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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 19,000 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:706 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:20,676
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:76
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (766 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:472 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:12,405
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  80/100 (693 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:8,608
Rank in 2000s40Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  77/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:7,361
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  81/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,893
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:263
Average Rating:  78/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:6,077
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  79/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:6,004
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  70/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:4,668
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  80/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,337
Rank in 2000s105Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  80/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,328
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  74/100 (259 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%
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 2 0%
The Mountain Goats 2 0%
Johnny Cash 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 46%
United Kingdom 181 18%
Canada 52 5%
Sweden 31 3%
Australia 29 3%
Japan 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 2%
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