Best Original New Albums
Gorillaz - Demon DaysSome say it's patchy. Some say it's disappointing. It's still the best music and the best (albeit annoying and pretentious) concept to hit the shelves and the airwaves this year.Review and song clips
James Blunt - Back to BedlamWe think he's average, constructed, even boring. We think Amos Lee makes him look like a loser. But you loved him - so much that you hated us in fact. We listen to you. That's our job. So he makes the list. Hey, he IS better than most of the stuff on radio. Which isn't saying much...Review and song clips
Robbie Williams - Intensive CareHe's hotter than ever on this new solo album.Review and song clips
Goldfrapp - SupernatureAlternative Pop? Yup, that's what it's called. Alison Goldfrapp and partner get their art out for the lads.Review and song clips
Karma - Don't Walk FlyPacked with pop gems, this is one of 2005's undiscovered beauties.- Interview with Karma-Ann- Review and song clips
Zola - UbuthoThe thinking music fan's kwaito - but it's still guaranteed to make your pulse race and your hips shake.
Mandoza - Phunyuka BamphetheLike a bit of punch in your pop? This is a slammer.Review and song clips
Jamiroquai - DynamiteWaka waka wow and more from Jay Kay.Review and song clips
Freshly Ground - NomvulaOne of SA's top bands earn their place. This isn't a perfect album, but some of the songs are unforgettable. How does that lyric go? Doo bee doo bee something? Cool hey?Review and song clips
Alanis Morissette is still going through changes. Some her past mutations are summarised on two excellent retrospectives.- The Collection - Jagged Little Pill - Ten Years LaterMichael Jackson - The Essential Michael JacksonHis music is awesome. Shame about all the other stuff, but you can't argue with Billie Jean. You just can't.Review and song clips- Compiled by Jean Barker
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