COLDPLAY have cemented their position as Britain's biggest band, with their album XY named the best of 2005.
The recording, which went straight to number one in 28 countries and became the second fastest-selling album in British history after its release in June, was given the award by Q magazine.
Runner-up was Demon Days by Gorillaz, the second-album from the cartoon-hip hop group createdby Damon Albarn of Blur.
Kaiser Chiefs were third with their debut album, Employment, which has sold 2.5 million copies since March.
The Leeds g roup exploded onto the music scene this year with the re-release of a demo single-Oh My God, and went on to perform at Glastonbury and Live8 in Philadelphia.
Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson said: "I'm actually dead chuffed. I would have hoped it would have been in there to be honest - which I know sounds arrogant, but then being in a rock band you have to be arrogant, don't you?
"Glastonbury was a big turning point for us - the first show I didn't get nervous at and the first show I really thought we proved ourselves to everyone that we were contenders, a lot more
than just eyeliner and blazers."
Fourth place went to Oasis's Don't Believe The Truth, which Q said was "their most vital since the Britpop glory days".
In fifth place was I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by the little- known American band Bright Eyes. The top female artist in the list of 50 top albums was Scottish newcomer KT Tunstall for Eye To The Telescope.
Meanwhile, the Oasis return to form was confirmed with their single The Importance Of Being Idle at the top of Q's 100 Greatest Tracks Of The Year, which were voted for by the magazine's readers. The song topped the singles charts in August. Coldplay's Fix You was in second place and the Kaiser Chiefs took the third and fourth spots with I Predict A Riot and Oh My God respectively.
. The 50 Greatest Albums and 100 Greatest Tracks Of The Year appear in January's Q magazine, out today.
Q MAGAZINE'S TOP RECORDS OF 2005
Top 20 albums
1 Coldplay XY
2 Gorillaz Demon Days
3 Kaiser Chiefs Employment
4 Oasis Don't Believe The Truth
5 Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
6 James Blunt Back To Bedlam
7 Franz Ferdinand You Could Have It So Much Better 8 Arcade Fire Funeral
9 KT Tunstall Eye To The Telescope
10 Hard-Fi Stars Of CCTV
11 Goldfrapp Supernature
12 Kanye West Late Registration
13 The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
14 The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers
15 Antony The Johnsons I Am A Bird Now
16 Neil Young Prairie Wind
17 Paul Weller As Is Now
18 Jem Finally Woken
19 Eels Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
20 Bruce Springsteen Devils Dust
Top 20 singles
1 Oasis The Importance Of Being Idle
2 Coldplay Fix You
3 Kaiser Chiefs I Predict A Riot
4 Kaiser Chiefs Oh My God
5 KT Tunstall Black Horse And The Cherry Tree
6 Oasis Lyla
7 Franz Ferdinand Do You Want To
8 Stereophonics Dakota
9 Coldplay Speed Of Sound
10 Hard-Fi Hard To Beat
11 Gorillaz Feel Good Inc
12 Foo Fighters Best Of You
13 Razorlight Somewhere Else
14 The Magic Numbers Forever Lost
15 Bloc Party Banquet
16 Green Day Holiday
17 The Killers Somebody Told Me
18 Arcade Fire Rebellion (Lies)
19 Athlete Wires
20 James Blunt You're Beautiful
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