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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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2005 year summaryThe best artists of 2005 were Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Sigur Rós, The National, Coldplay, Kanye West, System Of A Down and Animal Collective.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:698 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:20,314
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:77
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (745 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:12,231
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  79/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:8,529
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  77/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:7,293
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  81/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,781
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  78/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:6,068
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  80/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,961
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  70/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:4,611
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  80/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,378
Rank in 2000s102Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  81/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,275
Rank in 2000s108Overall Rank:513
Average Rating:  74/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Mount Eerie 4 0%
Nadja 3 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Kenny Chesney 2 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
Cream 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 181 18%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 29 3%
Japan 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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