The Highest Rated Albums of 2005

1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

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

2. Sunn O))) - Black One

Sunn O))) - Black One
October 18, 2005
Critic Score
90
6 reviews

3. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

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

4. Opeth - Ghost Reveries

Opeth - Ghost Reveries
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

6. Edan - Beauty and the Beat

Edan - Beauty and the Beat
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

7. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

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

8. M.I.A. - Arular

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

9. Robyn - Robyn

Robyn - Robyn
April 27, 2005
Critic Score
85
15 reviews

10. Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe

Cadence Weapon - Breaking Kayfabe
November 28, 2005
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

11. The Decemberists - Picaresque

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

13. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

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

14. Spoon - Gimme Fiction

Spoon - Gimme Fiction
May 10, 2005
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

15. Ladytron - Witching Hour

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

16. Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain

Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain
October 18, 2005
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

17. My Morning Jacket - Z

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

18. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

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

19. Serena-Maneesh - Serena-Maneesh

Serena-Maneesh - Serena-Maneesh
August 29, 2005
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

20. Ry Cooder - Chávez Ravine

Ry Cooder - Chávez Ravine
June 7, 2005
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

21. Kano - Home Sweet Home

Kano - Home Sweet Home
June 27, 2005
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

22. Hood - Outside Closer

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

24. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

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

25. Konono N°1 - Congotronics

Konono N°1 - Congotronics
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
83
5 reviews
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