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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 30,000 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, System Of A Down and Animal Collective.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,131 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:35,029
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,263 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:701 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:17,497
Rank in 2000s24Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,111 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:10,619
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:236
Average Rating:  77/100 (616 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:438 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:10,202
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  82/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:8,908
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  78/100 (542 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:8,542
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  82/100 (704 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:7,599
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  71/100 (883 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:7,210
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  80/100 (524 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:4,950
Rank in 2000s93Overall Rank:473
Average Rating:  80/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:4,649
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:508
Average Rating:  75/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
The Fiery Furnaces 2 0%
Beck 2 0%
The Mountain Goats 2 0%
Better Than Ezra 2 0%
Ryan Adams And The Cardinals 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 44 4%
Japan 31 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Australia 23 2%
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