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Top Ten albums of 2005

Paul Usher
 
Funeral
Funeral
"Original, Inventive, Macabre yet Uplifting.  Everything you could want from an album.  Was like listening to 'OK Computer' for the first time all over again!  Best track - Power Out"
Silent Alarm
Silent Alarm
"The first great album of the year.  Bloc Party are urgent and make you want to dance and cry at the same time.  Best Track - Banquet"
X&Y
X&Y
"Coldplay are wondrous, grandiose globe-staddling megastars, but not absent-minded enough like U2 to make a  bad album.  X & Y is immense.  Best Track - Fix You"
Down in Albion
Down in Albion
"Wonderfully shambolic, headonistic and poetic.  Pete is a true troubled genius.  Best Track - Albion"
The Back Room
The Back Room
"Editors are unashamedly 80's and their Smiths/Joy Division esque space-pop is wonderful and beautifully crafted.  Best Track - Fall"
And The Glass Handed Kites
And The Glass Handed Kites
"Probably me favourite undiscovered record of the year.  A spine-tingling Concept album from Denmark's finest.  This is really lovely!  Best Track - Apocalypso"
Some Cities
Some Cities
"Another epic, atmospheric album from Doves who never fail to produce the goods.  So emotional at times and drenched with the feeling of living in a hopeless city.  Best Track - Almost Forgot Myself"
Alligator
Alligator
"Success at last for some of New York's finest.  Alligator is a slow, brroding record much in the style of Interpol, yet more fragile.  Best Track - Mr November"
Capture / Release
Capture / Release
"A fast-paced gem from London boys The Rakes.  Every track him builds seemlessly in to the next.  Brilliant scruffy pop.  Best Track -  We Are All Animals"
I Am A Bird Now
I Am A Bird Now
"A Haunting voice, a piano laden gem from the mysterious man. His voice is so original and the album inspires a whole range of emotions.  Best Track - Hope There's Someone"