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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 35,000 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:1,245 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:37,718
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,441 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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2.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:812 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:20,554
Rank in 2000s21Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,251 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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3.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,407
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  78/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:472 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:10,735
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  82/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:535 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:9,871
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  83/100 (844 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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6.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:9,502
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:293
Average Rating:  78/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:8,087
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  71/100 (961 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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8.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:7,994
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  80/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:5,933
Rank in 2000s89Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  80/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:5,258
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  76/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Animal Collective 2 0%
Merzbow 2 0%
Kashmir 2 0%
Boris 2 0%
Neil Diamond 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 46 5%
Japan 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 29 3%
Australia 25 3%
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