Critic Score
User Score

The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2005

1. Edan - Beauty and the Beat

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

2. M.I.A. - Arular

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
87
14 reviews

3. Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe

Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe
November 28, 2005
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

4. Kanye West - Late Registration

Kanye West - Late Registration
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

5. Sage Francis - A Healthy Distrust

Sage Francis - A Healthy Distrust
February 8, 2005
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

6. Common - Be

Common - Be
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

7. Why? - Elephant Eyelash

Why? - Elephant Eyelash
September 26, 2005
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

8. Danger Doom - The Mouse and the Mask

Danger Doom - The Mouse and the Mask
October 10, 2005
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

9. Cage - Hell's Winter

Cage - Hell's Winter
September 20, 2005
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

10. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II

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

11. Blackalicious - The Craft

Blackalicious - The Craft
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

12. Fort Minor - The Rising Tied

Fort Minor - The Rising Tied
November 22, 2005
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

13. The Perceptionists - Black Dialogue

The Perceptionists - Black Dialogue
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

14. Paul Wall - The Peoples Champ

Paul Wall - The Peoples Champ
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

15. The Game - The Documentary

The Game - The Documentary
January 18, 2005
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

16. Beanie Sigel - The B. Coming

Beanie Sigel - The B. Coming
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

17. Slim Thug - Already Platinum

Slim Thug - Already Platinum
July 12, 2005
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

18. Busdriver - Fear of a Black Tangent

Busdriver - Fear of a Black Tangent
February 15, 2005
Critic Score
75
7 reviews

20. 13 & God - 13 & God

13 & God - 13 & God
May 3, 2005
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

21. Roots Manuva - Awfully Deep

Roots Manuva - Awfully Deep
January 28, 2005
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

22. David Banner - Certified

David Banner - Certified
September 20, 2005
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

23. Missy Elliott - The Cookbook

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

24. Prefuse 73 - Surrounded By Silence

Prefuse 73 - Surrounded By Silence
March 21, 2005
Critic Score
69
7 reviews
NEXT ยป
MORE GENRES:

Connect with AOTY
Like Us
Follow Us

September Playlist
Forums
Vinyl Me, Please