Over the holidays I put together my best of 2005 mixtape. Taking my favorite indie rock, electronica and hip-hop tracks released this year into one solid block of sounds. Think of it as a time capsule to unearth in the future when you can bring back System of a Down and Bloc Party and explain to your kids what some band called "Death Cab for Cutie" was like.
This mix is available as a download from my site. These tracks are not ranked from best to least best, just mixed together in the best way possible.
Kanye West - Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Depche Mode - Precious
Interpol - Evil
M83 - Don't Save Us From the Flames
Bloc Party - Like Eating Glass (Ladytron Remix)
She Wants Revenge - Out of Control
Teagan and Sara - Walking With a Ghost
Foo Fighters - Best of You
System of a Down - B.Y.O.B.
Mudvayne - Happy?
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
Fischerspooner - Never Win
Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister
Franz Ferdinand - Walk Away
Death Cab for Cutie - Soul Meets Body
John Legend - Ordinary People
The Game - Hate it or Love it
Royksopp - What Else is There?
Nine Inch Nails - Right Where it Belongs
Team Sleep - Ever (Foreign Flag)
For more 2005 remembrances, read Culture Drift.