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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:632 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:18,442
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: 84/100 (651 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:11,285
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:141
Average Rating: 79/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:7,771
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:262 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:7,004
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:242
Average Rating: 81/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,680
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:250
Average Rating: 78/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:5,533
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:293
Average Rating: 70/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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7.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,484
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:296
Average Rating: 79/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:4,013
Rank in 2000s85Overall Rank:402
Average Rating: 78/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,140
Rank in 2000s108Overall Rank:501
Average Rating: 80/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,130
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:504
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%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
Bloc Party 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 463 46%
United Kingdom 176 18%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 29 3%
Japan 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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