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The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2005

1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

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

3. Iron & Wine - Woman King

Iron & Wine - Woman King
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

4. Richard Hawley - Coles Corner

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

6. Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust

Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust
April 26, 2005
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

7. Josh Rouse - Nashville

Josh Rouse - Nashville
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

8. The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree

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

9. Patrick Wolf - Wind in the Wires

Patrick Wolf - Wind in the Wires
February 2, 2005
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

10. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine

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

11. Neil Diamond - 12 Songs

Neil Diamond - 12 Songs
November 8, 2005
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

12. Smog - A River Ain't Too Much To Love

Smog - A River Ain't Too Much To Love
May 31, 2005
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

13. Marianne Faithfull - Before the Poison

Marianne Faithfull - Before the Poison
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

14. Martha Wainwright - Martha Wainwright

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

15. Malcolm Middleton - Into the Woods

Malcolm Middleton - Into the Woods
June 15, 2005
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

17. Van Morrison - Magic Time

Van Morrison - Magic Time
May 17, 2005
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

18. Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm

Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm
May 3, 2005
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

19. Frida Hyvönen - Until Death Comes

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

20. Scout Niblett - Kidnapped By Neptune

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

21. Vic Chesnutt - Ghetto Bells

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

22. Ani DiFranco - Knuckle Down

Ani DiFranco - Knuckle Down
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

23. Neil Young - Prairie Wind

Neil Young - Prairie Wind
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
68
7 reviews

24. David Gray - Life in Slow Motion

David Gray - Life in Slow Motion
September 12, 2005
Critic Score
67
5 reviews

25. Ryan Adams - 29

Ryan Adams - 29
December 19, 2005
Critic Score
65
9 reviews
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