It seems that everybody with blog or newspaper opinion column is doing a Top Ten list of their favourite albums of 2005. Well you may say… “you have a blog”… and I’d say “you’re right, what a great idea, I should do my own Top Ten List”.

My Top Ten Albums Of 2005 (in alphabetical order):

Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine
Beck: Guero
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Howl
Coldplay: X and Y
Gorillaz: Demon Days
Lior: Autumn Flow
The Panics: Sleeps Like A Curse
Queens Of The Stone Age: Lullabies To Paralyze
Sufjan Stevens: Illinois
Kanye West: Late Registration

Arstists whose albums just missed out making the list include: Sophie Koh, Laura Veirs, Ben Lee and Paul McCartney.

My Concert Of The Year:
Queens Of The Stone Age @ The Palace, Melbourne

Honourable Mentions:
The Panics @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Richard Ashcroft (on support for Coldplay) @ Berlin Kindl-Buehne Wuhlheide, Berlin

Film Of The Year:
Good Night, and Good Luck

Selected Sample Of Top Ten Albums
Triple J 2005 Audience Poll For Best Albums Of The Year:

01 Wolfmother: Wolfmother
02 Bloc Party: Silent Alarm
03 The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan
04 Bernard Fanning: Tea and Sympathy
05 Gorillaz: Demon Days
06 Franz Ferdinand: You Could Have It So Much Better
07 Foo Fighters: In Your Honour
08 Queens Of The Stone Age: Lullabies To Paralyze
09 Ben Lee: Awake Is The New Sleep
10 System Of A Down: Mezmerize

Kingsmills Top Ten:

01 The Panics: Sleeps Like A Curse
02 The Arcade Fire: Funeral
03 Gorillaz: Demon Days
04 Wolfmother: Wolfmother
05 Kanye West: Late Registration
06 Dungen: Ta Det Lugnt
07 The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan
08 The Beautiful Girls: We’re Already Gone
09 Franz Ferdinand: You Could Have It So Much Better
10 Jaga Jazzist: What We Must

Rolling Stone Australia (RS649 Yearbook) Top 50 Records Of 2005:

01 Kanye West: Late Registration
02 Bloc Party: Silent Alarm
03 The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan
04 Franz Ferdinand: You Could Have It So Much Better
05 Beck: Guero
06 System Of A Down: Mezmerize/Hypnotize
07 Wolfmother: Wolfmother
08 Bright Eyes: I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
09 Sufjan Stevens: Illinois
10 MIA: Arular