What I listened to in 2005

Not all of these songs/albums came out in 2005, but I don’t claim to be ahead of the curve when it comes to popular music.


  • Björk: Medúlla
  • Brazilian Girls: Brazilian Girls – a birthday gift from a friend. Cool irreverent fun.
  • The Delays: Faded Seaside Glamour – this was a lifesaver last February when Summer seemed years away.
  • The Ditty Bops: The Ditty Bops – They showed up at CBGB’s 212 Lounge to play after a friend’s band and I was completely charmed.
  • Elliot Smith: From A Basement On The Hill
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School: White People
  • Beck: Midnite Vultures


  • “Wishing on a Star” – original recording by Rose Royce & covered by Luka Bloom
  • “Give Me Your Love” by Curtis Mayfield from the Superfly soundtrack. The whole soundtrack is excellent, but this is the track I’m most taken with.
  • “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell. This song is included on a couple of Top XXX Song lists not to mention covered many times, but I didn’t ever take note of it until going to see a comedy troup from Great Britain who used it in a sketch.

One of my resolutions for 2006 is to blog about music throughout the year instead waiting to the end.