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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 23,000 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:893 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:27,039
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (973 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:542 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:13,958
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  80/100 (839 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:368 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:9,448
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  77/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:8,171
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  82/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:327 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:8,165
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  78/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:278 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:6,562
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  80/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:6,494
Rank in 2000s62Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  71/100 (746 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:6,297
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  81/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:4,200
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:467
Average Rating:  80/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,804
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  75/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Alanis Morissette 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
New Order 2 0%
Kenny Chesney 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 50 5%
Sweden 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
Japan 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
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