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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 16,000 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, 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:111 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:2,996
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:518
Average Rating: 75/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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12.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,797
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:551
Average Rating: 75/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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13.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:2,484
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:613
Average Rating: 80/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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14.

I Am A Bird NowUnited States Antony And The Johnsons
Year of Release:2005Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2005:14Rank Score:2,435
Rank in 2000s133Overall Rank:625
Average Rating: 78/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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15.

ZUnited States My Morning Jacket
Year of Release:2005Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2005:15Rank Score:2,415
Rank in 2000s135Overall Rank:631
Average Rating: 78/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2005:16Rank Score:2,210
Rank in 2000s146Overall Rank:682
Average Rating: 74/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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17.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,157
Rank in 2000s150Overall Rank:697
Average Rating: 76/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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18.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,078
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:720
Average Rating: 72/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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19.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,050
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:729
Average Rating: 78/100 (129 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:94 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,789
Rank in 2000s174Overall Rank:837
Average Rating: 75/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Mount Eerie 5 0%
Nadja 3 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
System Of A Down 2 0%
Afrirampo 2 0%
Johnny Cash 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 176 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 29 3%
Japan 28 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
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