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
The National
Alligator

4.31
1571 votes
04
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.29
3878 votes
05
Index Case
Index Case

4.29
14 votes
06
Nine Horses
Snow Borne Sorrow

4.28
16 votes
07
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.21
24 votes
08
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
09
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
10
Thrice
Vheissu

4.17
6074 votes
11
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.17
2045 votes
12
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.17
900 votes
13
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.16
19 votes
14
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.15
426 votes
15
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.13
413 votes
16
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.13
30 votes
17
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
475 votes
18
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2534 votes
19
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.12
90 votes
20
BUCK-TICK
13-kai wa Gekkou

4.12
30 votes
21
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
22
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.11
246 votes
23
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.11
227 votes
24
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.11
47 votes
25
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
618 votes
26
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.1
237 votes
27
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.1
165 votes
28
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.09
194 votes
29
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
428 votes
30
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.09
22 votes
31
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.09
56 votes
32
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.09
99 votes
33
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.09
35 votes
34
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
421 votes
35
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

4.08
60 votes
36
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.08
97 votes
37
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.07
482 votes
38
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1422 votes
39
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.07
102 votes
40
Cog
The New Normal

4.07
205 votes
41
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.07
188 votes
42
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.06
135 votes
43
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.06
56 votes
44
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.06
24 votes
45
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.06
2815 votes
46
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
1058 votes
47
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.05
114 votes
48
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.05
69 votes
49
port-royal
Flares

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

4.04
678 votes
51
Hammock
Kenotic

4.04
468 votes
52
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.04
170 votes
53
Magnolia Electric Co
Trials and Errors

4.03
16 votes
54
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.03
38 votes
55
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.03
134 votes
56
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.03
50 votes
57
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

4.02
81 votes
58
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.02
881 votes
59
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.02
69 votes
60
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

4.02
109 votes
61
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.02
390 votes
62
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4.01
880 votes
63
Amenra
Mass III

4.01
131 votes
64
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.01
164 votes
65
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.01
104 votes
66
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4
837 votes
67
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
64 votes
68
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4
54 votes
69
Los Hermanos
4

4
24 votes
70
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

4
20 votes
71
People In Planes
People in Planes EP

4
14 votes
72
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
449 votes
73
The Mayan Factor
44

4
226 votes
74
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.99
362 votes
75
Emptyself
Emptyself

3.99
36 votes
76
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.97
388 votes
77
The Panic Division
Versus

3.97
18 votes
78
31knots
Talk Like Blood

3.97
34 votes
79
The Newfound Interest in Connecticut
Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home

3.97
30 votes
80
Iron And Wine
Woman King

3.96
199 votes
81
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.96
219 votes
82
Nadja
Bodycage

3.96
41 votes
83
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.96
13 votes
84
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

3.95
20 votes
85
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
68 votes
86
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.95
56 votes
87
Tides
Resurface

3.95
28 votes
88
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.95
121 votes
89
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.95
111 votes
90
Raised By Swans
Codes and Secret Longing

3.94
18 votes
91
Medications
Medications

3.94
18 votes
92
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
530 votes
93
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.94
24 votes
94
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.94
47 votes
95
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

3.93
38 votes
96
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.93
53 votes
97
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much To Love

3.93
84 votes
98
Wilderness
Wilderness

3.93
14 votes
99
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.92
1440 votes
100
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.92
138 votes
101
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.92
25 votes
102
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.92
74 votes
103
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.92
61 votes
104
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.92
3538 votes
105
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.92
426 votes
106
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.92
36 votes
107
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

3.92
24 votes
108
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
109
Earth
Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method

3.92
242 votes
110
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
1072 votes
111
Eisley
Room Noises

3.91
135 votes
112
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
2060 votes
113
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.91
34 votes
114
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
115
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.9
68 votes
116
Cloud Cult
Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus

3.9
72 votes
117
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.9
82 votes
118
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.9
20 votes
119
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
412 votes
120
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.9
62 votes
121
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
341 votes
122
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1224 votes
123
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
18 votes
124
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.89
18 votes
125
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.89
18 votes
126
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.89
57 votes
127
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Blue Train

3.88
26 votes
128
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.88
291 votes
129
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.88
164 votes
130
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
273 votes
131
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.88
142 votes
132
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.88
40 votes
133
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.87
346 votes
134
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
510 votes
135
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.87
348 votes
136
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.87
388 votes
137
Camille
Le Fil

3.87
30 votes
138
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.86
98 votes
139
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.86
21 votes
140
Crime In Stereo
The Contract /Love EP

3.86
21 votes
141
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
163 votes
142
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1153 votes
143
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.85
36 votes
144
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
145
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.84
66 votes
146
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
147
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
231 votes
148
The Evens
The Evens

3.83
36 votes
149
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.83
33 votes
150
The Radio Dept.
This Past Week

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

3.83
115 votes
152
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.83
26 votes
153
The Cardigans
Super Extra Gravity

3.83
46 votes
154
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
23 votes
155
Finch
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.82
668 votes
156
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.82
28 votes
157
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
97 votes
158
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.82
19 votes
159
City and Colour
Sometimes

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

3.81
53 votes
161
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
466 votes
162
Annie
Anniemal

3.81
58 votes
163
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.81
4875 votes
164
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.8
53 votes
165
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
166
MUCC
Houyoku

3.8
15 votes
167
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.8
27 votes
168
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.79
48 votes
169
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.79
506 votes
170
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.79
233 votes
171
David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide to Insufficiency

3.79
42 votes
172
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.78
48 votes
173
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.78
52 votes
174
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
61 votes
175
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.78
245 votes
176
3
Wake Pig

3.78
184 votes
177
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Street

3.78
148 votes
178
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.78
74 votes
179
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.78
673 votes
180
Deerhoof
The Runners Four

3.78
96 votes
181
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.77
22 votes
182
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.77
114 votes
183
Emery
The Question

3.77
699 votes
184
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.77
24 votes
185
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.77
99 votes
186
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.77
120 votes
187
Biology
Making Moves

3.77
15 votes
188
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.76
194 votes
189
Dungen
Stadsvandringar

3.76
23 votes
190
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.76
23 votes
191
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.76
50 votes
192
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.76
86 votes
193
Medications
Your Favourite People All in One Place

3.75
24 votes
194
Daturah
Daturah

3.75
20 votes
195
Funeral Diner
Swept Under

3.75
20 votes
196
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
197
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.75
16 votes
198
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
70 votes
199
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.74
579 votes
200
Silverstein
Discovering the Waterfront

3.74
1226 votes



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