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Since I don't have a clue about those Rolling Stone albums I thought I'd start my own thread!

I'll offer up a few that I loved from this year:

In no particular order.

- Smog: A River Ain't Too Much to Love (possibly his best album, or at least a tie with Dongs of Sevotion)

- Bell Orchestre: Recording a tape the colour of light (great debut album!)

- Wolf Parade: Wolf Parade (great debut album, sorta!)

- Feist: Let it Die (more canadiana. YES!)

- Calexico/Iron & Wine (forget the title but I can't stop listening to this)

- M. Ward: Transistor Radio (not as strong a follow-up to Transfiguration as I'd hoped for but still freakin' great)

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:

(Stuff I've heard great things about but haven't checked out yet)

- Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeny-Superwolf

- Beck - Guero!

- black mountain - s/t

- Coletrane- Live at the Half Note

- Wilco- Kicking TV (Live)

Also:

Broken Social Scene- s/t (a bit too hit and miss to make the list for me)

Tortoise and Will Oldham- The Brave and the Bold (didn't think much of it at first but this is growing on me)

Islands: Return to the sea (doesn't come out 'till 2006 but this is going to be a big hit I think)

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Although I won't attempt to rank 50 albums that I listened to this year, here is a quick list of what caught my attention this year:

- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - self titled

- Sufjan Stevens- Illinoise

- Neil Young- Prairie Wind

- Beck- Guero

- The Decemberists- Picaresque

- The Mars Volta- Frances the Mute

Once again, there was just too much to listen to this year to really embrace the whole spectrum.

I was disappointed by Get Behind Me Satan by the White Stripes, and my guilty pleasure record is The Cookbook by Missy Elliott.

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