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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 16,000 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, System Of A Down, Kanye West and Animal Collective.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:624 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:18,349
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: 84/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:11,264
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:141
Average Rating: 79/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:7,773
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:216
Average Rating: 76/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:6,970
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:242
Average Rating: 81/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,558
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:252
Average Rating: 78/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:233 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:5,543
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:291
Average Rating: 70/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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7.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,396
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:298
Average Rating: 79/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:4,006
Rank in 2000s85Overall Rank:400
Average Rating: 78/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,181
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:490
Average Rating: 80/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,143
Rank in 2000s105Overall Rank:497
Average Rating: 74/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 10 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%
System Of A Down 2 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 174 17%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 29 3%
Japan 28 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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