Best Albums of 2005

Listed below are the best albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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2005 year summaryThe best artists of 2005 were Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Kanye West, Sigur Rós, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, The National, Coldplay, Animal Collective and Death Cab For Cutie.
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Country Albums %


United States 452 45%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 47 5%
Japan 31 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 944 94%
Yes 56 6%
Live? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Best Albums of 1991
1. Nevermind by Nirvana
2. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
3. Ten by Pearl Jam
4. Spiderland by Slint
5. Achtung Baby by U2
6. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
8. Laughing Stock by Talk Talk
9. Metallica by Metallica
10. Screamadelica by Primal Scream
11. Blue Lines by Massive Attack
12. Out Of Time by R.E.M.
13. Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden
14. Trompe Le Monde by Pixies
15. Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses
16. Dangerous by Michael Jackson
17. Yerself Is Steam by Mercury Rev
18. Innuendo by Queen
19. Temple Of The Dog by Temple Of The Dog
20. Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins
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