For the first time, I actually bought enough albums in a given year to make a top ten (I think I'm up to 17 discs from 2005). So, here are my favorite ten albums of the past year:
1 - Elevator
Listening to this album, I caught myself thinking, “Maybe this will be the song I won’t like.” Maybe it’s because the album is so short, but I never found that song.
2 - Extraordinary Machine
I wasn’t happy that the actual version of this album scrapped some of the Jon Brion – produced (read: better) versions of songs, especially ‘Not About Love,’ but after I decided to stop listening to the leaked version (at least for the time being) my feelings of disappointment were replaced by the realization that this is still a great disc.
3 - Punches
When I was working on this list, I was trying to think of what exactly it is about this album that makes me like it so much. I still can’t put my finger on it, but lately I’ve played it more than anything but ‘Elevator…