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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 Death Cab For Cutie.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:718 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:21,333
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (789 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:12,810
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  79/100 (707 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:8,578
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  77/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:7,381
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,868
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:267
Average Rating:  77/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:240 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:6,049
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  79/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,997
Rank in 2000s62Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  70/100 (631 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:4,750
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:372
Average Rating:  80/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,344
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  74/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,311
Rank in 2000s110Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  80/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Mount Eerie 4 0%
Nadja 3 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Afrirampo 2 0%
System Of A Down 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 179 18%
Canada 51 5%
Sweden 32 3%
Japan 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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