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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 17,000 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, System Of A Down, Kanye West and Animal Collective.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,002
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  75/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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12.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,893
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  75/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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13.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:2,663
Rank in 2000s128Overall Rank:594
Average Rating:  80/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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14.

I Am A Bird NowUnited States Antony And The Johnsons
Year of Release:2005Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 2005:14Rank Score:2,600
Rank in 2000s132Overall Rank:605
Average Rating:  78/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

ZUnited States My Morning Jacket
Year of Release:2005Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2005:15Rank Score:2,387
Rank in 2000s139Overall Rank:654
Average Rating:  77/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2005:16Rank Score:2,197
Rank in 2000s147Overall Rank:695
Average Rating:  77/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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17.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,190
Rank in 2000s148Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  75/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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18.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,177
Rank in 2000s149Overall Rank:699
Average Rating:  72/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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19.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,159
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:706
Average Rating:  78/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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20.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,882
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:808
Average Rating:  76/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Mount Eerie 5 0%
Nadja 3 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
System Of A Down 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 463 46%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 56 6%
Sweden 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
Japan 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 2%
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