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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, Coldplay, The National, Kanye West, System Of A Down and Animal Collective.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:904 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:27,353
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (992 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:550 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:14,198
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  80/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:9,447
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:226
Average Rating:  77/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:8,326
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  78/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:8,310
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  82/100 (503 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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6.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:6,769
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  71/100 (757 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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7.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:6,661
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  79/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:6,384
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  81/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:4,284
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  80/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,780
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:514
Average Rating:  75/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Better Than Ezra 2 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
Håkan Hellström 2 0%
Dave Matthews Band 2 0%
Nightwish 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 471 47%
United Kingdom 178 18%
Canada 50 5%
Sweden 30 3%
Japan 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
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