Best Music of 2005

On 8 Lists
The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan*
Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
Sleater-Kinney – The Woods*
LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem*
Antony & the Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now*
M.I.A. – Arular*
Kanye West – Late Registration
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois*

On 7 Lists
My Morning Jacket – Z*
Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning*

On 6 Lists
Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better*
The Hold Steady – Separation Sunday*
Gorillaz – Demon Days*
Sigur Rós – Takk
Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine*
Spoon – Gimme Fiction
The Decemberists – Picaresque*
The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema*
Wolf Parade – Apologies to the Queen Mary
Animal Collective – Feels

On 5 Lists
Okkervil River – Black Sheep Boy
Queens of the Stone Age – Lullabies to Paralyze
Art Brut – Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah*
The Mars Volta – Frances The Mute
Common – Be
Beck – Guero*

On 4 Lists
Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow*
The Magic Numbers – The Magic Numbers
Editors – The Back Room
Kaiser Chiefs – Employment
The Mountain Goats – The Sunset Tree
System of a Down – Mezmerize
Kate Bush – Aerial*
Coldplay – X & Y*
System of a Down – Hypnotize
Death Cab for Cutie – Plans

On 3 Lists
Ladytron – The Witching Hour
Elbow – Leaders Of The Free World
Doves – Some Cities
Maximo Park – A Certain Trigger
Babyshambles – Down In Albion
Andrew Bird – And The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Oasis – Don’t Believe The Truth
Young Jeezy – Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101
Various Artists – Run the Road
Dungen – Ta Det Lugnt
The Go! Team – Thunder, Lightning, Strike*
Madonna – Confessions on a Dance Floor
The National – Alligator
Foo Fighters – In Your Honor
Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth
Broken Social Scene – Broken Social Scene