2005 Albums Ranked By Rating


Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine


Bloc Party, Escape Alarm
The Subjects, The Subjects [EP]


LCD Soundsystem, LCD Soundsystem
Wolf Parade, Apologies to the Queen Mary
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
British Sea Power, Open Season
Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Insen
One Be Lo, S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.
Giant Drag, Hearts and Unicorns
Art Brut, Bang Bang Rock and Roll
We Are Scientists, With Love and Squalor
Konono N1, Congotronics


Beck, Guero
Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better
Broken Social Scene, E.P. to Be You and Me [EP]
Kings of Leon, Aha Shake Heartbreak
The National, Alligator
Kaiser Chiefs, Employment
The Rosebuds, Birds Make Good Neighbors
Kanye West, Late Registration
Sons & Daughters, The Repulsion Box
Ezee Tiger, Ezee Tiger
Bruce Springsteen, Devils & Dust
Jack Johnson, In Between Dreams
Deathspell Omega, Knse [EP]
Animal Collective featuring Vashti Bunyan, Prospect Hummer [EP]


Goldfrapp, Supernature
Spoon, Gimme Fiction
The Rosebuds, Unwind [EP]
My Morning Jacket, Z
Animal Collective, Feels
They Might Be Giants, The Spine
Sleater-Kinney, The Woods
Neon Blonde, Chandeliers in the Savannah
Iron & Wine, Woman King [EP]
Sigur Rs, Takk...
Tapes 'n Tapes, The Loon
Ani DiFranco, Knuckle Down
The Rakes, Capture/Release
Boris, Pink


Arab Strap, The New Romance
Antony & The Johnsons, I Am a Bird Now
The Duke Spirit, Cuts Across the Land
Ivy, In the Clear
Cage, Hell's Winter
Thunderbirds Are Now!, Justamustache
The Bravery, The Bravery
Brendan Benson, The Alternative to Love
Sufjan Stevens, Illinois
Voxtrot, Raised by Wolves [EP]
Coldplay, X & Y
The Subways, Young for Eternity
The Books, Lost and Safe
Thievery Corporation, Cosmic Game


Broken Social Scene, Broken Social Scene
Black Dice, Broken Ear Record
Boris with Merzbow, Sun Baked Snow Cave
Matson Jones, Matson Jones
The New Pornographers, Twin Cinema
... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Worlds Apart
Isole, We Are Monster
Out Hud, Let Us Never Speak Of It Again
Fischerspooner, Odyssey
Autechre, Untilted
Stereo Total, Do the Bambi
Buck 65, This Right Here Is Buck 65
Prefuse 73, Surrounded By Silence


Four Tet, Everything Ecstatic
Editors, The Back Room
Jamie Lidell, Multiply
Sam Prekop, Who's Your New Professor
Hood, Outside Closer
Electric Six, Seor Smoke
Stephen Malkmus, Face the Truth
Low, The Great Destroyer
Black Mountain, Black Mountain
Babyshambles, Down in Albion
The Russian Futurists, Our Thickness
Missy Elliott, The Cookbook
M.I.A., Arular


Ryksopp, The Understanding
Of Montreal, The Sunlandic Twins
Inara George, All Rise
Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney, Superwolf
The Decemberists, Picaresque
Okkervil River, Black Sheep Boy
Smog, A River Ain't Too Much To Love
Heikki, 2
Bright Eyes, Digital Ash in a Digital Urn


Cold War Kids, The Mulberry Street EP
Six Organs of Admittance, School of the Flower
Bright Eyes, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
The White Stripes, Get Behind Me Satan
Weezer, Make Believe
Wolfmother, Wolfmother
Grandaddy, Excerpts From the Diary of Todd Zilla [EP]
Gorillaz, Demon Days
Jesu, Jesu
Doves, Some Cities
Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom, Days of Mars
Metric, Live It Out


Boredoms, Seadrum/House of Sun
Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, Philosophy and Underwear
Daft Punk, Human After All
Safety Scissors, Tainted Lunch
Garbage, Bleed Like Me
Moby, Hotel
Black Eyed Peas, Monkey Business
Tori Amos, The Beekeeper


M83, Before the Dawn Heals Us
The Fiery Furnaces, EP
Amerie, Touch
Adam Green, Gemstones