Tom Vek is my pick for 2005 now that it is 75% done. The album is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. Recorded in a garage, it transcends any genre you want to put it in. It's not exactly dance, it's not exactly electronic, and it's not exactly rock. It's not. Because it is Tom Vek.
Tom Vek performed on Morning Becomes Eclectic during CMJ. Listen to the incredible performance here or watch the performance here (real media).
I've been consistently kicking myself over the past two weeks because I had the chance to interview Mr. Vek but had class. Damn.
Close seconds: We Are Scientists, Editors, The New Pornographers, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Nightmare of You, and The Subways. I'm sure there are more, and we still have another 25% to go.