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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 28,000 greatest album charts.

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2005 year summaryThe best artists of 2005 were Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Sigur Rós, 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:1,075 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:33,408
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,206 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:669 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:16,713
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,053 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:10,293
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  77/100 (598 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:9,559
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  82/100 (594 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:8,790
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  78/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:409 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:7,934
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  82/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:7,513
Rank in 2000s64Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  71/100 (856 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:6,978
Rank in 2000s70Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  80/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:4,835
Rank in 2000s92Overall Rank:464
Average Rating:  80/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:4,500
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  75/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Kashmir 2 0%
Better Than Ezra 2 0%
System Of A Down 2 0%
Merzbow 2 0%
Coil 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 471 47%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 45 5%
Japan 30 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 23 2%
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