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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 33,000 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:1,175 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:35,582
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,344 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:746 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:18,943
Rank in 2000s24Overall Rank:128
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,179 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:10,960
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  78/100 (653 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:456 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:10,575
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  82/100 (653 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:9,095
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:285
Average Rating:  78/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:8,880
Rank in 2000s57Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  82/100 (755 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:7,744
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  71/100 (912 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:7,573
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  80/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:5,597
Rank in 2000s90Overall Rank:445
Average Rating:  80/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:4,872
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  75/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
Animal Collective 2 0%
Johnny Cash 2 0%
Boris 2 0%
Magnolia Electric Co. 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 191 19%
Canada 43 4%
Japan 31 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 24 2%
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