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
1598 votes
05
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.29
3952 votes
06
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.21
24 votes
07
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
08
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.18
20 votes
09
Thrice
Vheissu

4.17
6118 votes
10
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
2076 votes
11
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.16
920 votes
12
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.15
427 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
2548 votes
16
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
478 votes
17
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.12
416 votes
18
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.12
90 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
235 votes
21
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.11
249 votes
22
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.11
47 votes
23
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.1
168 votes
24
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
630 votes
25
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.1
238 votes
26
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.09
194 votes
27
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.09
56 votes
28
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
431 votes
29
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.08
138 votes
30
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.08
97 votes
31
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
426 votes
32
BUCK-TICK
13-kai wa Gekkou

4.08
32 votes
33
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.08
100 votes
34
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.07
486 votes
35
The Newfound Interest in Connecticut
Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home

4.07
34 votes
36
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.07
191 votes
37
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1446 votes
38
Cog
The New Normal

4.07
205 votes
39
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.07
37 votes
40
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.07
104 votes
41
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

4.06
62 votes
42
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.06
120 votes
43
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.06
24 votes
44
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

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

4.06
2846 votes
46
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
1078 votes
47
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.04
23 votes
48
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.04
35 votes
49
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.04
686 votes
50
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.04
170 votes
51
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.03
72 votes
52
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.03
136 votes
53
Hammock
Kenotic

4.03
472 votes
54
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.03
51 votes
55
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
883 votes
56
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

4.02
81 votes
57
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.02
69 votes
58
Amenra
Mass III

4.02
136 votes
59
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

4.02
109 votes
60
port-royal
Flares

4.01
35 votes
61
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4.01
886 votes
62
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.01
164 votes
63
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.01
396 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
Los Hermanos
4

4
24 votes
67
People In Planes
People in Planes EP

4
14 votes
68
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4
852 votes
69
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
452 votes
70
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4
106 votes
71
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.99
365 votes
72
The Mayan Factor
44

3.99
224 votes
73
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

3.98
21 votes
74
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

3.98
40 votes
75
The Panic Division
Versus

3.97
18 votes
76
31knots
Talk Like Blood

3.97
34 votes
77
Iron And Wine
Woman King

3.97
402 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
222 votes
82
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

3.95
20 votes
83
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
69 votes
84
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.95
56 votes
85
Tides
Resurface

3.95
28 votes
86
Medications
Medications

3.94
18 votes
87
Raised By Swans
Codes and Secret Longing

3.94
18 votes
88
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.94
122 votes
89
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.94
26 votes
90
Nadja
Bodycage

3.94
42 votes
91
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.94
24 votes
92
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.94
47 votes
93
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.93
53 votes
94
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.93
540 votes
95
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much To Love

3.93
126 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
1457 votes
99
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.92
86 votes
100
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.92
138 votes
101
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.92
61 votes
102
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.92
434 votes
103
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.92
36 votes
104
PVT
Make Me Love You

3.92
36 votes
105
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
106
Earth
Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method

3.92
245 votes
107
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.92
3554 votes
108
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
2092 votes
109
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
1088 votes
110
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.91
34 votes
111
Eisley
Room Noises

3.91
139 votes
112
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
113
Cloud Cult
Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus

3.9
72 votes
114
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.9
80 votes
115
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.9
20 votes
116
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
414 votes
117
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.9
62 votes
118
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
18 votes
119
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.89
18 votes
120
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.89
18 votes
121
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.89
142 votes
122
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
344 votes
123
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1234 votes
124
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

3.88
26 votes
125
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Blue Train

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

3.88
17 votes
127
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
274 votes
128
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.88
164 votes
129
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.88
142 votes
130
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.88
292 votes
131
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.88
60 votes
132
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.87
394 votes
133
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.87
716 votes
134
Camille
Le Fil

3.87
30 votes
135
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.86
353 votes
136
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.86
519 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
1160 votes
141
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.85
36 votes
142
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
143
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.84
66 votes
144
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.84
100 votes
145
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
146
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
234 votes
147
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.83
42 votes
148
The Evens
The Evens

3.83
36 votes
149
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.83
33 votes
150
Finch
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.83
673 votes
151
Iron And Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
232 votes
152
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.83
26 votes
153
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.82
28 votes
154
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.82
19 votes
155
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.81
54 votes
156
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.81
809 votes
157
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
468 votes
158
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.81
24 votes
159
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.81
99 votes
160
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.81
3284 votes
161
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.8
53 votes
162
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
163
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.8
25 votes
164
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.8
208 votes
165
Annie
Anniemal

3.8
59 votes
166
The Cardigans
Super Extra Gravity

3.79
48 votes
167
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.79
48 votes
168
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.79
506 votes
169
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.79
236 votes
170
David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide to Insufficiency

3.79
42 votes
171
Dungen
Stadsvandringar

3.78
23 votes
172
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.78
678 votes
173
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.78
52 votes
174
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
61 votes
175
3
Wake Pig

3.78
186 votes
176
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.78
76 votes
177
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.78
49 votes
178
Emery
The Question

3.77
702 votes
179
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.77
22 votes
180
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

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

3.77
24 votes
182
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.77
24 votes
183
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.77
115 votes
184
Ani DiFranco
Knuckle Down

3.77
13 votes
185
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.77
28 votes
186
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Street

3.77
150 votes
187
Biology
Making Moves

3.77
15 votes
188
Deerhoof
The Runners Four

3.77
98 votes
189
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.77
100 votes
190
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.76
102 votes
191
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.76
122 votes
192
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.76
86 votes
193
Medications
Your Favourite People All in One Place

3.75
24 votes
194
Daturah
Daturah

3.75
20 votes
195
Funeral Diner
Swept Under

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

3.75
16 votes
197
MUCC
Houyoku

3.75
16 votes
198
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
199
Syd Matters
Someday We will Foresee Obstacles

3.75
14 votes
200
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
70 votes



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