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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 20,000 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:758 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:22,572
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (825 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:493 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:13,008
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  80/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:8,665
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  77/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:7,578
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  81/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:7,298
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  77/100 (382 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:6,092
Rank in 2000s62Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  79/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,943
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  70/100 (645 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:4,978
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  81/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,516
Rank in 2000s102Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  81/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,362
Rank in 2000s110Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  74/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 13 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%
Kenny Chesney 2 0%
Cream 2 0%
New Order 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 50 5%
Sweden 32 3%
Japan 27 3%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 2%
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