Best Albums of 2005

Listed below are the best albums of 2005 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, Animal Collective, Coldplay and Porcupine Tree.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 8 of 100

Best Albums of 2005 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Bright Eyes 3 0%
Beck 2 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Afrirampo 2 0%
Shakira 2 0%
The Go-Betweens 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 452 45%
United Kingdom 184 18%
Canada 47 5%
Sweden 32 3%
Japan 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 940 94%
Yes 60 6%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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