Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
Index Case
Index Case

4.32
14 votes
03
The National
Alligator

4.29
2974 votes
04
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.28
3636 votes
05
Los Hermanos
4

4.28
18 votes
06
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.27
22 votes
07
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
08
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
09
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.17
1293 votes
10
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.17
1979 votes
11
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.16
418 votes
12
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
5854 votes
13
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.16
19 votes
14
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.14
2424 votes
15
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
449 votes
16
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.13
399 votes
17
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.13
108 votes
18
Elysian Fields
Bum Raps and Love Taps

4.13
16 votes
19
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.12
203 votes
20
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.12
90 votes
21
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
22
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.11
96 votes
23
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.11
230 votes
24
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.11
594 votes
25
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
194 votes
26
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
420 votes
27
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
440 votes
28
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.09
231 votes
29
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.09
68 votes
30
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.08
48 votes
31
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.08
24 votes
32
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.08
97 votes
33
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.08
155 votes
34
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.08
19 votes
35
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
411 votes
36
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.08
104 votes
37
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.08
459 votes
38
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.07
54 votes
39
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.07
123 votes
40
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.07
28 votes
41
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1371 votes
42
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.06
186 votes
43
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.06
66 votes
44
Cog
The New Normal

4.06
199 votes
45
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
1000 votes
46
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.05
47 votes
47
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.05
2718 votes
48
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

4.05
66 votes
49
port-royal
Flares

4.04
34 votes
50
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.04
123 votes
51
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.04
46 votes
52
Bomb the Music Industry!
To Leave or Die in Long Island

4.04
398 votes
53
Magnolia Electric Co
Trials and Errors

4.04
14 votes
54
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.03
653 votes
55
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.03
375 votes
56
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.03
38 votes
57
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
864 votes
58
Hammock
Kenotic

4.03
438 votes
59
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

4.03
80 votes
60
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.02
164 votes
61
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.02
98 votes
62
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.02
162 votes
63
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
66 votes
64
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
816 votes
65
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
431 votes
66
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

4
107 votes
67
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
64 votes
68
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4
54 votes
69
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

4
52 votes
70
Emptyself
Emptyself

4
35 votes
71
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
72
The Newfound Interest in Connecticut
Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home

4
22 votes
73
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

4
20 votes
74
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

4
16 votes
75
People In Planes
People in Planes EP

4
14 votes
76
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4
858 votes
77
The Mayan Factor
44

3.99
216 votes
78
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.99
346 votes
79
Nadja
Bodycage

3.99
38 votes
80
Lucero
Nobody's Darlings

3.98
26 votes
81
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

3.97
19 votes
82
The Panic Division
Versus

3.97
18 votes
83
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.97
394 votes
84
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.97
34 votes
85
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.97
183 votes
86
The Evens
The Evens

3.97
31 votes
87
Bomb the Music Industry!
Album Minus Band

3.96
398 votes
88
Tides
Resurface

3.96
26 votes
89
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

3.96
37 votes
90
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.95
207 votes
91
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.95
30 votes
92
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
68 votes
93
Camille
Le Fil

3.95
29 votes
94
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.95
121 votes
95
Amenra
Mass III

3.95
119 votes
96
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
510 votes
97
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

3.94
41 votes
98
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
99
Medications
Medications

3.94
16 votes
100
The Radio Dept.
This Past Week

3.94
16 votes
101
Raised By Swans
Codes and Secret Longing

3.94
16 votes
102
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.94
47 votes
103
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.93
104 votes
104
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.93
74 votes
105
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
22 votes
106
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.93
65 votes
107
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.93
2296 votes
108
Earth
Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method

3.93
231 votes
109
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.93
21 votes
110
Wilderness
Wilderness

3.93
14 votes
111
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.93
68 votes
112
Eisley
Room Noises

3.92
131 votes
113
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.92
2786 votes
114
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

3.92
24 votes
115
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
116
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.92
59 votes
117
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3408 votes
118
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.91
52 votes
119
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.91
137 votes
120
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
1032 votes
121
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.91
411 votes
122
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.91
60 votes
123
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
124
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
2014 votes
125
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.91
400 votes
126
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.9
34 votes
127
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.9
48 votes
128
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.89
160 votes
129
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.89
18 votes
130
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
18 votes
131
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.89
98 votes
132
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1202 votes
133
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
331 votes
134
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.88
13 votes
135
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
21 votes
136
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.88
486 votes
137
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.88
337 votes
138
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
271 votes
139
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Blue Train

3.88
24 votes
140
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.87
660 votes
141
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.87
94 votes
142
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.87
38 votes
143
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.87
277 votes
144
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
158 votes
145
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.86
58 votes
146
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.86
32 votes
147
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.86
78 votes
148
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.86
134 votes
149
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.86
355 votes
150
Crime In Stereo
The Contract /Love EP

3.86
21 votes
151
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.86
21 votes
152
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.86
52 votes
153
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1134 votes
154
Josh Rouse
Nashville

3.85
20 votes
155
The Cat Empire
Two Shoes

3.85
69 votes
156
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
157
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.84
25 votes
158
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
434 votes
159
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
230 votes
160
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.83
46 votes
161
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
94 votes
162
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.82
17 votes
163
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.82
28 votes
164
Finch
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.82
631 votes
165
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.81
784 votes
166
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.81
53 votes
167
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
462 votes
168
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.81
21 votes
169
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.81
47 votes
170
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.8
82 votes
171
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.8
23 votes
172
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.8
225 votes
173
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
3168 votes
174
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
175
Annie
Anniemal

3.8
55 votes
176
Dungen
Stadsvandringar

3.8
22 votes
177
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.79
231 votes
178
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.79
111 votes
179
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.79
72 votes
180
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.79
48 votes
181
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.79
24 votes
182
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.79
24 votes
183
The Fiery Furnaces
EP

3.79
19 votes
184
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.79
492 votes
185
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
61 votes
186
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.78
49 votes
187
Emery
The Question

3.77
683 votes
188
3
Wake Pig

3.77
177 votes
189
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.77
99 votes
190
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.77
22 votes
191
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.77
655 votes
192
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Street

3.77
138 votes
193
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
49 votes
194
Funeral Diner
Swept Under

3.76
19 votes
195
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.76
23 votes
196
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.75
102 votes
197
David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide to Insufficiency

3.75
38 votes
198
Daturah
Daturah

3.75
20 votes
199
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
200
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.75
16 votes



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