Not that you were asking, but we know you wanted it. The obligatory Best of '05 List. We chose to list off the Best NYC Shows in 2005. We compiled this list after closely surveying and consulting...ourselves. Here are our Top 11 NYC Shows of 2005. That's right, we said ELEVEN.

In chronological order...(insert drumroll here):

1/24/05 Colin Meloy @ the Fez [photos here] - of note: Colin told us these shows were also amongst his favorite New York moments.

2/2/05 Arcade Fire @ Irving Plaza (with David Byrne) [more here]

3/24/05 The Flaming Lips @ Gotham Hall (is it because we were dancing on stage with them? yes, yes it is.) [photos here]

4/23/05 Two Gallants @ Southpaw [photo here]

5/22/05 Andrew Bird @ Southpaw [photos here]

6/8/05 Spoon @ Webster Hall [photos here]

6/20/05 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ the Knitting Factory (we picked this one because David Bowie was in the audience, not because it was our show) [photo and more here]

2005_12_artsbestofglo.jpg6/20/05, 6/22/05 Ghostland Observatory @ Knitting Factory and Ace of Clubs (respectively) [photos here]

8/22/05 Bravo Silva @ the Knitting Factory (what can we say, we totally fell in love with these guys) [photos here]

9/6/05 The National @ Spin [photos here]

9/17/05 The Hold Steady @ CBGB's [photos here]

So, what were your highlights?