Listener Poll 2005 Results

Here's the rebuttal to last night’s program where the listeners weigh in on the best new music releases of 2005. Thanks to all of the listeners who voted. As we sort through the responses, the color commentary isn't that different from years past. Some of the usual suspects ranked highly this year, and there were also some relatively new artists. Listen for the shocking results...

PROGRAM #2493 The 20th Annual NS Listener Poll 2005 (aired 1/5/06)





10. Konono No. 1

Congotronics, Vol. 1

Paradiso, excerpt [3:30]

Crammed Discs #27*

9. So Percussion

Steve Reich – Drumming

Drumming IV, excerpt [3:30]

Cantaloupe #21026***

8. Robert Fripp

Love Cannot Bear

Affirmation: New York [4:00]

Discipline Global Mobile #0552**

7. Keith Jarrett


Part 9 [4:00]

ECM #1960/61*

6. Arvo Pärt


Nunc Dinittis, excerpt [4:00]

Hyperion #67375***

5. Osvaldo Golijov


Wa Habibi [5:00]

Deutsche Grammophon #0004782***

4. Gavin Bryars

On Photography

Expressa Solis, excerpt [4:30]

GB #07*

3. Yo Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble

Silk Road Journeys: Beyond The Horizon

Oasis [3:00]

Sony Classical #93962***

2. Bill Frisell


Boubacar [5:00]

Nonesuch #79863***

1. Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate

In The Heart Of The Moon

Hawa Dolo [4:00]

Nonesuch #79920***

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