Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Ingrid Michaelson
Slow the Rain

4.63
16 votes
02
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
03
Nine Horses
Snow Borne Sorrow

4.33
15 votes
04
The National
Alligator

4.3
3292 votes
05
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.3
4090 votes
06
Ghinzu
Blow

4.21
19 votes
07
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.21
24 votes
08
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.18
20 votes
09
Thrice
Vheissu

4.17
6212 votes
10
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
2093 votes
11
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.16
970 votes
12
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.15
432 votes
13
Index Case
Index Case

4.13
15 votes
14
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2602 votes
15
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
486 votes
16
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.12
417 votes
17
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
18
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.11
254 votes
19
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.11
169 votes
20
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.1
201 votes
21
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.1
244 votes
22
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.1
241 votes
23
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
640 votes
24
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
434 votes
25
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
434 votes
26
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.08
496 votes
27
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1472 votes
28
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.06
141 votes
29
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.06
2865 votes
30
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.06
198 votes
31
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
1100 votes
32
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.05
98 votes
33
Cog
The New Normal

4.05
209 votes
34
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.04
103 votes
35
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.04
94 votes
36
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.04
697 votes
37
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.03
138 votes
38
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

4.02
81 votes
39
Hammock
Kenotic

4.02
478 votes
40
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.02
889 votes
41
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

4.02
109 votes
42
Amenra
Mass III

4.02
145 votes
43
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.02
176 votes
44
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.01
402 votes
45
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.01
40 votes
46
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.01
49 votes
47
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.01
164 votes
48
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4.01
898 votes
49
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
457 votes
50
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4
129 votes
51
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4
74 votes
52
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4
58 votes
53
The Newfound Interest in Connecticut
Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home

4
38 votes
54
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4
34 votes
55
People In Planes
People in Planes EP

4
14 votes
56
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

4
374 votes
57
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

3.99
865 votes
58
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.99
68 votes
59
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

3.98
70 votes
60
The Fall Of Boss Koala
Reference Points

3.98
65 votes
61
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

3.98
64 votes
62
The Mayan Factor
44

3.97
228 votes
63
The Panic Division
Versus

3.97
18 votes
64
31knots
Talk Like Blood

3.97
34 votes
65
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

3.97
53 votes
66
Iron And Wine
Woman King

3.97
408 votes
67
Lucero
Nobody's Darlings

3.96
28 votes
68
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.96
226 votes
69
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.96
115 votes
70
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

3.96
38 votes
71
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.96
392 votes
72
Emptyself
Emptyself

3.96
36 votes
73
The Frames
Burn The Maps

3.96
24 votes
74
Motion City Soundtrack
Commit This to Memory

3.96
746 votes
75
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

3.95
108 votes
76
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.95
20 votes
77
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.95
56 votes
78
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

3.95
110 votes
79
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.94
54 votes
80
port-royal
Flares

3.94
36 votes
81
Raised By Swans
Codes and Secret Longing

3.94
18 votes
82
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.94
2600 votes
83
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.94
122 votes
84
Nadja
Bodycage

3.94
42 votes
85
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

3.94
66 votes
86
Escape the Day
Ghostless

3.94
24 votes
87
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.94
24 votes
88
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

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

3.93
88 votes
90
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.93
546 votes
91
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

3.93
21 votes
92
Wilderness
Wilderness

3.93
14 votes
93
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.92
26 votes
94
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.92
1480 votes
95
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.92
140 votes
96
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.92
438 votes
97
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.92
61 votes
98
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.92
36 votes
99
PVT
Make Me Love You

3.92
24 votes
100
Medications
Medications

3.92
18 votes
101
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
102
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

3.91
41 votes
103
Earth
Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method

3.91
251 votes
104
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.91
70 votes
105
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3596 votes
106
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.91
34 votes
107
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

3.91
56 votes
108
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
2118 votes
109
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
1132 votes
110
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
111
Eisley
Room Noises

3.91
141 votes
112
Cloud Cult
Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus

3.9
72 votes
113
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.9
82 votes
114
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.9
20 votes
115
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.9
15 votes
116
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
419 votes
117
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

3.9
24 votes
118
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.9
62 votes
119
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
347 votes
120
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
18 votes
121
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.89
18 votes
122
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1248 votes
123
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.89
168 votes
124
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

3.88
26 votes
125
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Blue Train

3.88
26 votes
126
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.88
73 votes
127
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

3.88
17 votes
128
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
63 votes
129
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.88
296 votes
130
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
281 votes
131
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.88
144 votes
132
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.88
394 votes
133
Tides
Resurface

3.87
31 votes
134
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.87
90 votes
135
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.87
746 votes
136
Camille
Le Fil

3.87
30 votes
137
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
527 votes
138
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.86
355 votes
139
The Radio Dept.
This Past Week

3.86
22 votes
140
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.86
21 votes
141
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
164 votes
142
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1166 votes
143
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.85
36 votes
144
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
145
David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide to Insufficiency

3.84
44 votes
146
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
147
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
241 votes
148
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.83
102 votes
149
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.83
42 votes
150
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.83
33 votes
151
Iron And Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
232 votes
152
Finch
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.83
681 votes
153
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.83
26 votes
154
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.82
28 votes
155
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
822 votes
156
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.82
19 votes
157
Copeland
In Motion

3.82
472 votes
158
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.81
24 votes
159
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.81
100 votes
160
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.81
55 votes
161
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.81
3324 votes
162
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.8
25 votes
163
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.8
25 votes
164
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.8
57 votes
165
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.8
104 votes
166
The Cardigans
Super Extra Gravity

3.79
48 votes
167
Medications
Your Favourite People All in One Place

3.79
24 votes
168
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.79
240 votes
169
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.78
514 votes
170
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.78
222 votes
171
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
62 votes
172
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.78
117 votes
173
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.78
682 votes
174
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.78
52 votes
175
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Street

3.78
158 votes
176
3
Wake Pig

3.78
186 votes
177
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.78
250 votes
178
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.78
78 votes
179
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.78
49 votes
180
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.78
49 votes
181
Emery
The Question

3.77
703 votes
182
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.77
22 votes
183
Dungen
Stadsvandringar

3.77
24 votes
184
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.77
28 votes
185
Biology
Making Moves

3.77
15 votes
186
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.77
100 votes
187
The Evens
The Evens

3.76
36 votes
188
Annie
Anniemal

3.76
61 votes
189
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.76
25 votes
190
Final Fantasy
Has a Good Home

3.76
82 votes
191
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.76
86 votes
192
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.75
124 votes
193
Daturah
Daturah

3.75
20 votes
194
MUCC
Houyoku

3.75
16 votes
195
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.75
16 votes
196
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
197
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
70 votes
198
Silverstein
Discovering the Waterfront

3.74
1265 votes
199
The Fiery Furnaces
EP

3.74
21 votes
200
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.74
593 votes



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