The Best Albums of 2005… Possibly…

As part of the whole end of year thing and kind of coupled to the mails I get every now and then from lost souls with hard cash looking for advice on what’s any good that’s out at the moment in terms of albums comes this…

Entirely random and based pretty much upon what I have in with me for the 4 shows this week is the list below. Buy any of them in the January sales and your cash will be pretty much well spent…

In no order whatsoever (and accompanied by the designs I made from random bits of sugarpaste my wife was baking with last week):

The Walls – New Dawn Breaking
KT Tunstall – Eye To The Telescope
Hard-Fi – Stars Of CCTV
Damien Dempsey – Shots
Grandaddy – Excerpts From The Diary Of Todd Zilla
Antony & The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
Rufus Wainwright – Want
Dave Fanning’s Fab 50
Kaiser Chiefs – Employment
LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem
Beck – Guero
Madeleine Peyroux – Careless Love
Jamie Cullum – Catching Tales

Arcade Fire – Funeral
Kanye West – Late Registration
The Chalets – Check In
The Eels – Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
Supergrass – Road To Rouen
Gemma Hayes – The Roads Don’t Love You
Teenage Fanclub – Man-Made
Bell X1 – Flock
Green Day – American Idiot
The Revs – The Revs
Jack Johnson – In-Between Dreams
Fountains Of Wayne – Out Of State Plates

Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better
Gorillaz – Demon Days
Pugwash – Jollity
Goldie Lookin’ Chain – Safe As Fuck
Coldplay – X&Y
The Magic Numbers – The Magic Numbers
Sigur Ros – Takk
U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Julie Feeney – 13 Songs

It is entirely subjective and probably with huge gaps but them’s the breaks…