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.
- BjÃ¶rk: MedÃºlla
- 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.