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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4,917
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4,890
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4,259
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4,168
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Total albums: 996. Page 1 of 100

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%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
4. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
5. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
6. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
7. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
8. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
9. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
10. Top 48 Music Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
11. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
16. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
17. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
19. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
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