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Best of 2005: Releases

New stuff we spun for you on WFUV in 2005, in alphabetical order.

The Best of 2005 Listener Poll Results | WFUV Staff Picks

ARTISTALBUMLABEL
Abdel WrightAbdel WrightInterscope
Aimee MannThe Forgotten ArmSuperEgo
Al GreenEverything's OKBlue Note
Al KooperBlack CoffeeFavored Nations
Alana DavisSurrender DorothyTigress/Telarc
Alison BrownStolen MomentsCompass
Amadou & MariamDiamanche a BamakoNonesuch
Amos LeeAmos LeeBlue Note
Amy RayPromDaemon
Amy RigbyLittle FugitiveSignature Sounds
Andrew BirdAndrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of EggsRighteous Babe
Ani DiFrancoKnuckle DownRighteous Babe
Antony & the JohnsonsI Am a Bird NowSecretly Canadian
AqualungStrange and BeautifulRed Ink/Columbia
Assembly of DustThe Honest HourHybrid
B.B. King & Friends80UMe/Universal
BeckGueroInterscope
Ben FoldsSongs For SilvermanEpic
Ben LeeAwake is the New SleepNew West
Ben TaylorAnother Run Around the SunIris
Bettye LavetteI've Got My Own Hell to RaiseANTI/Epitaph
Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubHowlRCA
Blind Boys of AlabamaAtom BombReal World/Virgin
Blue MerleBurning in the SunIsland
Bob DylanNo Direction Home: The Bootleg Series Vol.7Columbia
Bob MarleyAfrica Unite: The Singles CollectionIsland
Bonnie RaittSouls AlikeCapitol
Brandi CarlileBrandi CarlileRed Ink/Columbia
Brazilian GirlsBrazilian GirlsVerve Forecast
Brendan BensonThe Alternative to LoveV2
Brett DennenBrett DennenFlagship
Brian SetzerRockabilly Riot: A Tribute to Sun RecordsSurfdog
Bright EyesDigital Ash in a Digital UrnSaddle Creek
Bright EyesI'm Wide Awake It's MorningSaddle Creek
Bruce CockburnSpeechlessRounder
Bruce SpringsteenDevils & DustColumbia
Buck 65This Right Here is Buck 65V2
Buckwheat ZydecoJackpot!Tomorrow
Buddy GuyBring 'Em InSilvertone/Jive
Burning SpearOur MusicBurning Music
Campbell BrothersCan You Feel It?rope-a-dope
Caitlin Cary/Thad CockrellBegoniasYep Roc
Calexico/Iron and WineIn the ReinsOvercoat
Cerys MatthewsCockahoopRough Trade
Charlie SextonCruel and Gentle ThingsBack Porch
Christine LavinFolkzingerAppleseed
Clem SnideEnd of LovespinART
ColdplayX & YCapitol
Corey HarrisDaily BreadRounder
Cowboy JunkiesEarly 21st Century BluesZOE/Rounder
Dar WilliamsMy Better SelfRazor & Tie
Dave Matthews BandStand UpRCA
Dave's True StoryNatureBepop
David GrayLife in Slow MotionATO/RCA
David PoeLove is Red7Twenty Records
Death Cab For CutiePlansAtlantic
Delbert McClintonCost of LivingNew West
Dios (Malos)Dios (Malos)Star Time
Dolly PartonThose Were the DaysSugar Hill
DovesSome CitiesHeavenly/EMI
Dwight YoakamBlame the VainNew West
Ed HarcourtStrangersAstralwerks
Eliza GilkysonParadise HotelRed House
Ellis PaulAmerican Jukebox FablesRounder
Emiliana TorriniFisherman's WomanSanctuary
Eric ClaptonBack HomeReprise
Erin McKeownWe Will Become Like BirdsNettwerk
FeistLet it DieCherry Tree/Interscope
Fiona AppleExtraordinary MachineEpic
Francis DunneryThe Gulley Flats BoysAquarian Nation
Frank BlackHoneycombBack Porch
Gillian WelchBlack Star EPAcony
GomezOut WestATO
Graham ParkerSongs of No ConsequenceBloodshot
Greg TrooperMake It Through This WorldSugar Hill
Herbie HancockPossibilitiesVector
Hubert SumlinAbout Them ShoesTone-Cool/Artemis
Imogen HeapSpeak For YourselfRCA/Megaphone
IvyIn the ClearNettwerk
Jack JohnsonInbetween DreamsBrushfire/Universal
Jackie GreeneSweet Somewhere BoundVerve Forecast
Jackson BrowneSolo Acoustic, Vol.1Inside Recordings
James McMurtryChildish ThingsCompadre
Jamie CullumCatching TalesVerve Forecast
Jess KleinStrawberry LoverRykodisc
Jerry DouglasThe Best Kept SecretKOCH
Jim BoggiaSafe in SoundBluhammock
Jimmie Dale GilmoreCome on BackRounder
Joan BaezBowery SongsKOCH
John CaleBlack AcetateAstralwerks
Joe CockerHeart & SoulNew Door/UME
John Butler TrioSunrise Over SeaJarrah/Lava
John HammondIn Your Arms AgainBack Porch
John HiattMaster of DisasterNew West
John Mayer TrioTry!: John Mayer Trio Live in ConcertColumbia
John PrineFair & SquareOh Boy
John ScofieldThat's What I Say: The Music of Ray CharlesVerve
Josh JoplinJaywalkerEleven Thirty/Red Eye
Josh RouseNashvilleRykodisc
Judd and MaggieSubjectsRCAVictor
Judith OwenLost and FoundCentury of Progress
Kate BushAerialColumbia
Kathleen EdwardsBack to MeZOE/Rounder
Keren AnnNolitaMetro Blue
Kieran McGeeAnonymousStanton Street
Kyle RiabkoBeforeAware/Columbia
Laura CantrellHumming By the Flowered VineMatador
Laura VeirsFear of MeteorsNonesuch
Leo Kottke/Mike Gordon Sixty Six StepsRCAVictor
Little BarrieWe Are Little BarrieArtemis
Lizz WrightDreaming Wide AwakeVerve Forecast
Los Super 7Heartd it on the XTelarc
Lou BarlowEmohMerge
Loudon Wainwright IIIHere Come the ChoppersSovereign Artists
Lucinda WilliamsLive at the Fillmore WestLost Highway
M. WardTransistor RadioMerge
Magnolia Electric Co.What Comes After the BluesSecretly Canadian
Maia SharpFine Upstanding CitizenKOCH
MaktubSay What You MeanVelour
MarahIf You Didn't Laugh You'd CryYep Roc
Maria Taylor11:11Saddle Creek
Marianne FaithfullBefore the PoisonANTI/Epitaph
Mark GearyGhostsSignature Sounds
Martha WainwrightMartha WainwrightZOE/Rounder
Mary GauthierMercy NowLost Highway
MatisyahuLive at Stubb'sOr/Jdub
Merle HaggardChicago WindCapitol
Michael PennMr. Hollywood, Jr. 1947spinART
Michelle ShockedDon't Ask Don't TellMighty Sound/Music Allies
Mike DoughtyHaughty MelodicATO
MobyHotelV2
Nada SurfThe Weight is a GiftBarsuk
Nanci GriffithHearts in MindNew Door/Universal
Neil Diamond12 SongsColumbia
Neil YoungPrairie WindReprise
New PornographersTwin CinemaMatador
Nic Armstrong & the ThievesThe Greatest White LiarNew West
Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsAbattoir Blues/The Lyre of OrpheusMute/Epitaph
Nickel CreekWhy Should the Fire Die?Sugar Hill
North Mississippi AllstarsElectric Blue WatermelonATO
Nouvelle VagueNouvelle VagueV2
Paul BradySay What You FeelCompass
Paul McCartneyChaos & Creation in the BackyardCapitol
Paul WellerAs is NowYep Roc
Raul MidonState of MindManhattan
Ray DaviesThanksgiving DayV2
Regina SpektorSoviet KitschSire
Richard HawleyColes CornerMute
Richard ThompsonFront Parlour BalladsCooking Vinyl
Ringo StarrChoose LoveKOCH
RingsideRingsideGeffen/Interscope
Robbers on High StreetTree CityNew Line
Robert CrayTwentySanctuary
Robert Earl KeenWhat I Really MeanKOCH
Robert PlantThe Mighty RearrangerSanctuary
Rodney CrowellThe OutsiderSugar Hill/DMZ/Columbia
Roomful of BluesStanding Room OnlyAlligator
Ry CooderChavez RavineNonesuch
Ryan Adams & the CardinalsCold RosesLost Highway
Ryan AdamsJacksonville City NightsLost Highway
SantanaAll That I AmArista
Sarah Lee Guthrie/Johnny IrionExplorationNew West
Sexsmith & KerrDestination Unknown 
Shannon McNallyGeronimoBack Porch/Virgin
Shelby LynneSuit YourselfCapitol
Sheryl CrowWildflowerA&M
Sigur RosTakk...Geffen/Interscope
Sinead O'ConnorThrow Down Your ArmsSanctuary
Solomon BurkeMake Do With What You GotShout!
Son VoltOkemah and the Melody of RiotTransmit Sound/Legacy
SouliveBreakoutConcord
SpoonGimme FictionMerge
Spottiswoode and His EnemiesBuilding a RoadGrantham Dispatch
StarsSet Yourself on FireArts & Crafts
Stephen StillsMan Alive!Pyramid
Stevie WonderA Time to LoveMotown
SupergrassRoad to RouenCapitol
Susan TedeschiHope and DesireVerve Forecast
Susie SuhSusie SuhEpic
Teenage FanclubMan-MadeMerge
The Bad PlusSuspicious ActivityColumbia
The CoralThe Invisible InvasionDeltasonic/Columbia
The DecemberistsPicaresqueKill Rock Stars
The DevlinsWavesNettwerk
The DuhksThe DuhksVanguard
The KennedysHalf a Million MilesAppleseed
The KnittersThe Modern Sound of the KnittersRounder
The PerishersLet There Be MorningNettwerk
The PersuasionsSing U2Chesky
The RedwallsDe NovaCapitol
The Rolling StonesA Bigger BangVirgin
The String Cheese IncidentOne Step CloserSCIFidelity
The WallflowersRebel, SweetheartInterscope
The White StripesGet Behind Me SatanV2
Thievery CorporationThe Cosmic GameESL
Tim O'BrienCornbread NationSugar Hill
Tori AmosThe BeekeeperEpic
Toshi ReagonHave You HeardRighteous Babe
Tracy ChapmanWhere You LiveElektra/Atlantic
Tracy GrammerFlower of AvalonSignature Sounds
Trey AnastasioShineColumbia
Turin BrakesJackinaBoxAstralwerks
Van MorrisonMagic TimeGeffen
Vance GilbertUnfamiliar MoonDisismye
Various Artists"Elizabethtown" SoundtrackRCA
Various ArtistsBonnaroo Music Festival 2005Sanctuary
Various ArtistsI Believe to My SoulRhino/Hear Music
Various ArtistsSix Feet Under: Everything Ends SoundtrackAstralwerks
Various ArtistsStubbs the Zombie SoundtrackShout Factory
Various ArtistsSweetheart 2005Hear music
Various ArtistsThis Bird Has Flown: Tribute to Beatles' Rubber SoulRazor & Tie
Various ArtistsVerve Remixed 3Verve
WilcoKicking Television: Live in ChicagoNonesuch
Willie NelsonCountrymanLost Highway
Without GravityTenderfootOne Little Indian
Xavier RuddSolaceFoundation Records/Universal