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
The National
Alligator

4.31
1564 votes
04
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.29
3854 votes
05
Index Case
Index Case

4.29
14 votes
06
Nine Horses
Snow Borne Sorrow

4.28
16 votes
07
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.25
24 votes
08
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
09
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
10
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.17
894 votes
11
Thrice
Vheissu

4.17
6038 votes
12
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.17
2036 votes
13
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.16
19 votes
14
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.15
424 votes
15
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.13
30 votes
16
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.13
411 votes
17
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2512 votes
18
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
470 votes
19
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.12
90 votes
20
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.12
47 votes
21
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.11
245 votes
22
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.11
54 votes
23
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
24
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.1
224 votes
25
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

4.1
58 votes
26
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
618 votes
27
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.09
165 votes
28
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.09
235 votes
29
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.09
194 votes
30
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
427 votes
31
Los Hermanos
4

4.09
22 votes
32
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.09
22 votes
33
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.09
99 votes
34
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.09
35 votes
35
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
420 votes
36
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.08
97 votes
37
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.08
474 votes
38
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1413 votes
39
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.07
102 votes
40
Cog
The New Normal

4.07
203 votes
41
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.06
54 votes
42
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.06
187 votes
43
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.06
133 votes
44
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.06
24 votes
45
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.06
2804 votes
46
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
1042 votes
47
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.05
114 votes
48
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.04
674 votes
49
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.04
68 votes
50
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.04
170 votes
51
Hammock
Kenotic

4.03
466 votes
52
Magnolia Electric Co
Trials and Errors

4.03
16 votes
53
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.03
69 votes
54
port-royal
Flares

4.03
35 votes
55
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.03
50 votes
56
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

4.02
81 votes
57
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.02
879 votes
58
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.02
133 votes
59
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.02
384 votes
60
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.02
163 votes
61
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4.01
876 votes
62
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

4
111 votes
63
The Mayan Factor
44

4
226 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
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
67
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

4
20 votes
68
People In Planes
People in Planes EP

4
14 votes
69
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4
835 votes
70
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
448 votes
71
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

4
362 votes
72
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4
104 votes
73
Amenra
Mass III

3.99
129 votes
74
Nadja
Bodycage

3.99
40 votes
75
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.99
384 votes
76
Emptyself
Emptyself

3.99
36 votes
77
The Panic Division
Versus

3.97
18 votes
78
The Newfound Interest in Connecticut
Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home

3.97
29 votes
79
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.96
398 votes
80
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

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

3.96
213 votes
82
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

3.95
20 votes
83
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
68 votes
84
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.95
524 votes
85
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.95
56 votes
86
Tides
Resurface

3.95
28 votes
87
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.95
121 votes
88
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.95
110 votes
89
Raised By Swans
Codes and Secret Longing

3.94
18 votes
90
Medications
Medications

3.94
17 votes
91
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.94
24 votes
92
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.94
47 votes
93
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

3.93
38 votes
94
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.93
53 votes
95
Wilderness
Wilderness

3.93
14 votes
96
Earth
Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method

3.92
239 votes
97
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.92
1433 votes
98
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.92
138 votes
99
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.92
25 votes
100
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.92
3524 votes
101
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.92
74 votes
102
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.92
61 votes
103
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.92
36 votes
104
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

3.92
24 votes
105
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
106
Eisley
Room Noises

3.92
133 votes
107
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.91
423 votes
108
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
1070 votes
109
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
2052 votes
110
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.91
34 votes
111
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.91
61 votes
112
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

3.91
44 votes
113
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
114
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.9
136 votes
115
Cloud Cult
Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus

3.9
72 votes
116
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much To Love

3.9
82 votes
117
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.9
82 votes
118
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
408 votes
119
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.9
20 votes
120
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
337 votes
121
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1224 votes
122
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.89
162 votes
123
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.89
18 votes
124
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.89
18 votes
125
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
18 votes
126
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.89
57 votes
127
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Blue Train

3.88
26 votes
128
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.88
291 votes
129
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.88
142 votes
130
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.88
343 votes
131
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
273 votes
132
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
507 votes
133
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.87
38 votes
134
Camille
Le Fil

3.87
30 votes
135
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.87
347 votes
136
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.86
378 votes
137
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.86
98 votes
138
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.86
21 votes
139
Crime In Stereo
The Contract /Love EP

3.86
21 votes
140
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
163 votes
141
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1149 votes
142
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.85
36 votes
143
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
144
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.84
51 votes
145
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.84
66 votes
146
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
147
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
229 votes
148
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.83
33 votes
149
The Radio Dept.
This Past Week

3.83
18 votes
150
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
230 votes
151
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.83
26 votes
152
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.83
95 votes
153
The Cardigans
Super Extra Gravity

3.83
46 votes
154
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
23 votes
155
Finch
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.82
665 votes
156
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.82
28 votes
157
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.82
19 votes
158
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.81
798 votes
159
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.81
53 votes
160
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
464 votes
161
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.81
3234 votes
162
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
163
The Evens
The Evens

3.8
35 votes
164
MUCC
Houyoku

3.8
15 votes
165
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.8
27 votes
166
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.79
48 votes
167
Annie
Anniemal

3.79
57 votes
168
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.79
506 votes
169
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.79
73 votes
170
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.79
233 votes
171
David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide to Insufficiency

3.79
42 votes
172
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.78
51 votes
173
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.78
48 votes
174
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.78
243 votes
175
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
61 votes
176
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Street

3.78
148 votes
177
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.78
674 votes
178
Deerhoof
The Runners Four

3.78
96 votes
179
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.77
22 votes
180
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.77
114 votes
181
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.77
24 votes
182
Emery
The Question

3.77
698 votes
183
3
Wake Pig

3.77
183 votes
184
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.77
98 votes
185
The Fiery Furnaces
EP

3.76
21 votes
186
Dungen
Stadsvandringar

3.76
23 votes
187
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.76
23 votes
188
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.76
50 votes
189
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.75
184 votes
190
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.75
84 votes
191
Daturah
Daturah

3.75
20 votes
192
Funeral Diner
Swept Under

3.75
20 votes
193
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
194
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.75
16 votes
195
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.75
122 votes
196
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
70 votes
197
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.74
577 votes
198
Silverstein
Discovering the Waterfront

3.74
1222 votes
199
Medications
Your Favourite People All in One Place

3.74
23 votes
200
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

3.74
17 votes



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