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SPIN's 40 Best Albums of 2005

SPIN's 40 Best Albums of 2005

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40. Against Me! - Searching for a Former Clarity

Against Me! - Searching for a Former Clarity
September 6, 2005
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

On Searching for a Former Clarity ... Gabel's protestations are all bitter, no sweet.

39. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
84
13 reviews

38. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
May 30, 2005
Critic Score
82
13 reviews

Frontman Eddie Argos testifies loudly, like a karaoke drunk with a head cold, but his stories always sing, and his frisky band of London pros never fail to fire up the precise boilerplate punk riff to roil the plot. 

37. Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101

Jeezy - Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101
July 26, 2005
Critic Score
68
6 reviews

36. Animal Collective - Feels

Animal Collective - Feels
October 18, 2005
Critic Score
81
16 reviews

35. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
88
13 reviews

33. Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche a Bamako

Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche a Bamako
August 2, 2005
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

31. Living Things - Ahead of the Lions

Living Things - Ahead of the Lions
October 4, 2005
Critic Score
68
7 reviews

30. The Decemberists - Picaresque

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

27. Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock

Damian Marley - Welcome to Jamrock
September 12, 2005
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

26. Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt
June 21, 2004
Critic Score
88
8 reviews

25. Danger Doom - The Mouse and the Mask

Danger Doom - The Mouse and the Mask
October 10, 2005
Critic Score
74
11 reviews

24. Spoon - Gimme Fiction

Spoon - Gimme Fiction
May 10, 2005
Critic Score
84
10 reviews

22. Various Artists - Run the Road Vol. 1

Various Artists - Run the Road Vol. 1
January 24, 2005
Critic Score
88
3 reviews

21. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
83
14 reviews

20. System of a Down - Hypnotize

System of a Down - Hypnotize
November 22, 2005
Critic Score
77
12 reviews

19. Kaiser Chiefs - Employment

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

17. Common - Be

Common - Be
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

16. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
September 13, 2004
Critic Score
83
10 reviews

15. Slim Thug - Already Platinum

Slim Thug - Already Platinum
July 12, 2005
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

14. Death Cab For Cutie - Plans

Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
67
11 reviews

13. My Morning Jacket - Z

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

11. Beck - Guero

Beck - Guero
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

8. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5, 2005
Critic Score
92
20 reviews
Stevens dissects civic character, questions an appropriately merciless God, and tells lean stories like the literary fiction writer he studied to be.

7. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

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

6. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
86
14 reviews

5. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem

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

4. Gorillaz - Demon Days

Gorillaz - Demon Days
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
77
21 reviews

2. M.I.A. - Arular

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

1. Kanye West - Late Registration

Kanye West - Late Registration
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
82
19 reviews

Though West showcases a more versatile, eccentric flow than on Dropout, it pales in comparison to his sonic ambition.

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