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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, Coldplay, The National, Kanye West, System Of A Down and Death Cab For Cutie.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:683 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:19,805
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:77
Average Rating:  84/100 (706 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:455 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:11,877
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  79/100 (653 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:8,503
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  77/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:7,383
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  81/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:6,787
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  78/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:5,932
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  71/100 (593 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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7.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:5,888
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:292
Average Rating:  79/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:4,396
Rank in 2000s83Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  80/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:3,301
Rank in 2000s104Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  74/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:3,212
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:516
Average Rating:  80/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Mount Eerie 5 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Nadja 3 0%
Cream 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
Beck 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 51 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Australia 28 3%
Japan 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 2%
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