2005 CD ACQUISITIONS OF THE YEAR

The star rating system takes into account that these were all "Acquisitions Of The Year" to warrant inclusion here. Therefore * represents 50-60%, ** is 60-70%, *** is 70-80%, **** is 80-90% and ***** is 90-99.9% (we're talking Pet Sounds, Blood On The Tracks or Forever Changes here). The pricing and packaging etc. are not relevant to the rating

Although I have listened to tracks from every CD here, only those in bold have been played in full, and subsequently some have been given a star rating. Notes of generally available CDs are written up only after the CD has been fully investigated and indexed, and given at least one star. Click on the link to see what I thought of it, where appropriate.

JANUARY
5/1/05 Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Best Of Siouxsie And The Banshees
(57.11/64.33)***
6/1/05 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Ridin' High/Sugar N' Spice
(76.16)*
10/1/05 Rolling Stones
Singles Collection - The London Years
(67.43/68.41/49.21)**
10/1/05 Brian Wilson
Pet Projects - The Brian Wilson Productions
(51.56)***
11/1/05 Buddy Holly
The "Chirping" Crickets
(34.15)****
13/1/05 Temptations
Meet The Temptations/The Temptations Sing Smokey
(63.13)****
13/1/05 Velvelettes
The Motown Anthology
(61.11/66.50)***
17/1/05 Junior Walker and the All Stars
Road Runner/Home Cookin'
(71.04)***
25/1/05 Grateful Dead
Aoxomoxoa
(79.26)***
25/1/05 Grateful Dead
American Beauty
(79.56)****

FEBRUARY
2/2/05 Martha and the Vandellas
Come And Get These Memories/Heatwave
(70.40)**
9/2/05 Fall
Words Of Expectation - The BBC Sessions
(42.56/69.25)***
9/2/05 Marvin Gaye
That Stubborn Kinda Fellow/How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
(59.11)**
12/2/05 Lisa Germano
Happiness (US Import)
(49.33)**
26/2/05 Clash
The Clash (UK Version)
(35.20)***
26/2/05 David Bowie
Low
(38.48)***
26/2/05 Jefferson Airplane
Bless Its Pointed Little Head
(65.31)**
26/2/05 Candi Staton
Candi Staton
(74.16)***

MARCH
2/3/05 Joni Mitchell
Don Juan's Reckless Daughter (US Import)
(59.51)***
7/3/05 Brenda Holloway
The Motown Anthology
(67.03/66.34)***
7/3/05 Chris Clark
The Motown Anthology
(77.35/78.27)***
11/3/05 Elmore James
Blues After Hours
(50.29)***
31/3/05 Detroit Cobras
Baby
(31.38)***

APRIL
19/4/2005 Jeff Beck
Shapes Of Things - 60s Groups And Sessions
(72.33)*
20/4/2005 Spiritualized
Amazing Grace
(43.04)**
22/4/2005 Rip Chords
Hey Little Cobra - And Other Hot Rod Hits
(30.55)**
28/4/2005 Compilation
Solid Soul 6 - Every Little Bit Hurts
(65.26)*
28/4/2005 Fall
The Fall - The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004
(63.11/72.25/76.51/65.30/69.13/78.25)****
30/4/2005 Jefferson Airplane
The Essential Jefferson Airplane
(49.36/76.43)**
30/4/2005 Stereolab
Oscillons From The Anti-Sun
(50.51/56.07/57.57)****

MAY
16/5/05 Everly Brothers
It's Everly Time/A Date With The Everly Brother
s (72.15)***
19/5/05 Marvin Gaye
Moods Of Marvin Gaye/In The Groove
(69.08)***
20/5/05 Jeff Beck
Truth
(70.37)**
20/5/05 Duke Spirit
Cuts Across The Land
(45.33/36.39)***
23/5/05 Compilation
Girls With Guitars
(56.30)***

LONDON TRIP
23/5/05 Compilation
The UK Sue Label Story (Vol. 3): The Soul Of Sue
(69.33)****
23/5/05 Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead
(79.18)***
23/5/05 Beatles
The Capitol Albums (Vol. 1)
(54.38/55.06/51.22/54.49)***
23/5/05 Richard Thompson
Watching The Dark
(74.23/70.50/72.13)**
23/5/05 Ecstasy Of St Theresa
Thirteen Years In Noises
(64.26)***
23/5/05 Magic Band
Back To The Front
(55.44)***
23/5/05 Bo Diddley
Hey! Bo Diddley/Bo Diddley
(62.31)**
23/5/05 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley Is A Lover
(49.18)**
23/5/05 Davey Brothers
Monkey No. 09/Monkey Child
(33.31/42.24)**

MAY
27/5/05 Joni Mitchell
Miles Of Aisles
(74.06)**
27/5/05 Donovan
The Hurdy Gurdy Man
(57.50)**
27/5/05 Loretta Lynn
Van Lear Rose
(39.06)***

JUNE
4/6/05 Fairport Convention
A Lasting Spirit - The Collection
(57.51/74.35/76.26)*
17/6/05 Marvin Gaye
MPG/That's The Way Love Is
(70.13)**
22/6/05 Donovan
Sunshine Superman
(67.05)***
22/6/05 Donovan
Mellow Yellow
(65.13)**
25/6/05 Marvin Gaye
Together/It Takes Two
(62.49)**

JULY
6/7/05 Tricky
A Ruff Guide
(66.37)***
7/7/05 Compilation
A Cellarful Of Motown (Vol. 2)
(59.41/61.41)****
12/7/05 Compilation
SoulSatisfaction 02 - The Motown Connection
(70.11)**
13/7/05 Rolling Stones
More Hot Rocks (Big Hits And Fazed Cookies)
(38.13/52.28)***
13/7/05 Donovan
Barabajagal
(76.55)*
20/7/05 Fall
Hex Enduction Hour
(60.16/51.40)**
28/7/05 Compilation
Phil's Spectre II - Another Wall Of Soundalikes
(63.32)***

AUGUST
11/8/05 Sharon Tandy
You Gotta Believe It's... Sharon Tandy
(78.12)***
13/8/05 Jackie DeShannon
The Definitive Collection
(76.05)***
20/8/05 Bob Weir
Weir Here: The Best Of Bob Weir
(78.11/77.10)**
25/8/05 Stereolab
ABC Music - Radio 1 Sessions
(66.28/71.23)***

SEPTEMBER
2/9/05 Bob Dylan
No Direction Home
(72.11/72.20)***
5/9/05 Stereolab
Refried Ectoplasm (Switched On Vol. 2)
(63.02)***
9/9/05 Compilation
The Motown Box
(58.11/61.00/60.01/34.16)***
30/9/05 Muddy Waters
The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album
(43.57)**

OCTOBER
3/10/05 Everly Brothers
Everly Brothers Sing Great Country Hits/Gone Gone Gone
(79.42)***
7/10/05 Siouxsie and the Banshees
The Scream
(39.04/53.23)***
10/10/05 Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd
The Moon And The Melodies
(37.24)**
10/10/05 Ikettes
Fine, Fine, Fine
(62.01)***
11/10/05 Kim Weston
The Motown Anthology
(69.36/62.55)***
15/10/05 Howlin' Wolf
The Back Door Wolf
(39.38)**
19/10/05 Fall
Fall Heads Roll
(56.00)***
21/10/05 Everly Brothers
Rock'n Soul/Beat & Soul
(77.38)***

NOVEMBER
1/11/05 Compilation
SoulSatisfaction 4 - Mouth Watering Motown & B-Side Beauties
(70.51)**
1/11/05 Donovan
Summer Day Reflection Songs
(42.32/54.02)***
5/11/05 Spiritualized
The Complete Works (Vol. 2)
(60.27/66.39)***
5/11/05 Compilation
Sock It To 'Em Soul
(78.50)***
18/11/05 Pogues
Red Roses For Me
(57.45)****
18/11/05 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
Make It Happen/Special Occasion
(66.06)***
19/11/05 Compilation
SoulSatisfaction 5 - Things That Make You Go MMM...Motown
(67.08)**
25/11/05 Jackie DeShannon
Breakin' It Up On The Beatles Tour!
(47.46)***
25/11/05 Virginia Astley
From Gardens Where We Feel Secure
(37.51)***

DECEMBER
15/12/05 T Rex
T Rex
(61.34)***
19/12/05 John's Children
The Complete John's Children
(45.54/36.53)***
23/12/05 Richard and Linda Thompson
Hokey Pokey
(52.43)**
23/12/05 Echo and the Bunnymen
Crystal Days 1979-1999
(76.54/72.52/76.24/76.58)***
29/12/05 Howlin' Wolf
The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues (US Import)
(66.43)***

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