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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,013 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:31,127
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,130 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:617 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:15,739
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  81/100 (965 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:10,036
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:233
Average Rating:  77/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:9,175
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  82/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:8,719
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  78/100 (498 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:7,363
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  82/100 (621 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:343 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:7,147
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  71/100 (811 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:6,888
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  80/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:4,572
Rank in 2000s93Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  80/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:4,329
Rank in 2000s99Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  75/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Shakira 2 0%
Merzbow 2 0%
Dream Theater 2 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
Alanis Morissette 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 463 46%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Japan 26 3%
Australia 24 2%
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