Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
Index Case
Index Case

4.32
14 votes
03
The National
Alligator

4.3
2996 votes
04
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.29
3648 votes
05
Los Hermanos
4

4.28
18 votes
06
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.27
22 votes
07
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
08
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
09
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.17
1987 votes
10
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.17
860 votes
11
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
5868 votes
12
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.16
420 votes
13
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.16
19 votes
14
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.14
108 votes
15
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2426 votes
16
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
450 votes
17
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.13
401 votes
18
Elysian Fields
Bum Raps and Love Taps

4.13
16 votes
19
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.12
90 votes
20
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.11
206 votes
21
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.11
97 votes
22
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
23
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.11
594 votes
24
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.11
230 votes
25
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
196 votes
26
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.1
236 votes
27
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
420 votes
28
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.09
157 votes
29
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.09
68 votes
30
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
442 votes
31
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.08
48 votes
32
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.08
24 votes
33
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.08
97 votes
34
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
410 votes
35
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.08
104 votes
36
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.07
459 votes
37
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.07
54 votes
38
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.07
28 votes
39
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1377 votes
40
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.07
123 votes
41
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.06
186 votes
42
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.06
66 votes
43
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.05
1008 votes
44
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.05
47 votes
45
Cog
The New Normal

4.05
198 votes
46
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.05
20 votes
47
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.05
2722 votes
48
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

4.05
66 votes
49
port-royal
Flares

4.04
34 votes
50
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.04
126 votes
51
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.04
46 votes
52
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.04
655 votes
53
Magnolia Electric Co
Trials and Errors

4.04
14 votes
54
Bomb the Music Industry!
To Leave or Die in Long Island

4.03
399 votes
55
Hammock
Kenotic

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

4.03
864 votes
57
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.03
38 votes
58
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

4.03
80 votes
59
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.02
166 votes
60
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.02
378 votes
61
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.01
162 votes
62
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.01
98 votes
63
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
67 votes
64
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4
819 votes
65
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
433 votes
66
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

4
107 votes
67
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
64 votes
68
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4
54 votes
69
Emptyself
Emptyself

4
35 votes
70
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
71
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

4
20 votes
72
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

4
16 votes
73
People In Planes
People in Planes EP

4
14 votes
74
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4
860 votes
75
The Mayan Factor
44

3.99
216 votes
76
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.99
690 votes
77
Nadja
Bodycage

3.99
38 votes
78
The Newfound Interest in Connecticut
Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home

3.98
22 votes
79
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

3.97
19 votes
80
The Panic Division
Versus

3.97
18 votes
81
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.97
187 votes
82
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.97
34 votes
83
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.97
396 votes
84
Camille
Le Fil

3.97
29 votes
85
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.96
54 votes
86
Bomb the Music Industry!
Album Minus Band

3.96
399 votes
87
Tides
Resurface

3.96
26 votes
88
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

3.96
37 votes
89
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.95
207 votes
90
Cage
Hell's Winter

3.95
125 votes
91
Amenra
Mass III

3.95
120 votes
92
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
68 votes
93
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.95
121 votes
94
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
512 votes
95
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

3.94
41 votes
96
Raised By Swans
Codes and Secret Longing

3.94
16 votes
97
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
98
The Radio Dept.
This Past Week

3.94
16 votes
99
Medications
Medications

3.94
16 votes
100
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.94
47 votes
101
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.94
31 votes
102
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.93
104 votes
103
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.93
74 votes
104
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
22 votes
105
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.93
2306 votes
106
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.93
21 votes
107
Wilderness
Wilderness

3.93
14 votes
108
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.93
68 votes
109
Eisley
Room Noises

3.92
131 votes
110
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.92
2808 votes
111
Earth
Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method

3.92
231 votes
112
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.92
132 votes
113
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

3.92
24 votes
114
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
115
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.92
59 votes
116
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3412 votes
117
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.91
52 votes
118
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.91
414 votes
119
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.91
138 votes
120
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
1044 votes
121
The Evens
The Evens

3.91
33 votes
122
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.91
60 votes
123
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
124
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.91
399 votes
125
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
2012 votes
126
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.9
34 votes
127
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.89
160 votes
128
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.89
18 votes
129
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
18 votes
130
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.89
98 votes
131
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1200 votes
132
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
331 votes
133
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
21 votes
134
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.88
50 votes
135
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
271 votes
136
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.88
338 votes
137
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Blue Train

3.88
24 votes
138
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
487 votes
139
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.87
47 votes
140
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.87
664 votes
141
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.87
38 votes
142
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.87
277 votes
143
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
158 votes
144
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.86
356 votes
145
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.86
32 votes
146
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.86
78 votes
147
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.86
53 votes
148
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.86
134 votes
149
Crime In Stereo
The Contract /Love EP

3.86
21 votes
150
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.86
21 votes
151
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1137 votes
152
Josh Rouse
Nashville

3.85
20 votes
153
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
154
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
58 votes
155
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
440 votes
156
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
230 votes
157
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.83
26 votes
158
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.83
46 votes
159
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
23 votes
160
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
94 votes
161
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.82
17 votes
162
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.82
28 votes
163
Finch
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.82
634 votes
164
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.82
22 votes
165
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.81
786 votes
166
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.81
53 votes
167
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
462 votes
168
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.81
47 votes
169
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.8
82 votes
170
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
3170 votes
171
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
172
Annie
Anniemal

3.8
55 votes
173
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.8
227 votes
174
Dungen
Stadsvandringar

3.8
22 votes
175
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
232 votes
176
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.79
111 votes
177
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.79
72 votes
178
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.79
48 votes
179
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.79
24 votes
180
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.79
24 votes
181
The Fiery Furnaces
EP

3.79
19 votes
182
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.79
492 votes
183
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
61 votes
184
Emery
The Question

3.78
685 votes
185
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.78
49 votes
186
3
Wake Pig

3.77
177 votes
187
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.77
99 votes
188
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.77
22 votes
189
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.77
658 votes
190
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.77
24 votes
191
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Street

3.77
138 votes
192
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
49 votes
193
Deerhoof
The Runners Four

3.76
91 votes
194
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.75
102 votes
195
David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide to Insufficiency

3.75
38 votes
196
Daturah
Daturah

3.75
20 votes
197
Funeral Diner
Swept Under

3.75
20 votes
198
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
199
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.75
16 votes
200
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.75
122 votes



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