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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 27,000 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:1,050 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:32,359
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,159 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:16,080
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  81/100 (998 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:10,178
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  77/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:9,234
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  82/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:8,795
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  78/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:7,528
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  82/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:7,373
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  70/100 (830 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:6,964
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  80/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:4,604
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  80/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:4,395
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  75/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Alanis Morissette 2 0%
Better Than Ezra 2 0%
Animal Collective 2 0%
Johnny Cash 2 0%
Kenny Chesney 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 195 19%
Canada 46 5%
Sweden 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Japan 26 3%
Australia 23 2%
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