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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 23,000 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.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,400
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:560
Average Rating:  80/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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12.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,322
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:573
Average Rating:  77/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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13.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:3,142
Rank in 2000s124Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  75/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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14.

I Am A Bird NowUnited States Antony And The Johnsons
Year of Release:2005Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 2005:14Rank Score:2,978
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:639
Average Rating:  79/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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15.

ZUnited States My Morning Jacket
Year of Release:2005Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 2005:15Rank Score:2,820
Rank in 2000s133Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  79/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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16.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2005:16Rank Score:2,476
Rank in 2000s150Overall Rank:757
Average Rating:  73/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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17.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,416
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:775
Average Rating:  76/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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18.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,318
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:794
Average Rating:  76/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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19.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,284
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:807
Average Rating:  79/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

In Between DreamsUnited States Jack Johnson
Year of Release:2005Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:2,224
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:823
Average Rating:  72/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Afrirampo 2 0%
Cardiacs 2 0%
Foo Fighters 2 0%
Mitchell Akiyama 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 51 5%
Sweden 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 28 3%
Japan 28 3%
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