Best Albums of 2005

Listed below are the best albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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27,414
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Total albums: 941. Page 1 of 95

Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Shakira 2 0%
Coil 2 0%
Ane Brun 2 0%
Riverside 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 452 45%
United Kingdom 184 18%
Canada 47 5%
Sweden 32 3%
Japan 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 941 94%
Yes 59 6%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. The Wall by Pink Floyd
7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
8. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
9. Animals by Pink Floyd
10. Who's Next by The Who
11. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
12. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
13. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
14. Marquee Moon by Television
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. Low by David Bowie
17. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
18. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
19. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
20. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
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