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Best Northwest Releases of 2005: Imaginary Staff Picks

You weren't the only one we asked to vote. We asked our imaginary staffers to gather their best-of-the-year lists too! Here's what has been in highest rotation on our iPods this year.

{50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1}
{top 100} * {imaginary picks}

Overall Imaginary Staff Picks for Best Northwest Releases of 2005

  1. The Long Winters, Ultimatum
  2. Daylight Basement, Any Kind of Pretty
  3. Death Cab for Cutie, Plans
  4. Tullycraft, Disenchanted Hearts Unite
  5. Harvey Danger, Little By Little
  6. Math & Physics Club, Movie Ending Romance/Weekends Away
  7. The Elephants, The Elephants
  8. The Decemberists, Picaresque
  9. The Catch, Get Cool
  10. Slender Means, Neon & Ruin

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Char, Imaginary Girl

  1. The Decemberists, Picaresque
  2. Death Cab for Cutie, Plans
  3. Minus the Bear, Menos El Oso
  4. Tennis Pro, Cassie's Junior Varsity Make-Out Squad
  5. Harvey Danger, Little By Little
  6. Aqueduct, I Sold Gold
  7. Blue Scholars, The Long March
  8. Crooked Fingers, Dignity and Shame
  9. Dear Darling, Songs of Friends and Family
  10. Fruit Bats, Spelled in Bones

Dana, Imaginary Girl

  1. The Elephants, The Elephants
  2. Tullycraft, Disenchanted Hearts Unite
  3. Daylight Basement, Any Kind of Pretty
  4. Math & Physics Club, Movie Ending Romance/Weekends Away
  5. Slender Means, Neon & Ruin
  6. The Long Winters, Ultimatum EP
  7. The Catch, Get Cool
  8. Infomatik, Technologies
  9. Tea for Julie, Division
  10. The Pale Pacific, Urgency

Liz, Imaginary Girl

  1. Math & Physics Club, Movie Ending Romance/Weekends Away
  2. Boat, Life is a Shipwreck, We Must Remember To Sing In The Life Boats
  3. The Elephants, The Elephants
  4. The Catch, Get Cool
  5. The Long Winters, Ultimatum EP
  6. The Divorce, The Gifted Program
  7. The Wedding Present, Take Fountain
  8. Love Hotel, Masculine Feminine EP
  9. New Pornographers, Twin Cinema
  10. Tullycraft, Disenchanted Hearts Unite

ChrisB

  • A Frames, Black Forest
  • The Catch, Get Cool
  • Daylight Basement, Any Kind of Pretty
  • Harvey Danger, Little By Little
  • New Pornographers, Twin Cinema
  • Anna Oxygen, Meet Jennifer 7"
  • Sleater-Kinney, The Woods
  • Slender Means, Neon & Ruin
  • Tennis Pro, Cassie's Junior Varsity Make-Out Squad
  • The Pale Pacific, Urgency

Chris Estey

  1. The Long Winters, Ultimatum EP
  2. Daylight Basement, Any Kind Of Pretty
  3. Degenerate Art Ensemble, The Bastress
  4. The Dead Science, Frost Giant
  5. Buttersprites, Buttersprites
  6. Damien Jurado, On My Way To Absence
  7. The Elephants, The Elephants
  8. The Withholders, Stay In My Corner
  9. Tennis Pro, Cassie's Junior Varsity Make-Out Squad
  10. Sameer Shukla, There's Only One Side Tonight

Erik Gonzalez

  1. The Decemberists, Picaresque
  2. Sleater Kinney, The Woods
  3. Stephen Malkmus, Face the Truth
  4. Mon Frere, Real Vampires
  5. Death Cab for Cutie, Plans

imaginary boy embracey, Film and Theater Editor

  1. New Pornographers, Twin Cinema
  2. The Decemberists, Picaresque
  3. Math & Physics Club, Movie Ending Romance/Weekends Away
  4. Boat, Life is a Shipwreck, We Must Remember to Sing in the Lifeboats
  5. The Salteens, Let Go of Your Bad Days

imaginary jessica

  • Blue Scholars, The Long March
  • Crystal Skulls, Blocked Numbers
  • The Divorce, The Gifted Program
  • Mono In VCF, The Voltage Control EP
  • Slender Means, Neon & Ruin

Joseph Riippi, Imaginary NYC Correspondent

  1. Tullycraft, Disenchanted Hearts Unite
  2. Crooked Fingers, Dignity and Shame
  3. New Pornographers, Twin Cinema
  4. The Long Winters, Ultimatum EP
  5. Luke Temple, Hold a Match for a Gasoline World
  6. Boat, Life is a Shipwreck, We Must Remember to Sing in the Lifeboats
  7. 31 Knots, Talk Like Blood
  8. Sleater-Kinney, The Woods
  9. Banner Barbados, Since Your Caught My Eye Demo
  10. Colin Meloy, Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey

sero(tone)n, Imaginary Calendar Editor

  • Awesome, Delaware
  • Crooked Fingers, Dignity and Shame
  • Crystal Skulls, Blocked Numbers
  • Daylight Basement, Any Kind of Pretty
  • Death Cab for Cutie, Plans
  • The Decemberists, Picaresque
  • Math & Physics Club, Movie Ending Romance/Weekends Away
  • Minus the Bear, Menos El Oso
  • The Sun-Ups, The Fatal Flaw
  • Tullycraft, Disenchanted Hearts Unite

Stella

  1. Crystal Skulls, Blocked Numbers
  2. Brandi Carlile, Brandi Carlile
  3. Slender Means, Neon & Ruin
  4. Daylight Basement, Any Kind of Pretty
  5. Harvey Danger, Little By Little
  6. Blue Scholars, The Long March
  7. The Ruby Doe, Always With Wings
  8. The Valley, The Valley
  9. Minus the Bear, Menos El Oso
  10. Tea for Julie, Division

Travis Hay

  • Death Cab for Cutie, Plans
  • The Divorce, The Gifted Program
  • Harvey Danger, Little By Little
  • Kane Hodder, The Pleasure To Remain So Heartless
  • The Pale Pacific, Urgency
  • The Posies, Every Kind of Light
  • Schoolyard Heroes, Fantastic Wounds
  • Sleater-Kinney, The Woods
  • Super Deluxe, Surrender!
  • Vendetta Red, Sisters of the Red Death

{50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1}
{top 100} * {imaginary picks}

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