KVSC Top 88 Albums of 2005

1Sufjan StevensIllinoise
2Bright EyesI’m Wide Awake It’s Morning / Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
3The Go! TeamThunder, Lightning, Strike
4SpoonGimme Fiction
6The White StripesGet Behind Me Satan
7Clap Your Hands Say YeahClap Your Hands Say Yeah
8The Hold SteadySeparation Sunday
9Shout Out LoudsHowl Howl Gaff Gaff
10LowThe Great Destroyer
11SmogA River Ain’t Too Much to Love
12Andrew BirdThe Mysterious Production of Eggs
14Animal CollectiveFeels
15GorillazDemon Days
16Wolf ParadeApologies to the Queen Mary
17Nouvelle VagueNouvelle Vague
18The DecemberistsPicaresque
19Bloc PartySilent Alarm / Silent Alarm Remixed
20Antony & the JohnsonI Am a Bird Now
21Mountain GoatsSunset Tree
22The New pornographersTwin Cinema
23AtmosphereYou Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having
24Death Cab For CutiePlans
25Calexico / Iron & WineIn the Reins
26Cloud CultAdvice From the Happy Hippopotamus
27Sleater-KinneyThe Woods
28BroadcastTender Buttons
29Sigur RosTakk
30Best Friends Forever Best Friends Forever
31Broken Social Scene Broken Social Scene
32My Morning JacketZ
33Josh RouseNashville
34Lavender Diamond Lavender Diamond
35Maximo ParkA Certain Trigger
36Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneAt Carnegie Hall
37FeistLet it Die
38Magnolia Electric Co.What Comes After the Blues?
39Ryan AdamsCold Roses
40Lightning BoltHypermagic Mountain
41Son VoltOkemah and the Melody of Riot
42M83Before the Dawn Heals Us
43Neil YoungPrairie Wind
44EluviumTalk Amongst the Trees
45eelsBlinking Lights and Other Relevations
46Kaiser ChiefsEmployment
47DeerhoofThe Runners Four
48Various ArtistsWorld Psychedelic Classics 3
49DungenTa Det Lugnt
50Black DiceBroken Ear Record
51Fruit BatsSpelled in Bones
52Eyeball Skeleton# 1
53Stephen MalkmusFace the Truth
54The EvensThe Evens
55Danger DoomThe Mouse and the Mask
56Nada SurfThe Weight is a Gift
57Tina SchlieskeSlow Burn
58Archer PrewittWilderness
59Why?Elephant Eyelash
60Boards of CanadaThe Campfire Headphase
61Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubHowl
62LCD SoundsystemLCD Soundsystem
63Imogen HeapImogen Heap
64Eagle SeagullEagle Seagull
65Great Lakes SwimmersBodies and Minds
66Patrick WolfWind in the Wires
67Willie NelsonCountryman
68Against Me!Searching for a Former Clarity
69Crooked FingersDignity and Shame
70Fiery FurnacesRehearsing My Choir
71Coco RosieNoah’s Ark
72Sybris Sybris
73Gogol BordelloGypsy Punks
74Thievery CorporationThe Cosmic Game
75Super Furry AnimalsLove Kraft
76NumbersWe’re Animals
77CaribouThe Milk of Human Kindness
78The Bell OrchestreRecording a Tape the Color of Light
79Devendra BanhartCripple Crow
81Buck 65This Right Here is Buck 65
82A Band of BeesFree the Bees
83Dirty ThreeCinder
84DivorceeMusic for Cleanup Men, Breakdown and Inbetweeners
85Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny IronExploration
86Jens LekmanWhen I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
87Jose GonzalezVeneer
88M. WardTransistor Radio