Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
The National
Alligator

4.29
2718 votes
03
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
1505 votes
04
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.25
24 votes
05
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
06
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
07
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.17
398 votes
08
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.17
24 votes
09
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
1842 votes
10
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
5494 votes
11
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.16
16 votes
12
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.15
17 votes
13
port-royal
Flares

4.14
28 votes
14
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.14
376 votes
15
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.14
726 votes
16
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2260 votes
17
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.13
96 votes
18
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.12
414 votes
19
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.11
140 votes
20
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.11
149 votes
21
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.11
178 votes
22
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
544 votes
23
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
182 votes
24
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
91 votes
25
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.1
226 votes
26
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.1
87 votes
27
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.1
52 votes
28
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.1
177 votes
29
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.1
84 votes
30
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.09
32 votes
31
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
428 votes
32
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
385 votes
33
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.09
62 votes
34
Cog
The New Normal

4.08
190 votes
35
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.08
109 votes
36
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
391 votes
37
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.07
84 votes
38
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.07
21 votes
39
Elysian Fields
Bum Raps and Love Taps

4.07
14 votes
40
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.07
30 votes
41
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
39 votes
42
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
448 votes
43
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.06
16 votes
44
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.06
82 votes
45
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.06
420 votes
46
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.06
113 votes
47
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.05
36 votes
48
Bomb the Music Industry!
To Leave or Die in Long Island

4.05
376 votes
49
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.04
2596 votes
50
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.03
598 votes
51
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

4.03
36 votes
52
Wintersleep
Untitled

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

4.03
795 votes
54
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.02
48 votes
55
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.02
154 votes
56
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.02
31 votes
57
The Mayan Factor
44

4.02
200 votes
58
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.01
68 votes
59
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.01
222 votes
60
Hammock
Kenotic

4.01
378 votes
61
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
737 votes
62
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
64 votes
63
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
382 votes
64
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

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

4
62 votes
66
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
67
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
14 votes
68
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4
395 votes
69
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
73 votes
70
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
382 votes
71
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

3.99
34 votes
72
Nadja
Bodycage

3.98
33 votes
73
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.98
98 votes
74
Cage
Hell's Winter

3.98
111 votes
75
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.97
17 votes
76
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.97
95 votes
77
Bomb the Music Industry!
Album Minus Band

3.97
381 votes
78
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

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

3.96
28 votes
80
Medications
Medications

3.96
14 votes
81
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.96
115 votes
82
The Evens
The Evens

3.96
25 votes
83
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.95
66 votes
84
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.95
42 votes
85
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.95
30 votes
86
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
69 votes
87
The Panic Division
Versus

3.95
19 votes
88
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.95
188 votes
89
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.95
47 votes
90
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.94
90 votes
91
Eisley
Room Noises

3.94
125 votes
92
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.94
124 votes
93
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
492 votes
94
Tides
Resurface

3.94
24 votes
95
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
96
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
97
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.93
21 votes
98
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.93
14 votes
99
Amenra
Mass III

3.92
97 votes
100
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
2070 votes
101
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.92
32 votes
102
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.92
332 votes
103
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.92
88 votes
104
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
25 votes
105
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.92
56 votes
106
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.92
156 votes
107
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

3.92
24 votes
108
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
109
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3232 votes
110
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
972 votes
111
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
1918 votes
112
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
113
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
114
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.91
2574 votes
115
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
116
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.9
42 votes
117
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
118
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.9
389 votes
119
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.9
60 votes
120
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

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

3.89
14 votes
122
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
620 votes
123
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.89
87 votes
124
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.89
41 votes
125
Josh Rouse
Nashville

3.89
18 votes
126
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
312 votes
127
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.89
223 votes
128
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.88
1112 votes
129
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
257 votes
130
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
60 votes
131
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
439 votes
132
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.87
330 votes
133
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.86
262 votes
134
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.86
14 votes
135
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
150 votes
136
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1090 votes
137
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.85
23 votes
138
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.85
128 votes
139
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.85
398 votes
140
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
141
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.84
197 votes
142
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
143
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.84
289 votes
144
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.84
43 votes
145
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
220 votes
146
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.83
20 votes
147
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
20 votes
148
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
90 votes
149
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.82
42 votes
150
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
724 votes
151
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.82
102 votes
152
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.82
22 votes
153
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.81
32 votes
154
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
660 votes
155
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.81
599 votes
156
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 votes
157
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
209 votes
158
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
2998 votes
159
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
160
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.8
20 votes
161
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.8
15 votes
162
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.8
478 votes
163
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.8
52 votes
164
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.8
44 votes
165
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.79
68 votes
166
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.79
24 votes
167
Annie
Anniemal

3.79
49 votes
168
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

3.78
124 votes
169
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

3.78
16 votes
170
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
59 votes
171
Grinspoon
Best in show

3.78
18 votes
172
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.78
47 votes
173
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.77
55 votes
174
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.77
35 votes
175
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
48 votes
176
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.77
605 votes
177
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

3.77
15 votes
178
Emery
The Question

3.77
654 votes
179
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.77
47 votes
180
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.76
144 votes
181
MGMT
Time to Pretend

3.76
105 votes
182
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.75
57 votes
183
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
184
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
185
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.74
50 votes
186
3
Wake Pig

3.74
169 votes
187
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
188
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.73
197 votes
189
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.73
15 votes
190
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.73
97 votes
191
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.73
898 votes
192
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

3.73
553 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

3.73
20 votes
194
Feist
Let It Die

3.72
537 votes
195
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.72
522 votes
196
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

3.72
234 votes
197
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.72
74 votes
198
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

3.71
21 votes
199
LCD Soundsystem
LCD Soundsystem

3.71
327 votes
200
Ash
Meltdown

3.71
64 votes



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