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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 25,000 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, Kanye West, The National, System Of A Down and Animal Collective.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:972 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:29,665
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,075 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:584 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:15,130
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  80/100 (916 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:9,495
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  77/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:8,759
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  82/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:8,384
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  78/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:7,142
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  70/100 (789 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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7.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:6,902
Rank in 2000s62Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  81/100 (597 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:6,734
Rank in 2000s65Overall Rank:320
Average Rating:  79/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:4,268
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  80/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:4,205
Rank in 2000s99Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  75/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
System Of A Down 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
Håkan Hellström 2 0%
Nightwish 2 0%
Kenny Chesney 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 185 19%
Canada 50 5%
Sweden 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Japan 26 3%
Australia 25 3%
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