Coldplay's X&Y has been named the best album of 2005 in a list compiled by British rock magazine Q.
X&Y topped the charts in 28 countries on its June release
The group's third album topped the charts in 28 countries.
Gorillaz's Demon Days came next in the Q ranking, followed by Employment by Kaiser Chiefs and the Oasis release Don't Believe The Truth.
Tracks from the top albums - Oasis' The Importance of Being Idle, Coldplay's Fix You and Kaiser Chiefs' I Predict A Riot - were named singles of the year.
Coldplay were named best act in the world at the Q Awards in October.
X&Y's release had been delayed until June after Coldplay said they were not happy with some of the material from early recording sessions.
Q's TOP ALBUMS OF 2005
Gorillaz: Demon Days
Kaiser Chiefs: Employment
Oasis: Don't Believe The Truth
Bright Eyes: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
James Blunt: Back To Bedlam
Franz Ferdinand: You Could Have It So Much Better
Arcade Fire: Funeral
KT Tunstall: Eye To The Telescope
Hard-Fi: Stars of CCTV
The album went straight to the top of the US Billboard 200 chart, having already entered at number one in the UK.
More than 464,000 copies of the album were sold in the UK in its first week, making it the second fastest-selling album since records began in the early 1990s.
Bright Eyes, James Blunt, Franz Ferdinand, Arcade Fire, KT Tunstall and Hard-Fi completed the top 10 of the Q album list.