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Posted by: Dave on January 16, 2006 at 4:25 pm

Except for the songs that made my Top 20 songs of 2005 and the representative tracks from my Top 20 Albums of 2005, these are the rest of the best indie and indie-minded hip hop tracks of 2005, volume one. To be eligible, a song needed to be included on an album released in the United States between December 1, 2004 and November 30, 2005.

Click here to get this iTunes iMix.

1. J-Live “Brooklyn Public, Pt. 1” The Hear After (Penalty/Rykodisc)
2. Missy Elliott (featuring Grand Puba & Mary J. Blige) “My Struggles” The Cookbook (Atlantic)
3. Perceptionists (featuring Guru & CamuTao) “Party Hard” Black Dialogue (Definitive Jux)
4. C-Rayz Walz “Say Werd” Year of the Beast (Definitive Jux)
5. Aesop Rock “Zodiaccupuncture” Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives* (Definitive Jux)
6. Gorillaz (featuring MF Doom) “November Has Come” Demon Days (Virgin)
7. Fatlip “Joe’s Turkey” The Loneliest Punk (Delicious Vinyl/The Lab)
8. C-Rayz Walz (featuring M-1) “Black Soap” Year of the Beast (Definitive Jux)
9. Perceptionists “Let’s Move” Black Dialogue (Definitive Jux)
10. Aesop Rock “Fast Cars” Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives* (Definitive Jux)
11. Danger Doom “Crosshairs” The Mouse and the Mask (Epitaph/ADA)
12. Lady Sovereign (featuring Frost P, Zuz Rock & Shystie) “The Battle” Vertically Challenged (Chocolate Industries)
13. Roots Manuva “Awfully Deep” Awfully Deep (Big Dada)
14. Perceptionists “Blo” Black Dialogue (Definitive Jux)
15. C-Rayz Walz “R’Thentic” Year of the Beast (Definitive Jux)
16. Aesop Rock (featuring CamuTao & El-P) “Rickety Rackety” Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives* (Definitive Jux)
17. J-Live “Fire Water” The Hear After (Penalty/Rykodisc)
18. Fatlip “Writer’s Block” The Loneliest Punk (Delicious Vinyl/The Lab)
19. Danger Doom (featuring Ghostface) “The Mask” The Mouse and the Mask (Epitaph/ADA)

*Song not available on iTunes. To complete the mix, you can purchase the album at barnesandnoble.com music store.



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