Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
The National
Alligator

4.28
2660 votes
03
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.25
2854 votes
04
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.25
24 votes
05
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.25
20 votes
06
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.23
15 votes
07
Ghinzu
Blow

4.18
17 votes
08
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.17
24 votes
09
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.16
398 votes
10
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
2695 votes
11
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.15
1790 votes
12
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.15
17 votes
13
port-royal
Flares

4.14
28 votes
14
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.14
688 votes
15
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.13
361 votes
16
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2198 votes
17
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
400 votes
18
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.12
30 votes
19
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.11
93 votes
20
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.11
140 votes
21
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.11
141 votes
22
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.11
222 votes
23
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
182 votes
24
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.1
136 votes
25
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.1
85 votes
26
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
532 votes
27
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.1
84 votes
28
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.09
172 votes
29
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.09
105 votes
30
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
419 votes
31
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.09
82 votes
32
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.08
381 votes
33
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.08
50 votes
34
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.08
58 votes
35
Mae
The Everglow

4.07
381 votes
36
Elysian Fields
Bum Raps and Love Taps

4.07
14 votes
37
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.07
30 votes
38
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.06
31 votes
39
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
40 votes
40
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.06
412 votes
41
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
443 votes
42
Animal Collective
Feels

4.05
1204 votes
43
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.04
2547 votes
44
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.03
154 votes
45
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
785 votes
46
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.03
80 votes
47
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.02
105 votes
48
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.02
21 votes
49
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.02
589 votes
50
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.02
35 votes
51
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.02
48 votes
52
The Mayan Factor
44

4.02
198 votes
53
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.02
27 votes
54
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

4.02
33 votes
55
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.01
68 votes
56
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
724 votes
57
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.01
224 votes
58
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4
152 votes
59
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

4
81 votes
60
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
61
Nadja
Bodycage

4
30 votes
62
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

4
14 votes
63
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
14 votes
64
Hammock
Kenotic

4
360 votes
65
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

3.99
395 votes
66
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
72 votes
67
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

3.99
64 votes
68
My Morning Jacket
Z

3.99
376 votes
69
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.99
96 votes
70
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.99
612 votes
71
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.98
378 votes
72
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing of All That It’s Missin

3.98
27 votes
73
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.98
21 votes
74
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.97
57 votes
75
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.97
94 votes
76
Escape the Day
Ghostless

3.97
17 votes
77
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

3.97
64 votes
78
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.97
29 votes
79
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike [US Reissue]

3.96
54 votes
80
The Evens
The Evens

3.96
23 votes
81
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.95
121 votes
82
Thee Silver Mount Zion
Horses in the Sky

3.95
180 votes
83
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
69 votes
84
The Panic Division
Versus

3.94
18 votes
85
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.94
115 votes
86
Tides
Resurface

3.94
24 votes
87
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
88
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
486 votes
89
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.94
62 votes
90
Gatsby's American Dream
Volcano

3.93
188 votes
91
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.93
84 votes
92
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
93
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.93
14 votes
94
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.92
32 votes
95
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
1993 votes
96
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
25 votes
97
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.92
324 votes
98
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.92
156 votes
99
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

3.92
24 votes
100
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
101
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.91
46 votes
102
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.91
57 votes
103
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
1910 votes
104
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3182 votes
105
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
958 votes
106
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.91
44 votes
107
Eisley
Room Noises

3.91
127 votes
108
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
109
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
110
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
111
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.9
82 votes
112
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.9
2510 votes
113
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.9
386 votes
114
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
596 votes
115
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.89
373 votes
116
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.89
36 votes
117
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.89
40 votes
118
Amenra
Mass III

3.89
93 votes
119
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.89
62 votes
120
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1068 votes
121
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.88
13 votes
122
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.88
17 votes
123
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.88
88 votes
124
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.88
310 votes
125
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.87
215 votes
126
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.87
255 votes
127
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
430 votes
128
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.87
259 votes
129
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

3.87
15 votes
130
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
149 votes
131
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.85
321 votes
132
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1074 votes
133
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.85
23 votes
134
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.85
124 votes
135
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
136
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.85
13 votes
137
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.84
546 votes
138
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.84
19 votes
139
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.84
44 votes
140
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.84
187 votes
141
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
142
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.83
390 votes
143
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
216 votes
144
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.83
42 votes
145
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.83
58 votes
146
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
20 votes
147
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
89 votes
148
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.82
50 votes
149
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
715 votes
150
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.82
98 votes
151
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.81
16 votes
152
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
630 votes
153
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 votes
154
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
202 votes
155
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
4395 votes
156
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.8
20 votes
157
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.8
15 votes
158
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.8
586 votes
159
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.79
468 votes
160
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.79
24 votes
161
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.79
95 votes
162
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.79
21 votes
163
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.79
14 votes
164
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.78
46 votes
165
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
59 votes
166
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.78
45 votes
167
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.78
45 votes
168
Grinspoon
Best in show

3.78
18 votes
169
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

3.77
126 votes
170
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.77
67 votes
171
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.77
592 votes
172
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

3.77
15 votes
173
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
47 votes
174
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.76
130 votes
175
Emery
The Question

3.76
648 votes
176
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.76
54 votes
177
MGMT
Time to Pretend

3.76
105 votes
178
Annie
Anniemal

3.76
45 votes
179
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
180
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.74
56 votes
181
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

3.74
533 votes
182
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.74
97 votes
183
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.74
19 votes
184
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
185
3
Wake Pig

3.73
169 votes
186
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.73
48 votes
187
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.73
195 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

3.73
20 votes
189
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.72
873 votes
190
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

3.72
72 votes
191
Feist
Let It Die

3.72
178 votes
192
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.72
507 votes
193
Ash
Meltdown

3.72
60 votes
194
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.71
28 votes
195
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

3.71
21 votes
196
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

3.71
229 votes
197
Marmaduke Duke
The Magnificent Duke

3.7
22 votes
198
Made Out of Babies
Trophy

3.7
35 votes
199
Daturah
Daturah

3.7
20 votes
200
Jello Biafra and The Melvins
Sieg Howdy!

3.7
15 votes



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