Best Albums of 2005

Listed below are the best albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

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2005 year summaryThe best artists of 2005 were Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Kanye West, Bloc Party, Sigur Rós, Bright Eyes, The National, Coldplay, Animal Collective and Porcupine Tree.
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Total albums: 28. Page 1 of 3

Best Albums of 2005 composition

Country Albums %


United States 450 45%
United Kingdom 187 19%
Canada 47 5%
Sweden 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Japan 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 939 94%
Yes 61 6%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of 1956
1. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
2. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
3. Pithecanthropus Erectus by Charles Mingus
4. Ella & Louis by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
5. Lady Sings The Blues by Billie Holiday
6. Ellington At Newport by Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
7. Elvis by Elvis Presley
8. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book by Ella Fitzgerald
9. The Goldberg Variations by Glenn Gould
10. The Wildest! by Louis Prima
11. Music Of India (Three Classical Ragas) by Ravi Shankar
12. This Is Fats Domino! by Fats Domino
13. Jazz At Massey Hall by The Quintet
14. Johnny Burnette And The Rock N' Roll Trio by Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n Roll Trio
15. Bluejean Bop by Gene Vincent
16. Calypso by Harry Belafonte
17. Rock And Rollin' With Fats Domino by Fats Domino
18. Moondog by Moondog
19. Tragic Songs Of Life by The Louvin Brothers
20. Bound For Glory by Woody Guthrie
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