - OUTSIDE CLOSER




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Grandaddy - EXCERPTS FROM THE DIARY OF TODD ZILLA EP



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Weezer - MAKE BELIEVE




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