Top Music Picks for 2005
Dec 31, 2005 — Nic Harcourt, host of KCRW's popular Morning Becomes Eclectic and author of Music Lust, talks about his book, along with some of the best music you've probably missed this past year.
Dec 16, 2005 — All Songs Considered counts down the year’s best music. Host Bob Boilen talks with reviewers and listeners about their picks for the best CDs and songs of 2005. The show was originally webcast live on NPR.org
Dec 22, 2005 — Every year 35,000 new CDs are released. With all those artists clamoring for an audience, it's not surprising that some musical gems get overlooked. Three music business insiders share their picks for CDs that didn't get the attention they deserved.
Nov 27, 2005 — For the holiday edition, a selection of the year's best music. Choices range from Afro-Celt to Britain's Imogen Heap to the benefit compilation Our New Orleans.
Dec 20, 2005 — Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker offers his picks for the best music of the year, including Fiona Apple's latest album and a Bob Dylan DVD. He also addresses the topic of women in music, and he talks about the year in hip-hop. Tucker is the film critic for New York magazine.
Dec 16, 2005 — NPR reviewer Tom Moon shares his picks for the year's best CDs, from the lo-fi, indie folk of Iron and Wine to a newly discovered live recording by Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.
Dec 17, 2005 — NPR music reviewer Meredith Ochs shares her picks for the year's best CDs, from the "sacred-meets-profane" rock of the White Stripes to outlaw country singer Merle Haggard.
Dec 17, 2005 — All Things Considered music reviewer Will Hermes shares his picks for the 10 best CDs of 2005, from the "wonderfully strange" world of Animal Collective to the "gorgeous hymn rock" of Sigur Ros.
Dec 14, 2005 — Producer Derek Rath begins Day to Day series on the best music of 2005 with selections that span the globe, from India's Bollywood to New Orleans.
Dec 15, 2005 — Music critic John Brady picks his top three albums of 2005, including Don Lennon's Routine and self-titled releases from LCD Soundsystem and Innaway.