Best Albums of 2005

Listed below are the best albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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 Porcupine Tree.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of 2005 composition

Country Albums %


United States 450 45%
United Kingdom 187 19%
Canada 47 5%
Sweden 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Japan 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 939 94%
Yes 61 6%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Miles Davis
16. Pixies
17. Kanye West
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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