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Best Rock Albums of 2005
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    8/10
  1. Shit And Shine: Ladybird (Latitudes)
  2. Toby Driver: In the L..L..Library Loft (Tzadik)
  3. Mars Volta: Frances The Mute (Universal)
    7.5/10
  4. Tera Melos: Tera Melos (Sargent House)
  5. Orthrelm: OV (Ipecac)
  6. Grouper: Way Their Crept (Free Porcupine Society)
  7. Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks (Leaf)
  8. Xiu Xiu: La Foret (5 Rue Christine)
  9. Hella: Church Gone Wild / Chirpin Hard (Suicide Squeeze)
  10. David Thomas Broughton: The Complete Guide To Insufficiency (Plug Research)
  11. Rosetta: The Galilean Satellites (Translation Loss)
  12. Eluvium: Talk Amongst The Trees (Temporary Residence)
  13. Sufjan Stevens: Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
  14. Shugo Tokumaru: L.S.T. (Active Suspension)
    7/10
  15. Acid Mothers Temple: Iao Chant From The Cosmic Inferno (Ace Fu)
  16. Yellow Swans: Psychic Secession (Numerical Thief)
  17. Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens (Secretly Canadian)
  18. Decemberists: Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)
  19. Eels: Blinking Lights And Other Revelations (Vagrant)
  20. Richard Chartier: Tracing (Non Visual Objects)
  21. Paul Dolden: Delires De Plaisirs (Empreintes Digitales)
  22. Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production Of Eggs (Righteous Babe)
  23. Safety Scissors: Tainted Lunch (Scape)
  24. Infidel? Castro: Bioentropic Damage Fractal (Crucial Blast)
  25. Between the Buried and Me: Alaska (Victory)
  26. Akron/Family: Akron/Family (Young God)
  27. Fiery Furnaces: Rehearsing My Choir (Rough Trade)
  28. Bird Show: Green Inferno (Kranky)
  29. Harris Newman: Accidents with Nature and Each Other (Strange Attractors)
  30. Serena-Maneesh: Serena-Maneesh (Playlouder)
  31. Black Dice: Broken Ear Record (DFA)
  32. Caribou: The Milk Of Human Kindness (Leaf)
  33. Nudge: Cached (Kranky)
  34. Sunn O))): Black One (Southern Lord)
  35. Menomena: Under An Hour (Film Guerrero)
  36. System Of A Down: Mezmerize (Columbia)
  37. Lorna: Static Patterns & Souvenirs (Words On Music)
  38. Khanate: Capture & Release (Hydra Head)
  39. By The End Of Tonight: A Tribute To Tigers (Temporary Residence)
  40. Kevin Blechdom: Eat My Heart Out (Chicks On Speed)
  41. Mountains Mountains (Apestaartje)
  42. No-Neck Blues Band: Qvaris (5 Rue Christine)
  43. Corrupted: El Mundo Frio (HG Fact)
  44. Dirty Projectors: The Getty Address (Western Vinyl)
  45. Fear Falls Burning: He Spoke in Dead Tongues (Projekt)
  46. My Cat Is An Alien: The Cosmological Eye Trilogy (Last Visible Dog)
  47. Wolf Parade: Apologies To The Queen Mary (Sub Pop)
  48. Jasun Martz: The Pillory/ The Battle (Under the Asphalt)
  49. Pamela Z: A Delay Is Better (Starkland)
  50. Jan Jelinek: Kosmischer Pitch (scape)
  51. Monarch: 666 (Solitude)
  52. Earthless: Sonic Prayer (Gravity)
  53. Venetian Snares: Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett (Planet Mu)
  54. Wold: L.O.T.M.P. (Profound Love)
  55. Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy (Jagjaguwar)
  56. Black Lips: Let It Bloom (In The Red)
  57. Daedelus: Exquisite Corpse (Ninja Tune)
  58. Gang Gang Dance: God's Money (Social Registry)
  59. Kammerflimmer Kollektief: Absencen (Staubgold)
  60. Darkspace: II (Avantgarde)
  61. Suishou No Fune: Suishou No Fune (Japanoise)
  62. Kanye West: Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella)
  63. Tape: Rideau (Hapna)
  64. Gogol Bordello: Gypsy Punks (Side One Dummy)
  65. Double Leopards: A Hole Is True (Troubleman Unlimited)
  66. Psychic Paramount: Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural (No Quarter)
  67. Combat Astronomy: The Dematerialized Passenger (Discus)
  68. Horse The Band: The Mechanical Hand (Koch)
  69. Times New Viking: Dig Yourself (Siltbreeze)
  70. Cadence Weapon: Breaking Kayfabe (Upper Class)
  71. Lil Wayne: Tha Carter II (Cash Money)
Playlist
  1. Banaroo: Dubi Dam Dam
  2. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
  3. Gogol Bordello: Think Locally Fuck Globally
  4. Grouper: Hold A Desert Feel Its Hand
  5. Hella: Imaginary Friends
  6. Serena-Maneesh: Drain Cosmetics
  7. System Of A Down: B.Y.O.B.
  8. Bloc Party: Banquet
  9. Eels: The Stars Shine In The Sky Tonight
  10. Jens Lekman: Black Cab
  11. Chuck Bettis: Deathmetal Dancehall
  12. Nudge: Parade
  13. Harris Newman: Driving All Night
  14. Caribou: Yeti
  15. Lorna: The Last Mosquito Fight Of Summer
  16. M83: A Guitar and a Heart
  17. Animal Collective: Grass
  18. Wold: Lug-Dunum
  19. Rihanna: Pon De Replay
  20. Architecture In Helsinki: It's 5
  21. Hella: Gold Mine Gold Yours
  22. Dirty Projectors: Warholian Wigs
  23. Okkervil River: A Stone
  24. Shugo Tokumaru: Kiiro
  25. Malcolm Middleton: Devastation
  26. Safety Scissors: After Disaster
  27. Pissed Jeans: Boring Girls
  28. Vitalic: Newman
  29. Okkervil River: Song Of Our So-Called Friend
  30. We Are Wolves: Non Stop
  31. Patrick Wolf: Tristan
  32. Decemberists: The Infanta
  33. Death Cab For Cutie: Soul Meets Body
  34. M83: Teen Angst
  35. Times New Viking: Lion & Oil
  36. Sons and Daughters: Taste the Last Girl
  37. Thao Nguyen: What About
  38. Vitalic: My Friend Dario
  39. Bachelorette: My Electric Husband
  40. Maximo Park: Apply Some Pressure
  41. Shugo Tokumaru: Mist
  42. Lil Wayne: Hustler Musik
  43. Wingdale Community Singers: Rat on the Tracks

Extended tracks
  1. Shit And Shine: Ladybird
  2. Tera Melos: Melody 8
  3. Orthrelm: OV
  4. Yellow Swans: True Union
  5. Acid Mothers Temple: OM Riff from The Cosmic Inferno
  6. Toby Driver: Kandu vs Corky (Horrorca)
  7. Mars Volta: Cygnus Vismund Cygnus
  8. Menomena: Water
  9. Khanate: Release
  10. Pelican: March To The Sea
  11. James Blackshaw: Sunshrine
  12. Rosetta: Sol
  13. Corrupted: El Mundo Frio
  14. Grouper: Close Cloak
  15. Caribou: A Final Warning
  16. Infidel? Castro: (In) Voluntary Emotional Response
  17. Wolf Eyes: A2
  18. Earthless: Flower Travelin' Man
  19. Mars Volta: Cassandra Gemini
  20. Rick Cox: Fade
  21. Richard Chartier: Tracing
  22. Sunn O))): Bathory Erzebet
  23. Necks: See Through
  24. Bird Show: Always Never Sleep
  25. Sigur Ros: Milano
  26. Boredoms: Seadrum
  27. Fiery Furnaces: Seven Silver Curses
  28. Colleen: Everything Lay Still
  29. Nadja: Autosomal
  30. Aki Peltonen: Finnish Waltz
  31. Jesu: Sun Day
  32. Fiery Furnaces: 4823 22nd Street
  33. Paul Dolden: Entropic Twilights
  34. Mountains: Paper Windmill
  35. No-Neck Blues Band: The Caterpillar Heart
  36. Toby Driver: Eptaceros
  37. Jasun Martz: The Battle/ First Movement
  38. Sunn O))): Cry For The Weeper
  39. Eluvium: Taken
  40. Out Hud: Dear Mr Bush
  41. LCD Soundsystem: Yeah
  42. Double Leopards: Out Of One Through One And To One
  43. Sunroof: Be Sure To Boogie
  44. Subarachnoid Space: Duster
  45. Mrtyu: Rites Of Death In Body Temple
  46. Dream Theater: Octavarium
  47. Pita: Like Watching Shit on a Shelf
  48. 1349: Hellfire
  49. Fursaxa: Tyranny
  50. Venetian Snares: Ketsarku Mozgalom
  51. David Thomas Broughton: Unmarked Grave
  52. DJ Koze: Brutalga Square
  53. Meshuggah: In Death Is Death
  54. Suishou No Fune: The Blue Bird - Betrayal and Freedom
  55. Monarch: Les Lumieres Have Been Blown Out
  56. Psychic Paramount: Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural
  57. Alps: The River Lies With The The Lilies
  58. Nadja: Memory Leak
  59. Raccoo-Oo-Oon: The Canyons Long Winding Words
  60. Steven Smith: Crown of Marches
  61. Mountains: Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass
  62. Monument of Urns: The Ancient Method
  63. Red Sparowes: Alone And Unaware
  64. White Rainbow: Zome
  65. Double Leopards: White Cadillac
  66. Combat Astronomy: The Dematerialised Passenger
  67. Akron Family: Italy
  68. Sunn O))): Orthodox Caveman
  69. Ascanio Borga: Bad Ground
  70. Volcano the Bear: Curly Robot
Jazz

    7.5/10
  1. Territory Band: A New Horse for the White House (october 2005)
  2. Acoustic Ladyland: Last Chance Disco (Babel)
  3. Dave Douglas: Mountain Passages (Green Leaf)
  4. Either/Orchestra: Ethiopiques 20: Live In Addis (Buda Musique)
  5. Keith Rowe: The Room (Earstwhile)
    7/10
  6. Joe Lovano: Joyous Encounter (Blue Note)
  7. Vijay Iyer: Reimagining (Savoy)
  8. Ken Vandermark: Alchemia (Not Two)
  9. Alex Von Schlippenbach: Monk's Casino (Intakt)
  10. Michael Attias: Renku (Playscape)
  11. Edmund Welles: Agrippa's 3 Books (Self-Released)
  12. Free Music Ensemble: Cuts (Okkadisk)
  13. Mats Gustafsson: Catapult (Doubt)
  14. Wayne Shorter: Beyond The Sound Barrier (Verve)
  15. Terence Blanchard: Flow (Blue Note)
  16. Dave Holland: Over Time (Dare2)
  17. Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra: Not In Our Name (Verve)
  18. Benny Greb's Grebfruit (2005)

By genre:

Songwriters
  1. Sufjan Stevens: Illinoise (Asthmatic Kitty)
  2. Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production Of Eggs (Righteous Babe)
  3. Safety Scissors: Tainted Lunch (Scape)
  4. Kevin Blechdom: Eat My Heart Out (Chicks On Speed)

Post-rock
Psychedelia
  1. Akron/Family: Akron/Family (Young God)

Electronica
  1. Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks (Leaf)

Progressive
  1. Mars Volta: Frances The Mute (Universal)

Punk/hardcore

Dance
  1. LCD Soundsystem: LCD Soundsystem (Capitol)
Heavy rock
  1. Orthrelm: OV (Ipecac)
  2. System Of A Down: Mezmerize (Columbia)

Instrumental
  1. Harris Newman: Accidents with Nature and Each Other (Strange Attractors)

By country:

Britain
  1. Bloc Party: Silent Alarm (Vice)
  2. Lorna: Static Patterns & Souvenirs (Words On Music)
  3. Four Tet: Everything Ecstatic (Domino)
  4. Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll (Fierce Panda)
  5. Boards of Canada: The Campfire Headphase (Warp)
  6. Comet Gain: City Fallen Leaves (Kill Rock Stars)
  7. Electrelane: Axes (Too Pure)

Germany
Japan

Rest of Europe
  1. Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks (Leaf)
  2. Larsen: Play (Important)
  3. Tosca: J.A.C. (G-Stone)
  4. Jennifer Gentle: Valende (SubPop)
  5. Aki Peltonen: Radio Banana (ReR)
  6. M83: Before The Dawn Heals Us (Mute)
  7. My Cat Is An Alien: The Cosmological Eye Trilogy (Last Visible Dog)
Australia
  1. Necks: Mosquito/ See Through (ReR)

Canada
  1. Harris Newman: Accidents with Nature and Each Other (Strange Attractors)
  2. Christopher Bissonnette: Periphery (Kranky)
  3. Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts)

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