The Best Rock Albums of 2005

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
87
12 reviews

3. The Decemberists - Picaresque

The Decemberists - Picaresque
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

4. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
85
12 reviews

5. Spoon - Gimme Fiction

Spoon - Gimme Fiction
May 10, 2005
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

6. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
84
13 reviews

7. Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain

Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain
October 18, 2005
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

8. My Morning Jacket - Z

My Morning Jacket - Z
October 4, 2005
Critic Score
84
16 reviews

9. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
May 30, 2005
Critic Score
84
11 reviews

10. Serena-Maneesh - Serena-Maneesh

Serena-Maneesh - Serena-Maneesh
August 29, 2005
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

11. Hood - Outside Closer

Hood - Outside Closer
January 17, 2005
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

12. Wilco - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago

Wilco - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago
November 15, 2005
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

13. Coachwhips - Peanut Butter and Jelly Live at the Ginger Minge

Coachwhips - Peanut Butter and Jelly Live at the Ginger Minge
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

14. Oneida - The Wedding

Oneida - The Wedding
May 3, 2005
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

15. Clutch - Robot Hive/Exodus

Clutch - Robot Hive/Exodus
June 21, 2005
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

16. The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday

The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
May 3, 2005
Critic Score
81
8 reviews

17. The Fiery Furnaces - EP

The Fiery Furnaces - EP
January 11, 2005
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

18. Bruce Springsteen - Devils & Dust

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

19. Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers

Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers
October 18, 2005
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

21. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Horses in the Sky

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Horses in the Sky
March 7, 2005
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

23. Love As Laughter - Laughter's Fifth

Love As Laughter - Laughter's Fifth
April 26, 2005
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

24. Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
April 5, 2005
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

25. Dead Meadow - Feathers

Dead Meadow - Feathers
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
80
5 reviews
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