No Ripcord's Top Fifty Albums of 2005

No Ripcord's Top Fifty Albums of 2005

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50.

Crooked Fingers - Dignity and Shame
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
68
5 reviews

49.

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

48.

Wilderness - Wilderness
July 5, 2005
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

47.

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

46.

Xiu Xiu - La Forêt
July 12, 2005
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

44.

Four Tet - Everything Ecstatic
May 31, 2005
Critic Score
71
13 reviews

42.

CocoRosie - Noah's Ark
September 13, 2005
Critic Score
51
8 reviews

41.

Kraftwerk - Minimum-Maximum
June 6, 2005
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

40.

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

39.

Love As Laughter - Laughter's Fifth
April 26, 2005
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

38.

Blood on the Wall - Awesomer
September 6, 2005
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

36.

Patrick Wolf - Wind in the Wires
February 2, 2005
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

35.

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

34.

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

33.

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
88
13 reviews
There's not a whole lot that's new with this record, even if some of it is new for you.

32.

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

31.

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

30.

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

28.

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

27.

Josh Rouse - Nashville
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

25.

Low - The Great Destroyer
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
73
16 reviews

24.

Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering
October 17, 2005
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

23.

British Sea Power - Open Season
April 4, 2005
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

22.

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

21.

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

20.

The Books - Lost and Safe
April 5, 2005
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

18.

Stephen Malkmus - Face the Truth
May 23, 2005
Critic Score
78
13 reviews
He seems pretentious and sincere, playful and sombre, immature and wise, freewheeling and disciplined all at once.

17.

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

16.

Mogwai - Government Commissions: BBC Sessions 1996-2003
February 21, 2005
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

15.

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

14.

Hood - Outside Closer
January 17, 2005
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

13.

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

12.

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

11.

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

9.

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

7.

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

6.

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
87
16 reviews

5.

M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
75
17 reviews

4.

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

3.

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

1.

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5, 2005
Critic Score
92
21 reviews
These are adventurous pop songs with intricate arrangements and sophisticated chord structures.
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