Top Albums of 2005





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
91
Sufjan Stevens Illinois Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
2
275
Antony and The Johnsons I Am a Bird Now Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
3
331
M.I.A. Arular Electropop, UK Hip Hop
4
386
LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem Dance-Punk, Indietronica
5
392
Kanye West Late Registration Hip Hop
6
511
Bloc Party Silent Alarm Post-Punk Revival
7
527
Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning Indie Folk
8
661
The National Alligator Post-Punk Revival
9
680
My Morning Jacket Z Indie Rock
10
762
Gorillaz Demon Days Trip Hop
11
814
Sleater-Kinney The Woods Indie Rock
12
955
Wolf Parade Apologies to the Queen Mary Indie Rock
13
980
Sigur Rós Takk... Post-Rock
14
999
Animal Collective Feels Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
15
1070
Okkervil River Black Sheep Boy Indie Folk, Indie Rock
16
1173
Robyn Robyn Electropop
17
1225
The New Pornographers Twin Cinema Indie Pop, Power Pop
18
1293
Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine Baroque Pop, Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
19
1321
The Decemberists Picaresque Chamber Pop, Indie Folk
20
1478
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan Alternative Rock, Garage Rock Revival
21
1513
The Hold Steady Separation Sunday Indie Rock, Pub Rock
22
1552
Spoon Gimme Fiction Indie Rock
23
1886
Common Be Conscious Hip Hop
24
1915
Eels Blinking Lights and Other Revelations Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
25
1919
Richard Hawley Coles Corner Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
26
1953
Kate Bush Aerial Art Pop
27
2040
Jamie Lidell Multiply Blue Eyed Soul
28
2094
Konono No. 1 Congotronics Tradi-Modern
29
2123
Beck Guero Alternative Rock
30
2172
Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better Post-Punk Revival
31
2178
Ry Cooder Chavez Ravine Americana, Latin American Music
32
2317
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Indie Rock
33
2362
Editors The Back Room Post-Punk Revival
34
2432
Paul McCartney Chaos and Creation in the Backyard Pop, Singer/Songwriter
35
2472
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
36
2547
Isolée We Are Monster Microhouse
37
2598
Art Brut Bang Bang Rock and Roll Indie Rock
38
2680
Low The Great Destroyer Indie Rock
39
2761
Madonna Confessions on a Dance Floor Dance-Pop, Nu-Disco
40
2813
Broken Social Scene Broken Social Scene Indie Rock
41
2857
System of a Down Mezmerize Alternative Metal
42
2920
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Progressive Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Kaiser Chiefs Employment Britpop, Indie Rock
Lil Wayne Tha Carter II Gangsta Rap
Edan Beauty and the Beat Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock
Coldplay X&Y Britpop
Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Vitalic OK Cowboy Electroclash
Death Cab for Cutie Plans Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Sr. Chinarro El fuego amigo Indie Pop
Broadcast Tender Buttons Indietronica
Devendra Banhart Cripple Crow Contemporary Folk
Babyshambles Down in Albion Indie Rock
Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Boris Pink Noise Rock, Stoner Metal
Patrick Wolf Wind in the Wires Art Pop, Chamber Pop, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Deerhoof The Runners Four Experimental Rock
Maxïmo Park A Certain Trigger Post-Punk Revival
Wolfmother Wolfmother Hard Rock
The Go-Betweens Oceans Apart Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Jangle Pop
Tocotronic Pure vernunft darf niemals siegen Indie Rock
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase IDM
The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers Indie Pop
Goldfrapp Supernature Electropop, Synthpop
Lightning Bolt Hypermagic Mountain Noise Rock
The Game The Documentary Gangsta Rap
Neil Young Prairie Wind Country Rock, Folk Rock
CSS Cansei de Ser Sexy Dance-Pop, Dance-Punk
Caribou The Milk of Human Kindness Indietronica, Psychedelic Pop
DangerDoom The Mouse and the Mask Abstract Hip Hop
Wilco Kicking Television: Live in Chicago Alternative Rock
Vashti Bunyan Lookaftering Chamber Folk
CocoRosie Noah's Ark Folktronica, Freak Folk, Lo-Fi Indie
Depeche Mode Playing the Angel Synthpop
Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi Contemporary R&B, Pop
Opeth Ghost Reveries Progressive Metal
The Kills No Wow Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Worlds Apart Indie Rock
Elbow Leaders of the Free World Art Rock, Indie Rock
Of Montreal The Sunlandic Twins Indie Pop, Psychedelic Pop
Architecture in Helsinki In Case We Die Twee Pop
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Howl Blues Rock, Indie Rock
The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Rock
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth Alternative Rock, Industrial Rock
Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall Hard Bop
Josh Rouse Nashville Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Bright Eyes Digital Ash in a Digital Urn Indietronica
Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney Superwolf Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk
M. Ward Transistor Radio Americana, Contemporary Folk
Six Organs of Admittance School of the Flower American Primitivism, Psychedelic Folk
Doves Some Cities Britpop, Dream Pop, Indie Rock
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals Cold Roses Alt-Country, Americana
Hard-Fi Stars of CCTV Indie Rock
Oasis Don't Believe the Truth Pop Rock
The Chemical Brothers Push the Button Big Beat
Martha Wainwright Martha Wainwright Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
The Books Lost and Safe Experimental, Folktronica
Tapes 'n Tapes The Loon Indie Rock
Kraftwerk Minimum-Maximum Electropop, Synthpop
Out Hud Let Us Never Speak of It Again Dance-Punk
Tom Zé Estudando o pagode (na opereta segregamulher e amor) Art Pop, MPB
Four Tet Everything Ecstatic Electronic
Black Mountain Black Mountain Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock
M83 Before the Dawn Heals Us Dream Pop, Electronic
Stephen Malkmus Face the Truth Indie Rock
Roots Manuva Awfully Deep UK Hip Hop
Brendan Benson The Alternative to Love Indie Pop, Power Pop
The Rakes Capture/Release Post-Punk Revival
British Sea Power Open Season Post-Punk Revival
Buck 65 This Right Here Is Buck 65 Hip Hop
The Darkness One Way Ticket to Hell...And Back Hard Rock
Teenage Fanclub Man-Made Jangle Pop, Power Pop
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 - No Direction Home: The Soundtrack Contemporary Folk, Film Soundtrack, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Mercury Rev The Secret Migration Indie Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
Sage Francis A Healthy Distrust Conscious Hip Hop
Archer Prewitt Wilderness Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Iron & Wine Woman King EP Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Quasimoto The Further Adventures of Lord Quas Abstract Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
Maria Taylor 11:11 Dream Pop, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter