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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 Animal Collective.
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RankAlbumArtist
11.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:2,980
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  75/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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12.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,917
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  75/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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13.

I Am A Bird NowUnited States Antony And The Johnsons
Year of Release:2005Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:2,727
Rank in 2000s123Overall Rank:588
Average Rating:  79/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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14.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2005:14Rank Score:2,689
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  80/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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15.

ZUnited States My Morning Jacket
Year of Release:2005Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2005:15Rank Score:2,436
Rank in 2000s139Overall Rank:653
Average Rating:  77/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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16.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2005:16Rank Score:2,249
Rank in 2000s146Overall Rank:694
Average Rating:  75/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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17.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,231
Rank in 2000s149Overall Rank:697
Average Rating:  76/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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18.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,169
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:720
Average Rating:  72/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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19.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,128
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 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:106 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,883
Rank in 2000s172Overall Rank:822
Average Rating:  76/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Mount Eerie 5 1%
Nadja 3 0%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Foo Fighters 2 0%
Ryan Adams And The Cardinals 2 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 177 18%
Canada 51 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Japan 28 3%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
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