Best Rock Albums Of 2005

Best Rock Albums Of 2005

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Our 2005 best rock albums list takes a stop halfway through the decade of the 2000s with another batch of rock albums that proved rock was not dead. Of course, there will always be those that claim there was no good music released after the 60s and 70s, but didn’t we hear the same thing from our parents about the music of the 40s and 50s? Truth is, every generation owns their own music, and rock and roll really never dies, it just keeps changing.  Of course, it also continues to hold enough space for the old and the new. 2005 was no exception to that rule as the year saw new albums by rock legends such as Bruce Springsteen, Kate Bush, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Santana and The Rolling Stones.

# 50 – Pretty In Black –  The Raveonettes

Pretty In Black -  The Raveonettes

# 49 – Wolfmother – Wolfmother

Wolfmother Album

# 48 – Never Take Friendship PersonalAnberlin

Never Take Friendship Personal - Anberlin

# 47 – Songs for Silverman – Ben Folds

Songs for Silverman - Ben Folds

# 46 – Guero – Beck

Guero - Beck

# 45 – With Teeth – Nine Inch Nails

With Teeth - Nine Inch Nails

# 44 – Gimme Fiction – Spoon

Gimme Fiction - Spoon

# 43 – Devil’s PlaygroundBilly Idol

Devil's Playground - Billy Idol

# 42 – Brandi CarlileBrandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile - Brandi Carlile

# 41 –That’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray CharlesJohn Scofield

That's What I Say: John Scofield Plays the Music of Ray Charles

# 40 – Magic TimeVan Morrison

Magic Time - Van Morrison

# 39 – NexterdayRic Ocasek

Nexterday - Ric Ocasek

# 38 – In SpaceBig Star

In Space - Big Star

# 37 – Healthy in Paranoid TimesOur Lady Peace

Healthy in Paranoid Times - Our Lady Peace

# 36 – Frances the MuteThe Mars Volta

Frances the Mute - The Mars Volta

# 35 – All That I AmSantana

All That I Am - Santana

# 34 – Somebody’s MiracleLiz Phair

Somebody's Miracle - Liz Phair

# 33 – Aerial  – Kate Bush

Aerial  - Kate Bush

# 32 – City of Evil – Avenged Sevenfold

City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold

# 31 – Deadwing –  Porcupine Tree

Deadwing -  Porcupine Tree

# 30 -Mafia – Black Label Society

Mafia - Black Label Society

# 29 -The Warrior’s Code – Dropkick Murphys

The Warrior's Code - Dropkick Murphys

# 28 – Don’t Believe the Truth – Oasis

Don't Believe the Truth - Oasis

# 27 –  Get Behind Me Satan – The White Stripes

Get Behind Me Satan - The White Stripes

# 26 – In Between Dreams – Jack Johnson

In Between Dreams - Jack Johnson

# 25 -Searching for a Former Clarity – Against Me!

Searching for a Former Clarity - Against Me!

# 24 –Have a Nice DayBon Jovi

Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi

# 23 –  How to Save a Life – The Fray

How to Save a Life - The Fray

# 22 –  Picaresque – The Decemberists

Picaresque - The Decemberists

# 21 – From Under the Cork Tree – Fall Out Boy

From Under the Cork Tree - Fall Out Boy

# 20 – Demon Days – Gorillaz

Demon Days - Gorillaz

# 19 – Choose Love – Ringo Starr

Choose Love - Ringo Starr

# 18 – Mighty ReArranger – Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation

Mighty ReArranger - Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation

# 17 – One Way Ticket to Hell… and BackThe Darkness

One Way Ticket to Hell... and Back - The Darkness

# 16 –OctavariumDream Theater

Octavarium - Dream Theater

# 15 – All We Know Is FallingParamore

All We Know Is Falling - Paramore

# 14 – X&Y – Coldplay

X&Y - Coldplay

# 13 – Back Home – Eric Clapton

Back Home - Eric Clapton

# 12 – Mezmerize – System of a Down

Mezmerize - System of a Down

# 11 – Hypnotize – System of a Down

Hypnotize - System of a Down

# 10 – Angel of Retribution – Judas Priest

Angel of Retribution - Judas Priest

# 9 – Chaos and Creation in the Backyard – Paul McCartney

Chaos and Creation in the Backyard - Paul McCartney

# 8 – Out Of Exile – Audioslave

Out Of Exile - Audioslave

# 7 – Bleed Like Me  – Garbage

Bleed Like Me  - Garbage

 # 6 – Extraordinary Machine – Fiona Apple

Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple

# 5 – A Bigger BangThe Rolling Stones

A Bigger Bang - The Rolling Stones

# 4 – Devils And Dust – Bruce Springsteen

Devils And Dust - Bruce Springsteen

# 3 -Wildflower – Sheryl Crow

Wildflower - Sheryl Crow

# 2 – Peddlin’ Dreams – Maria McKee

Peddlin' Dreams - Maria McKee

# 1 –  In Your Honour – Foo Fighters

In Your Honour - Foo Fighters

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