Best Albums of 2005

Listed below are the best albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 greatest album charts.

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2005 year summaryThe best artists of 2005 were Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Kanye West, Sigur Rós, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, The National, Coldplay, Animal Collective and Death Cab For Cutie.
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28,167
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5,639
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5,067
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4,820
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4,273
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 2005 composition

Country Albums %


United States 453 45%
United Kingdom 187 19%
Canada 47 5%
Japan 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Australia 26 3%
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Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. Funeral by Arcade Fire
11. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
12. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
15. Nevermind by Nirvana
16. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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