Best Albums of 2005

Listed below are the best albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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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23,014
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2005
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11,152
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6,318
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4,928
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4,749
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4,353
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4,018
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3,498
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3,253
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Country Albums %


United States 449 45%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 50 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Japan 31 3%
Sweden 27 3%
Germany 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 936 94%
Yes 64 6%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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