2005 TOP 10 ALBUMS:

1. Various Artists-RUN THE ROAD (Vice)
2. Cage-HELL'S WINTER (Definitive Jux)
3. Little Brother-THE MINSTREL SHOW (Atlantic)
4. Sons and Daughters-THE REPULSION BOX (Domino)
5. Kanye West-LATE REGISTRATION (Roc-A-Fella)
6. Gorillaz-DEMON DAYS (Virgin)
7. Dead Meadow-FEATHERS (Matador)
8. Vashti Bunyan-LOOKAFTERING (DiCristina)
9. Arab Strap-THE LAST ROMANCE (Chemikal Underground)
10. New Pornographers-TWIN CINEMA (Matador)

RUNERS-UP:
Animal Collective-FEELS (Fat Cat)
Bloc Party-SILENT ALARM (Vice)
Jacques Coursil-MINIMAL BRASS (Tzadik)
Danger Doom-THE MOUSE & THE MASK (Epitaph)
Fall-FALL HEADS ROLL (Narnack)
Sage Francis-A HEALTHY DISTRUST (Epitaph)
Konono No. 1-CONGOTRONICS (Crammed Discs)
Lady Sovereign-VERTICALLY CHALLENGED (Chocolate Industries)
Sleater-Kinney-THE WOODS (Sub Pop)
Susumu Yokota-SYMBOL (Lo)

SINGLES:
Avenged Sevenfold-"Bat Country" (Warner Bros.)
Foo Fighters-"Best of You" (RCA)
the Game featuring 50 Cent-"Hate It Or Love It" (Aftermath)
the Game featuring 50 Cent-"How We Do" (Aftermath)
Green Day-"Holiday" (Reprise)
Mike Jones featuring Slim Thug and Paul Wall-"Still Tipppin' " (Swishahouse)
Kano-"Typical Me" (679)
Killers-"Mr. Brightside" (Island)
Lady Sovereign-"Random" (Chocolate Industries)
Three 6 Mafia featuring Young Buck, Eightball & MJG-"Stay Fly" (Columbia)

REISSUES/ARCHIVAL RELEASES:
Various Artists-CAN YOU JACK? (Soul Jazz)
Comus-SONG TO COMUS (Sanctuary)
Fall-THE COMPLETE PEEL SESSIONS (Sanctuary)
Various Artists-LOVE'S A REAL THING (Luaka Bop)
As Mercenarias-THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE WORLD (Soul Jazz)
Ennio Morricone-CRIME AND DISSONANCE (Ipecac)
Julian Priester-LOVE, LOVE (ECM)
Prince Far I-SILVER AND GOLD (Blood and Fire)
Various Artists-PROG IS NOT A FOUR LETTER WORD (Delay 68)
Van Der Graaf Generator-THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS WAVE TO EACH OTHER/H TO HE WHO AM THE ONLY ONE/PAWN HEARTS/GODBLUFF (Virgin)