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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 20,000 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
11.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,124
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  75/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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12.

I Am A Bird NowUnited States Antony And The Johnsons
Year of Release:2005Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,112
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  79/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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13.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:2,978
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  75/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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14.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2005:14Rank Score:2,945
Rank in 2000s126Overall Rank:594
Average Rating:  80/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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15.

ZUnited States My Morning Jacket
Year of Release:2005Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 2005:15Rank Score:2,757
Rank in 2000s132Overall Rank:627
Average Rating:  78/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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16.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2005:16Rank Score:2,379
Rank in 2000s146Overall Rank:712
Average Rating:  76/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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17.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,324
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:733
Average Rating:  76/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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18.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,256
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  72/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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19.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,086
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:807
Average Rating:  79/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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20.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:2,002
Rank in 2000s173Overall Rank:829
Average Rating:  76/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Mount Eerie 4 0%
Nadja 3 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
The Fiery Furnaces 2 0%
Better Than Ezra 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 50 5%
Sweden 32 3%
Japan 27 3%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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