Top 10 Records of 2005 – Honorable Mention

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I love late 80’s/early 90’s indie rock.  Bands like Dinosaur Jr. and The Replacements who mastered the marriage of country and punk and foresaw the creation of the grunge sound will always have a very special place in my music library.

Portastatic put out a record this year that took me right back to those days called Bright Ideas.  The record is a bit uneven and would be better if a couple songs were left off, but there are only ten songs on the record as it is.

I Wanna Know Girls is one of my top 10 songs of the year.  And the rest of the record is pretty damn good.  I really wish I had seen Mac and his band this fall touring on this record.