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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:593 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:17,256
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: 84/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:10,631
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:145
Average Rating: 79/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:7,816
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:207
Average Rating: 77/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:6,659
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:245
Average Rating: 81/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,454
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:251
Average Rating: 78/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:5,413
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:291
Average Rating: 70/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,268
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:298
Average Rating: 79/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:3,962
Rank in 2000s86Overall Rank:392
Average Rating: 78/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,231
Rank in 2000s99Overall Rank:466
Average Rating: 80/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,028
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:496
Average Rating: 75/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Mount Eerie 5 0%
Nadja 3 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 2 0%
Better Than Ezra 2 0%
Animal Collective 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 172 17%
Canada 55 5%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Japan 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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