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Best Albums of 2005

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 greatest album charts.

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2005 year summaryThe best artists of 2005 were Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Bloc Party, Sigur Rós, Bright Eyes, Kanye West, Coldplay, The National, Animal Collective and System Of A Down.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,295 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:39,256
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,521 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:847 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:20,683
Rank in 2000s21Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,291 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:518 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,503
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  78/100 (704 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:11,007
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  82/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:560 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:10,154
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  83/100 (892 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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6.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:9,498
Rank in 2000s57Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  78/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:8,053
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  71/100 (998 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:8,010
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  80/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:5,905
Rank in 2000s91Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  80/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:5,310
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  76/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Okkervil River 2 0%
The Fall 2 0%
Shakira 2 0%
Ane Brun 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 456 46%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 45 5%
Sweden 31 3%
Japan 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Australia 26 3%
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