Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005

Genre:  Year:  

01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

Rating: 4.38
13 votes
02
Index Case
Index Case

Rating: 4.32
11 votes
03
311
Live In New Orleans EP

Rating: 4.29
12 votes
04
The National
Alligator

Rating: 4.28
2564 votes
05
PVT
Make Me Love You

Rating: 4.25
20 votes
06
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

Rating: 4.25
1378 votes
07
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

Rating: 4.23
15 votes
08
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

Rating: 4.23
22 votes
09
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

Rating: 4.2
20 votes
10
Ghinzu
Blow

Rating: 4.2
15 votes
11
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

Rating: 4.16
394 votes
12
Thrice
Vheissu

Rating: 4.16
2657 votes
13
Sigur Ros
Takk...

Rating: 4.15
1755 votes
14
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

Rating: 4.15
27 votes
15
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

Rating: 4.14
394 votes
16
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

Rating: 4.14
678 votes
17
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

Rating: 4.14
18 votes
18
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Rating: 4.14
2162 votes
19
port-royal
Flares

Rating: 4.13
27 votes
20
John Frusciante
Curtains

Rating: 4.12
360 votes
21
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

Rating: 4.11
510 votes
22
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

Rating: 4.11
81 votes
23
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

Rating: 4.11
123 votes
24
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

Rating: 4.11
128 votes
25
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

Rating: 4.11
166 votes
26
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

Rating: 4.11
57 votes
27
The Red Paintings
Walls

Rating: 4.1
182 votes
28
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

Rating: 4.1
131 votes
29
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

Rating: 4.1
220 votes
30
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Rating: 4.1
80 votes
31
Emptyself
Emptyself

Rating: 4.1
31 votes
32
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

Rating: 4.1
83 votes
33
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

Rating: 4.1
100 votes
34
Tera Melos
Tera Melos

Rating: 4.09
414 votes
35
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

Rating: 4.08
373 votes
36
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

Rating: 4.08
50 votes
37
Mae
The Everglow

Rating: 4.07
374 votes
38
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

Rating: 4.07
84 votes
39
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

Rating: 4.07
30 votes
40
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

Rating: 4.07
76 votes
41
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

Rating: 4.06
403 votes
42
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

Rating: 4.06
40 votes
43
Wintersleep
Untitled

Rating: 4.06
152 votes
44
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

Rating: 4.05
431 votes
45
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

Rating: 4.05
64 votes
46
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

Rating: 4.05
44 votes
47
The Frames
Burn The Maps

Rating: 4.05
22 votes
48
Burst
Origo

Rating: 4.04
274 votes
49
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

Rating: 4.04
2504 votes
50
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

Rating: 4.03
778 votes
51
The Mayan Factor
44

Rating: 4.02
194 votes
52
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

Rating: 4.02
32 votes
53
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

Rating: 4.02
580 votes
54
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

Rating: 4.01
702 votes
55
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

Rating: 4.01
104 votes
56
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

Rating: 4
333 votes
57
My Morning Jacket
Z

Rating: 4
373 votes
58
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

Rating: 4
152 votes
59
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

Rating: 4
93 votes
60
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

Rating: 4
32 votes
61
31knots
Talk Like Blood

Rating: 4
30 votes
62
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

Rating: 4
14 votes
63
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

Rating: 3.99
385 votes
64
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

Rating: 3.99
33 votes
65
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

Rating: 3.99
72 votes
66
Iron & Wine
Woman King

Rating: 3.99
372 votes
67
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

Rating: 3.98
602 votes
68
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

Rating: 3.98
90 votes
69
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

Rating: 3.98
27 votes
70
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

Rating: 3.98
52 votes
71
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing of All That It’s Missin

Rating: 3.98
25 votes
72
Hammock
Kenotic

Rating: 3.98
342 votes
73
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

Rating: 3.98
63 votes
74
Escape the Day
Ghostless

Rating: 3.97
17 votes
75
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

Rating: 3.97
64 votes
76
Thee Silver Mount Zion
Horses in the Sky

Rating: 3.96
179 votes
77
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

Rating: 3.96
13 votes
78
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

Rating: 3.96
25 votes
79
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
80
Magnolia Electric Co
Trials and Errors

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
81
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

Rating: 3.95
120 votes
82
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

Rating: 3.95
69 votes
83
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike [US Reissue]

Rating: 3.94
54 votes
84
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
85
The Panic Division
Versus

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
86
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

Rating: 3.94
41 votes
87
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

Rating: 3.94
114 votes
88
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
89
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

Rating: 3.94
62 votes
90
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

Rating: 3.94
31 votes
91
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

Rating: 3.93
21 votes
92
The Evens
The Evens

Rating: 3.93
21 votes
93
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
94
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

Rating: 3.93
20 votes
95
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

Rating: 3.92
466 votes
96
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

Rating: 3.92
154 votes
97
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

Rating: 3.92
159 votes
98
Gatsby's American Dream
Volcano

Rating: 3.92
190 votes
99
Camille
Le Fil

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
100
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
101
Carpark North
All Things to All People

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
102
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
103
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

Rating: 3.91
35 votes
104
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

Rating: 3.91
46 votes
105
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

Rating: 3.91
1876 votes
106
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

Rating: 3.91
57 votes
107
Eisley
Room Noises

Rating: 3.91
122 votes
108
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
109
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

Rating: 3.91
59 votes
110
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

Rating: 3.91
48 votes
111
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

Rating: 3.91
16 votes
112
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

Rating: 3.9
944 votes
113
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

Rating: 3.9
40 votes
114
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

Rating: 3.9
2482 votes
115
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

Rating: 3.9
379 votes
116
Circa Survive
Juturna

Rating: 3.9
3090 votes
117
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

Rating: 3.9
562 votes
118
Tides
Resurface

Rating: 3.9
24 votes
119
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

Rating: 3.89
23 votes
120
The Decemberists
Picaresque

Rating: 3.89
1054 votes
121
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

Rating: 3.89
31 votes
122
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

Rating: 3.89
363 votes
123
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

Rating: 3.88
86 votes
124
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

Rating: 3.88
17 votes
125
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

Rating: 3.88
300 votes
126
Amenra
Mass III

Rating: 3.88
92 votes
127
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

Rating: 3.88
424 votes
128
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
129
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

Rating: 3.87
259 votes
130
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

Rating: 3.87
254 votes
131
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

Rating: 3.87
213 votes
132
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

Rating: 3.87
15 votes
133
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

Rating: 3.86
18 votes
134
Pelican
March Into the Sea

Rating: 3.86
148 votes
135
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

Rating: 3.86
56 votes
136
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
137
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
138
dredg
Catch Without Arms

Rating: 3.85
1057 votes
139
Blackfield
Blackfield

Rating: 3.84
316 votes
140
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

Rating: 3.84
214 votes
141
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

Rating: 3.84
43 votes
142
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

Rating: 3.83
42 votes
143
We Are Scientists
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
144
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

Rating: 3.83
380 votes
145
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

Rating: 3.83
267 votes
146
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

Rating: 3.83
123 votes
147
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

Rating: 3.83
58 votes
148
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

Rating: 3.83
20 votes
149
Birds Of Tokyo
Birds Of Tokyo

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
150
City and Colour
Sometimes

Rating: 3.82
708 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

Rating: 3.82
19 votes
152
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

Rating: 3.81
89 votes
153
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
154
Copeland
In Motion

Rating: 3.81
621 votes
155
Ladytron
Witching Hour

Rating: 3.81
97 votes
156
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

Rating: 3.81
49 votes
157
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

Rating: 3.8
23 votes
158
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

Rating: 3.8
43 votes
159
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

Rating: 3.8
452 votes
160
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

Rating: 3.8
4335 votes
161
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

Rating: 3.79
24 votes
162
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

Rating: 3.79
1140 votes
163
Madrugada
The Deep end

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
164
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

Rating: 3.78
124 votes
165
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

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

Rating: 3.78
59 votes
167
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

Rating: 3.78
43 votes
168
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

Rating: 3.78
45 votes
169
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

Rating: 3.78
18 votes
170
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

Rating: 3.77
124 votes
171
MGMT
Time to Pretend

Rating: 3.77
107 votes
172
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

Rating: 3.77
586 votes
173
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

Rating: 3.77
52 votes
174
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

Rating: 3.77
67 votes
175
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

Rating: 3.77
15 votes
176
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

Rating: 3.77
47 votes
177
Grinspoon
Best in show

Rating: 3.76
17 votes
178
Waking Ashland
Composure

Rating: 3.76
70 votes
179
Emery
The Question

Rating: 3.76
646 votes
180
Annie
Anniemal

Rating: 3.76
45 votes
181
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

Rating: 3.75
525 votes
182
Jets Overhead
Bridges

Rating: 3.75
24 votes
183
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
184
Die! Die! Die!
Die! Die! Die!

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
185
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

Rating: 3.74
56 votes
186
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

Rating: 3.74
98 votes
187
3
Wake Pig

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

Rating: 3.73
48 votes
189
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

Rating: 3.73
500 votes
190
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

Rating: 3.72
228 votes
191
Feist
Let It Die

Rating: 3.72
178 votes
192
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

Rating: 3.72
849 votes
193
Marmaduke Duke
The Magnificent Duke

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
194
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
195
Gazpacho
Firebird

Rating: 3.71
26 votes
196
Tocotronic
Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
197
Omega Massif
Kalt

Rating: 3.71
12 votes
198
Acceptance
Phantoms

Rating: 3.71
195 votes
199
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

Rating: 3.7
50 votes
200
Made Out of Babies
Trophy

Rating: 3.7
35 votes



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