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

# 49 – Wolfmother – Wolfmother

# 48 – Never Take Friendship Personal – Anberlin

# 47 – Songs for Silverman – Ben Folds

# 46 – Guero – Beck

# 45 – With Teeth – Nine Inch Nails

# 44 – Gimme Fiction – Spoon

# 43 – Devil’s Playground – Billy Idol

# 42 – Brandi CarlileBrandi Carlile

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

# 40 – Magic Time – Van Morrison

# 39 – Nexterday – Ric Ocasek

# 38 – In Space – Big Star

# 37 – Healthy in Paranoid Times – Our Lady Peace

# 36 – Frances the Mute – The Mars Volta

# 35 – All That I Am – Santana

# 34 –Somebody’s Miracle – Liz Phair

# 33 – Aerial  – Kate Bush

# 32 – City of Evil – Avenged Sevenfold

# 31 – Deadwing –  Porcupine Tree

# 30 -Mafia – Black Label Society

# 29 -The Warrior’s Code – Dropkick Murphys

# 28 – Don’t Believe the Truth – Oasis

# 27 –  Get Behind Me Satan – The White Stripes

# 26 – In Between Dreams – Jack Johnson

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

# 24 –Have a Nice Day – Bon Jovi

# 23 –  How to Save a Life – The Fray

# 22 –  Picaresque – The Decemberists

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

# 20 – Demon Days – Gorillaz

# 19 – Choose Love – Ringo Starr

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

# 17 – One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back – The Darkness

# 16 –Octavarium – Dream Theater

# 15 – All We Know Is Falling – Paramore

# 14 – X&Y – Coldplay

# 13 – Back Home – Eric Clapton

# 12 – Mezmerize – System of a Down

# 11 – Hypnotize – System of a Down

# 10 – Angel of Retribution – Judas Priest

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

# 8 – Out Of Exile – Audioslave

# 7 – Bleed Like Me  – Garbage

 # 6 – Extraordinary Machine – Fiona Apple

# 5 – A Bigger Bang – The Rolling Stones

# 4 – Devils And Dust – Bruce Springsteen

# 3 -Wildflower – Sheryl Crow

# 2 – Peddlin’ Dreams – Maria McKee

# 1 –  In Your Honour – Foo Fighters

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