2005 Music Journal

The Best of 2005:
1. Sufjan Stevens – Come On! Feel the Illinoise! A+
2. Eisley – Room Noises A-
3. Mae – The Everglow A-
4. Nickel Creek – Why Should the Fire Die? A-
5. Switchfoot – Nothing Is Sound A-
6. Thrice – Vheissu A-
7. Jars of Clay – Redemption Songs B+
8. Dream Theater – Octavarium B+
9. David Crowder Band – A Collision B+
10. Mew – And the Glass Handed Kites B+

Honorable Mention:
11. Copeland – In Motion B+
12. Elbow – Leaders of the Free World B+
13. The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema B+
14. Sigur Rós – Takk… B+
15. Olivia the Band – Olivia the Band B+
16. Anberlin – Never Take Friendship Personal B
17. John Reuben – The Boy Vs. the Cynic B
18. Kevin Max – The Imposter B
19. Doves – Some Cities B
20. The Myriad – You Can’t Trust a Ladder B

The Rest:
Coldplay – X&Y B-
Over the Rhine – Drunkard’s Prayer B-
Falling Up – Dawn Escapes B-
Delirious? – The Mission Bell B-
House of Heroes – House of Heroes B-
Death Cab for Cutie – Plans
Rob Thomas – Something to Be B-
Andrew Bird – The Mysterious Production of Eggs B-
Dean Gray – American Edit B-
Shaun Groves – White Flag B-
Superchic[k] – Beauty from Pain B-
Various Artists – Ultimate Music Makeover: The Songs of Michael W. Smith B-
Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams B-
Sara Groves – Station Wagon B-
Ken Oak Band – Symposium B-
Jason Mraz – Mr. A-Z B-
Joy Williams – Genesis B-
Phil Joel – The Deliberate People C+
Nichole Nordeman – Brave C+
Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill Acoustic C+
Andrew Peterson – The Far Country C+
Blindside – The Great Depression C+
Corrinne May – Safe in a Crazy World C+
Derek Webb – Mockingbird C+
Third Day – Wherever You Are C+
Chris Rice – Amusing C+
Fort Minor – The Rising Tied C+
Sara Groves – Add to the Beauty C
Rebecca St. James – If I Had One Chance to Tell You Something C
Lifehouse – Lifehouse C
John Mayer Trio – Try! C
Thousand Foot Krutch – The Art of Breaking C
Matt Redman – Blessed Be Your Name: The Songs of Matt Redman C
4th Avenue Jones – Stereo: The Evolution of HipRockSoul C
The Juliana Theory – Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat C
M.I.A. – Arular C
Passion Worship Band – How Great Is Our God C
Various Artists – Happy Christmas, Vol. 4 C
Vic Chesnutt – Ghetto Bells C

Dishonorable Mention:
14. Bethany Dillon – Imagination C-
13. ZOEgirl – Room to Breathe C-
12. Various Artists – Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia C-
11. Jaci Velasquez – Beauty Has Grace D+
10. Dave Matthews Band – Stand Up D+
9. Casting Crowns – Lifesong D+
8. Krystal Meyers – Krystal Meyers D
7. Audio Adrenaline – Until My Heart Caves In D
6. Various Artists – Come Let Us Adore Him: A Christmas Worship Experience D
5. Various Artists – Second Chance Soundtrack D
4. Scott Stapp – The Great Divide F
3. Josh Bates – Perfect Day F
2. Kutless – Strong Tower F
1. FFH – Voice from Home F

Compilations/EPs/Singles/Re-releases:
Iron & Wine – Woman King EP B+
Iron & Wine/Calexico – In the Reins EP B+
David Crowder Band – Sunsets & Sushi: Experiments in Spectral Deconstruction B
Justis Kao – Acoustically Me EP B
The Fiery Furnaces – EP B-
Relient K – Apathetic EP B-

Don’t Get It, So I Can’t Rate It:
The Decemberists – Picaresque
Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine

Last Update: 8/5/13

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