2005 Top Nine

Below are tracks from my "top nine" albums of 2005. Still waiting to the end of the year to fill that tenth slot and will update at year's end. I know there are a few that should be on here that aren't but at 1:12am, this seems about right. I also realize that it is still November, but as of right now these are them. Go out and purchase some of these tunes if you haven't already. I have all the albums listed below and trust me, there are plenty of great songs on the full albums. I tried to link to songs that are currently on band's sites so I can point those of you who are unfamiliar with them, in the right direction. Every album below is top notch and should be in anyones record collection. Enjoy.

(In no particular order)

You are a Runner - Wolf Parade (Apologies to the Queen Mary)
Beast for Thee - Matt Sweeney & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (Superwolf)
Long Haired Child - Devendra Banhart (Cripple Crow)
Upon This Tidal Wave - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (S/T)
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. - Sufjan Stevens (Illinois)
All the Wine - The National (Alligator)
You Are My Sister - Antony and the Johnsons (I Am A Bird)
Magpie - Mountain Goats (The Sunset Tree)
Dark Don't Hide It - Magnolia Electric Co. (Trials and Errors)

Bonus Tracks
Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens
Shine a Light - Wolf Parade