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The Best Indie Pop Albums of 2005

1.

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

3.

The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
August 23, 2005
Critic Score
86
14 reviews

4.

Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
March 8, 2005
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

5.

The Boy Least Likely To - The Best Party Ever
February 14, 2005
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

6.

The Lucksmiths - Warmer Corners
August 2, 2005
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

7.

The Clientele - Strange Geometry
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

8.

Saint Etienne - Tales from Turnpike House
June 13, 2005
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

9.

Holopaw - Quit +/or Fight
August 9, 2005
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

10.

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

11.

Jim Noir - Tower of Love
December 12, 2005
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

12.

The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
June 13, 2005
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

13.

Gruff Rhys - Yr Atal Genhedlaeth
January 24, 2005
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

14.

Arab Strap - The Last Romance
October 17, 2005
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

15.

Why? - Elephant Eyelash
September 26, 2005
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

16.

Fruit Bats - Spelled in Bones
July 26, 2005
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

17.

Metric - Live it Out
October 4, 2005
Critic Score
74
13 reviews

18.

Emiliana Torrini - Fisherman's Woman
January 31, 2005
Critic Score
73
7 reviews

19.

Field Music - Field Music
August 8, 2005
Critic Score
73
11 reviews

20.

The Tears - Here Come the Tears
June 6, 2005
Critic Score
73
9 reviews

21.

John Vanderslice - Pixel Revolt
August 9, 2005
Critic Score
73
9 reviews

22.

of Montreal - The Sunlandic Twins
April 12, 2005
Critic Score
73
7 reviews

25.

The Russian Futurists - Our Thickness
May 3, 2005
Critic Score
71
6 reviews
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