Best Albums of 2005

Listed below are the best albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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 System Of A Down.
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2005
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26,710
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3,101
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2,469
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2,224
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2,175
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Total albums: 450. Page 1 of 45

Best Albums of 2005 composition

Country Albums %


United States 450 45%
United Kingdom 186 19%
Canada 48 5%
Sweden 32 3%
Japan 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 937 94%
Yes 63 6%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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