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The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2005

1.

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5, 2005
Critic Score
92
20 reviews

3.

Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
September 5, 2005
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

4.

Iron & Wine - Woman King
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

6.

Patrick Wolf - Wind in the Wires
February 2, 2005
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

7.

Josh Rouse - Nashville
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

8.

The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
April 26, 2005
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

9.

Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
October 4, 2005
Critic Score
78
12 reviews

10.

Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust
April 26, 2005
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

11.

Malcolm Middleton - Into the Woods
June 15, 2005
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

12.

Martha Wainwright - Martha Wainwright
April 12, 2005
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

13.

Neil Diamond - 12 Songs
November 8, 2005
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

14.

Smog - A River Ain't Too Much To Love
May 31, 2005
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

15.

Marianne Faithfull - Before the Poison
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

16.

Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm
May 3, 2005
Critic Score
73
8 reviews

17.

Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
September 12, 2005
Critic Score
72
12 reviews

18.

Frida Hyvönen - Until Death Comes
March 30, 2005
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

19.

Ani DiFranco - Knuckle Down
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

20.

Scout Niblett - Kidnapped By Neptune
May 10, 2005
Critic Score
71
5 reviews

21.

David Gray - Life in Slow Motion
September 12, 2005
Critic Score
71
7 reviews

22.

Vic Chesnutt - Ghetto Bells
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

23.

Van Morrison - Magic Time
May 17, 2005
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

24.

Mike Doughty - Haughty Melodic
May 3, 2005
Critic Score
65
5 reviews

25.

Neil Young - Prairie Wind
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
64
8 reviews
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