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Best Albums of 2005

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 18,000 greatest album charts.

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2005 year summaryThe best artists of 2005 were Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Sigur Rós, Coldplay, The National, Kanye West, System Of A Down and Animal Collective.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:666 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:19,362
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  84/100 (697 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:11,616
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  79/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:8,332
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  77/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:7,326
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  81/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,797
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  77/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:5,932
Rank in 2000s57Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  70/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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7.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,893
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  79/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:4,360
Rank in 2000s83Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  80/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,318
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  80/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,294
Rank in 2000s104Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  74/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Mount Eerie 5 1%
Nadja 3 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Foo Fighters 2 0%
Ryan Adams And The Cardinals 2 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 177 18%
Canada 51 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Japan 28 3%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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