Album Releases by User Score

Illinois 1.

Illinois

by Sufjan Stevens
July 5, 2005
The folk singer-songwriter's ambitious attempt to chronicle all 50 states in song continues with this second installment, dedicated to the Prairie State.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Z 2.

Z

by My Morning Jacket
October 4, 2005
For their fourth album, produced by John Leckie, the Kentucky band sports a new keyboardist and guitarist.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
Wearemonster 3.

Wearemonster

by Isolée
June 6, 2005
Frankfurt, Germany IDM artist Rajko Mueller (who records under the name Isolee) drew critical acclaim for this, his second LP and first in five years.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
Push Barman To Open Old Wounds 4.

Push Barman To Open Old Wounds

by Belle and Sebastian
May 24, 2005
This 2-disc set collects 25 non-LP tracks that previously appeared on the band's early singles and EPs for Jeepster.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Hypermagic Mountain 5.

Hypermagic Mountain

by Lightning Bolt
October 18, 2005
The abrasive bass/drums duo of Brian Gibson and Brian Chippendal return with a follow-up to 2003's 'Wonderful Rainbow.'
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.6
The Woods 6.

The Woods

by Sleater-Kinney
May 24, 2005
The ubiquitous Dave Fridmann produced this latest outing for the veteran indie rockers, their first album for Sub Pop.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.4
I Am A Bird Now 7.

I Am A Bird Now

by Antony and the Johnsons
February 1, 2005
The androgynous singer Antony is backed by the likes of Lou Reed, Devendra Banhart, Boy George and Rufus Wainwright on his sophomore release.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.3
Arular 8.

Arular

by M.I.A.
March 22, 2005
This short but wildly eclectic debut album from Maya Arulpragasam, a Sri Lankan-born, London-based artist and daughter of a Tamil Tiger revolutionary, is preceded by enormous buzz in both the U.K. and the U.S.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.4
Congotronics 9.

Congotronics

by Konono No. 1
September 27, 2005
The first installment of a series of "Congotronics" releases features seven tracks by 30-year old Kinshasa-based band Konono No. 1, whose unconventional, homemade amplification brings an almost experimental edge to traditional African trance music.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.2
Separation Sunday 10.

Separation Sunday

by The Hold Steady
May 3, 2005
This is the second album from the New York City band led by Craig Finn.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Minimum-Maximum [Live] 11.

Minimum-Maximum [Live]

by Kraftwerk
June 7, 2005
This 2-disc set was recorded during the band's 2004 world tour.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
Thunder, Lightning, Strike 12.

Thunder, Lightning, Strike

by The Go! Team
October 4, 2005
The fun, energetic collage of danceable, mainly instrumental music (genre names don't really apply here) on this debut disc from England's The Go! Team recalls, if only somewhat, the debut from The Avalanches.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
LCD Soundsystem 13.

LCD Soundsystem

by LCD Soundsystem
February 15, 2005
Hipsters, rejoice! James Murphy, one-half of the in-demand indie-rock production duo The DFA (The Rapture, et al), finally makes his full-length debut as an artist as LCD Soundsystem.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Black Sheep Boy 14.

Black Sheep Boy

by Okkervil River
April 5, 2005
This is the fourth album for the Austin band led by singer-songwriter Will Sheff.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
Chavez Ravine 15.

Chavez Ravine

by Ry Cooder
June 14, 2005
The guitarist's latest is a concept album about the residents of 1940's Chavez Ravine, a Mexican-American community near downtown Los Angeles that was famously bulldozed to make way for Dodger Stadium.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs 16.

The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

by Andrew Bird
February 8, 2005
You don't see many musicians described as a "whistler" but Chicago's Andrew Bird (who is also a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and originally, a violinist) fits the bill. This is his fifth release (and second for Ani DiFranco's record label), which finds him backed by several members of his group Bowl Of Fire.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning 17.

I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

by Bright Eyes
January 25, 2005
'I'm Wide Awake' is the more country/acoustic of Conor Oberst's twin January 2005 releases under the Bright Eyes name. Emmylou Harris provides vocals on three tracks.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Late Registration 18.

Late Registration

by Kanye West
August 30, 2005
The Grammy-winner returns with a highly-anticpated follow-up to 'The College Dropout,' marking the second installment in a planned four-part series of albums. Jon Brion co-produced, and Brandy, Common, Nas, The Game, Jamie Foxx and Maroon 5's Adam Levine guest.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Mezmerize 19.

Mezmerize

by System Of A Down
May 17, 2005
Rick Rubin co-produced this first of two planned 2005 releases for SOAD (with 'Hypnotize' coming in the fall).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Beauty And The Beat 20.

Beauty And The Beat

by Edan
March 29, 2005
This self-produced second album for the Boston-based rapper includes guest appearances from Mr. Lif, Percee P, Dagah and Insight.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Twin Cinema 21.

Twin Cinema

by The New Pornographers
August 23, 2005
This is the third album of sunny indie-pop tunes for the acclaimed union of Neko Case, Dan Bejar (also of Destroyer) and A.C. Newman.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Oceans Apart 22.

Oceans Apart

by The Go-Betweens
May 3, 2005
This is the third album in three years for the newly-reunited Australian duo of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Blinking Lights And Other Revelations 23.

Blinking Lights And Other Revelations

by Eels
April 26, 2005
Mark Everett's diverse and epic sixth Eels album spans two CDs. It probably would never be classified as a happy album, but it does include appearances from Tom Waits, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, and The Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
This Right Here Is Buck 65 24.

This Right Here Is Buck 65

by Buck 65
January 25, 2005
This right here is the American debut for the Canadian country-rapper (born Richard Terfry), who has actually been recording north of the border since the mid-1990s. Apparently he's worth $1.15 more than 50 Cent, although we're not sure if that's in Canadian dollars or not.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Cole's Corner 25.

Cole's Corner

by Richard Hawley
September 6, 2005
This is the fourth solo album for the sometime Pulp guitarist.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Lookaftering 26.

Lookaftering

by Vashti Bunyan
October 25, 2005
Coming a full 35 years after her debut ('Just Another Diamond Day'), the British folk singer's second LP finds her backed by fans/followers such as Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Lost And Safe 27.

Lost And Safe

by The Books
April 5, 2005
The third release for the acclaimed cut-and-paste outfit features an expanded vocal role for guitarist Nick Zammuto.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Gimme Fiction 28.

Gimme Fiction

by Spoon
May 10, 2005
Mike McCarthy returns as producer for the Britt Daniel-led band's varied follow-up to their acclaimed 2002 outing 'Kill The Moonlight.' Spoon fans will not be disappointed.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Feels 29.

Feels

by Animal Collective
October 18, 2005
Electric where the mellower 'Sung Tongs' was acoustic, 'Feels' is nevertheless another idiosyncratic outing for the freak-folk four-piece.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Takk... 30.

Takk...

by Sigur Rós
September 13, 2005
Sigur Ros' fourth album is the first to feature songs sung mainly in their native Icelandic, rather than their fabricated Hopelandish.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Extraordinary Machine 31.

Extraordinary Machine

by Fiona Apple
October 4, 2005
The singer-songwriter's third album finally sees the light of day after originally being shelved by her record label in 2003 and then leaked onto the Internet. This official 'Machine' is a newly-recorded version (with producer Mike Elizondo taking over for the original's Jon Brion), so if you've heard the leaked tracks, you haven't heard this. Let the comparisons begin!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
These Were The Earlies 32.

These Were The Earlies

by The Earlies
October 25, 2005
The half American, half English four-piece make their debut with an album that, like Manitoba's Up In Flames, combines organic and electronic elements from a variety of genres into a unique psychedelic stew.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Multiply 33.

Multiply

by Jamie Lidell
June 28, 2005
One half of the electronica outfit Super_Collider, producer Jamie Lidell returns with a second solo album that finds him in an unlikely new role: that of a soul singer.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.4
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 34.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
June 28, 2005
Combine a singer who sounds more than a little like David Byrne, some solid indie-rock tunes, blurbs on all the right blogs, and a glowing review from Pitchfork and it all adds up to quite a buzz for this Brooklyn band's debut disc. Now all they need is a record deal.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Bright Ideas 35.

Bright Ideas

by Portastatic
August 23, 2005
The sixth album for Mac McCaughan's other band (i.e., the one that isn't Superchunk) finds him joined by bassist Jim Wilbur and drummer/brother Matthew McCaughan. Tim Mooney produced.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
School Of The Flower 36.

School Of The Flower

by Six Organs of Admittance
January 25, 2005
This is the seventh release under the Six Organs name for Ben Chasny, who in recent years has also been a member of Comets On Fire.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Apologies To The Queen Mary 37.

Apologies To The Queen Mary

by Wolf Parade
September 27, 2005
The Montreal band's Sub Pop debut was co-produced by Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
1988 38.

1988

by Blueprint
March 29, 2005
After both rapping and producing on other artists' records, double-threat Blueprint finally combines his talents on his first solo disc. Aesop Rock, Illogic and Vast Aire guest.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Be 39.

Be

by Common
May 24, 2005
The rapper's follow-up to 2002's love-it-or-hate-it 'Electric Circus' was produced largely by Kanye West. For some reason, John Mayer guests.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
You Could Have It So Much Better 40.

You Could Have It So Much Better

by Franz Ferdinand
October 4, 2005
The Scottish band's eagerly-awaited follow-up to their acclaimed self-titled debut is preceded by yet another insanely catchy single, "Do You Want To."
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
The Sunset Tree 41.

The Sunset Tree

by The Mountain Goats
April 26, 2005
John Darnielle recorded this 13-track Mountain Goats disc with the help of musicians John Vanderslice, Peter Hughes, Franklin Bruno and Scott Solter.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Home Sweet Home 42.

Home Sweet Home

by Kano
June 27, 2005
The 19-year-old East London "grime" MC makes his debut with this LP which features contributions from Mike Skinner (The Streets), Diplo and Paul Epworth.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Broken Social Scene 43.

Broken Social Scene

by Broken Social Scene
October 4, 2005
K-OS, Jason Tate (The Weakerthans) and Murray Lightburn (The Dears) guest on the Canadian collective's follow-up to 'You Forgot It In People.'
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Woman King [EP] 44.

Woman King [EP]

by Iron & Wine
February 22, 2005
Sam Beam's latest release is a 6-track EP recorded with Brian Deck.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Demon Days 45.

Demon Days

by Gorillaz
May 24, 2005
When the comic supergroup's 2001 debut sold an astounding 6 million copies worldwide, a sequel became necessary. Hence 'Demon Days.' Returning leader Damon Albarn (Blur) and new producer Danger Mouse are joined by guests Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays), Ike Turner, MF Doom, De La Soul and Dennis Hopper.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
The Great Destroyer 46.

The Great Destroyer

by Low
January 25, 2005
The trio's seventh album (their first for Sub Pop) features production work from Dave Fridmann and an atypically energetic sound.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Why Should The Fire Die? 47.

Why Should The Fire Die?

by Nickel Creek
August 9, 2005
Tony Berg and Eric Valentine produced this follow-up to 2002's Grammy-winning "This Side."
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Silent Alarm 48.

Silent Alarm

by Bloc Party
March 22, 2005
This multiculti London four-piece (making their full-length debut with 'Silent Alarm') has been heralded in seemingly every music magazine in the world as 2005's answer to Franz Ferdinand.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Alligator 49.

Alligator

by The National
April 12, 2005
This is the third LP for the Brooklyn five-piece fronted by deep-voiced Matt Berninger.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
La Foret 50.

La Foret

by Xiu Xiu
July 12, 2005
The experimental indie-rockers led by Jamie Stewart return with album number four.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Burner 51.

Burner

by Odd Nosdam
June 14, 2005
The latest solo disc for the anticon producer (best known for his work in cLOUDDEAD) finds him joined by guests Mike Patton, Andrew Broder (Fog), and members of Subtle, Themselves and why?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Aerial 52.

Aerial

by Kate Bush
November 8, 2005
This double-disc set is the influential singer-songwriter's first album in a dozen years.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Get Behind Me Satan 53.

Get Behind Me Satan

by The White Stripes
June 7, 2005
The duo's fifth long-player, destined to be known as GBMS in record reviews everywhere, was recorded in their Detroit studio. While not a total departure from previous efforts, it does find them expanding their sound away from their usual guitar+drums formula.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
The Mouse And The Mask 54.

The Mouse And The Mask

by DangerDoom
October 11, 2005
This collaboration between MF Doom and Danger Mouse includes voices and skits from Cartoon Network's Adult Swim shows. Non-animated folks like Ghostface Killah, Cee-Lo & Talib Kweli also lend a hand.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Picaresque 55.

Picaresque

by The Decemberists
March 22, 2005
Chris Walla produced this third album for the literary Portland, Ore.-based five-piece led by Colin Meloy.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Akron/Family & Angels Of Light 56.

Akron/Family & Angels Of Light

by Akron/Family & Angels Of Light
November 8, 2005
This split LP includes seven new Akron/Family tracks and five new songs from Michael Gira's Angels Of Light project (which, of course, features backing by Akron/Family).
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Wilderness 57.

Wilderness

by Archer Prewitt
January 25, 2005
This is the fourth solo disc for the illustrator and Sea And Cake guitarist.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Devils & Dust 58.

Devils & Dust

by Bruce Springsteen
April 26, 2005
Brendan O'Brien produced (and plays bass on) the singer's 19th album, which finds Springsteen backed by a variety of guests. Several of the 12 tracks here have previously surfaced in live performances, including two dating back to 1995.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Set Yourself On Fire 59.

Set Yourself On Fire

by Stars
March 8, 2005
Boasting a somewhat higher profile after a tour supporting Broken Social Scene, fellow Canadians Stars return with a third LP, produced by Tony Hoffer.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
12 Songs 60.

12 Songs

by Neil Diamond
November 8, 2005
Producer Rick Rubin attempts to do for Neil Diamond what he did for Johnny Cash, resulting in a rare stripped-down, intimate set for the veteran performer. (Don't expect any Nine Inch Nails covers, though; these are all Diamond originals.)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
The Milk Of Human Kindness 61.

The Milk Of Human Kindness

by Caribou
May 3, 2005
'Human Kindness' is the latest disc of psychedelic electronica from Dan Snaith, who formerly recorded under the name Manitoba (before a threatened lawsuit from a similarly-named artist caused the switch to the similarly-Canadian Caribou).
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Gold And Green 62.

Gold And Green

by OOIOO
September 13, 2005
Originally released in Japan in 2000, 'Gold And Green' finally reaches U.S. shores at a non-import price on Thrill Jockey. Yuko Honda and Sean Lennon guest.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Engineers 63.

Engineers

by Engineers
June 21, 2005
This debut album showcases the British band's symphonic, shoegaze-y sound.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Tanglewood Numbers 64.

Tanglewood Numbers

by Silver Jews
October 18, 2005
Will Oldham and members of the Jesus Lizard and Lambchop guest on David Berman's country-tinged fifth Silver Jews disc, which also sees the return of on-again, off-again band member Stephen Malkmus.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Anniemal 65.

Anniemal

by Annie
June 7, 2005
This debut full-length by the Norwegian singer is preceded by quite a bit of critical buzz on both sides of the Atlantic.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Wilderness 66.

Wilderness

by Wilderness
July 5, 2005
This is the debut full-length for the Baltimore four-piece whose frontman (James Johnson) bears a strong vocal resemblance to John Lydon.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Less Than Human 67.

Less Than Human

by The Juan MacLean
August 9, 2005
The latest DFA artist to create a buzz in the music press is former Six Finger Satellite guitarist John Maclean, whose "Less Than Human" is his full-length debut as The Juan Maclean.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
Black Dialogue 68.

Black Dialogue

by The Perceptionists
March 22, 2005
The Perceptionists feature Boston-based MCs Mr. Lif and Akrobatik backed by the beats of DJ Fakts One. El-P also shows up on one track.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Akron/Family 69.

Akron/Family

by Akron/Family
March 22, 2005
The latest neo-folk outfit under the tutelage of Michael Gira are the Brooklyn quartet Akron/Family, who make their debut with this self-titled release.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Humming By The Flowered Vine 70.

Humming By The Flowered Vine

by Laura Cantrell
June 21, 2005
Members of Calexico guest on the singer-songwriter's Matador debut.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Suckfish 71.

Suckfish

by Audion
October 4, 2005
Audion is the dirty-minded techno alter-ego of Matthew Dear.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Sanddollars [EP] 72.

Sanddollars [EP]

by Why?
May 17, 2005
Well over to the indie-rock side of anticon's indie-rap -- indie-rock continuum, Why? (aka Yoni Wolf) returns with an eight-song EP.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
The Sunlandic Twins 73.

The Sunlandic Twins

by Of Montreal
April 12, 2005
Kevin Barnes' eighth Of Montreal disc finds the Georgian heading into more electronic territory, enlisting his laptop to assist in the recording process. Music on a laptop--who knew?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Superwolf 74.

Superwolf

by Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney
January 25, 2005
'Superwolf' is the first collaboration between singer-songwriter Will Oldham (aka Bonnie Prince Billy) and Zwan's Matt Sweeney.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Year Of Meteors 75.

Year Of Meteors

by Laura Veirs
August 23, 2005
This is the fifth album for the Seattle-based singer-songwriter.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Martha Wainwright 76.

Martha Wainwright

by Martha Wainwright
April 12, 2005
Daughter of Loudon and sister of Rufus, Martha becomes the third Wainwright to release an album in 2005. This self-titled effort is her full-length debut, following on the heels of her subtly-titled EP "Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole."
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Wind In The Wires 77.

Wind In The Wires

by Patrick Wolf
March 15, 2005
The 21-year-old British singer-songwriter's second solo recording again sets his instrumentation against a moody electronic backdrop.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
The Wedding 78.

The Wedding

by Oneida
May 3, 2005
This is the seventh album for the New York noise-rock three-piece. Phil Manley of Trans Am guests.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Warmer Corners 79.

Warmer Corners

by The Lucksmiths
April 4, 2005
This is the seventh album from the Australian indie-pop group led by singing drummer Tali White.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Pajo 80.

Pajo

by Pajo
June 28, 2005
This is Slint guitarist David Pajo's first solo LP under his own name (well, at least half of his own name).
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
13 & God 81.

13 & God

by 13 & God
May 3, 2005
13+God is a collaboration between German rocktronica outfit The Notwist and American indie-rappers Themselves. Also guesting are members of Ms. John Soda, Lali Puna, and cLOUDDEAD; basically, if they're on Morr Music or Anticon, you'll find them here.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Awfully Deep 82.

Awfully Deep

by Roots Manuva
April 19, 2005
This is the third album for London-based rapper Rodney Smith.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Fall Heads Roll 83.

Fall Heads Roll

by The Fall
October 4, 2005
Mark E. Smith & Co. return with their full-length follow-up to 'The Real New Fall LP.'
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
The Angels Of Light Sing 'Other People' 84.

The Angels Of Light Sing 'Other People'

by Angels Of Light
March 22, 2005
Michael Gira's post-Swans project Angels Of Light returns with a fourth release of mostly acoustic folk/rock, backed by musicians from Akron/Family.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
The Magic Numbers 85.

The Magic Numbers

by The Magic Numbers
October 4, 2005
This debut disc showcases the 50s and 60s pop stylings and three-part harmonies of the pair of brother-sister duos (Romeo & Michelle Stodart and Sean & Angela Gannon) that make up The Magic Numbers.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Infiniheart 86.

Infiniheart

by Chad VanGaalen
August 23, 2005
The Canadian illustrator and musician makes his Sub Pop debut with this self-recorded album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Tournament Of Hearts 87.

Tournament Of Hearts

by The Constantines
October 11, 2005
The Canadian rockers follow 'Shine A Light' with this 10-track set.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
The Craft 88.

The Craft

by Blackalicious
September 27, 2005
The San Francisco rap duo of Gift of Gab (aka Timothy Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) return with a third album.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Nashville 89.

Nashville

by Josh Rouse
February 22, 2005
The singer-songwriter follows his acclaimed effort '1972' with another album produced by Brad Jones. Don't be fooled by the title: it's not a country album, but rather, a farewell to the city Rouse has called home for the past decade (before moving to Spain).
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Confessions On A Dance Floor 90.

Confessions On A Dance Floor

by Madonna
November 15, 2005
Stuart Price co-produced the 47-year-old Anglophile's latest dance-oriented effort.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.0
Outside Closer 91.

Outside Closer

by Hood
February 8, 2005
The Leeds, England band follow their acclaimed 2001 release 'Cold House' with this 10-track effort which, like its predecessor, combines acoustic guitars and some glitchy electronica elements into moody indie rock.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas 92.

The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas

by Quasimoto
May 3, 2005
Madlib's somewhat bizarre alter-ego returns with a 27-track set.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
Micah P. Hinson And The Gospel Of Progress 93.

Micah P. Hinson And The Gospel Of Progress

by Micah P. Hinson
April 12, 2005
The Memphis-born singer-songwriter is backed by The Earlies on this debut disc.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Cripple Crow 94.

Cripple Crow

by Devendra Banhart
September 13, 2005
Thom Monahan (Pernice Brothers) co-produced the singer-songwriter's fourth album, which finds him singing in Spanish on a few of the disc's 22 tracks.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
The Campfire Headphase 95.

The Campfire Headphase

by Boards of Canada
October 18, 2005
Well, they certainly aren't the most prolific of artists, but the acclaimed Scottish electronica duo of Michael Sandison and Marcus Eoin finally return with a third album.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
See You Next Tuesday 96.

See You Next Tuesday

by Fannypack
May 10, 2005
In an attempt to avoid the "one-hit wonder" label, the Brooklyn five-piece that brought "Cameltoe" into the world returns with a second album.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Man-Made 97.

Man-Made

by Teenage Fanclub
June 7, 2005
The first studio album in five years for the Scottish rockers was produced by Tortoise's John McEntire.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Oh You're So Silent Jens 98.

Oh You're So Silent Jens

by Jens Lekman
November 22, 2005
This CD collects tracks from the Swedish artist's most recent EPs and singles.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
The Alternative To Love 99.

The Alternative To Love

by Brendan Benson
March 22, 2005
Long championed by the White Stripes' Jack White, fellow Detroit singer-songwriter Brendan Benson follows his 2002 disc 'Lapalco' with this set co-produced by Tchad Blake.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.5
Strange Geometry 100.

Strange Geometry

by The Clientele
October 11, 2005
Brian O'Shaughnessy produced the atmospheric UK band's second studio album.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7

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    Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers - Kendrick Lamar

    • Release Date: May 13, 2022
    • User Score: 9.0
  2. 87

    This Is a Photograph - Kevin Morby

    • Release Date: May 13, 2022
    • User Score: 8.5
  3. 87

    Live at the El Mocambo - The Rolling Stones

    • Release Date: May 13, 2022
  4. 86

    Un Verano Sin Ti - Bad Bunny

    • Release Date: May 6, 2022
    • User Score: 6.5
  5. 86

    A Light for Attracting Attention - The Smile

    • Release Date: May 13, 2022
    • User Score: 8.9
Lowest of the Month
  1. 51

    Come Home the Kids Miss You - Jack Harlow

    • Release Date: May 6, 2022
    • User Score: 3.4
  2. 72

    Palaces - Flume

    • Release Date: May 20, 2022
    • User Score: 7.4
  3. 72

    And Those Who Were Seen Dancing - Tess Parks

    • Release Date: May 20, 2022
  4. 74

    Heart on My Sleeve - Ella Mai

    • Release Date: May 6, 2022
  5. 74

    WE - Arcade Fire

    • Release Date: May 6, 2022
    • User Score: 8.1