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XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 20051.) Coldplay - X&YThe band’s third album was the best selling album of 2005 and has sold over 13 million copies to date. The album features a hidden track that was intended to be a composition with Johnny Cash. Cash passed away before recording it.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 20052.) The White Stripes - Get Behind Me SatanThe first album from Jack and Meg to be produced in a professional studio. The only White Stripes album never to be commercially released on vinyl, about 600 vinyl copies of the record are in existence that were given to music journalists for review.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 20053.) Beck - GueroNinth album from Beck debuted at number two on the Billboard charts. Later in the year, Beck released a remix album entitled Guerolito.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 20054.) Wilco - Kicking Television Live In ChicagoRecorded during a four night run at the Vic Theatre, the first live album from Wilco was also the first recorded material with members Nels Cline and Pat Sansone. The album was re-released on vinyl in 2010 containing eight bonus tracks.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 20055.) Foo Fighters - In Your HonorDave Grohl celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Foo Fighters by releasing a double album. With one disc containing the groups traditional hard rock sound, the second disc contains acoustic material that had been rarely performed by the band up until that point.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 20056.) Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much BetterThe band initially wanted this album to be self-titled (much like their 2004 debut album) and instead have the album be differentiated by color schemes on the cover.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 20057.) The Rolling Stones - A Bigger BangThe first full length studio album released from the Stones since 1997’s Bridges to Babylon was the longest gap between studio albums of the band’s career.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 20058.) Jack-Johnson - In Between DreamsThe third album from Johnson features a mango tree on the cover in reference to the name of the studio in which the recording took place.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 20059.) Bruce Springsteen - Devils & DustThird folk album from Springsteen contained many songs that were used during soundchecks and had been written in previous years. A solo acoustic tour followed the release of this album.
XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 200510.) Dave Matthews Band - Stand UpThe fourth straight album from the band to debut at number one on the Billboard top 200 chart.