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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 29,000 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:1,103 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:34,315
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,240 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:685 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:16,817
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,082 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:10,450
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  77/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:9,939
Rank in 2000s45Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  82/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:8,866
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  78/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:435 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:8,502
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  82/100 (687 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:7,513
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  70/100 (870 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:7,075
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  80/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:4,878
Rank in 2000s92Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  80/100 (393 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:4,537
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  75/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Cream 2 0%
System Of A Down 2 0%
Beck 2 0%
The Fiery Furnaces 2 0%
The Mountain Goats 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 44 4%
Japan 31 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 23 2%
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