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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:738 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:21,964
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (802 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:482 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:12,835
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  80/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:8,646
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  77/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:7,385
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  81/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:7,035
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  77/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:6,092
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  79/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,990
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  70/100 (636 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:4,877
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  80/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,467
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  80/100 (281 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:3,366
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  74/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Mount Eerie 4 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Nadja 3 0%
System Of A Down 2 0%
The Mars Volta 2 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 51 5%
Sweden 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
Japan 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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