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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188.
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130
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Total albums: 59. Page 1 of 6

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 Artists of 1978
1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Blondie
3. Elvis Costello
4. The Cars
5. Van Halen
6. Kraftwerk
7. Kate Bush
8. The Rolling Stones
9. Talking Heads
10. Pere Ubu
11. Rush
12. Steve Reich
13. Big Star
14. Brian Eno
15. Dire Straits
16. Wire
17. The Jam
18. Devo
19. AC/DC
20. The Police
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