Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
The National
Alligator

4.29
2742 votes
03
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
1539 votes
04
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.25
24 votes
05
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
06
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
07
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.17
398 votes
08
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.17
24 votes
09
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
1851 votes
10
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
5506 votes
11
port-royal
Flares

4.16
29 votes
12
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.15
17 votes
13
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.14
734 votes
14
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.14
376 votes
15
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2270 votes
16
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.13
96 votes
17
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.12
415 votes
18
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

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

4.11
153 votes
20
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.11
140 votes
21
The Red Paintings
Walls

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

4.1
226 votes
23
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.1
544 votes
24
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.1
85 votes
25
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
92 votes
26
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.1
87 votes
27
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.1
180 votes
28
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.1
52 votes
29
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.1
177 votes
30
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.09
32 votes
31
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.09
109 votes
32
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
431 votes
33
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
387 votes
34
Cog
The New Normal

4.08
191 votes
35
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.08
62 votes
36
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
391 votes
37
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.07
84 votes
38
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.07
21 votes
39
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
39 votes
40
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.06
16 votes
41
Animal Collective
Feels

4.06
1247 votes
42
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.06
82 votes
43
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
451 votes
44
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.06
420 votes
45
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.06
115 votes
46
Bomb the Music Industry!
To Leave or Die in Long Island

4.05
378 votes
47
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.05
36 votes
48
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.04
2612 votes
49
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.03
599 votes
50
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

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

4.03
800 votes
52
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.03
154 votes
53
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.02
48 votes
54
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.02
31 votes
55
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.01
68 votes
56
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
740 votes
57
Hammock
Kenotic

4.01
378 votes
58
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.01
228 votes
59
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.01
155 votes
60
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
64 votes
61
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
383 votes
62
The Mayan Factor
44

4
200 votes
63
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
62 votes
64
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
65
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
15 votes
66
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

3.99
398 votes
67
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
73 votes
68
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
382 votes
69
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

3.99
34 votes
70
Nadja
Bodycage

3.98
33 votes
71
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.98
98 votes
72
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.98
90 votes
73
Cage
Hell's Winter

3.98
113 votes
74
The Evens
The Evens

3.98
26 votes
75
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.97
17 votes
76
Bomb the Music Industry!
Album Minus Band

3.97
382 votes
77
Medications
Medications

3.97
15 votes
78
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

3.97
15 votes
79
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.96
28 votes
80
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.96
115 votes
81
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.95
66 votes
82
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.95
193 votes
83
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.95
30 votes
84
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
69 votes
85
The Panic Division
Versus

3.95
19 votes
86
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.95
47 votes
87
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.94
90 votes
88
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
494 votes
89
Eisley
Room Noises

3.94
127 votes
90
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.94
96 votes
91
Tides
Resurface

3.94
24 votes
92
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
93
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.93
125 votes
94
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.93
44 votes
95
Amenra
Mass III

3.93
99 votes
96
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.93
336 votes
97
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.93
21 votes
98
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
99
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.93
14 votes
100
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.92
32 votes
101
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
2085 votes
102
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.92
88 votes
103
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
25 votes
104
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.92
56 votes
105
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

3.92
24 votes
106
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
107
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.91
3248 votes
108
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.91
158 votes
109
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
980 votes
110
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.91
2582 votes
111
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
112
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
113
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
114
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.9
42 votes
115
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.9
1928 votes
116
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
117
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.9
390 votes
118
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
377 votes
119
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
14 votes
120
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.89
87 votes
121
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.89
41 votes
122
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
311 votes
123
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
620 votes
124
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.89
62 votes
125
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.88
1116 votes
126
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.88
225 votes
127
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
258 votes
128
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
60 votes
129
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
440 votes
130
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.87
263 votes
131
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.86
331 votes
132
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.86
14 votes
133
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.85
151 votes
134
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1094 votes
135
Josh Rouse
Nashville

3.85
20 votes
136
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.85
23 votes
137
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.85
128 votes
138
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.85
398 votes
139
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
140
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.84
293 votes
141
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.84
45 votes
142
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.84
198 votes
143
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
144
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.83
18 votes
145
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
220 votes
146
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.83
103 votes
147
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.83
20 votes
148
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
20 votes
149
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
91 votes
150
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
729 votes
151
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.82
22 votes
152
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.81
43 votes
153
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.81
32 votes
154
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
669 votes
155
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.81
600 votes
156
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 votes
157
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
3014 votes
158
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.8
53 votes
159
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.8
68 votes
160
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
209 votes
161
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
162
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.8
20 votes
163
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.8
15 votes
164
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.8
478 votes
165
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.8
44 votes
166
Annie
Anniemal

3.79
49 votes
167
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

3.78
124 votes
168
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
59 votes
169
Grinspoon
Best in show

3.78
18 votes
170
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.78
47 votes
171
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.77
55 votes
172
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.77
35 votes
173
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
48 votes
174
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.77
605 votes
175
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

3.77
15 votes
176
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.77
47 votes
177
Emery
The Question

3.77
656 votes
178
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.76
144 votes
179
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.75
57 votes
180
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
181
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
182
MGMT
Time to Pretend

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

3.74
50 votes
184
3
Wake Pig

3.74
169 votes
185
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
186
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.73
197 votes
187
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.73
15 votes
188
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.73
99 votes
189
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.73
898 votes
190
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

3.73
555 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

3.73
20 votes
192
Feist
Let It Die

3.72
537 votes
193
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.72
524 votes
194
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

3.72
235 votes
195
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

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

3.71
21 votes
197
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

3.71
76 votes
198
Made Out of Babies
Trophy

3.71
36 votes
199
Volta Do Mar
03>98

3.71
17 votes
200
Marmaduke Duke
The Magnificent Duke

3.7
22 votes



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