You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We Had

2005's best local music from A to, uh, W

White Light Riot
The Dark Is Light Enough
A late entry to the ballot, The Dark Is Light Enough is a prime example of indie rock with a shot at pushing into the broader public consciousness. This relatively new band offers a dancey sound that's polished enough for mainstream radio and smart enough for hipsters not to hate. The slick production tips its hat to heavy hitters like U2, but White Light Riot aren't indebted to any one band for their sound. It's got the familiar catchiness of MTV's sports-coat-over-T-shirt rock bands, but without all the posturing. This one's for the time capsule.

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