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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 34,000 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:1,219 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:37,101
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,405 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:790 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:19,911
Rank in 2000s22Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,235 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:497 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,155
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  78/100 (666 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:475 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:10,779
Rank in 2000s45Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  82/100 (671 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:531 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:9,797
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  83/100 (818 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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6.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:9,362
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  78/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:8,100
Rank in 2000s65Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  71/100 (946 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:7,847
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:346
Average Rating:  80/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:5,889
Rank in 2000s89Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  80/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:5,237
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  76/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Okkervil River 2 0%
Johnny Cash 2 0%
Boris 2 0%
Shakira 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 181 18%
Canada 47 5%
Japan 31 3%
Sweden 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 26 3%
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