I had thought for sure that the Decemberists' Picaresque would make my Top 10 for 2005, but, at the moment, it ain't looking good.
Still, I very much enjoy four of the songs on the disc, and I am offering three of these for your listening enjoyment ("Eli, the Barrow Boy," alas, will have to be the odd man out).
[MP3] [left-click] "We Both Go Down Together"
[MP3] [left-click] "The Engine Driver"
[MP3] [left-click] "The Mariner's Revenge Song"