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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 18,000 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:687 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:19,757
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  84/100 (722 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:12,181
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  79/100 (660 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:8,473
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:209
Average Rating:  77/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:7,213
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  81/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,676
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  78/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:6,076
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:282
Average Rating:  80/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,907
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  71/100 (602 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:4,456
Rank in 2000s82Overall Rank:386
Average Rating:  80/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,357
Rank in 2000s102Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,278
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  74/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Mount Eerie 5 1%
Nadja 3 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Anthony Hamilton 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 51 5%
Sweden 29 3%
Australia 28 3%
Japan 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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