Various - The Album '05
Bar a few nods to dance music (Mylo, The Chemical Brothers), there's not much to surprise on The Album '05. We're talking mainly guitars here: at best, the classic (e.g. Paranoid Android) and some bang-up-to-date excellence (e.g. Willy Mason's Oxygen); at worst, tracks by established world-class bores (who, for once, we'll refrain from naming) and overhyped new acts. However, the good generally outshines the bad, making this a reasonable collection of tunes for the indie-minded.