Gigwise's Best 50 Albums of 2005

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50.

Dogs - Turn Against This Land
September 19, 2005
Critic Score
58
4 reviews

48.

Edan - Beauty and the Beat
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
88
8 reviews

46.

Pure Reason Revolution - Cautionary Tales for the Brave
May 3, 2005
Critic Score
65
2 reviews

45.

Audioslave - Out of Exile
May 23, 2005
Critic Score
68
9 reviews

44.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl
August 23, 2005
Critic Score
72
13 reviews

43.

Babyshambles - Down in Albion
November 14, 2005
Critic Score
62
10 reviews

42.

Deerhoof - The Runners Four
October 11, 2005
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

41.

Goldfrapp - Supernature
August 17, 2005
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

40.

The Chemical Brothers - Push the Button
January 24, 2005
Critic Score
70
13 reviews

39.

My Morning Jacket - Z
October 4, 2005
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

38.

Madonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor
November 11, 2005
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

36.

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
88
15 reviews

35.

Super Furry Animals - Love Kraft
September 13, 2005
Critic Score
71
11 reviews

32.

Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
July 4, 2005
Critic Score
67
14 reviews

30.

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

29.

Röyksopp - The Understanding
July 4, 2005
Critic Score
69
13 reviews

28.

Vitalic - OK Cowboy
April 4, 2005
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

27.

Kate Bush - Aerial
November 7, 2005
Critic Score
82
14 reviews

26.

Supergrass - Road to Rouen
August 15, 2005
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

25.

Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow
September 13, 2005
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

23.

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

19.

Jamie Lidell - Multiply
June 28, 2005
Critic Score
76
11 reviews

18.

The National - Alligator
April 12, 2005
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

17.

Gorillaz - Demon Days
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
78
22 reviews

16.

Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
March 7, 2005
Critic Score
77
16 reviews

14.

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

All in all 'Late Registration' is exactly what commercial fans wanted and hip-hop fans needed.

13.

The Cribs - The New Fellas
June 20, 2005
Critic Score
69
7 reviews

12.

Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
May 16, 2005
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

11.

Tom Vek - We Have Sound
October 25, 2005
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

10.

Clor - Clor
July 25, 2005
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

9.

Sigur Rós - Takk...
September 13, 2005
Critic Score
81
19 reviews

8.

Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only
October 31, 2005
Critic Score
62
11 reviews

6.

Editors - The Back Room
July 25, 2005
Critic Score
73
16 reviews

5.

Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World
September 12, 2005
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

4.

The Rakes - Capture/Release
August 15, 2005
Critic Score
74
12 reviews

3.

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
83
16 reviews

2.

LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
February 15, 2005
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

1.

Arcade Fire - Funeral
September 14, 2004
Critic Score
93
19 reviews
Original Source: https://www.gigwise.com/features/11872/
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