Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005

Genre:  Year:  

01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

Rating: 4.38
13 votes
02
Index Case
Index Case

Rating: 4.32
11 votes
03
311
Live In New Orleans EP

Rating: 4.29
12 votes
04
The National
Alligator

Rating: 4.28
2518 votes
05
PVT
Make Me Love You

Rating: 4.25
20 votes
06
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

Rating: 4.25
2748 votes
07
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

Rating: 4.23
15 votes
08
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

Rating: 4.23
22 votes
09
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

Rating: 4.2
20 votes
10
Ghinzu
Blow

Rating: 4.2
15 votes
11
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

Rating: 4.16
396 votes
12
Thrice
Vheissu

Rating: 4.15
2646 votes
13
Sigur Ros
Takk...

Rating: 4.15
1741 votes
14
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

Rating: 4.14
390 votes
15
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

Rating: 4.14
18 votes
16
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

Rating: 4.14
672 votes
17
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Rating: 4.13
2148 votes
18
port-royal
Flares

Rating: 4.13
27 votes
19
John Frusciante
Curtains

Rating: 4.12
360 votes
20
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

Rating: 4.11
508 votes
21
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

Rating: 4.11
122 votes
22
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

Rating: 4.11
166 votes
23
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

Rating: 4.1
131 votes
24
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

Rating: 4.1
84 votes
25
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

Rating: 4.1
99 votes
26
The Red Paintings
Walls

Rating: 4.1
180 votes
27
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

Rating: 4.1
80 votes
28
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

Rating: 4.1
219 votes
29
Emptyself
Emptyself

Rating: 4.1
31 votes
30
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

Rating: 4.09
125 votes
31
Tera Melos
Tera Melos

Rating: 4.09
414 votes
32
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Rating: 4.09
78 votes
33
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

Rating: 4.09
56 votes
34
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

Rating: 4.09
86 votes
35
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

Rating: 4.08
373 votes
36
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

Rating: 4.08
50 votes
37
Mae
The Everglow

Rating: 4.07
374 votes
38
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

Rating: 4.07
84 votes
39
Elysian Fields
Bum Raps and Love Taps

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
40
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

Rating: 4.07
76 votes
41
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

Rating: 4.06
40 votes
42
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

Rating: 4.06
400 votes
43
Wintersleep
Untitled

Rating: 4.06
152 votes
44
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

Rating: 4.05
431 votes
45
Animal Collective
Feels

Rating: 4.05
1170 votes
46
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

Rating: 4.05
64 votes
47
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

Rating: 4.05
44 votes
48
The Frames
Burn The Maps

Rating: 4.05
22 votes
49
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

Rating: 4.03
2497 votes
50
Burst
Origo

Rating: 4.03
271 votes
51
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

Rating: 4.03
777 votes
52
The Mayan Factor
44

Rating: 4.03
194 votes
53
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

Rating: 4.02
578 votes
54
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

Rating: 4.02
31 votes
55
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

Rating: 4.02
700 votes
56
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

Rating: 4.01
104 votes
57
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

Rating: 4
333 votes
58
My Morning Jacket
Z

Rating: 4
371 votes
59
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

Rating: 4
151 votes
60
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

Rating: 4
32 votes
61
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

Rating: 4
14 votes
62
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

Rating: 3.99
92 votes
63
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

Rating: 3.99
33 votes
64
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

Rating: 3.99
72 votes
65
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

Rating: 3.99
384 votes
66
Iron & Wine
Woman King

Rating: 3.99
372 votes
67
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

Rating: 3.98
89 votes
68
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

Rating: 3.98
598 votes
69
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

Rating: 3.98
27 votes
70
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

Rating: 3.98
52 votes
71
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing of All That It’s Missin

Rating: 3.98
25 votes
72
Hammock
Kenotic

Rating: 3.98
340 votes
73
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

Rating: 3.98
63 votes
74
Escape the Day
Ghostless

Rating: 3.97
17 votes
75
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

Rating: 3.97
64 votes
76
31knots
Talk Like Blood

Rating: 3.96
28 votes
77
Thee Silver Mount Zion
Horses in the Sky

Rating: 3.96
181 votes
78
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

Rating: 3.96
13 votes
79
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

Rating: 3.96
25 votes
80
Magnolia Electric Co
Trials and Errors

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
81
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
82
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

Rating: 3.95
120 votes
83
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

Rating: 3.95
69 votes
84
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike [US Reissue]

Rating: 3.94
54 votes
85
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
86
The Panic Division
Versus

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
87
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
88
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

Rating: 3.94
62 votes
89
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

Rating: 3.94
31 votes
90
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

Rating: 3.93
114 votes
91
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

Rating: 3.93
21 votes
92
The Evens
The Evens

Rating: 3.93
21 votes
93
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
94
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

Rating: 3.93
80 votes
95
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

Rating: 3.93
20 votes
96
Gatsby's American Dream
Volcano

Rating: 3.92
190 votes
97
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

Rating: 3.92
159 votes
98
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

Rating: 3.92
156 votes
99
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
100
Camille
Le Fil

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
101
Carpark North
All Things to All People

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
102
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

Rating: 3.91
35 votes
103
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

Rating: 3.91
460 votes
104
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

Rating: 3.91
46 votes
105
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

Rating: 3.91
57 votes
106
Eisley
Room Noises

Rating: 3.91
122 votes
107
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

Rating: 3.91
1868 votes
108
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
109
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

Rating: 3.91
59 votes
110
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

Rating: 3.91
48 votes
111
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

Rating: 3.91
16 votes
112
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

Rating: 3.9
942 votes
113
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

Rating: 3.9
2484 votes
114
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

Rating: 3.9
379 votes
115
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

Rating: 3.9
540 votes
116
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

Rating: 3.9
80 votes
117
Circa Survive
Juturna

Rating: 3.9
3080 votes
118
Tides
Resurface

Rating: 3.9
24 votes
119
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

Rating: 3.89
23 votes
120
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

Rating: 3.89
364 votes
121
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

Rating: 3.89
31 votes
122
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

Rating: 3.89
300 votes
123
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

Rating: 3.88
86 votes
124
The Decemberists
Picaresque

Rating: 3.88
1054 votes
125
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

Rating: 3.88
17 votes
126
Amenra
Mass III

Rating: 3.88
92 votes
127
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

Rating: 3.88
258 votes
128
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

Rating: 3.88
422 votes
129
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
130
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

Rating: 3.87
254 votes
131
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

Rating: 3.87
214 votes
132
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

Rating: 3.87
15 votes
133
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

Rating: 3.86
18 votes
134
Pelican
March Into the Sea

Rating: 3.86
148 votes
135
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

Rating: 3.86
56 votes
136
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
137
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
138
dredg
Catch Without Arms

Rating: 3.84
1055 votes
139
Blackfield
Blackfield

Rating: 3.84
316 votes
140
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

Rating: 3.84
214 votes
141
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

Rating: 3.84
43 votes
142
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

Rating: 3.83
42 votes
143
We Are Scientists
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
144
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

Rating: 3.83
123 votes
145
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

Rating: 3.83
58 votes
146
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

Rating: 3.83
376 votes
147
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

Rating: 3.83
265 votes
148
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

Rating: 3.83
20 votes
149
City and Colour
Sometimes

Rating: 3.82
703 votes
150
Birds Of Tokyo
Birds Of Tokyo

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

Rating: 3.82
19 votes
152
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

Rating: 3.81
89 votes
153
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

Rating: 3.81
48 votes
154
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
155
Ladytron
Witching Hour

Rating: 3.81
97 votes
156
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

Rating: 3.81
97 votes
157
Copeland
In Motion

Rating: 3.81
618 votes
158
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

Rating: 3.8
23 votes
159
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

Rating: 3.8
43 votes
160
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

Rating: 3.8
452 votes
161
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

Rating: 3.8
4311 votes
162
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

Rating: 3.79
24 votes
163
Jets Overhead
Bridges

Rating: 3.79
24 votes
164
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

Rating: 3.79
197 votes
165
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

Rating: 3.79
1134 votes
166
Madrugada
The Deep end

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
167
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

Rating: 3.78
59 votes
168
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

Rating: 3.78
43 votes
169
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

Rating: 3.78
18 votes
170
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

Rating: 3.78
120 votes
171
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

Rating: 3.77
44 votes
172
MGMT
Time to Pretend

Rating: 3.77
107 votes
173
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

Rating: 3.77
585 votes
174
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

Rating: 3.77
65 votes
175
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

Rating: 3.77
52 votes
176
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

Rating: 3.77
15 votes
177
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

Rating: 3.77
47 votes
178
Grinspoon
Best in show

Rating: 3.76
17 votes
179
Gazpacho
Firebird

Rating: 3.76
25 votes
180
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

Rating: 3.76
120 votes
181
Waking Ashland
Composure

Rating: 3.76
70 votes
182
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

Rating: 3.76
522 votes
183
Emery
The Question

Rating: 3.76
644 votes
184
Annie
Anniemal

Rating: 3.75
44 votes
185
Die! Die! Die!
Die! Die! Die!

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
186
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
187
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

Rating: 3.74
97 votes
188
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

Rating: 3.74
56 votes
189
3
Wake Pig

Rating: 3.73
166 votes
190
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

Rating: 3.73
48 votes
191
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

Rating: 3.73
499 votes
192
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

Rating: 3.72
229 votes
193
Feist
Let It Die

Rating: 3.72
177 votes
194
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

Rating: 3.72
16 votes
195
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
196
Marmaduke Duke
The Magnificent Duke

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
197
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

Rating: 3.71
831 votes
198
Omega Massif
Kalt

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
199
Tocotronic
Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
200
Acceptance
Phantoms

Rating: 3.71
195 votes



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