Best Albums of 2005


01
Gospel
The Moon Is a Dead World

4.4
978 votes
02
Howard Shore
The Fellowship of the Ring: The Complete Recording

4.39
69 votes
03
Kow Otani
Shadow of the Colossus: Roar of the Earth

4.33
46 votes
04
Rosetta
The Galilean Satellites

4.31
596 votes
05
Moonsorrow
Verisakeet

4.31
266 votes
06
The National
Alligator

4.29
1359 votes
07
Pat Metheny Group
The Way Up

4.28
29 votes
08
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains
Love Songs For The Apocalypse

4.28
158 votes
09
Kamelot
The Black Halo

4.27
760 votes
10
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
1509 votes
11
Ceremony (USA-CA)
Ruined

4.24
115 votes
12
Taake
Hordalands Doedskvad

4.24
161 votes
13
Nujabes
Modal Soul

4.24
393 votes
14
Fat Freddy's Drop
Based on a True Story

4.23
47 votes
15
Kataxu
Hunger of Elements

4.23
77 votes
16
Murcof
Remembranza

4.23
26 votes
17
Opeth
Ghost Reveries

4.23
3482 votes
18
One Be Lo
S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.

4.21
49 votes
19
Colour Haze
Colour Haze

4.21
77 votes
20
mind.in.a.box
Dreamweb

4.21
21 votes
21
Rotten Sound
Exit

4.21
190 votes
22
Corrupted
El Mundo Frio

4.21
88 votes
23
Coil
The Ape of Naples

4.2
133 votes
24
Rapture
Silent Stage

4.19
34 votes
25
Left For Dead
Splitting Heads

4.19
29 votes
26
Evoken
Antithesis of Light

4.19
110 votes
27
Primordial
The Gathering Wilderness

4.18
201 votes
28
Choke
Slow Fade Or: How I Learned To Question Infinity

4.17
23 votes
29
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.17
398 votes
30
Deathspell Omega
Kenose

4.16
174 votes
31
Shpongle
Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost

4.16
338 votes
32
Venetian Snares
Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett

4.16
378 votes
33
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
1842 votes
34
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
2748 votes
35
The Suicide File
Some Mistakes You Never Stop Paying For

4.16
67 votes
36
Porcupine Tree
Deadwing

4.16
2216 votes
37
Thunderstone
Tools of Destruction

4.15
23 votes
38
Neal Morse
?

4.15
30 votes
39
Marcus Miller
Silver Rain

4.15
27 votes
40
Nevermore
This Godless Endeavor

4.15
675 votes
41
port-royal
Flares

4.14
28 votes
42
John Williams
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

4.14
57 votes
43
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.14
376 votes
44
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.14
363 votes
45
Strapping Young Lad
Alien

4.14
816 votes
46
Mournful Congregation
The Monad of Creation

4.14
48 votes
47
Protest the Hero
Kezia

4.14
2693 votes
48
The Mars Volta
Frances the Mute

4.13
3069 votes
49
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
1130 votes
50
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.13
32 votes
51
Ataraxie
Slow Transcending Agony

4.13
88 votes
52
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.12
414 votes
53
Redemption
The Fullness of Time

4.12
58 votes
54
Hieronymus Bosch
Artificial Emotions

4.12
25 votes
55
Galneryus
Advance To The Fall

4.12
39 votes
56
Sieges Even
The Art of Navigating by the Stars

4.11
61 votes
57
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.11
140 votes
58
Edan
Beauty and the Beat

4.11
80 votes
59
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.11
149 votes
60
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
272 votes
61
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
91 votes
62
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
91 votes
63
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.1
178 votes
64
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.1
226 votes
65
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.1
87 votes
66
Secede
Tryshasla

4.1
52 votes
67
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.1
26 votes
68
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.1
177 votes
69
MF Grimm
Scars & Memories

4.1
21 votes
70
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.1
84 votes
71
Solar Fields
Leaving Home

4.09
37 votes
72
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.09
32 votes
73
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
429 votes
74
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
385 votes
75
!T.O.O.H.!
Rád a Trest

4.09
39 votes
76
Nobuo Uematsu
FFVII: Advent Children OST

4.09
62 votes
77
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.09
62 votes
78
Cursed
II

4.09
323 votes
79
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.09
110 votes
80
Cyne
Evolution Fight

4.09
82 votes
81
Cog
The New Normal

4.08
190 votes
82
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
391 votes
83
Riverside
Second Life Syndrome

4.08
436 votes
84
Crashdiet
Rest In Sleaze

4.08
32 votes
85
Ruiner
What Could Possibly Go Right...

4.07
34 votes
86
Omar S
Just Ask the Lonely

4.07
35 votes
87
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.07
21 votes
88
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.07
42 votes
89
Akercocke
Words That Go Unspoken...

4.07
213 votes
90
Truckfighters
Gravity X

4.07
73 votes
91
YOB
The Unreal Never Lived

4.07
74 votes
92
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.07
30 votes
93
Latterman
No Matter Where We Go...!

4.07
143 votes
94
Dark Tranquillity
Character

4.07
1008 votes
95
Bolt Thrower
Those Once Loyal

4.07
319 votes
96
Little Brother
The Minstrel Show

4.06
62 votes
97
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
39 votes
98
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
448 votes
99
Z-Ro
Let the Truth Be Told

4.06
32 votes
100
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.06
41 votes
101
Animal Collective
Feels

4.06
1239 votes
102
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.06
420 votes
103
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.06
113 votes
104
Between the Buried and Me
Alaska

4.06
3135 votes
105
Subterranean Masquerade
Suspended Animation Dreams

4.05
40 votes
106
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.05
36 votes
107
Burst
Origo

4.05
290 votes
108
Kekal
Acidity

4.05
21 votes
109
Cyanotic
Transhuman

4.05
21 votes
110
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Artifact

4.05
33 votes
111
Bomb the Music Industry!
To Leave or Die in Long Island

4.05
376 votes
112
Clutch
Robot Hive/Exodus

4.04
324 votes
113
Shining (SWE)
IV - The Eerie Cold

4.04
123 votes
114
Buried Inside
Chronoclast

4.04
101 votes
115
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.04
2599 votes
116
Infidel?/Castro!
Bioentropic Damage Fractal

4.04
23 votes
117
Mischief Brew
Smash the Windows

4.04
37 votes
118
John Petrucci
Suspended Animation

4.03
199 votes
119
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.03
598 votes
120
Masterplan
Aeronautics

4.03
70 votes
121
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

4.03
36 votes
122
The Fall Of Boss Koala
Reference Points

4.03
57 votes
123
A Wilhelm Scream
Ruiner

4.03
343 votes
124
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.03
77 votes
125
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
795 votes
126
Dead Congregation
Purifying Consecrated Ground

4.03
40 votes
127
Antestor
The Forsaken

4.02
63 votes
128
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.02
24 votes
129
Gojira
From Mars to Sirius

4.02
1274 votes
130
Paint It Black
Paradise

4.02
75 votes
131
Boards of Canada
The Campfire Headphase

4.02
626 votes
132
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.02
154 votes
133
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.02
31 votes
134
The Mayan Factor
44

4.02
100 votes
135
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.01
34 votes
136
Boris
Pink

4.01
590 votes
137
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.01
111 votes
138
Hammock
Kenotic

4.01
189 votes
139
Nile
Annihilation of the Wicked

4.01
915 votes
140
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
737 votes
141
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
64 votes
142
The Fall of Troy
Doppelganger

4.01
1982 votes
143
Propagandhi
Potemkin City Limits

4
309 votes
144
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
382 votes
145
Hypocrisy
Virus

4
391 votes
146
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
31 votes
147
Bernard Fanning
Tea & Sympathy

4
23 votes
148
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

4
28 votes
149
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4
395 votes
150
Arsis
A Diamond for Disease

4
323 votes
151
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
73 votes
152
DJ Muggs Vs GZA
Grandmasters

3.99
55 votes
153
In Pieces
Lions Write History

3.99
99 votes
154
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
191 votes
155
The Flashbulb
Kirlian Selections

3.99
113 votes
156
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.99
314 votes
157
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

3.99
34 votes
158
Nadja
Bodycage

3.98
33 votes
159
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.98
98 votes
160
Manegarm
Vredens Tid

3.98
29 votes
161
Cage
Hell's Winter

3.98
112 votes
162
Beecher
This Elegy, His Autopsy

3.98
44 votes
163
Dead Meadow
Feathers

3.98
103 votes
164
Toby Driver
In the L..L..Library Loft

3.97
123 votes
165
Om
Variations on a Theme

3.97
153 votes
166
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.97
95 votes
167
Million Dead
Harmony No Harmony

3.97
108 votes
168
October Falls
Marras

3.97
61 votes
169
Bomb the Music Industry!
Album Minus Band

3.97
381 votes
170
Brian McBride
When The Detail Lost Its Freedom

3.97
30 votes
171
Sean Price
Monkey Barz

3.97
30 votes
172
Meshuggah
Catch Thirtythree

3.97
1333 votes
173
Equilibrium
Turis Fratyr

3.96
170 votes
174
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.96
28 votes
175
Necrophobic
Hrimthursum

3.96
52 votes
176
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.96
115 votes
177
The Evens
The Evens

3.96
25 votes
178
Draconian
Arcane Rain Fell

3.96
123 votes
179
The Sound of Animals Fighting
Tiger and the Duke

3.96
519 votes
180
Kate Bush
Aerial

3.96
156 votes
181
Paul McCartney
Chaos and Creation in the Backyard

3.96
101 votes
182
Paul Baribeau
Paul Baribeau

3.96
89 votes
183
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.95
33 votes
184
Donavon Frankenreiter
Donavon Frankenreiter

3.95
22 votes
185
Xavier Rudd
Food In The Belly

3.95
32 votes
186
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.95
21 votes
187
Spiritual Beggars
Demons

3.95
42 votes
188
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.95
191 votes
189
The Hope and the Failure
The Lights Are on But This Dance Never Ends

3.95
30 votes
190
Mago de Oz
Gaia II: La Voz Dormida

3.95
40 votes
191
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.95
30 votes
192
Gatsby's American Dream
Volcano

3.95
188 votes
193
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
69 votes
194
Acid King
III

3.95
39 votes
195
Common
Be

3.95
500 votes
196
Bayside
Bayside

3.95
407 votes
197
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.95
47 votes
198
Motion City Soundtrack
Commit This To Memory

3.95
607 votes
199
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.94
45 votes



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