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The best albums of 2005 as chosen by Mojo magazine. Cover art and track listings for each of these top albums of 2005 are included. This Albums of the Year 2005 list is ranked with the best records at the top. Mojo magazine is just about the best authority for quality music in the world, and although their main focus is rock music, they also do other genres like jazz and world music. Still, as great as Mojo is, it's easy to see albums on their lists that haven't aged well, as well as great records that didn't make their list - but this is often the problem with year-end music lists, it takes time for good records to grow on you!

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I Am a Bird Now is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
I Am a Bird Now Antony and the Johnsons

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Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Funeral Arcade Fire

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Aerial is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Aerial Kate Bush

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Devils & Dust is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Devils & Dust Bruce Springsteen

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Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Z My Morning Jacket

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Chávez Ravine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Chávez Ravine Ry Cooder

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The Magic Numbers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers

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Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Into the Woods Malcolm Middleton

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Dimanche à Bamako is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Dimanche à Bamako Amadou & Mariam

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Coles Corner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Coles Corner Richard Hawley

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You Could Have It So Much Bett... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005

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The Woods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
The Woods Sleater-Kinney

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I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005

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Get Behind Me Satan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Get Behind Me Satan The White Stripes

The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time

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Oceans Apart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Oceans Apart The Go-Betweens

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Black Mountain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Black Mountain Black Mountain

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How to Dismantle an Atomic Bom... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005

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Demon Days is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Demon Days Gorillaz

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Mighty Rearranger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Mighty Rearranger Robert Plant, Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation, Strange Sensation

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Everything Ecstatic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Everything Ecstatic Kieran Hebden

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Man-Made is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Man-Made Teenage Fanclub

The Best Female Rock Singers

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Congotronics is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Congotronics Konono N°1

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The Lick on the Tip of an Enve... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
The Lick on the Tip of an Envelope Yet to Be Sent Circulus

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Illinois is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Illinois Sufjan Stevens

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Don’t Believe the Truth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005

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Want Two is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Want Two Rufus Wainwright

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Takk... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Takk... Sigur Rós

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Cripple Crow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Cripple Crow Devendra Banhart

The Best Albums of the 2000s

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M.I.A. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
M.I.A.

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In the Heart of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
In the Heart of the Moon Toumani Diabaté, Ali Farka Touré

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Prairie Wind is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Prairie Wind Neil Young

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As Is Now is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
As Is Now Paul Weller

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Lookaftering is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Lookaftering Vashti Bunyan

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Silent Alarm is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Silent Alarm Bloc Party

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Surernature is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Surernature

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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Everything’s Ok is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Everything’s Ok

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X & Y is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
X & Y

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The Weight Of A Gift is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
The Weight Of A Gift

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Frances the Mute is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Frances the Mute The Mars Volta

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Road to Rouen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Road to Rouen Supergrass

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A Time to Love is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
A Time to Love Stevie Wonder

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ShiShiMuMu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
ShiShiMuMu Phantom Buffalo

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Get Lifted is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Get Lifted John Legend

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The Heartlight Set is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
The Heartlight Set Joy Zipper

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A River Ain't Too Much to Love is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005

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Awfully Deep is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Awfully Deep Roots Manuva

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You're a Woman, I'm a Machine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine Death from Above 1979

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School of the Flower is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
School of the Flower Six Organs of Admittance

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Why Should the Fire Die? is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005

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Employment is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Mojo's Best Albums of 2005
Employment Kaiser Chiefs