Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
The National
Alligator

4.29
2758 votes
03
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
1567 votes
04
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.25
24 votes
05
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
06
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
07
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.17
24 votes
08
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.17
400 votes
09
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
1860 votes
10
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
5530 votes
11
port-royal
Flares

4.16
29 votes
12
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.15
740 votes
13
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.14
378 votes
14
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2276 votes
15
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.13
96 votes
16
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.12
414 votes
17
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.12
17 votes
18
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.11
184 votes
19
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
20
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.11
155 votes
21
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.1
86 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 Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.1
139 votes
25
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
544 votes
26
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.1
85 votes
27
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
92 votes
28
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.1
52 votes
29
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.1
178 votes
30
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.09
32 votes
31
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
387 votes
32
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
432 votes
33
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.09
109 votes
34
Cog
The New Normal

4.08
191 votes
35
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.08
62 votes
36
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
393 votes
37
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.07
88 votes
38
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.07
84 votes
39
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.07
21 votes
40
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.07
30 votes
41
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
39 votes
42
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
930 votes
43
Animal Collective
Feels

4.06
1254 votes
44
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.06
16 votes
45
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.06
114 votes
46
Bomb the Music Industry!
To Leave or Die in Long Island

4.06
379 votes
47
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.05
421 votes
48
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.05
37 votes
49
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.04
2618 votes
50
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.04
156 votes
51
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

4.03
36 votes
52
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

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

4.02
805 votes
54
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.02
48 votes
55
Hammock
Kenotic

4.02
380 votes
56
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.02
31 votes
57
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.01
68 votes
58
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.01
228 votes
59
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
745 votes
60
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
64 votes
61
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

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

4
62 votes
63
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
64
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
15 votes
65
The Mayan Factor
44

4
202 votes
66
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

3.99
399 votes
67
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
73 votes
68
My Morning Jacket
Z

3.99
392 votes
69
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
380 votes
70
Nadja
Bodycage

3.98
33 votes
71
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.98
98 votes
72
The Evens
The Evens

3.98
26 votes
73
Cage
Hell's Winter

3.98
115 votes
74
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.97
17 votes
75
Bomb the Music Industry!
Album Minus Band

3.97
382 votes
76
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.97
62 votes
77
Medications
Medications

3.97
15 votes
78
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.96
28 votes
79
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.96
117 votes
80
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

3.96
34 votes
81
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.95
66 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
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.95
92 votes
89
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.95
492 votes
90
Tides
Resurface

3.94
25 votes
91
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.94
96 votes
92
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

3.94
16 votes
93
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
94
Amenra
Mass III

3.94
100 votes
95
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.93
125 votes
96
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.93
338 votes
97
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.93
44 votes
98
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.93
21 votes
99
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
100
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.93
14 votes
101
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
2098 votes
102
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.92
32 votes
103
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.92
88 votes
104
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
25 votes
105
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.92
56 votes
106
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.92
42 votes
107
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

3.92
24 votes
108
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
109
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3256 votes
110
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.91
158 votes
111
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
982 votes
112
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.91
2596 votes
113
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
114
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
115
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
116
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.9
42 votes
117
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
118
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.9
391 votes
119
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.9
1934 votes
120
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
379 votes
121
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.89
89 votes
122
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
14 votes
123
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1122 votes
124
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
312 votes
125
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
622 votes
126
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.89
62 votes
127
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.88
454 votes
128
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
258 votes
129
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
60 votes
130
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
443 votes
131
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.87
265 votes
132
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.86
58 votes
133
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.86
14 votes
134
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
152 votes
135
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1102 votes
136
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.85
334 votes
137
Josh Rouse
Nashville

3.85
20 votes
138
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.85
46 votes
139
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.85
23 votes
140
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.85
128 votes
141
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.85
297 votes
142
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
143
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.85
400 votes
144
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

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

3.83
220 votes
146
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.83
202 votes
147
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.83
103 votes
148
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.83
20 votes
149
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
20 votes
150
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
91 votes
151
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.82
34 votes
152
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
731 votes
153
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.82
22 votes
154
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.81
43 votes
155
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
672 votes
156
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.81
603 votes
157
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
3032 votes
158
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 votes
159
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.8
53 votes
160
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.8
68 votes
161
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.8
480 votes
162
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
163
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.8
20 votes
164
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.8
15 votes
165
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
209 votes
166
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.8
44 votes
167
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

3.79
126 votes
168
Annie
Anniemal

3.78
50 votes
169
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
59 votes
170
Grinspoon
Best in show

3.78
18 votes
171
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.78
47 votes
172
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.77
97 votes
173
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.77
55 votes
174
Tocotronic
Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen

3.77
33 votes
175
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.77
35 votes
176
Emery
The Question

3.77
664 votes
177
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
48 votes
178
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.77
148 votes
179
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.77
78 votes
180
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.77
612 votes
181
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

3.77
15 votes
182
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.77
47 votes
183
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.75
57 votes
184
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
185
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
186
MGMT
Time to Pretend

3.75
108 votes
187
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.74
200 votes
188
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.74
50 votes
189
3
Wake Pig

3.74
169 votes
190
Medications
Your Favourite People All in One Place

3.74
21 votes
191
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
192
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.74
100 votes
193
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.73
15 votes
194
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.73
901 votes
195
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.73
531 votes
196
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

3.73
559 votes
197
Feist
Let It Die

3.72
537 votes
198
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

3.72
237 votes
199
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

3.71
21 votes
200
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

3.71
76 votes



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