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Top 90 of 2005 with Staff Picks

Here’s our list from this past year…

Rank Artist Album
01 COLDPLAY X & Y
02 RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS Cold Roses
03 JACK JOHNSON In Between Dreams
04 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Devils & Dust
05 FIONA APPLE Extraordinary Machine
06 MIKE DOUGHTY Haughty Melodic
07 BEN FOLDS Songs For Silverman
08 DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE Plans
09 TORI AMOS The Beekeeper
10 THE WHITE STRIPES Get Behind Me Satan
11 AIMEE MANN The Forgotten Arm
12 KAISER CHIEFS Employment
13 FOO FIGHTERS In Your Honour
14 JACKSON BROWNE Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1
16 NEIL YOUNG Prairie Wind
15 SHANNON McNALLY Geronimo
17 NADA SURF The Weight Is A Gift
18 FRANZ FERDINAND You Could Have It So Much Better
19 BECK Guero
20 ROLLING STONES A Bigger Bang
21 RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS Jacksonville City Nights
22 SPOON Gimme Fiction
23 EELS Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
24 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Stand Up
25 BONNIE RAITT Souls Alike
26 SIGUR ROS Takk…
27 MY MORNING JACKET Z
28 DRAMARAMA Everybody Dies
29 CALEXICO with IRON AND WINE In The Reins
30 DAR WILLIAMS My Better Self
31 ELLIS PAUL American Jukebox Fables
32 ERIN McKEOWN We Will Become Like Birds
33 ROBERT PLANT & THE STRANGE SENSATION Mighty Rearranger
34 BRIGHT EYES I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
35 LUCE Never Ending
36 SON VOLT Okemah And The Melody Of Riot
37 RICHARD THOMPSON Front Parlour Ballads
38 AMY RAY Prom
39 NICKEL CREEK Why Should The Fire Die?
40 THE WALLFLOWERS Rebel, Sweetheart
41 ROB DICKINSON Fresh Wine For The Horses
42 GRIP WEEDS Giant On The Beach
43 JOHN HIATT Master Of Disaster
44 THE PIERCES Light Of The Moon
45 JAMIE CULLUM Catching Tales
46 RAUL MIDON State Of Mind
47 TEENAGE FANCLUB Man-Made
48 KATHLEEN EDWARDS Back To Me
49 BLUE MERLE Burning In The Sun
50 KATE BUSH Aerial
51 MIKE DOUGHTY Skittish/Rockity Roll
52 DAVID POE Love Is Red
53 GRAHAM PARKER & THE FIGGS Songs Of No Consequence
54 AUDIOSLAVE Out Of Exile
55 AMOS LEE Amos Lee
56 FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE Out-Of-State Plates
57 IVY In The Clear
58 JOSH ROUSE Nashville
59 MICHAEL PENN Mr. Hollywood Jr., 1947
60 MATISYAHU Live At Stubb’s
61 TODD THIBAUD Northern Skies
62 BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Howl
63 OASIS Don’t Believe The Truth
64 TREY ANASTASIO Shine
65 THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Twin Cinema
66 BEN LEE Awake Is The New Sleep
67 THE DECEMBERISTS Picaresque
68 LOU BARLOW Emoh
69 VARIOUS ARTISTS Elizabethtown soundtrack
70 MOBY Hotel
71 PAUL WELLER As Is Now
72 BIG STAR In Space
73 THE FRAMES Burn The Maps
74 DOVES Some Cities
75 THE DEAD 60s The Dead 60s
76 CLEM SNIDE End Of Love
77 ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN Siberia
78 BRENDAN BENSON The Alternative To Love
79 ERIC CLAPTON Back Home
80 OK GO Oh No
81 THE REDWALLS De Nova
82 THIEVERY CORPORATION The Cosmic Game
83 GLEN PHILLIPS Winter Pays For Summer
84 STRING CHEESE INCIDENT One Step Closer
85 RAZORLIGHT Up All Night
86 BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS Africa Unite: The Singles Collection
87 HERBIE HANCOCK Possibilities
88 MAIA SHARP Fine Upstanding Citizen
89 JIM BOGGIA Safe In Sound
90 MARK GEARY Ghosts
90.5 NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Electric Blue Watermelon
Michele McBride’s Picks
  1. Shine- Trey Anastasio
  2. Extrordinary Machine- Fiona Apple
  3. X&Y- Coldplay
  4. Devils & Dust- Bruce Springsteen
  5. Everybody Dies- Dramarama
  6. Souls Alike- Bonnie Raitt
  7. Stand Up- Dave Matthews Band
  8. Forgotten Arm- Aimee Mann
  9. Geronimo- Shannon McNally
  10. Light of the Moon- The Pierces
Leo Zaccari’s Picks
  1. West Indian Girl- West Indian Girl
  2. Employment- Kaiser Chiefs
  3. Loveletterbombs - April Smith
  4. X&Y – Coldplay
  5. Giant on the Beach- Grip Weeds
  6. Plans- Death Cab for Cutie
  7. Josh Rouse- Nashville
  8. Light of the Moon- The Pierces
  9. Trouble is Real- Jonathan Rice
  10. The Alternative To Love- Brendan Benson
Radio Daddy’s Picks
  1. Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall- Thelonious Monk
  2. Aerial- Kate Bush
  3. Live at the Fillmore- Lucinda Williams
  4. Cold Roses & Jacksonville City Nights- Ryan Adams & the Cardinals
  5. Get Behind Me Satan- White Stripes
  6. Takk- Sigur Ros
  7. Howl- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  8. Prisoners of Love- Yo La Tengo
  9. Guero- Beck


Kristen’s Picks

  1. Good Apollo, I’m burning star IV, Volume One: From fear through the eyes of madness- Coheed and Cambria
  2. Get behind Me Satan- The White Stripes
  3. Extraordinary Machine- Fiona Apple
  4. Devils & Dust- Bruce Springsteen
  5. Live at Stubb’s- Matisyahu
  6. Frances the Mute- The Mars Volta
  7. Mezmerize- System of a Down
  8. You could have it so much better- Franz Ferdinand
  9. Vheissu- Thrice
  10. With Teeth- Nine Inch Nails
Rich Robinson’s Picks
  1. Employment- Kaiser Chiefs
  2. American Jukebox Fables- Ellis Paul
  3. Love Is Red- David Poe
  4. In Your Honour- Foo Fighters
  5. X&Y- Coldplay
  6. Giant On The Beach- Grip Weeds
  7. Aerial- Kate Bush
  8. Northern Skies- Todd Thibaud
  9. Gimme Fiction- Spoon
  10. Rebel, Sweetheart- The Wallflowers
Jeff Raspes’s Picks
TOP 6 MAJOR LABEL RELEASES (in alphabetical order…by first name)

  • ELLIS PAUL American Jukebox Fables
  • MAGIC NUMBERS Magic Numbers
  • MIKE DOUGHTY Haughty Melodic
  • RAUL MIDON State Of Mind
  • ROB DICKINSON Fresh Wine For The Horses
  • RYAN ADAMS & THE CARDINALS Cold Roses

TOP 6 INDIE LABEL RELEASES (in alphabetical order…by first name)

  • DAVID POE Love Is Red
  • DRAMARAMA Everybody Dies
  • ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN Siberia
  • NADA SURF The Weight Is A Gift
  • PAUL WELLER As Is Now
  • SHANNON McNALLY Geronimo
Tom Brennan’s Picks
  1. Gimme Fiction- Spoon
  2. Guero- Beck
  3. Devils & Dust- Bruce Springsteen
  4. You Could Have It So Much Better -Franz Ferdinand
  5. Employment- Kaiser Cheifs
  6. The Dangermen Sessions, Volume 1- Madness
  7. Haughty Melodic- Mike Doughty
  8. Plans� Death Cab for Cutie
  9. Elgin Avenue Breakdown Revisited – The 101ers
  10. X&Y- Coldplay
Stephanie’s Top 10
  1. Guero- Beck
  2. Get behind Me Satan- The White Stripes
  3. In Your Honor- Foo Fighters
  4. Catching Tales- Jamie Cullum
  5. loveletterbombs- April Smith
  6. Out of Exile- Audioslave
  7. The Alternative to Love- Brenden Benson
  8. Aerial- Kate Bush
  9. Howl- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  10. Oh No- Ok Go