Now we're into December, all self-respecting music critics (even pretend ones) need to nail their colours to the mast and compile a Top 10 Albums list for the year. So...
1. Stars of CCTV/Hard-Fi
2. Weightlifting/Trash Can Sinatras*
3. Funeral/Arcade Fire
4. Magic Numbers/Magic Numbers
5. A Girl Called Eddy/A Girl Called Eddy*
6. We Have Sound/Tom Vek
7. Demon Days/Gorillaz
8. You Are The Quarry/Morrissey*
9. Nashville/Josh Rouse
10.Mighty Rearranger/Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation
* Strictly speaking, released in 2004 but I bought them early in 2005 so I'm going to say that they qualify for my 2005 list.
More lists to follow...