Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Ingrid Michaelson
Slow the Rain

4.63
16 votes
02
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
03
Nine Horses
Snow Borne Sorrow

4.33
15 votes
04
The National
Alligator

4.3
3242 votes
05
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.3
2004 votes
06
Ghinzu
Blow

4.21
19 votes
07
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.21
24 votes
08
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.18
20 votes
09
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.17
954 votes
10
Thrice
Vheissu

4.17
6164 votes
11
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
2083 votes
12
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.15
429 votes
13
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.13
30 votes
14
Index Case
Index Case

4.13
15 votes
15
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2570 votes
16
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
482 votes
17
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.12
417 votes
18
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
19
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.11
169 votes
20
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.11
47 votes
21
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.1
197 votes
22
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
634 votes
23
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.1
251 votes
24
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.1
241 votes
25
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.09
239 votes
26
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.09
92 votes
27
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.09
56 votes
28
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.09
196 votes
29
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.08
432 votes
30
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.08
97 votes
31
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
431 votes
32
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.08
38 votes
33
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.08
492 votes
34
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

4.08
66 votes
35
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.07
101 votes
36
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1461 votes
37
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.07
139 votes
38
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.07
104 votes
39
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.06
123 votes
40
Cog
The New Normal

4.06
206 votes
41
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.06
2858 votes
42
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
1082 votes
43
The Newfound Interest in Connecticut
Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home

4.06
35 votes
44
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.04
692 votes
45
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.04
23 votes
46
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.04
23 votes
47
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.04
35 votes
48
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.04
172 votes
49
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.03
72 votes
50
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.03
61 votes
51
Hammock
Kenotic

4.03
476 votes
52
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.03
137 votes
53
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
886 votes
54
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.03
52 votes
55
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

4.02
81 votes
56
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.02
69 votes
57
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.02
399 votes
58
port-royal
Flares

4.01
35 votes
59
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

4.01
110 votes
60
Amenra
Mass III

4.01
139 votes
61
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4.01
886 votes
62
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.01
164 votes
63
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
452 votes
64
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
64 votes
65
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4
54 votes
66
People In Planes
People in Planes EP

4
14 votes
67
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4
106 votes
68
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.99
369 votes
69
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

3.99
860 votes
70
The Mayan Factor
44

3.99
226 votes
71
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

3.98
23 votes
72
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

3.98
41 votes
73
The Panic Division
Versus

3.97
18 votes
74
31knots
Talk Like Blood

3.97
34 votes
75
Tides
Resurface

3.97
29 votes
76
Iron And Wine
Woman King

3.97
404 votes
77
Lucero
Nobody's Darlings

3.96
28 votes
78
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.96
390 votes
79
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.96
114 votes
80
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

3.96
38 votes
81
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.96
223 votes
82
Motion City Soundtrack
Commit This to Memory

3.96
736 votes
83
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.95
20 votes
84
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
69 votes
85
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.95
56 votes
86
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.94
54 votes
87
Raised By Swans
Codes and Secret Longing

3.94
18 votes
88
Medications
Medications

3.94
18 votes
89
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.94
122 votes
90
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much To Love

3.94
86 votes
91
Nadja
Bodycage

3.94
42 votes
92
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.94
24 votes
93
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.94
47 votes
94
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.93
542 votes
95
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

3.93
21 votes
96
Wilderness
Wilderness

3.93
14 votes
97
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.93
14 votes
98
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.92
1465 votes
99
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.92
140 votes
100
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.92
86 votes
101
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.92
436 votes
102
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.92
25 votes
103
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.92
61 votes
104
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.92
36 votes
105
PVT
Make Me Love You

3.92
24 votes
106
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
107
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3572 votes
108
Earth
Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method

3.91
247 votes
109
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
1096 votes
110
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.91
34 votes
111
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
2104 votes
112
Eisley
Room Noises

3.91
139 votes
113
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
114
Cloud Cult
Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus

3.9
72 votes
115
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
418 votes
116
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.9
80 votes
117
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.9
20 votes
118
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.9
62 votes
119
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

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

3.89
18 votes
121
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1242 votes
122
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
345 votes
123
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.89
142 votes
124
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Blue Train

3.88
26 votes
125
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

3.88
26 votes
126
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

3.88
17 votes
127
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
63 votes
128
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
276 votes
129
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.88
164 votes
130
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.88
143 votes
131
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.88
295 votes
132
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.87
393 votes
133
Camille
Le Fil

3.87
30 votes
134
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.86
524 votes
135
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.86
736 votes
136
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.86
353 votes
137
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.86
21 votes
138
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
163 votes
139
The Radio Dept.
This Past Week

3.85
20 votes
140
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1164 votes
141
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.85
36 votes
142
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
143
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
144
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
241 votes
145
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.83
102 votes
146
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.83
42 votes
147
The Evens
The Evens

3.83
36 votes
148
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.83
33 votes
149
Iron And Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
232 votes
150
Finch
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.83
675 votes
151
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.83
26 votes
152
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.82
28 votes
153
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.82
19 votes
154
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.81
54 votes
155
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
468 votes
156
David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide to Insufficiency

3.81
43 votes
157
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.81
814 votes
158
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.81
24 votes
159
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.81
100 votes
160
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.81
3310 votes
161
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.8
56 votes
162
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.8
25 votes
163
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.8
25 votes
164
The Cardigans
Super Extra Gravity

3.79
48 votes
165
Medications
Your Favourite People All in One Place

3.79
24 votes
166
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.79
508 votes
167
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.79
216 votes
168
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.79
239 votes
169
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.78
116 votes
170
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.78
682 votes
171
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.78
52 votes
172
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
61 votes
173
3
Wake Pig

3.78
186 votes
174
Emery
The Question

3.78
703 votes
175
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.78
78 votes
176
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.78
49 votes
177
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.78
49 votes
178
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.77
251 votes
179
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.77
22 votes
180
Dungen
Stadsvandringar

3.77
24 votes
181
Los Hermanos
4

3.77
26 votes
182
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.77
28 votes
183
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Street

3.77
150 votes
184
Biology
Making Moves

3.77
15 votes
185
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.77
100 votes
186
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.76
102 votes
187
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.76
122 votes
188
Annie
Anniemal

3.76
61 votes
189
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.76
25 votes
190
Deerhoof
The Runners Four

3.76
99 votes
191
Final Fantasy
Has a Good Home

3.76
82 votes
192
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.76
86 votes
193
Daturah
Daturah

3.75
20 votes
194
MUCC
Houyoku

3.75
16 votes
195
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
196
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.75
16 votes
197
Syd Matters
Someday We will Foresee Obstacles

3.75
14 votes
198
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
70 votes
199
Silverstein
Discovering the Waterfront

3.74
1246 votes
200
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.74
588 votes



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