Best lps of the musically rather disappointing year 2005

A Listmania! list by Rolex Tharsus
 
Jesu
1.  Jesu by Jesu
The list author says:
  "Young Justin Broadrick manages to simultaneously create thee heaviest and the most beautiful lp of the year. Absolutely absorbing."
£22.94   Used & New from: £11.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw
2.  The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw by Pelican
The list author says:
  "One of those lps which makes time and the outside world completely irrelevant when you listen to it."
Used & New from: £9.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Achtung Bono
3.  Achtung Bono by Half Man Half Biscuit
The list author says:
  "Nigel is still the best lyricist on the planet. You cannot listen to this record without the biggest grin on yer face. "I'm driving backwards at peak hour...""
£24.56   Used & New from: £9.83
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Awfully Deep
4.  Awfully Deep by Roots Manuva
The list author says:
  "Mr Rodney Smith once again proves that the UK produces the most interesting and innovative hip-hop on the planet. His finest to date."
£7.38   Used & New from: £0.22
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

LCD Soundsystem
5.  LCD Soundsystem by LCD Soundsystem
The list author says:
  "Comes across like a mix of post-punk, Kraftwerk & the Lo Fidelity Allstars. Need I say more?"
£20.27   Used & New from: £1.41
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Freakishly Strong
6.  Freakishly Strong by Dirty Diggers
The list author says:
  "Zebra Traffic is home to some top UK hip-hop acts, and this was the best release to come from that label in 2005. Honest hip-hop with none of the usual cliches."
£6.99   Used & New from: £3.04
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Multiply
7.  Multiply by Jamie Lidell
The list author says:
  "Jamie has one of the best voices around, and this is a soul masterpiece."
£12.08   Used & New from: £0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Garden of Unearthly Delights
8.  Garden of Unearthly Delights by Cathedral
The list author says:
  "Ignoring the prog workout that is the title track (one listen is probably enuogh), this is Cathedral on their best form since Carnival Bizarre."
£5.04
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Take London
9.  Take London by Herbaliser
The list author says:
  "Yet another quality release from the Herbaliser. They never ever disappoint. Excellent guest vocals from Cappo."
£8.75   Used & New from: £1.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

At The Soundless Dawn
10.  At The Soundless Dawn by Red Sparowes
The list author says:
  "More top quality epic-instrumental-post-rock/ hardcore from the lovely people at Neurot."
£10.25   Used & New from: £4.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Pushin' On
11.  Pushin' On by Quantic Soul Orchestra
The list author says:
  "QSO - they promise to funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk."
£10.36   Used & New from: £1.20
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Sieg Howdy
12.  Sieg Howdy by Jello Biafra
The list author says:
  "Vastly superior to Never Breathe What you Can't See, Melvins sounding more like Melvins and Biafra on top form."
£10.42   Used & New from: £7.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Easy Way Out
13.  The Easy Way Out by Fixit Kid
The list author says:
  "Bleach era Nirvana being battered to death by Rapeman, Unsane and Helmet? Don't mind if I do sir!"
£15.30   Used & New from: £0.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Ruder Forms Survive
14.  Ruder Forms Survive by The Capricorns
The list author says:
  "What you'd think might be a UK sludge supergroup turns out to be a band who rival most of the artists on Neurot. Except Neurosis of course."
£8.82   Used & New from: £0.09
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Firewood
15.  Firewood by Witchcraft
The list author says:
  "The greatest lp of 1972. Or... where Sabbath's good tunes went when Dio joined..."
£12.25   Used & New from: £6.90
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Purity Pledge
16.  Purity Pledge by Todd
The list author says:
  "In here for similar reasons as Fixit Kid - a glorious Melvins meets AmRep on Sub Pop racket. Even though it was actually released in 2004. Whoops."
£6.84   Used & New from: £2.82

Walky Talkyz
17.  Walky Talkyz by First Rate
The list author says:
  "Yet more quality UK hip-hop from the scratch perv. Gets better with every listen."
£5.70   Used & New from: £0.01

Anthology - This Station Is Non-Operational [CD+DVD]
18.  Anthology - This Station Is Non-Operational [CD+DVD] by At the Drive-In
The list author says:
  "OK. So a greatest hits shouldn't really count, but it should not be forgotten exactly how good ATD-I were. Now stop this Sparta/ Mars Volta rubbish and REFORM PLEASE!!!"
£7.97   Used & New from: £1.49
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Music's Made Of Memories
19.  Music's Made Of Memories by Treva Whateva
The list author says:
  "A good fun breakbeat lp. Party like it's 1998 people."
£8.21   Used & New from: £0.24
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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