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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:605 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:17,687
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: 84/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:10,693
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:145
Average Rating: 79/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:7,742
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:211
Average Rating: 77/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:6,741
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:244
Average Rating: 81/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,479
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:252
Average Rating: 78/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:5,427
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:291
Average Rating: 70/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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7.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,293
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:296
Average Rating: 79/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:3,890
Rank in 2000s86Overall Rank:402
Average Rating: 78/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,222
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:472
Average Rating: 80/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,048
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:495
Average Rating: 74/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Mount Eerie 5 1%
Nadja 3 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
Animal Collective 2 0%
Dream Theater 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 172 17%
Canada 54 5%
Sweden 29 3%
Australia 28 3%
Japan 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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