A&E Staff Picks: Best Albums of 2005

Adèle Barclay
1. Sigur Rós - Takk
2. Metric - Live it Out
3. Ani DiFranco - Knuckledown
4. The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
5. Martha Wainwright - Martha Wainwright

Jordon Beenen
1. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
2. Nile - Annihilation of the Wicked
3. Red Sparowes - At The Soundless Dawn
4. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
5. Antony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now

Desmond Carter
1. The Bravery - The Bravery
2. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
3. Kanye West - Late Registration
4. Death Cab for Cutie - Plans
5. Jack’s Mannequin - Everything in Transit

Meghan Harrison
1. Page France - Hello, Dear Wind
2. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
3. Wintersleep - Wintersleep
4. Ryan Adams - Cold Roses (Disc One)
5. The Radical Dudez - The Radical Dudez

Angela Hickman
1. Joel Plaskett - La De Da
2. Foo Fighters - In Your Honor
3. Coldplay - X & Y
4. Matt Mays - Matt Mays and El Torpedo
5. Dierks Bentley - Modern Day Drifter

Jon Marck
1. Gorillaz - Demon Days
2. Stars - Set Yourself On Fire
3. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
4. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
5. Wolf Parade - Apologies to Queen Mary

Lauren Raham
1.The Boy Least Likely To - The Best Party Ever
2. Animal Collective - Feels
3. Danger Doom - The Mouse and the Mask
4. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
5. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Tricia Summers
1. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
2. Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane - At Carnegie Hall
3. The Decemberists - Picaresque
4. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
5. Ben Folds - Songs for Silverman

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