Drowned in Sound 2005 Listening Club - intro thread

Hi all,

I floated the idea of a 2005 listening club over in Sean’s recent best of 2004 thread, I thought I’d have a go at organising and running one. So, here’s how I’m proposing it would work:

  • submit me (preferably by PM, but in this thread is also fine) a list of albums you really like from 2005 - somewhere between five and ten please. You don’t need to put them in order but you can if you wish
  • I will tabulate all the responses
  • I’ll take the top 35 most-voted for albums and, to make sure it doesn’t just end up totally predictable, 15 random ones from the rest of the responses, and make a long list
  • I’ll then order them roughly based on when they came out in 2005 and - bingo - we have a a weekly listening club, with two weeks off at the end of the year for Christmas

How does that sound?

Here are some lists to get you inspired:

DiS (top 46 for some reason):





Resident Advisor best of 2005:


These are just some examples - please share any other lists here (particularly more genre press ones?)

Happy to take any feedback on how this should run or on any other general questions :slight_smile:


Thanks to those who’ve already sent over lists.

And, hey, it’s friday afternoon! You’re probably not doing a whole lot of work! So it’s a totally good time to dip into some nostalgia and sort out your list.

Dalek - Absence is my only pick

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Going through Wikipedia’s list of 2005 releases, this is my ten (not in order)

The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
Opeth - Ghost Reveries
NIN - With Teeth
Trail of Dead - World’s Apart
Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
Low - The Great Destroyer
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
British Sea Power - Open Season
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans


Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Yourcodenameis:milo - Ignoto
British Sea Power - Open Season
Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only
Clor - s/t
Giant Drag - Hearts and Unicorns
The Rakes - Capture/Release
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
QOTSA - Lullabies to Paralyze
Bright Eyes - Digital Ash in a Digital Urn


Great year. Tough to separate 2004 and 2005 for the best years of the decade.

Bloc Party — Silent Alarm
Wolf Parade — Apologies to the Queen Mary
Goldfrapp — Supernature
Nine Inch Nails — With Teeth
The Duke Spirit — Cuts Across the Land
Garbage — Bleed Like Me
Depeche Mose — Playing the Angel
Ladytron — The Witching Hour
BRMC — Howl
Billy Corgan — The Future Embrace
Sons & Daughters — The Repulsion Box


Whoops. One too many, and not submitted by PM.

Just disqualify me.

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Submitted here is absolutely fine! And don’t worry about the extra, it makes up for @jordan_229 posting only one (classic Jordo).


Boards of Canada “Campfire Headphase”
Eluvium “Talk Amongst the Trees”
Fennesz and Sakamoto “Sala Santa Celicia”
My Morning Jacket “Z”

  1. Vitalic - Ok Cowboy
  2. Broadcast - Tender Buttons
  3. Ladytron - Witching Hour
  4. Gorillaz - Demon Days
  5. St Etienne - Tales From Turnpike House
  6. LCD Soundsystem - S/T

Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
BRMC - Howl
Low - The Great Destroyer
Slater Kinney - The Woods
Electrelane - Axes
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - S/T
Brakes - Give Blood
Mew - …And the glass handed kites
Sunn O))) - Black 1
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree

Tried to avoid some of the big releases (LCD, Sufjan ect…) As they’ll be chosen anyway

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The Chemical Brothers - Push the Button
NIN - With Teeth
The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
Sleater Kinney - The Woods
Sigur Ros - Takk
Kate Bush - Aerial
Dalek - Absence
LCD Soundsytsem - s/t
Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself

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Nice thread - good one @guntrip

Matson Jones - S/T
Colleen - The Golden Morning Breaks
Electrelane - Axes
Matt Sweeney/Bonnie Prince Billy - Superwolf
Grandaddy - Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla
Broadcast - Tender Buttons
Andrew Bird - And the Mysterious Production of Eggs
Jeff Hanson - S/T
Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers
Grouper - Way Their Crept

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I miss Test Icicles and their stupid name but good songs.


damn, forgot Mew!

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Me too. Listened to the album not long ago. It’s age really well imo

She’s not just a great P.I.

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Hello - if I have either responded to your DM directly or liked your post in here, your choices have been tallied. Thanks!

Those who still want to vote - please do! I’ll be taking suggestions (and periodically bumping this thread) for a while yet.

(And please vote for stuff already in this thread if you want)


The Cribs - The New Fellas
Giant Drag - Hearts & Unicorns
Sister Vanilla - Little Pop Rock
Franz Ferdinand - YCHISMB
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - s/t