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Top ten records of 2005

Just as last year, it’s time to take a look at the best albums released in 2005. And the winners are…

  1. Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth
  2. Depeche Mode – Playing the Angel
  3. Kent – Du & Jag Döden
  4. Ladytron – Witching Hours
  5. Røyksopp – The Understanding
  6. Mr Jones Machine – New Wave
  7. Thermostatic – Joy-Toy
  8. Thåström – Skebokvarnsv 209
  9. Morcheeba – The Antidote
  10. Rammstein – Rosenrot

However, unlike last year the choices were more difficult this time since we’ve seen the releases of a lot of great records. Not quite making the list are several proper albums such as

  • Sigur Ros – Takk
  • Sapporo 72 – Business and Pleasure
  • VNV Nation – Matter & Form
  • Daft Punk – Human After All
  • Feindflug – Volk Und Armee
  • Kent – The Hjärta And Smärta EP
  • Vive La Fête – Grand Prix
  • Goldfrapp – Supernature
  • Fischerspooner – Odyssey
  • Psyche – The 11th Hour
  • Colony 5 – Fixed
  • Tom McRae – All Maps Welcome
  • Moby – Hotel
  • A-ha – Analogue
  • Iris – Wrath
  • Alice in Videoland – Outrageous
  • Erasure – Nightbird
  • Death Cab For Cutie – Plans
  • Andy Bell – Electric Blue
  • Embassy – Tacking
  • Melotron – Cliche
  • Snowracer – Snowracer
  • Combichrist – Everybody Hates You
  • Suburban Kids With Biblical Names – #3
  • Chemical Brothers – Push The Button
  • Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better
  • Tough Alliance – The New School

So many albums, so little space… Next year I ought to do a “top 30”. After the holidays are gone the next big release to look for is Covenant’s new album “Skyshaper”, due March 24, with a sample single entitled “Ritual Noise” being released on January 20.

Witness also the eight album by Morrissey, entitled “Ringleader of the tormentors”, on March 27. Exciting months ahead, so stay tuned.

Browsing CDs So many albums, so little time.


  • avatar
    05 Jan, 2006

    Jag vet inte om du har noterat det redan, men jag har inte en forhandskopia av Ritual Noise pa min server. Jag skulle rekommendera att du inte laddar ner den. Den ligger inte i 300. New Stuff-foldern.

  • avatar
    05 Jan, 2006

    Då skall jag inte tacka för tipset.

  • avatar
    09 Jan, 2006

    Kent?! Et tu Brute… ;-)

  • avatar
    13 Jan, 2006

    Ville bara se om du var vaken. :)

  • avatar
    20 Apr, 2006

    Cool blog! Come visit my site.

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