NME's Albums of the Year 2005

NME's Albums of the Year 2005

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50. Test Icicles - For Screening Purposes Only

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

49. Dead Meadow - Feathers

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

48. Ladytron - Witching Hour

Ladytron - Witching Hour
October 3, 2005
Critic Score
84
9 reviews

47. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

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

46. The Duke Spirit - Cuts Across the Land

The Duke Spirit - Cuts Across the Land
May 1, 2005
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

45. Shout Out Louds - Howl Howl Gaff Gaff

Shout Out Louds - Howl Howl Gaff Gaff
October 1, 2003
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

44. Field Music - Field Music

Field Music - Field Music
August 8, 2005
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

43. Engineers - Engineers

Engineers - Engineers
March 7, 2005
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

42. Sigur Rós - Takk

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

40. Brakes - Give Blood

Brakes - Give Blood
July 4, 2005
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

39. Vitalic - OK Cowboy

Vitalic - OK Cowboy
April 4, 2005
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

38. Autolux - Future Perfect

Autolux - Future Perfect
November 26, 2004
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

36. The Bravery - The Bravery

The Bravery - The Bravery
March 14, 2005
Critic Score
66
7 reviews

35. Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World

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

34. Rufus Wainwright - Want Two

Rufus Wainwright - Want Two
November 16, 2004
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

32. Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze

Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
72
9 reviews
The clue is in the question. Where ‘Songs For The Deaf’ was about jumping up and down until your eardrums burst, ‘Lullabies To Paralyze’ will use its enigmatic mysticism to lull you into a blissful daze so you don’t at first notice that the riffs have broken your neck. Better. Than. Sex.

31. 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

30. Doves - Some Cities

Doves - Some Cities
March 1, 2005
Critic Score
70
10 reviews

29. Madonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor

Madonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor
November 11, 2005
Critic Score
73
9 reviews

28. Absentee - Donkey Stock

Absentee - Donkey Stock
July 4, 2005
Critic Score
63
3 reviews

27. Kate Bush - Aerial

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

26. Super Furry Animals - Love Kraft

Super Furry Animals - Love Kraft
September 13, 2005
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

25. M.I.A. - Arular

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

24. Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth

Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth
May 31, 2005
Critic Score
64
13 reviews

23. Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV

Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
July 4, 2005
Critic Score
68
11 reviews

21. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem

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

20. Editors - The Back Room

Editors - The Back Room
July 25, 2005
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

19. Coldplay - X&Y

Coldplay - X&Y
June 7, 2005
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

18. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

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

16. British Sea Power - Open Season

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

15. Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger

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

14. Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt
June 21, 2004
Critic Score
90
7 reviews

13. The Rakes - Capture/Release

The Rakes - Capture/Release
August 15, 2005
Critic Score
72
11 reviews

12. Devendra Banhart - Cripple Crow

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

11. The Cribs - The New Fellas

The Cribs - The New Fellas
June 20, 2005
Critic Score
65
6 reviews

10. Gorillaz - Demon Days

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

9. Babyshambles - Down in Albion

Babyshambles - Down in Albion
February 14, 2006
Critic Score
60
8 reviews

8. Kanye West - Late Registration

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

‘Late Registration’ is a solid set. And by freshening up his style without entirely abandoning it, West still has the rest of the rap world playing catch-up.

7. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5, 2005
Critic Score
92
20 reviews
It’s his masterpiece so far; a staggering collection of unspeakably precious music.

5. Kaiser Chiefs - Employment

Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
March 7, 2005
Critic Score
74
12 reviews

2. Arcade Fire - Funeral

Arcade Fire - Funeral
September 14, 2004
Critic Score
94
16 reviews

For those of us who still believe in music’s power to redeem, ‘Funeral’ feels like detox, the most cathartic album of the year.

1. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

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