Ryan Adams - 29 (Lost Highway)
Third and unquestionably the best release of 2005 from Ryan celebrating his 29th year on the planet. More stripped down than the previous more traditional country albums, the songs are reminiscent of Adams at his best during the Heartbreaker period with Ethan Jones again adding his magic touch. If you think Ryan had lost his way with the raucous Rock n Roll album or gone too country with Jacksonville, 29 will bring you back to this extraordinary singer/songwriter. Genius.