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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:881 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:26,648
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (963 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:534 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:13,893
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  80/100 (837 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:9,386
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:223
Average Rating:  77/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:8,096
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  78/100 (438 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:8,080
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  82/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:6,537
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:307
Average Rating:  79/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:297 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:6,411
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  71/100 (735 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:6,267
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  81/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:4,129
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:466
Average Rating:  80/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,795
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  75/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Afrirampo 2 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
Foo Fighters 2 0%
Mitchell Akiyama 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 51 5%
Sweden 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 28 3%
Japan 28 3%
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