more albums for 2005

I really feel the need to denote my 11-20 for 2005 because there were some amazing albums that didn't make the first cut. So now I've posted my top 20 albums of 2005 a while ago but there are many more albums that deserve note in alphabetical list form ...

20. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
19. Iron & Wine/Calexico - In The Reins
18. Elliott - Photorecording
17. Dr. Dog - Easy Beat
16. Discover America - Psychology
15. Denison Witmer - Are You A Dreamer?
14. The Books - Lost and Safe
13. New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
12. Andrew Bird - Andrew Bird and the Mysterious Collection of Eggs
11. Jose Gonzalez - Veneer

The Album Leaf - Seal Beach (Rerelease) [EP]
Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
Architecture in Helsinki - In Case We Die
At The Drive-In - This Station Is Non-Operational
Beck - Guero / Guerolito
Ben Lee - Awak Is The New Sleep
Between the Buried and Me - Alaska
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm / Silent Alarm Remixed
Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
Bright Eyes - Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
Caribou - The Milk of Human Kindness
Castanets - First Lights Freeze
Clemsnide - The End of Love
Copeland - In Motion
The Dandy Wharhols - Odditorium or The Warlords of Mars
David Gray - Life in Slow Motion
Death Cab for Cutie - The John Byrd EP / Plans
The Decemberists - Picaresque
Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
Dios Malos - Dios Malos
Doves - Live at Eden [EP]
Early Day Miners - All Harm Ends Here
Engineers - Engineers
Explosions in the Sky - The Rescue [Travels in Constants EP]
The Fiery Furnaces - EP
The Frames - Burn the Maps
Great Lake Swimmers - Bodies and Minds
Half-Handed Cloud - Thy Is A Word & Feet Need Lamps
Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself
Jacks Mannequin - Everything In Transit
Kinski - Alpine Static
Low - The Great Destroyer
M. Ward - Transistor Radio
The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
Mice Parade - Bem-Vinda Vontade
Minus the Bear - Menos el Oso
Mogwai - Government Comissions: BBC Sessions
Most Serene Republic - Underwater Cinematographer
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
My Morning Jacket - Z
Neva Denova - The Hate Yourself Change
Pelican - The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw / March Into The Sea [EP]
Pony Express - Oddballs
Red Sparrowes - At The Soundless Dawn
Richard Swift - The Novelist / Walking without Effort
Ryan Adams - Cold Roses / Jacksonville City Nights / 29
Saxon Shore - Luck Will Not Save Us From a Jackpot of Nothing [EP]
The Secret Machines - The Road Leads Where It's Led [EP]
Spoon - Gimmee Fiction
Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
Steel Train - Twilight Tales from the Prairies of the Sun
Voxtrot -Raised by Wolves [EP]
Wilco - Kicking Television
Xiu Xiu - La Foret

Albums I hated: Wolf Parde, Rogue Wave, Of Montreal, Kayne West, Sleater-Kinney, Franz Ferdinand, The Boy Least Likely To, I'll more more as I think of them (if I remember both the album for long enough and to edit this post)

The Flaming Lips released their new single "The WAND" today. Someone was kind enough to upload it on YouSendIt so you and I can hear it without having to surrender a buck whenever it makes its way onto iTunes. It sounds pretty much like classic Lips, but of course with a twinge of ever evolving oddness. It's not as initially catchy/poppy as you'd expect a single to be, but it is growing on me. DoCopenhagen had this link up so check out his blog. He often has a lot of good stuff on there daily.

[mp3] The Flaming Lips - The WAND

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