Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
The National
Alligator

4.28
2634 votes
03
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.27
22 votes
04
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.25
2818 votes
05
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.25
20 votes
06
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.23
15 votes
07
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.21
24 votes
08
Ghinzu
Blow

4.18
17 votes
09
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.16
397 votes
10
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
2686 votes
11
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.15
1776 votes
12
port-royal
Flares

4.14
28 votes
13
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.14
18 votes
14
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

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

4.13
2188 votes
16
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
397 votes
17
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.12
359 votes
18
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.11
93 votes
19
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.11
130 votes
20
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.11
134 votes
21
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.11
518 votes
22
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
182 votes
23
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.1
29 votes
24
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

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

4.1
221 votes
26
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.1
133 votes
27
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.1
169 votes
28
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
88 votes
29
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.1
84 votes
30
Tera Melos
Tera Melos

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

4.09
78 votes
32
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.09
103 votes
33
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.08
31 votes
34
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.08
50 votes
35
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.08
378 votes
36
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.07
407 votes
37
Mae
The Everglow

4.07
375 votes
38
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.07
56 votes
39
Elysian Fields
Bum Raps and Love Taps

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

4.07
30 votes
41
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
40 votes
42
Animal Collective
Feels

4.05
1193 votes
43
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.05
76 votes
44
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.05
439 votes
45
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.05
152 votes
46
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.05
44 votes
47
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.04
2536 votes
48
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
782 votes
49
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.02
21 votes
50
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.02
34 votes
51
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.02
587 votes
52
The Mayan Factor
44

4.02
196 votes
53
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.02
105 votes
54
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

4.02
81 votes
55
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.02
27 votes
56
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

4.02
33 votes
57
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.01
68 votes
58
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
719 votes
59
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4
222 votes
60
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4
152 votes
61
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
30 votes
62
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

4
14 votes
63
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
14 votes
64
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4
391 votes
65
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
374 votes
66
Hammock
Kenotic

3.99
358 votes
67
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
72 votes
68
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

3.99
64 votes
69
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.99
94 votes
70
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
374 votes
71
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.99
608 votes
72
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing of All That It’s Missin

3.98
25 votes
73
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.98
21 votes
74
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.97
57 votes
75
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.97
93 votes
76
Escape the Day
Ghostless

3.97
17 votes
77
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

3.97
64 votes
78
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.96
28 votes
79
Thee Silver Mount Zion
Horses in the Sky

3.96
177 votes
80
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.95
121 votes
81
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
69 votes
82
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike [US Reissue]

3.94
54 votes
83
The Panic Division
Versus

3.94
18 votes
84
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.94
34 votes
85
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.94
114 votes
86
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
87
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
482 votes
88
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.94
62 votes
89
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.94
31 votes
90
The Evens
The Evens

3.93
23 votes
91
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.93
36 votes
92
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
93
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.93
14 votes
94
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.93
82 votes
95
Gatsby's American Dream
Volcano

3.92
190 votes
96
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.92
324 votes
97
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.92
154 votes
98
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
1977 votes
99
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
24 votes
100
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

3.92
24 votes
101
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
102
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.91
46 votes
103
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.91
57 votes
104
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
1898 votes
105
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
950 votes
106
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.91
44 votes
107
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
108
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
109
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
110
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.9
2506 votes
111
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.9
3120 votes
112
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.9
82 votes
113
Eisley
Room Noises

3.9
126 votes
114
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.9
383 votes
115
Tides
Resurface

3.9
24 votes
116
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
590 votes
117
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.89
368 votes
118
Amenra
Mass III

3.89
93 votes
119
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.89
62 votes
120
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1056 votes
121
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.88
13 votes
122
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.88
17 votes
123
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.88
306 votes
124
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.88
88 votes
125
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.88
258 votes
126
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
254 votes
127
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.88
24 votes
128
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.87
213 votes
129
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
427 votes
130
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

3.87
15 votes
131
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
147 votes
132
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1065 votes
133
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.85
319 votes
134
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.85
13 votes
135
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
136
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.85
123 votes
137
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.84
542 votes
138
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.84
19 votes
139
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.84
214 votes
140
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
141
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.84
43 votes
142
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.83
42 votes
143
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.83
388 votes
144
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.83
58 votes
145
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
20 votes
146
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
89 votes
147
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.82
50 votes
148
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
709 votes
149
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.81
16 votes
150
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
618 votes
151
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.81
97 votes
152
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.8
456 votes
153
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 votes
154
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.8
43 votes
155
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
4356 votes
156
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
201 votes
157
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.79
583 votes
158
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.79
24 votes
159
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.79
14 votes
160
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

3.78
46 votes
161
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
59 votes
162
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.78
126 votes
163
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

3.78
126 votes
164
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.78
18 votes
165
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.77
44 votes
166
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.77
13 votes
167
MGMT
Time to Pretend

3.77
106 votes
168
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.77
67 votes
169
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

3.77
15 votes
170
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
47 votes
171
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.76
587 votes
172
Grinspoon
Best in show

3.76
17 votes
173
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.76
54 votes
174
Emery
The Question

3.76
646 votes
175
Annie
Anniemal

3.76
45 votes
176
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
177
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

3.75
529 votes
178
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.74
56 votes
179
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.74
98 votes
180
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
181
3
Wake Pig

3.73
167 votes
182
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.73
48 votes
183
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.73
869 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

3.73
20 votes
185
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

3.72
68 votes
186
Feist
Let It Die

3.72
177 votes
187
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.72
194 votes
188
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.72
504 votes
189
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.71
28 votes
190
Marmaduke Duke
The Magnificent Duke

3.71
21 votes
191
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

3.71
21 votes
192
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

3.71
231 votes
193
Made Out of Babies
Trophy

3.71
36 votes
194
Volta Do Mar
03>98

3.71
17 votes
195
Daturah
Daturah

3.7
20 votes
196
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.69
72 votes
197
Queens of the Stone Age
Lullabies to Paralyze

3.69
1751 votes
198
Lydia
This December; It's One More and I'm Fre

3.69
244 votes
199
Omega Massif
Kalt

3.69
13 votes
200
Ash
Meltdown

3.69
58 votes



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