Best Albums of 2005, in no particular order

A Listmania! list by Stuart Mason
 
Funeral
1.  Funeral by Arcade Fire
The list author says:
  "Wonderfully weird"
13.65   Used & New from: 2.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)

Digital Ash In A Digital Urn
2.  Digital Ash In A Digital Urn by Bright Eyes
The list author says:
  "Oberst comes good at last"
8.56   Used & New from: 1.08
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Illinoise
3.  Illinoise by Sufjan Stevens
The list author says:
  "The latest in Steven's '50 States' project. If the rest are this good ..............."
16.99   Used & New from: 2.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Silent Alarm
4.  Silent Alarm by Bloc Party
The list author says:
  "Edgy, smart, original and brilliant"
4.69   Used & New from: 0.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

The Magic Numbers
5.  The Magic Numbers by The Magic Numbers
The list author says:
  "Not the best looking band in the world, but great harmonies and superb tunes"
4.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

Stars of CCTV
6.  Stars of CCTV by Hard-Fi
The list author says:
  "Add equal amounts of The Clash, The Streets et voila, Hard-Fi!"
1.46   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

Destroy Rock & Roll
7.  Destroy Rock & Roll by Mylo
The list author says:
  "Tune after tune"
1.87   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

29
8.  29 by Ryan Adams
The list author says:
  "Prolific!"
6.95   Used & New from: 0.86
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Cuts Across the Land [2-disc Limited Edition]
9.  Cuts Across the Land [2-disc Limited Edition] by Duke Spirit
The list author says:
  "Plain, simple and brilliant rock and roll with a great female vocalist"
15.00   Used & New from: 1.62
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

I Am A Bird Now
10.  I Am A Bird Now by Antony and the Johnsons
The list author says:
  "Mercury Prize winner. Genius."
10.27   Used & New from: 1.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

LCD Soundsystem
11.  LCD Soundsystem by LCD Soundsystem
The list author says:
  "Wonderfully funky disco-punk"
10.99   Used & New from: 1.58
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Alligator
12.  Alligator by The National
The list author says:
  "Brooding, atmospheric brilliance"
8.06   Used & New from: 3.98
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Cold Roses
13.  Cold Roses by Ryan Adams
The list author says:
  "19 tracks of genius."
12.00   Used & New from: 2.21
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Martha Wainwright
14.  Martha Wainwright by Martha Wainwright
The list author says:
  "Raw, passionate and sometimes just plain angry."
Used & New from: 3.28
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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We Have Sound
15.  We Have Sound by Tom Vek
The list author says:
  "Blippy, experimental but some great tracks"
7.80   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Engineers
16.  Engineers by Engineers
The list author says:
  "Sweeping synths and guitars, reminiscent of Spiritualised"
5.90   Used & New from: 1.76
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Wind In The Wires
17.  Wind In The Wires by Patrick Wolf
The list author says:
  "Good!"
7.06   Used & New from: 0.72
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
18.  Clap Your Hands Say Yeah by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The list author says:
  "Very good!"
Used & New from: 0.79
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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The Fitzgerald
19.  The Fitzgerald by Richmond Fontaine
The list author says:
  "Downbeat but brilliant alt-country"
9.17   Used & New from: 1.23
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Where The Humans Eat
20.  Where The Humans Eat by Willy Mason
The list author says:
  "Witty, intelligent, profound ......... he really is the new Dylan"
5.06   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Z
21.  Z by My Morning Jacket
The list author says:
  "Damn good!"
17.50   Used & New from: 3.18
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Superwolf
22.  Superwolf by Bonnie Prince Billy
The list author says:
  "Sparse, acoustic, and compelling"
10.20   Used & New from: 2.03
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Jacksonville City Nights
23.  Jacksonville City Nights by Ryan Adams
The list author says:
  "Genius!"
Used & New from: 2.06
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
24.  I'm Wide Awake It's Morning by Bright Eyes
The list author says:
  "The better of his two 2005 releases"
12.99   Used & New from: 1.17
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Want Two
25.  Want Two by Rufus Wainwright
The list author says:
  "Incredibly original, sometimes hard to get into, but essential listening"
7.97   Used & New from: 0.98
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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