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

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

48. Wilderness - Wilderness

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

47. Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only

Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only
October 31, 2005
Critic Score
63
10 reviews

46. Xiu Xiu - La Forêt

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

44. Four Tet - Everything Ecstatic

Four Tet - Everything Ecstatic
May 31, 2005
Critic Score
70
10 reviews

42. CocoRosie - Noah's Ark

CocoRosie - Noah's Ark
September 13, 2005
Critic Score
49
7 reviews

41. Kraftwerk - Minimum-Maximum

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

40. Richard Hawley - Coles Corner

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

39. Love As Laughter - Laughter's Fifth

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

38. Blood on the Wall - Awesomer

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

35. Beck - Guero

Beck - Guero
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
75
16 reviews

34. The Fiery Furnaces - EP

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

33. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
87
12 reviews
There's not a whole lot that's new with this record, even if some of it is new for you.

32. Danger Doom - The Mouse and the Mask

Danger Doom - The Mouse and the Mask
October 10, 2005
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

31. Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World

Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World
February 21, 2006
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

30. My Morning Jacket - Z

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

28. Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger

Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
May 16, 2005
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

27. Josh Rouse - Nashville

Josh Rouse - Nashville
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

25. Low - The Great Destroyer

Low - The Great Destroyer
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
75
14 reviews

24. Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering

Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering
October 17, 2005
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

23. British Sea Power - Open Season

British Sea Power - Open Season
April 4, 2005
Critic Score
73
11 reviews

22. Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow

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

21. The Decemberists - Picaresque

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

20. The Books - Lost and Safe

The Books - Lost and Safe
April 5, 2005
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

18. Stephen Malkmus - Face the Truth

Stephen Malkmus - Face the Truth
May 23, 2005
Critic Score
79
12 reviews
He seems pretentious and sincere, playful and sombre, immature and wise, freewheeling and disciplined all at once.

17. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
August 23, 2005
Critic Score
89
12 reviews

16. Mogwai - Government Commissions: BBC Sessions 1996-2003

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

15. Gorillaz - Demon Days

Gorillaz - Demon Days
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
75
17 reviews

14. Hood - Outside Closer

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

13. Deerhoof - The Runners Four

Deerhoof - The Runners Four
October 11, 2005
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

12. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

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

11. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

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

10. Caribou - The Milk of Human Kindness

Caribou - The Milk of Human Kindness
April 18, 2005
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

9. Sigur Rós - Takk

Sigur Rós - Takk
September 13, 2005
Critic Score
80
15 reviews

7. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem

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

6. M.I.A. - Arular

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
86
13 reviews

5. M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us

M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

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

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
January 25, 2005
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

3. Animal Collective - Feels

Animal Collective - Feels
October 18, 2005
Critic Score
80
14 reviews

1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

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