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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 15,000 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.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:2,972
Rank in 2000s107Overall Rank:500
Average Rating: 74/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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12.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,716
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:542
Average Rating: 75/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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13.

I Am A Bird NowUnited States Antony And The Johnsons
Year of Release:2005Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:2,591
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:570
Average Rating: 79/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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14.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2005:14Rank Score:2,438
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:605
Average Rating: 80/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.

ZUnited States My Morning Jacket
Year of Release:2005Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2005:15Rank Score:2,298
Rank in 2000s137Overall Rank:633
Average Rating: 78/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2005:16Rank Score:2,104
Rank in 2000s146Overall Rank:686
Average Rating: 72/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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17.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,000
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:715
Average Rating: 77/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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18.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:1,972
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:720
Average Rating: 78/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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19.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:1,890
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:756
Average Rating: 74/100 (88 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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20.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,790
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:791
Average Rating: 75/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
They Might Be Giants 2 0%
Ryan Adams And The Cardinals 2 0%
Animal Collective 2 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
The Fiery Furnaces 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 171 17%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 30 3%
Japan 28 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
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