Best Albums of 2005

Listed below are the best albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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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2005
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26,482
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4,882
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4,863
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4,236
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Best Albums of 2005 composition

Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 183 18%
Canada 48 5%
Sweden 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Japan 30 3%
Australia 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 934 93%
Yes 66 7%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
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