Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005

Genre:  Year:  

01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

Rating: 4.38
13 votes
02
311
Live In New Orleans EP

Rating: 4.35
13 votes
03
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

Rating: 4.33
47 votes
04
Index Case
Index Case

Rating: 4.32
11 votes
05
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

Rating: 4.29
78 votes
06
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

Rating: 4.29
14 votes
07
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Rating: 4.28
68 votes
08
The National
Alligator

Rating: 4.27
2402 votes
09
PVT
Make Me Love You

Rating: 4.25
20 votes
10
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

Rating: 4.25
1338 votes
11
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

Rating: 4.23
15 votes
12
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

Rating: 4.23
22 votes
13
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

Rating: 4.21
21 votes
14
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

Rating: 4.21
38 votes
15
Ghinzu
Blow

Rating: 4.2
15 votes
16
The Red Paintings
Walls

Rating: 4.18
176 votes
17
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

Rating: 4.17
90 votes
18
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

Rating: 4.16
389 votes
19
port-royal
Flares

Rating: 4.16
25 votes
20
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

Rating: 4.16
83 votes
21
Thrice
Vheissu

Rating: 4.16
2610 votes
22
John Frusciante
Curtains

Rating: 4.15
341 votes
23
Sigur Ros
Takk...

Rating: 4.15
1699 votes
24
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

Rating: 4.15
40 votes
25
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

Rating: 4.14
644 votes
26
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

Rating: 4.14
389 votes
27
Queen Adreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

Rating: 4.14
18 votes
28
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

Rating: 4.14
81 votes
29
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Rating: 4.13
2100 votes
30
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

Rating: 4.13
498 votes
31
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

Rating: 4.13
84 votes
32
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

Rating: 4.13
48 votes
33
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

Rating: 4.1
162 votes
34
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

Rating: 4.1
127 votes
35
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

Rating: 4.1
222 votes
36
Tera Melos
Tera Melos

Rating: 4.09
409 votes
37
Emptyself
Emptyself

Rating: 4.09
29 votes
38
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

Rating: 4.09
29 votes
39
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

Rating: 4.08
369 votes
40
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

Rating: 4.08
113 votes
41
Mae
The Everglow

Rating: 4.07
368 votes
42
Wintersleep
Untitled

Rating: 4.06
76 votes
43
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

Rating: 4.06
72 votes
44
The Frames
Burn The Maps

Rating: 4.05
21 votes
45
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

Rating: 4.05
394 votes
46
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

Rating: 4.04
426 votes
47
The Mayan Factor
44

Rating: 4.04
194 votes
48
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

Rating: 4.04
28 votes
49
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

Rating: 4.03
30 votes
50
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

Rating: 4.03
766 votes
51
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

Rating: 4.03
2470 votes
52
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

Rating: 4.03
144 votes
53
Burst
Origo

Rating: 4.02
263 votes
54
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

Rating: 4.02
60 votes
55
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

Rating: 4.01
575 votes
56
My Morning Jacket
Z

Rating: 4.01
361 votes
57
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

Rating: 4.01
90 votes
58
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

Rating: 4.01
683 votes
59
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

Rating: 4.01
100 votes
60
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

Rating: 4
70 votes
61
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

Rating: 4
48 votes
62
31knots
Talk Like Blood

Rating: 4
30 votes
63
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

Rating: 4
14 votes
64
The Radio Dept.
This Past Week

Rating: 4
12 votes
65
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

Rating: 4
370 votes
66
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

Rating: 3.99
86 votes
67
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

Rating: 3.99
32 votes
68
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

Rating: 3.99
324 votes
69
Iron & Wine
Woman King

Rating: 3.99
368 votes
70
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

Rating: 3.99
582 votes
71
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

Rating: 3.98
27 votes
72
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

Rating: 3.98
21 votes
73
Hammock
Kenotic

Rating: 3.97
334 votes
74
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

Rating: 3.97
64 votes
75
Escape the Day
Ghostless

Rating: 3.97
15 votes
76
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

Rating: 3.97
118 votes
77
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

Rating: 3.96
62 votes
78
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing of All That It’s Missin

Rating: 3.96
24 votes
79
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

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

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
81
Thee Silver Mount Zion
Horses in the Sky

Rating: 3.95
174 votes
82
The Panic Division
Versus

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
83
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike [US Reissue]

Rating: 3.94
26 votes
84
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

Rating: 3.93
69 votes
85
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

Rating: 3.93
76 votes
86
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

Rating: 3.93
60 votes
87
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

Rating: 3.93
114 votes
88
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
89
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

Rating: 3.93
48 votes
90
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

Rating: 3.93
20 votes
91
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

Rating: 3.92
225 votes
92
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

Rating: 3.92
152 votes
93
Motion City Soundtrack
Commit This To Memory

Rating: 3.92
576 votes
94
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

Rating: 3.92
30 votes
95
Camille
Le Fil

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
96
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
97
Carpark North
All Things to All People

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
98
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
99
Gatsby's American Dream
Volcano

Rating: 3.92
190 votes
100
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

Rating: 3.91
35 votes
101
Eisley
Room Noises

Rating: 3.91
120 votes
102
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

Rating: 3.91
58 votes
103
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

Rating: 3.91
29 votes
104
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

Rating: 3.91
23 votes
105
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

Rating: 3.91
153 votes
106
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

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

Rating: 3.91
1842 votes
108
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
109
Gorillaz
Demon Days

Rating: 3.91
1872 votes
110
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

Rating: 3.91
59 votes
111
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

Rating: 3.91
930 votes
112
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

Rating: 3.9
265 votes
113
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

Rating: 3.9
2414 votes
114
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

Rating: 3.9
15 votes
115
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

Rating: 3.9
373 votes
116
Circa Survive
Juturna

Rating: 3.89
3038 votes
117
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

Rating: 3.89
23 votes
118
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

Rating: 3.89
361 votes
119
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

Rating: 3.89
292 votes
120
The Decemberists
Picaresque

Rating: 3.89
1046 votes
121
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

Rating: 3.88
252 votes
122
Tides
Resurface

Rating: 3.88
24 votes
123
The Evens
The Evens

Rating: 3.88
20 votes
124
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
125
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

Rating: 3.87
213 votes
126
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

Rating: 3.87
84 votes
127
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

Rating: 3.87
248 votes
128
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

Rating: 3.86
74 votes
129
Pelican
March Into the Sea

Rating: 3.86
147 votes
130
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

Rating: 3.86
56 votes
131
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
132
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
133
Amenra
Mass III

Rating: 3.86
83 votes
134
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
135
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

Rating: 3.84
212 votes
136
Blackfield
Blackfield

Rating: 3.84
311 votes
137
dredg
Catch Without Arms

Rating: 3.84
1043 votes
138
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

Rating: 3.83
42 votes
139
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

Rating: 3.83
27 votes
140
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
141
We Are Scientists
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
142
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

Rating: 3.83
122 votes
143
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

Rating: 3.83
512 votes
144
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

Rating: 3.83
362 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

Rating: 3.83
20 votes
146
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

Rating: 3.83
20 votes
147
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
148
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

Rating: 3.82
88 votes
149
Birds Of Tokyo
Birds Of Tokyo

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
150
City and Colour
Sometimes

Rating: 3.82
698 votes
151
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

Rating: 3.81
40 votes
152
Ladytron
Witching Hour

Rating: 3.81
93 votes
153
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

Rating: 3.81
93 votes
154
Copeland
In Motion

Rating: 3.81
612 votes
155
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

Rating: 3.81
49 votes
156
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

Rating: 3.8
23 votes
157
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

Rating: 3.8
444 votes
158
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

Rating: 3.8
4236 votes
159
Jello Biafra and The Melvins
Sieg Howdy!

Rating: 3.8
15 votes
160
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

Rating: 3.8
42 votes
161
Jets Overhead
Bridges

Rating: 3.79
24 votes
162
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

Rating: 3.79
192 votes
163
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
164
Madrugada
The Deep end

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
165
Finch
Say Hello to Sunshine

Rating: 3.78
1106 votes
166
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

Rating: 3.78
59 votes
167
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

Rating: 3.78
43 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: 3.77
114 votes
171
Gazpacho
Firebird

Rating: 3.77
24 votes
172
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

Rating: 3.77
65 votes
173
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

Rating: 3.77
13 votes
174
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

Rating: 3.77
54 votes
175
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

Rating: 3.76
51 votes
176
Grinspoon
Best in show

Rating: 3.76
17 votes
177
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

Rating: 3.76
577 votes
178
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

Rating: 3.76
114 votes
179
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

Rating: 3.76
46 votes
180
Emery
The Question

Rating: 3.76
642 votes
181
MGMT
Time to Pretend

Rating: 3.75
103 votes
182
Waking Ashland
Composure

Rating: 3.75
68 votes
183
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

Rating: 3.75
24 votes
184
Allen / Lande
The Battle

Rating: 3.75
22 votes
185
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
186
3
Wake Pig

Rating: 3.74
166 votes
187
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

Rating: 3.74
507 votes
188
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

Rating: 3.73
48 votes
189
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

Rating: 3.73
48 votes
190
Omega Massif
Kalt

Rating: 3.73
11 votes
191
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

Rating: 3.72
490 votes
192
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

Rating: 3.72
16 votes
193
Feist
Let It Die

Rating: 3.72
174 votes
194
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
195
Marmaduke Duke
The Magnificent Duke

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
196
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

Rating: 3.71
225 votes
197
Tocotronic
Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
198
Acceptance
Phantoms

Rating: 3.71
189 votes
199
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

Rating: 3.71
796 votes
200
Queens of the Stone Age
Lullabies to Paralyze

Rating: 3.7
1654 votes



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