Best Albums of 2005

Listed below are the best albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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2005 year summaryThe best artists of 2005 were Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Kanye West, Sigur Rós, Bright Eyes, Bloc Party, The National, Coldplay, Animal Collective and Death Cab For Cutie.
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2005
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27,939
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5,645
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4,797
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4,417
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Country Albums %


United States 452 45%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 47 5%
Sweden 31 3%
Japan 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 943 94%
Yes 57 6%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. Pixies
15. The Beach Boys
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. The Who
20. R.E.M.
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