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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 15,000 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, System Of A Down, Kanye West and Animal Collective.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:585 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:17,016
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: 84/100 (604 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:10,564
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:143
Average Rating: 79/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:7,754
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:206
Average Rating: 77/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:252 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:6,677
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:242
Average Rating: 81/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,438
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:249
Average Rating: 78/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:5,343
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:293
Average Rating: 80/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,238
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:297
Average Rating: 71/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:3,799
Rank in 2000s86Overall Rank:401
Average Rating: 79/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,342
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:447
Average Rating: 80/100 (211 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:3,088
Rank in 2000s104Overall Rank:485
Average Rating: 76/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
They Might Be Giants 2 0%
Ryan Adams And The Cardinals 2 0%
Animal Collective 2 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
The Fiery Furnaces 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 171 17%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 30 3%
Japan 28 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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