Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
The National
Alligator

4.28
2676 votes
03
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.25
2870 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
5410 votes
11
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.15
1801 votes
12
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.15
17 votes
13
port-royal
Flares

4.14
28 votes
14
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.13
366 votes
15
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

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

4.13
2212 votes
17
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
400 votes
18
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

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

4.11
143 votes
20
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.11
223 votes
21
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
182 votes
22
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.1
135 votes
23
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.1
142 votes
24
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.1
85 votes
25
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.1
31 votes
26
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.1
84 votes
27
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.09
534 votes
28
Cog
The New Normal

4.09
189 votes
29
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.09
174 votes
30
Tera Melos
Untitled

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

4.09
82 votes
32
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.08
59 votes
33
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.08
382 votes
34
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.08
50 votes
35
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.08
107 votes
36
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.08
96 votes
37
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
385 votes
38
Elysian Fields
Bum Raps and Love Taps

4.07
14 votes
39
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.07
30 votes
40
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.07
415 votes
41
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.06
31 votes
42
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
40 votes
43
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
443 votes
44
Animal Collective
Feels

4.05
1208 votes
45
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.04
2554 votes
46
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.04
80 votes
47
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.03
154 votes
48
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
789 votes
49
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.03
589 votes
50
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.02
21 votes
51
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.02
35 votes
52
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.02
48 votes
53
The Mayan Factor
44

4.02
198 votes
54
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.02
105 votes
55
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.02
27 votes
56
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.02
151 votes
57
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.01
68 votes
58
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

4.01
34 votes
59
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
725 votes
60
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.01
222 votes
61
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

4
84 votes
62
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
63
Nadja
Bodycage

4
30 votes
64
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
14 votes
65
Hammock
Kenotic

4
364 votes
66
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4
395 votes
67
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
72 votes
68
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

3.99
64 votes
69
My Morning Jacket
Z

3.99
377 votes
70
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.99
96 votes
71
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
378 votes
72
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.98
618 votes
73
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing of All That It’s Missin

3.98
27 votes
74
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.98
21 votes
75
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.97
57 votes
76
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.97
94 votes
77
Escape the Day
Ghostless

3.97
17 votes
78
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

3.97
64 votes
79
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

3.97
15 votes
80
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.97
29 votes
81
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike [US Reissue]

3.96
54 votes
82
The Evens
The Evens

3.96
23 votes
83
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.95
122 votes
84
Thee Silver Mount Zion
Horses in the Sky

3.95
182 votes
85
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
69 votes
86
The Panic Division
Versus

3.94
18 votes
87
Gatsby's American Dream
Volcano

3.94
188 votes
88
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.94
115 votes
89
Tides
Resurface

3.94
24 votes
90
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
91
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
488 votes
92
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.93
86 votes
93
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
94
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.93
14 votes
95
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.92
32 votes
96
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
2002 votes
97
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
25 votes
98
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.92
62 votes
99
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.92
324 votes
100
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.92
156 votes
101
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

3.92
24 votes
102
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
103
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.91
46 votes
104
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.91
57 votes
105
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3198 votes
106
Eisley
Room Noises

3.91
127 votes
107
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
955 votes
108
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.91
44 votes
109
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
968 votes
110
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
111
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
112
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
113
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.9
2522 votes
114
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.9
387 votes
115
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
14 votes
116
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
596 votes
117
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.89
374 votes
118
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.89
41 votes
119
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.89
36 votes
120
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1072 votes
121
Amenra
Mass III

3.89
93 votes
122
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.89
62 votes
123
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.88
13 votes
124
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.88
17 votes
125
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.88
312 votes
126
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.88
84 votes
127
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.88
88 votes
128
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.87
215 votes
129
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
431 votes
130
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.87
255 votes
131
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

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

3.87
15 votes
133
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.86
126 votes
134
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
149 votes
135
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.85
322 votes
136
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1077 votes
137
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.85
23 votes
138
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
139
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.84
19 votes
140
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.84
44 votes
141
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.84
556 votes
142
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.84
192 votes
143
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
144
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
216 votes
145
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.83
42 votes
146
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.83
394 votes
147
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.83
58 votes
148
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
20 votes
149
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
89 votes
150
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.82
50 votes
151
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.82
99 votes
152
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
718 votes
153
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.81
16 votes
154
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
639 votes
155
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 votes
156
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
202 votes
157
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
2936 votes
158
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.8
20 votes
159
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.8
15 votes
160
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.8
589 votes
161
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.8
474 votes
162
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.79
24 votes
163
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.79
21 votes
164
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.79
14 votes
165
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.78
46 votes
166
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

3.78
128 votes
167
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
59 votes
168
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.78
45 votes
169
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.78
45 votes
170
Grinspoon
Best in show

3.78
18 votes
171
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.77
67 votes
172
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.77
593 votes
173
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

3.77
15 votes
174
Annie
Anniemal

3.77
47 votes
175
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
47 votes
176
Emery
The Question

3.76
650 votes
177
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.76
130 votes
178
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.76
54 votes
179
MGMT
Time to Pretend

3.76
105 votes
180
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
181
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.74
49 votes
182
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.74
56 votes
183
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.74
97 votes
184
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.74
19 votes
185
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

3.74
537 votes
186
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
187
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.73
196 votes
188
3
Wake Pig

3.73
169 votes
189
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.73
30 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

3.73
20 votes
191
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.72
877 votes
192
Feist
Let It Die

3.72
179 votes
193
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.72
507 votes
194
Ash
Meltdown

3.72
60 votes
195
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

3.71
21 votes
196
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

3.71
72 votes
197
Volta Do Mar
03>98

3.71
17 votes
198
Marmaduke Duke
The Magnificent Duke

3.7
22 votes
199
Lydia
This December; It's One More and I'm Fre

3.7
248 votes
200
Made Out of Babies
Trophy

3.7
35 votes



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