Kimchee Family Weighs in on Album Faves for 2005

Geoff Farina (ex-Karate): The Evens –The Evens (Dischord)

Chris Colbourn (Buffalo Tom / Hilken Mancini and Chris Colbourn): The Bats – At the National Grid (Magic Marker)

Hilken Mancini (Hilken Mancini and Chris Colbourn / The Count Me Outs): Tunnel of Love – Tunnel of Love (ECA)

Dylan Metrano (Tiger Saw): Picastro –Metal Cares (Polyvinyl)

Nat Baldwin (Tiger Saw / Nat Baldwin): Little Wings –Grow (K)

JR Gallagher (Tiger Saw / The Divorced): Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow (XL)

Jim Reynolds (Tiger Saw / The Deer): Brian Michael Roff & The Deer – Inventory (Keep)

Sam Rosen (Tiger Saw / Sam Rosen): Sleater-Kinney – The Woods (Sub Pop)

Juliet Nelson (Tiger Saw) – John Legend – Get Lifted (Sony)

Robert Fisher (Willard Grant Conspiracy): South San Gabriel – The Carlton Chronicles: Not Until the Operation’s Through (Misra)

David Michael Curry (Willard Grant Conspiracy / Empty House Cooperative / Thalia Zedek): The Dirty Three – Cinder (Touch & Go)

Josh Hillman (Willard Grant Conspiracy): Daniel Lanois – Belladonna (Anti)

Nedelle Torrisi (Nedelle): Deerhoof – Runners Four (Kill Rock Stars)

Paula Kelley (Paula Kelley): The Decemberists – Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)

Aaron Tap (Paula Kelley): Rooftop Suicide Club – Always Like This (Pop, Stop & Roll)

Blake Hazard (Blake Hazard / The Submarines): Death Cab For Cutie – Plans (Barsuk)

Chris Brokaw (Chris Brokaw Rock Band / The New Year / Consonant): Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer (Relapse)

Ayal Naor (27): Paul McCartney – Chaos & Creation in the Backyard (Capitol)

Orrin Anderson (Seana Carmody): Marianne Faithful – Before the Poison (Anti)

Dean Taormina (Rosa Chance Well): Deerhoof – Runners Four (Kill Rock Stars) plus… Oasis – Don’t Believe The Truth! (Sony) as Comeback Album of the Year

Peter Irvine (Cordelia’s Dad): Winterpills – Winterpills (Signature Sounds)

Tina McCarthy (Helms): Chris Warren & The Dirty Holiday Band – American Vulture (self-released)

Kim Torres (Torrez)): Testface – Doctor Won’t You Get Us to Dawn (Broken Sparrow)

Pat Corrigan (Seekonk): The Congos – Heart of the Congos (Blood & Fire)

Bob Dubrow (Kimchee): Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise (Asthmatic Kitty) TIED with Paul McCartney – Chaos & Creation in the Backyard (Capitol)…leave it to the pollster to cheat a little…

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