2005 was an amazing year for music, and our Pacific Northwest home has been teeming with incredible albums. Our third annual Best Northwest Releases of 2005 Readers' Poll elicited thousands and thousands of votes this year, for over 400 bands. The quality of great Northwest music — and the enthusiasm of the fans supporting it — is simply staggering.
Take a moment now and see who you, our imaginary readers, picked as the best Northwest releases for 2005 (and have a look-see at who the imaginary writers' faves were as well).
- Top 100 Northwest Releases of 2005 Readers' Poll Winners
- See 50-41
- See 40-31
- See 30-21
- See 20-11
- See 10-1
- Imaginary Staff Picks
Thanks to all of you who voted, went out to live shows, came to our imaginary events, read our website, and helped make 2005 an amazing year to be imaginary. Special thanks to the fabulous Sonic Boom Records, who have the Top 10 winners available on a special "imaginary listening station" at all three of their locations.