2005 Top 10 List

Rob Hatch-Miller (WFMU/Agoraphone Music Direction/ex-NAS/ex-Didjilution)
  • Antony & The Johnsons - "I Am A Bird Now" (Secretly Canadian)
  • Tape - "Rideau" (Hapna)
  • Mountains - "Mountains" (Apestaartje)
  • Richard Hawley - "Coles Corner" (XL)
  • Nils Okland - "Bris" (Rune Grammofon)
  • Jack Rose - "Kensington Blues" (VHF)
  • Skygreen Leopards - "Life & Love In Sparrow's Meadow" (Jagjaguwar)
  • Broadcast - "Tender Buttons" (Warp)
  • Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - "Insen" (Asphodel)
  • Animal Collective - "Feels & Prospect Hummer EP" (Fat Cat)
Ten great reissues:

Evie Sands - Any Way That You Want Me (Rev-Ola)
Gary Higgins - Red Hash (Drag City)
John Simon - John Simon's Album (Water)
Unicorn - Uphill All The Way (Breathless)
Classical M - Bad Guys: The Complete Collection (Lion Productions)
Jean-Claude Vannier - L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches (Finders Keepers)
Marc Brierley - Autograph Of Time: The Complete Recordings 1966-1970 (Castle)
Link Wray - Wray's Three Track Shack (Acadia)
Pep Laguarda & Tapineria - Brossa d'Ahir (Discmedi)
Milk 'N' Cookies - Milk 'N' Cookies (RPM)

Best compilation:
Various Artists - Yellow Pills: Prefill (Numero Group)

Best music-related film or television program:
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

One word to describe 2005: Tumultuous

A prediction for next year: Democrats take back the US House Of Representatives.

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