Show Post: In House #1523
Our march through some of the best music of 2005 continues today as we touch upon some of the best pop singles of the year-- meaning that you might hear anyone from Beck to Amy Rigby, but not Kelly Clarkson, if that makes any sense.
One thing is sure, even with those strict aesthetic guidelines to follow, there was certainly no shortage of great music to choose from for today's theme.
It was a year that was big on returns: both the long-awaited (Fiona Apple) and the long-awaited return to form (the aforementioned Beck) seemed to be in vogue. Hell, even Neil Diamond and Depeche Mode graced us with more than anybody thought they had left in them.
Neil Diamond (old school)
That having been said, there were plenty of welcome introductions as well. Martha Wainwright (Rufus' sister), Jamie Lidell, and Nic Armstrong & the Thieves all gave big hellos in 2005-- meanwhile, a solid class of fairly young singer-songwriters like Laura Veirs, Josh Rouse and Richard Hawley continued to establish themselves as consistently outstanding artists.
Elsewhere, Sinead O'Connor unretired with a reggae album, Nellie McKay told Sony to, "Get Away From Me," and Kanye West mortified Mike Meyers on national television with a public callout of the U.S. President.
In House #1523.
Focus: The Best of 2005: The Pop Singles.
BONUS MP3s from today's show:
Pernice Brothers: "Saddest Quo" (MP3)
Magic Numbers: "Love Me Like You" (MP3)
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