Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Year 2005 Albums Chronology + Top 30+

Shit, I don't have time to write a proper review yet, but I've spent enough time with this 1, that I want publish it finally.

Maybe/likely an Edit, especially considering how amazing and deep this year was/has become and was sort of the 1st memory of making an EOY list for albums, but my list back in 2005 was maybe 10 or 15 albums?

With all intentions, I'll add more to this summary, but initially, just look at the list and Calendar. So many 4-star albums. This might be my favorite Calendar year for music over the last 25 years.


3/10/17:
So what I really want to add beyond the above is, this was a very special year. You look at the list below, and many of the albums are from favorite artists of mine and in some cases my favorite or a top 2-3 album in their catalog. While the TREOS and Coheed albums I adore and are the only what I consider definitive 5-star masterpieces, I could easily see bumping up 4, 5, 7, 10 or more of them to 5-stars down the road.

Maybe among some other years, this would be 1 year I would LOVE to go back in time and live through again hearing all of these albums as the year went by.

I guess now thinking about this, as I go through the years in history, I will have to try and post a separate entry, with just links to the entries and top 10-30+ lists and kind of think about favorite years, etc.

Also one observation with the Calendar, the stretch from mid to late August through early October was amazing. Neverending White Lights through Broken Social Scene, there's a ton of all-time favorites in there, and they all were released in that 6-7 week window of time, lol. For Modern times, that's pretty significant.



1. The Receiving End of Sirens - Between the Heart and the Synapse
2. Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo 1: I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear through the Eyes of Madness
3. dredg - Catch Without Arms
4. Oceansize - Everyone Into Position
5. The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
6. Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself
7. Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites
8. Subterranean Masquerade - Suspended Animation Dreams
9. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
10. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
11. Bend Sinister - Through the Broken City
12. Between the Buried and Me - Alaska
13. Time of Orchids - Sarcast While
14. Klimt 1918 - Dopoguerra
15. Neverending White Lights - Act I: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies
16. Gospel - The Moon is a Dead World
17. Karnivool - Themata
18. Kaddisfly - Buy Our Intention: We'll Buy You a Unicorn
19. The Decemberists - Picaresque
20. Margot and the Nuclear So and So's - Dust of Retreat
21. Josh Rouse - Nashville
22. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
23. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
24. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
25. Burst - Origo
26. Shadow Gallery - Room V
27. Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
28. God is an Astronaut - All is Violent, All is Bright
29. Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
30. The Ebb and Flow - Time to Echolocate
31. Pat Metheny - The Way Up
32. King's X - Ogre Tones
33. Shaman - Reason






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Dark Tranquillity - Character
rel January 24, 2005

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Pat Metheny - The Way Up
rel January 25, 2005


Bend Sinister - Through the Broken City
rel February 1, 2005


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Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
rel February 2, 2005

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God is an Astronaut - All is Violent, All is Bright
rel February 4, 2005 


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Karnivool - Themata
rel February 7, 2005




Josh Rouse - Nashville
rel February 22, 2005


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The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
rel March 1, 2005 (US)


Party's Over - Single, Nicole Atkins
Nicole Atkins - Party's Over
rel March 2005



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Matisyahu - Live at Stubb's
rel April 19, 2005


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Klimt 1918 - Dopoguerra
rel April 25, 2005

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The Receiving End of Sirens - Between the Heart and the Synapse
rel April 26, 2005

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Time of Orchids - Sarcast While
rel April 26, 2005

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sElf - Porno, Mint and Grime
rel April 2005

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Gospel - The Moon is a Dead World
rel May 10, 2005

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System of a Down - Mezmerize
rel May 17, 2005

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Shaman - Reason
rel May 23, 2005

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Margot and the Nuclear So and So's - Dust of Retreat
rel May 31, 2005

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Ulver - Blood Inside
rel June 6, 2005

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Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
rel June 7, 2005

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Dream Theater - Octavarium
rel June 7, 2005

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Francesca Gagnon - Hybride
rel June 7, 2005

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Presto Ballet - Peace Among the Ruins
rel June 7, 2005

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Shadow Gallery - Room V
rel June 7, 2005


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dredg - Catch Without Arms
rel June 21, 2005

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Subterranean Masquerade - Suspended Animation Dreams
rel June 21, 2005

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The Chap - Ham
rel June 27, 2005

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Cloud Cult - Advise from the Happy Hippopotamus
rel June 2005

A painting of several of the lyrical elements from Illinois: UFOs and Superman fly over the Chicago skyline, with a goat standing in the bottom left corner and a gangster in a pinstripe suit standing on the right. Above this, text reads "SUFJAN STEVENS invites you to: Come on feel the ILLINOISE" in a variety of scripts and colors.
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
rel July 4, 2005

Time to Echolocate
The Ebb and Flow - Time to Echolocate
rel July 12, 2005

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The Most Serene Republic - Underwater Cinematographer
rel July 12, 2005



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Wolf Parade - Wolf Parade
rel July 12, 2005

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Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself
rel July 18, 2005

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Lights on the Highway - Lights on the Highway
rel July 18, 2005

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Clor - Clor
rel July 12, 2005

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Veda - The Weight of an Empty Room
rel July 26, 2005

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Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
rel August 9, 2005

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Minus the Bear - Menos el Oso
rel August 23, 2005

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Neverending White Lights - Act I: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies
rel August 23, 2005

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The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
rel August 23, 2005

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Facing New York - Facing New York
rel August 30, 2005

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Opeth - Ghost Reveries
rel August 30, 2005

The Drive Home
The Age of Rockets - The Drive Home
rel September 1, 2005

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Between the Buried and Me - Alaska
rel September 6, 2005

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Sigur Rós - Takk...
rel September 12, 2005

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Strap the Button - What Kind of Rat Bastard Psychotic Would Play That Song Right Now at This Moment?
rel September 14, 2005

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Oceansize - Everyone Into Position
rel September 19, 2005

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Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV: Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
rel September 20, 2005


Zero Hour - A Fragile Mind
rel September 20, 2005

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Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites
rel September 26, 2005

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Abandoned Pools - Armed to the Teeth
rel September 27, 2005

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Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
rel September 27, 2005

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King's X - Ogre Tones
rel September 27, 2005

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Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
rel September 27, 2005

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Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
rel October 4, 2005

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Pure Reason Revolution - Cautionary Tales for the Brave [Mini Album]
rel November 29, 2005

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Kiss Kiss - Kiss Kiss [EP]
rel October 11, 2005

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Burst - Origo
rel October 17, 2005 (Europe)

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Wolfmother - Wolfmother
rel October 31, 2005 (Australia)

Paulson - All at Once (Cover Artwork)
Paulson - All at Once
rel November 22, 2005

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System of a Down - Hypnotize
rel November 22, 2005



Dikta - 2005 Hunting For Happiness
Dikta - Hunting for Happiness
rel November 2005

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Lehto and Wright - The Thrashing Machine and Other Stories
rel December 5, 2005


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The Stiletto Formal - Masochism in the Place of Romance [EP]
rel 2005

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This Will Destroy You - Young Mountain
rel 2005