Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
The National
Alligator

4.29
2686 votes
03
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
1444 votes
04
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.25
24 votes
05
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.2
20 votes
06
Ghinzu
Blow

4.18
17 votes
07
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.17
397 votes
08
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.17
24 votes
09
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
5444 votes
10
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.16
16 votes
11
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.15
1809 votes
12
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.15
17 votes
13
port-royal
Flares

4.14
28 votes
14
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.14
369 votes
15
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

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

4.13
2228 votes
17
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
403 votes
18
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

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

4.12
146 votes
20
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.11
93 votes
21
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
182 votes
22
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.1
156 votes
23
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.1
83 votes
24
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
538 votes
25
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.1
226 votes
26
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
89 votes
27
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.1
86 votes
28
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.1
31 votes
29
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.1
52 votes
30
Cog
The New Normal

4.09
189 votes
31
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.09
175 votes
32
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
383 votes
33
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
423 votes
34
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.09
82 votes
35
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.08
59 votes
36
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
386 votes
37
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.08
20 votes
38
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.07
108 votes
39
Elysian Fields
Bum Raps and Love Taps

4.07
14 votes
40
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.07
30 votes
41
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.06
417 votes
42
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.06
31 votes
43
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.06
80 votes
44
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
40 votes
45
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.06
16 votes
46
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
444 votes
47
Animal Collective
Feels

4.06
1218 votes
48
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.04
2574 votes
49
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

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

4.03
595 votes
51
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
790 votes
52
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.03
154 votes
53
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.02
35 votes
54
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.02
220 votes
55
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.02
48 votes
56
The Mayan Factor
44

4.02
200 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
732 votes
60
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.01
152 votes
61
Hammock
Kenotic

4.01
370 votes
62
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
64 votes
63
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

4.01
96 votes
64
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

4
84 votes
65
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
62 votes
66
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
67
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4
29 votes
68
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
14 votes
69
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
377 votes
70
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

3.99
395 votes
71
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
73 votes
72
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
378 votes
73
Cage
Hell's Winter

3.99
111 votes
74
Nadja
Bodycage

3.98
31 votes
75
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.98
616 votes
76
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing of All That It’s Missin

3.98
27 votes
77
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.98
21 votes
78
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.97
57 votes
79
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.97
94 votes
80
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

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

3.96
54 votes
82
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.96
182 votes
83
The Evens
The Evens

3.96
23 votes
84
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.95
122 votes
85
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.95
42 votes
86
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.95
114 votes
87
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.95
30 votes
88
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
69 votes
89
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.94
18 votes
90
The Panic Division
Versus

3.94
18 votes
91
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
488 votes
92
Tides
Resurface

3.94
24 votes
93
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
94
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.93
88 votes
95
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
96
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.93
14 votes
97
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.93
47 votes
98
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.92
32 votes
99
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.92
88 votes
100
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
25 votes
101
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.92
56 votes
102
Eisley
Room Noises

3.92
128 votes
103
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.92
62 votes
104
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
2028 votes
105
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.92
156 votes
106
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

3.92
24 votes
107
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
108
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.91
328 votes
109
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3206 votes
110
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
1918 votes
111
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
966 votes
112
Amenra
Mass III

3.91
91 votes
113
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
114
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
115
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
116
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.9
384 votes
117
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.9
2542 votes
118
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.9
40 votes
119
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1092 votes
120
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
14 votes
121
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
604 votes
122
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.89
375 votes
123
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.89
87 votes
124
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.89
41 votes
125
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
312 votes
126
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.89
62 votes
127
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.88
13 votes
128
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
254 votes
129
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.88
215 votes
130
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
431 votes
131
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.87
261 votes
132
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.86
126 votes
133
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
149 votes
134
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.86
322 votes
135
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1082 votes
136
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.85
43 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
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.84
285 votes
140
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.84
19 votes
141
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
392 votes
142
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
143
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

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

3.83
218 votes
145
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
20 votes
146
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
90 votes
147
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

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

3.82
50 votes
149
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
721 votes
150
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.82
101 votes
151
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.81
16 votes
152
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.81
203 votes
153
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
654 votes
154
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
2964 votes
155
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 votes
156
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.8
592 votes
157
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
158
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.8
20 votes
159
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.8
15 votes
160
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.8
476 votes
161
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.8
44 votes
162
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

3.79
126 votes
163
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.79
46 votes
164
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.79
24 votes
165
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.79
21 votes
166
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.79
14 votes
167
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.78
67 votes
168
Annie
Anniemal

3.78
48 votes
169
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

3.78
16 votes
170
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
59 votes
171
Grinspoon
Best in show

3.78
18 votes
172
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.77
55 votes
173
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.77
33 votes
174
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.77
46 votes
175
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

3.77
15 votes
176
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
47 votes
177
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.77
598 votes
178
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.77
128 votes
179
Emery
The Question

3.76
650 votes
180
MGMT
Time to Pretend

3.76
105 votes
181
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
182
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
183
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.74
49 votes
184
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

3.74
74 votes
185
3
Wake Pig

3.74
168 votes
186
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.74
56 votes
187
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.74
19 votes
188
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.74
195 votes
189
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
190
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.73
98 votes
191
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

3.73
544 votes
192
Feist
Let It Die

3.73
537 votes
193
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.73
885 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

3.73
20 votes
195
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.72
513 votes
196
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

3.71
21 votes
197
Made Out of Babies
Trophy

3.71
36 votes
198
Volta Do Mar
03>98

3.71
17 votes
199
Marmaduke Duke
The Magnificent Duke

3.7
22 votes
200
Daturah
Daturah

3.7
20 votes



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