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25 ESSENTIAL ECHOES CDs FOR 2005

You've seen the 2005 Echoes Listener Poll.  This one is different.  These are the albums that snapped the synapses of John Diliberto and the Echoes staff in 2005.


(See Essential Echoes Lists From 2004, 2003 and 2001)

RANK
ARTIST
ALBUM
LABEL
PURCHASE
# 1 CD of the Year:
Laurel MacDonald
Luscinia’s Lullaby
Improbable Music
2.
Jon Hassell
Maarifa Street
Nyen Records
3.
Keola Beamer & R. Carlos Nakai
Our Beloved Land
Canyon
4.
Leo Abraham
Honeytrap
Absolute Zero
5.
Sumner McKane
North
Don't Hit Your Sister Records
6.
Tristeza
A Colores
Better Looking Records
7.
Peppino D'Agostino & Stef Burns
Bayshore Road
Favored Nations
8.
Philip Glass
Orion
Orange Mountain Music
9.
Matt Coldrick & Matt Hillier
Elemental Journey: Absolute Ambient Volume 2
Green Nuns Music
10.
Mark Isham
Crash OST
Superb Records
11.
Bluetech
Sines and Singularities
Aleph Zero
12
Manual
Azure Vista
Darla
13.
Yo-Yo Ma
Silk Road Journeys - Beyond the Horizon 
Sony Classics
14.
Brian Eno
Another Day on Earth 
Ryko
15.
Ulrich Schnauss
Far Away Trains Passing By
Domino
16.
Anoushka Shankar
Rise
Angel Records
17.
Mediaeval Baebes
Mirabilis
Nettwerk America
18.
Jeff Oster
Released
Retso Records
19.
Afro Celt Sound System
Volume 5 - Anatomic
Real World Records
20.
Mariam Matossian
Far From Home
Mariam Matossian
21.
Sigur Ros
Takk
Geffen
22.
Michael Hewett
Ally
Self Released
23.
Harold Budd
Avalon Sutra
Samadhisound
24.
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabete
In the Heart of the Moon
Nonesuch
25.
Aine Minogue
Celtic Lamentations
Sounds True Music


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