AOTY 2017

The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2005

1. M.I.A. - Arular

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
88
12 reviews

2. Edan - Beauty and the Beat

Edan - Beauty and the Beat
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

3. Kanye West - Late Registration

Kanye West - Late Registration
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
85
15 reviews

4. Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe

Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe
November 28, 2005
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

5. Sage Francis - A Healthy Distrust

Sage Francis - A Healthy Distrust
February 8, 2005
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

6. Common - Be

Common - Be
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

7. Cage - Hell's Winter

Cage - Hell's Winter
September 20, 2005
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

8. Slim Thug - Already Platinum

Slim Thug - Already Platinum
July 12, 2005
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

9. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II
December 6, 2005
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

10. The Game - The Documentary

The Game - The Documentary
January 18, 2005
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

11. Blackalicious - The Craft

Blackalicious - The Craft
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

12. Danger Doom - The Mouse and the Mask

Danger Doom - The Mouse and the Mask
October 10, 2005
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

13. Beanie Sigel - The B. Coming

Beanie Sigel - The B. Coming
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

14. 13 & God - 13 & God

13 & God - 13 & God
May 3, 2005
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

16. Fort Minor - The Rising Tied

Fort Minor - The Rising Tied
November 22, 2005
Critic Score
73
5 reviews

17. Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101

Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
July 26, 2005
Critic Score
72
5 reviews

18. Missy Elliott - The Cookbook

Missy Elliott - The Cookbook
July 4, 2005
Critic Score
70
11 reviews

19. Prefuse 73 - Surrounded By Silence

Prefuse 73 - Surrounded By Silence
March 21, 2005
Critic Score
70
7 reviews

20. Chamillionaire - The Sound of Revenge

Chamillionaire - The Sound of Revenge
November 22, 2005
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

21. Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits

Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits
December 6, 2005
Critic Score
68
9 reviews

23. Lil' Kim - The Naked Truth

Lil' Kim - The Naked Truth
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
63
8 reviews

24. 50 Cent - The Massacre

50 Cent - The Massacre
March 3, 2005
Critic Score
62
10 reviews

25. Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business

Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business
May 25, 2005
Critic Score
46
9 reviews
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