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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 24,000 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:945 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:28,750
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,036 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:564 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:14,779
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  80/100 (882 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:9,516
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  77/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:352 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:8,521
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  82/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:8,384
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  78/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:6,944
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  71/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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7.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:6,720
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  79/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:6,657
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  81/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:4,272
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  80/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,840
Rank in 2000s102Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  75/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
System Of A Down 2 0%
Afrirampo 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
Alanis Morissette 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 473 47%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 49 5%
Sweden 29 3%
Japan 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 26 3%
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