Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Index Case
Index Case

4.42
13 votes
02
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
03
The National
Alligator

4.29
2776 votes
04
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.27
22 votes
05
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
1612 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
1877 votes
10
Thrice
Vheissu

4.15
5574 votes
11
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.15
26 votes
12
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.15
762 votes
13
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.14
2294 votes
14
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.13
380 votes
15
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.13
96 votes
16
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.12
417 votes
17
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.12
138 votes
18
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.12
201 votes
19
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.12
165 votes
20
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.12
17 votes
21
port-royal
Flares

4.12
30 votes
22
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
23
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

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

4.11
223 votes
25
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
182 votes
26
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.1
88 votes
27
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.1
85 votes
28
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
554 votes
29
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
93 votes
30
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.1
52 votes
31
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
430 votes
32
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.09
88 votes
33
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
391 votes
34
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.09
68 votes
35
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.08
111 votes
36
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.08
62 votes
37
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
395 votes
38
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.08
115 votes
39
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.08
33 votes
40
Cog
The New Normal

4.08
193 votes
41
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.07
39 votes
42
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.07
84 votes
43
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.07
21 votes
44
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1270 votes
45
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.07
952 votes
46
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.06
31 votes
47
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
39 votes
48
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.06
16 votes
49
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.05
422 votes
50
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.05
2627 votes
51
Wintersleep
Untitled

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

4.03
610 votes
53
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
811 votes
54
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

4.03
38 votes
55
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.03
230 votes
56
The Fall Of Boss Koala
Reference Points

4.03
59 votes
57
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.02
48 votes
58
Hammock
Kenotic

4.02
388 votes
59
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.02
33 votes
60
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
750 votes
61
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
64 votes
62
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4
156 votes
63
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
62 votes
64
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
65
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

4
17 votes
66
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

4
16 votes
67
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
14 votes
68
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4
802 votes
69
The Mayan Factor
44

4
202 votes
70
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
72 votes
71
My Morning Jacket
Z

3.99
396 votes
72
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.99
98 votes
73
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
380 votes
74
Nadja
Bodycage

3.98
33 votes
75
Cage
Hell's Winter

3.98
117 votes
76
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.97
34 votes
77
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.97
62 votes
78
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.97
118 votes
79
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.96
28 votes
80
The Evens
The Evens

3.96
27 votes
81
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.96
68 votes
82
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

3.96
34 votes
83
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.96
190 votes
84
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.95
30 votes
85
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
68 votes
86
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.95
48 votes
87
The Panic Division
Versus

3.95
19 votes
88
Eisley
Room Noises

3.95
129 votes
89
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.95
496 votes
90
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.94
127 votes
91
Tides
Resurface

3.94
25 votes
92
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.94
97 votes
93
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
94
Medications
Medications

3.93
15 votes
95
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.93
44 votes
96
Amenra
Mass III

3.93
101 votes
97
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.93
43 votes
98
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.93
98 votes
99
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
100
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.93
21 votes
101
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.93
340 votes
102
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.92
32 votes
103
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.92
88 votes
104
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
25 votes
105
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
2129 votes
106
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.92
56 votes
107
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
108
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.92
3278 votes
109
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
992 votes
110
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.91
158 votes
111
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.91
392 votes
112
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.91
2626 votes
113
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
114
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
115
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
116
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.9
42 votes
117
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.9
1946 votes
118
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
119
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
383 votes
120
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.89
90 votes
121
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
14 votes
122
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.89
64 votes
123
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
636 votes
124
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1134 votes
125
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.88
315 votes
126
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.88
454 votes
127
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
60 votes
128
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

3.88
24 votes
129
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.87
258 votes
130
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
451 votes
131
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.86
268 votes
132
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
154 votes
133
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.86
58 votes
134
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.86
47 votes
135
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.86
14 votes
136
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.85
24 votes
137
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1108 votes
138
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.85
128 votes
139
Josh Rouse
Nashville

3.85
20 votes
140
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.85
334 votes
141
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.85
304 votes
142
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
143
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
406 votes
144
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.84
52 votes
145
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.83
45 votes
146
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.83
18 votes
147
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

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

3.83
220 votes
149
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.83
91 votes
150
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.82
34 votes
151
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.82
107 votes
152
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
732 votes
153
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.82
22 votes
154
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
675 votes
155
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.81
21 votes
156
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.81
21 votes
157
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.81
611 votes
158
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 votes
159
Annie
Anniemal

3.8
51 votes
160
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
3056 votes
161
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.8
68 votes
162
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
210 votes
163
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
164
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.8
20 votes
165
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.8
15 votes
166
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.8
484 votes
167
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.8
44 votes
168
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.79
36 votes
169
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.79
45 votes
170
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.79
96 votes
171
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
59 votes
172
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

3.78
126 votes
173
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.77
55 votes
174
Tocotronic
Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen

3.77
33 votes
175
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.77
46 votes
176
Emery
The Question

3.77
671 votes
177
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
48 votes
178
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

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

3.77
618 votes
180
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.75
150 votes
181
3
Wake Pig

3.75
168 votes
182
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.75
58 votes
183
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
184
Medications
Your Favourite People All in One Place

3.75
22 votes
185
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
186
Cerberus Shoal
The Land We All Believe In

3.75
14 votes
187
MGMT
Time to Pretend

3.74
107 votes
188
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.74
205 votes
189
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.74
50 votes
190
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.74
101 votes
191
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

3.74
76 votes
192
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
193
Silverstein
Discovering the Waterfront

3.73
1137 votes
194
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.73
15 votes
195
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.73
912 votes
196
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.73
535 votes
197
Feist
Let It Die

3.73
543 votes
198
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

3.73
567 votes
199
Volta Do Mar
03>98

3.72
18 votes
200
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

3.72
16 votes



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