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Misty's Big Adventure

If the number of 4- and 5-star ratings in iTunes is any indication, then 2005 was a musical zenith, eclipsing any other year not just for the number of great records that were released, but also the diversity.

There was one great LP — Half Man Half Biscuit’s Achtung Bono is their finest work — and several very good ones, but it was a year chiefly marked by standout singles and tracks.

That said, a 2005 song-from-each-year-of-my-life would be an easy choice, had Two Men in a Boat’s Raindrops and Roadmaps not featured here before. Even then, it would be a shoo-in for Achtung Bono’s terrifying tale of roadside perils, Asparagus Next Left, but the mighty HMHB were 2004’s choice and, frankly, buy the LP.

With those two songs excluded, The Magic Numbers’ Love’s a Game, from their superb self-titled debut LP, is a strong contender, but perhaps already too well known. It was a massive number 24 hit. So instead the burden of expectation lands on the many shoulders of Misty’s Big Adventure and a single taken from their debut, The Black Hole. It has a beginning, a middle and an end.

Misty’s Big Adventure :: The Story of Love

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