Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
The National
Alligator

4.29
2776 votes
03
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.27
22 votes
04
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
1590 votes
05
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
06
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
07
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.16
401 votes
08
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
1870 votes
09
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
5552 votes
10
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.16
760 votes
11
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.15
26 votes
12
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.14
379 votes
13
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2288 votes
14
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.13
96 votes
15
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.12
416 votes
16
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.12
160 votes
17
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.12
17 votes
18
port-royal
Flares

4.12
30 votes
19
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.11
138 votes
20
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.11
197 votes
21
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
22
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.1
225 votes
23
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
182 votes
24
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.1
179 votes
25
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.1
88 votes
26
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.1
85 votes
27
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
552 votes
28
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
93 votes
29
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.1
52 votes
30
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
432 votes
31
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
391 votes
32
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.09
88 votes
33
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.09
33 votes
34
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.08
110 votes
35
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.08
62 votes
36
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
395 votes
37
Cog
The New Normal

4.08
193 votes
38
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.07
38 votes
39
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.07
116 votes
40
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.07
84 votes
41
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.07
21 votes
42
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.07
950 votes
43
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1264 votes
44
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.06
31 votes
45
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
39 votes
46
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.06
16 votes
47
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.05
422 votes
48
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.04
2625 votes
49
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.04
156 votes
50
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.03
607 votes
51
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
809 votes
52
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

4.03
38 votes
53
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.03
230 votes
54
Hammock
Kenotic

4.02
384 votes
55
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.02
48 votes
56
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.02
31 votes
57
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.01
68 votes
58
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
751 votes
59
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
64 votes
60
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.01
159 votes
61
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4
802 votes
62
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
62 votes
63
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
64
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

4
17 votes
65
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

4
16 votes
66
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
15 votes
67
The Mayan Factor
44

4
200 votes
68
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
73 votes
69
My Morning Jacket
Z

3.99
395 votes
70
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
380 votes
71
Nadja
Bodycage

3.98
33 votes
72
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.98
98 votes
73
The Evens
The Evens

3.98
26 votes
74
Cage
Hell's Winter

3.98
117 votes
75
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.97
34 votes
76
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.97
62 votes
77
Medications
Medications

3.97
15 votes
78
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.97
118 votes
79
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.96
28 votes
80
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.96
68 votes
81
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

3.96
34 votes
82
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.95
193 votes
83
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.95
30 votes
84
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
69 votes
85
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.95
48 votes
86
The Panic Division
Versus

3.95
19 votes
87
Eisley
Room Noises

3.95
128 votes
88
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.95
494 votes
89
Tides
Resurface

3.94
25 votes
90
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.94
97 votes
91
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
92
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.93
125 votes
93
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.93
338 votes
94
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.93
44 votes
95
Amenra
Mass III

3.93
101 votes
96
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.93
43 votes
97
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
98
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.93
21 votes
99
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.93
96 votes
100
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
2119 votes
101
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.92
32 votes
102
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.92
88 votes
103
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
25 votes
104
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.92
56 votes
105
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

3.92
24 votes
106
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
107
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3268 votes
108
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.91
158 votes
109
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
986 votes
110
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.91
2614 votes
111
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.91
390 votes
112
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
113
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
114
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
115
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.9
42 votes
116
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
117
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.9
1942 votes
118
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
382 votes
119
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.89
90 votes
120
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
14 votes
121
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1136 votes
122
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.89
62 votes
123
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
630 votes
124
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.88
315 votes
125
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.88
454 votes
126
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
257 votes
127
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
60 votes
128
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
450 votes
129
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.87
267 votes
130
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.86
58 votes
131
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
153 votes
132
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.86
14 votes
133
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.85
24 votes
134
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1104 votes
135
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.85
127 votes
136
Josh Rouse
Nashville

3.85
20 votes
137
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.85
335 votes
138
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.85
46 votes
139
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.85
300 votes
140
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
141
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.85
402 votes
142
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.83
36 votes
143
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.83
18 votes
144
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.83
201 votes
145
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
220 votes
146
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.83
91 votes
147
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.83
20 votes
148
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
732 votes
149
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.82
105 votes
150
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.82
44 votes
151
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.82
22 votes
152
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.81
609 votes
153
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.81
21 votes
154
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 votes
155
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
3050 votes
156
Copeland
In Motion

3.8
678 votes
157
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.8
53 votes
158
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.8
68 votes
159
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
160
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.8
20 votes
161
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.8
15 votes
162
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
209 votes
163
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.8
480 votes
164
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.8
44 votes
165
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.79
46 votes
166
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

3.79
124 votes
167
Annie
Anniemal

3.79
50 votes
168
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
59 votes
169
Emery
The Question

3.77
669 votes
170
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.77
55 votes
171
Tocotronic
Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen

3.77
33 votes
172
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.77
35 votes
173
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
48 votes
174
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.77
78 votes
175
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

3.77
15 votes
176
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.77
47 votes
177
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.76
617 votes
178
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.76
150 votes
179
3
Wake Pig

3.75
168 votes
180
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.75
58 votes
181
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
182
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
183
MGMT
Time to Pretend

3.74
107 votes
184
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.74
50 votes
185
Medications
Your Favourite People All in One Place

3.74
21 votes
186
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.74
204 votes
187
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
188
Silverstein
Discovering the Waterfront

3.73
1132 votes
189
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.73
15 votes
190
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.73
101 votes
191
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.73
907 votes
192
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

3.73
74 votes
193
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

3.73
567 votes
194
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.73
531 votes
195
Feist
Let It Die

3.73
540 votes
196
Volta Do Mar
03>98

3.72
18 votes
197
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

3.71
21 votes
198
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.71
21 votes
199
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

3.71
237 votes
200
Marmaduke Duke
The Magnificent Duke

3.7
22 votes



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