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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 37,000 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.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,277 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:38,420
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,492 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:836 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:20,564
Rank in 2000s21Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,279 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:514 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,440
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  78/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:10,824
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  82/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:548 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:9,775
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  83/100 (873 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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6.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:9,471
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  78/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:8,020
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  71/100 (987 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:7,999
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  80/100 (593 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:5,936
Rank in 2000s89Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  80/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:5,345
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  76/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Nightwish 2 0%
Dream Theater 2 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Okkervil River 2 0%
メルツバウ [Merzbow] 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 184 18%
Canada 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Japan 31 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Australia 25 3%
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