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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 33,000 greatest album charts.

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2005 year summaryThe best artists of 2005 were Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Bloc Party, Sigur Rós, Bright Eyes, Kanye West, Coldplay, The National, Animal Collective and System Of A Down.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoiseUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,193 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:36,354
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,380 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:763 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:19,345
Rank in 2000s23Overall Rank:128
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,213 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:492 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,112
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  78/100 (661 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:10,658
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  82/100 (661 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:9,495
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  83/100 (798 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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6.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:9,292
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:286
Average Rating:  78/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:7,884
Rank in 2000s65Overall Rank:337
Average Rating:  71/100 (930 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:7,707
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  80/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:5,666
Rank in 2000s91Overall Rank:451
Average Rating:  80/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:5,123
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  75/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Beck 2 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
Better Than Ezra 2 0%
The Mountain Goats 2 0%
Kenny Chesney 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 185 19%
Canada 44 4%
Japan 31 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 26 3%
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