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The Greatest Albums of 2005

Our illustrious music writers declare what they think were the best albums to be released in 2005.


Chris Ellis
1. Wolf Parade -- Apologies To The Queen Mary
2. Out Hud -- Let Us Never Speak Of It Again
3. Caribou -- The Milk Of Human Kindness
4. Vitalic -- OK Cowboy
5. Sun Kill Moon -- Tiny Cities

Kevin Dick
1. The Evens -- The Evens
2. 20 Minute Loop -- Yawn + House = Explosion
3. Matt Sweeny & Bonnie Prince Billy -- Superwolf
4. The Bad Plus -- Suspicious Activity?
5. Medications -- Your Favorite People All in One Place

Jeremy Sampson
1. Beck -- Guero
2. Bloc Party -- Silent Alarm/Silent Alarm Remixed
3. Bright Eyes -- I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
4. The Magic Numbers -- The Magic Numbers
5. My Morning Jacket -- Z

Rossiter Drake
1. Beck -- Guero
2. Queens of the Stone Age -- Lullabies to Paralyze
3. Wilco -- Kicking Television
4. Ryan Adams -- 29
5. Nine Inch Nails -- With Teeth