Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
Index Case
Index Case

4.36
14 votes
03
The National
Alligator

4.29
2788 votes
04
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.27
22 votes
05
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
3262 votes
06
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
07
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
08
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.17
403 votes
09
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
1881 votes
10
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.16
772 votes
11
Thrice
Vheissu

4.15
5572 votes
12
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.15
26 votes
13
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.13
380 votes
14
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2310 votes
15
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
418 votes
16
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.13
96 votes
17
Elysian Fields
Bum Raps and Love Taps

4.13
16 votes
18
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.12
203 votes
19
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.12
17 votes
20
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.12
141 votes
21
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
22
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.11
86 votes
23
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.11
170 votes
24
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.11
180 votes
25
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.11
223 votes
26
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
182 votes
27
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.1
88 votes
28
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
93 votes
29
port-royal
Flares

4.1
30 votes
30
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
556 votes
31
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.1
52 votes
32
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.09
88 votes
33
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
429 votes
34
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
394 votes
35
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.09
68 votes
36
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.08
111 votes
37
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.08
62 votes
38
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
395 votes
39
Cog
The New Normal

4.08
194 votes
40
Magnolia Electric Co
Trials and Errors

4.08
13 votes
41
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.08
33 votes
42
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.07
39 votes
43
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.07
84 votes
44
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.07
21 votes
45
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.07
115 votes
46
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1270 votes
47
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.06
31 votes
48
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
40 votes
49
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.06
16 votes
50
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
954 votes
51
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.06
428 votes
52
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.05
2625 votes
53
Wintersleep
Untitled

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

4.04
611 votes
55
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.03
236 votes
56
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
813 votes
57
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

4.03
38 votes
58
The Fall Of Boss Koala
Reference Points

4.03
59 votes
59
Hammock
Kenotic

4.02
388 votes
60
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.02
33 votes
61
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
756 votes
62
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
64 votes
63
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4
808 votes
64
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

4
73 votes
65
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
62 votes
66
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4
48 votes
67
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

4
42 votes
68
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
69
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

4
17 votes
70
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

4
16 votes
71
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
15 votes
72
The Radio Dept.
This Past Week

4
14 votes
73
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4
157 votes
74
The Mayan Factor
44

4
204 votes
75
My Morning Jacket
Z

3.99
400 votes
76
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.99
99 votes
77
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
380 votes
78
Nadja
Bodycage

3.98
33 votes
79
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.98
60 votes
80
The Panic Division
Versus

3.97
18 votes
81
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.97
34 votes
82
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.97
118 votes
83
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.96
28 votes
84
The Evens
The Evens

3.96
27 votes
85
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.96
68 votes
86
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

3.96
34 votes
87
Eisley
Room Noises

3.95
128 votes
88
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.95
30 votes
89
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
68 votes
90
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.95
498 votes
91
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.95
191 votes
92
Amenra
Mass III

3.95
101 votes
93
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.94
126 votes
94
Tides
Resurface

3.94
25 votes
95
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.94
98 votes
96
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.94
49 votes
97
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
98
Medications
Medications

3.93
15 votes
99
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.93
342 votes
100
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.93
21 votes
101
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
102
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.92
106 votes
103
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
26 votes
104
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.92
90 votes
105
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
2135 votes
106
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.92
56 votes
107
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.92
42 votes
108
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
109
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.92
3278 votes
110
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.91
390 votes
111
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
994 votes
112
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.91
91 votes
113
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.91
2636 votes
114
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
115
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
116
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
1948 votes
117
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
118
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
119
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.9
156 votes
120
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
381 votes
121
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.9
15 votes
122
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.89
33 votes
123
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
634 votes
124
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1136 votes
125
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.89
64 votes
126
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.89
44 votes
127
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.88
13 votes
128
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.88
317 votes
129
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.88
448 votes
130
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
60 votes
131
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

3.88
24 votes
132
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.87
259 votes
133
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.87
458 votes
134
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.87
267 votes
135
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.87
128 votes
136
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
154 votes
137
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.86
47 votes
138
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1110 votes
139
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.85
336 votes
140
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.85
303 votes
141
Josh Rouse
Nashville

3.85
20 votes
142
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
143
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
406 votes
144
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
145
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.84
52 votes
146
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.83
45 votes
147
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.83
18 votes
148
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
220 votes
149
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.83
92 votes
150
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.83
23 votes
151
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.82
201 votes
152
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.82
34 votes
153
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
731 votes
154
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.82
105 votes
155
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.82
22 votes
156
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.82
22 votes
157
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.81
21 votes
158
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.81
615 votes
159
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
672 votes
160
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.81
96 votes
161
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.81
3056 votes
162
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 votes
163
Annie
Anniemal

3.8
51 votes
164
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
165
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.8
20 votes
166
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.8
15 votes
167
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
209 votes
168
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.8
44 votes
169
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.79
484 votes
170
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.79
36 votes
171
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.79
24 votes
172
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.79
45 votes
173
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.78
67 votes
174
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

3.78
16 votes
175
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

3.78
126 votes
176
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.77
154 votes
177
Tocotronic
Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen

3.77
33 votes
178
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.77
46 votes
179
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.77
623 votes
180
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
48 votes
181
Emery
The Question

3.77
668 votes
182
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.77
78 votes
183
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.77
60 votes
184
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.76
54 votes
185
3
Wake Pig

3.75
168 votes
186
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.75
116 votes
187
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
188
Medications
Your Favourite People All in One Place

3.75
22 votes
189
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.75
20 votes
190
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
191
Cerberus Shoal
The Land We All Believe In

3.75
14 votes
192
MGMT
Time to Pretend

3.74
107 votes
193
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.74
203 votes
194
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.74
50 votes
195
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.74
99 votes
196
Silverstein
Discovering the Waterfront

3.74
1145 votes
197
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.74
539 votes
198
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
199
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.73
15 votes
200
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.73
912 votes



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