Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
Index Case
Index Case

4.32
14 votes
03
The National
Alligator

4.3
3014 votes
04
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.29
3672 votes
05
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.27
22 votes
06
Los Hermanos
4

4.2
20 votes
07
Ghinzu
Blow

4.19
18 votes
08
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
09
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.17
1997 votes
10
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.17
872 votes
11
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
5920 votes
12
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.16
19 votes
13
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.16
420 votes
14
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.14
28 votes
15
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.14
108 votes
16
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2440 votes
17
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.13
403 votes
18
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
452 votes
19
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.12
90 votes
20
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.11
210 votes
21
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.11
97 votes
22
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
23
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.11
600 votes
24
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.11
230 votes
25
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
196 votes
26
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.1
49 votes
27
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.1
237 votes
28
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
420 votes
29
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.09
68 votes
30
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
444 votes
31
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.09
158 votes
32
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.08
24 votes
33
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.08
97 votes
34
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
414 votes
35
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.08
104 votes
36
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.07
459 votes
37
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.07
54 votes
38
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1389 votes
39
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.06
126 votes
40
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.06
185 votes
41
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.06
66 votes
42
Cog
The New Normal

4.06
199 votes
43
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.05
48 votes
44
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.05
1018 votes
45
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.05
2746 votes
46
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.05
20 votes
47
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

4.05
66 votes
48
port-royal
Flares

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

4.04
656 votes
50
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.04
127 votes
51
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.04
46 votes
52
Magnolia Electric Co
Trials and Errors

4.04
14 votes
53
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.04
170 votes
54
Bomb the Music Industry!
To Leave or Die in Long Island

4.03
400 votes
55
Hammock
Kenotic

4.03
442 votes
56
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

4.03
38 votes
57
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

4.03
80 votes
58
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.02
867 votes
59
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.02
378 votes
60
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.01
162 votes
61
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.01
96 votes
62
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
68 votes
63
My Morning Jacket
Z

4.01
435 votes
64
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
824 votes
65
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

4
107 votes
66
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
64 votes
67
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4
54 votes
68
Emptyself
Emptyself

4
35 votes
69
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
70
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

4
20 votes
71
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

4
16 votes
72
People In Planes
People in Planes EP

4
14 votes
73
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4
866 votes
74
The Mayan Factor
44

3.99
216 votes
75
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.99
349 votes
76
Nadja
Bodycage

3.99
38 votes
77
Lucero
Nobody's Darlings

3.98
26 votes
78
The Newfound Interest in Connecticut
Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home

3.98
22 votes
79
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

3.97
19 votes
80
The Panic Division
Versus

3.97
18 votes
81
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

3.97
374 votes
82
Amenra
Mass III

3.97
125 votes
83
Camille
Le Fil

3.97
29 votes
84
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.96
398 votes
85
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.96
54 votes
86
Tides
Resurface

3.96
26 votes
87
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.96
13 votes
88
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

3.96
37 votes
89
Bomb the Music Industry!
Album Minus Band

3.96
402 votes
90
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.95
208 votes
91
Cage
Hell's Winter

3.95
125 votes
92
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.95
68 votes
93
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.95
121 votes
94
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
516 votes
95
Medications
Medications

3.94
17 votes
96
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

3.94
41 votes
97
The Radio Dept.
This Past Week

3.94
16 votes
98
Raised By Swans
Codes and Secret Longing

3.94
16 votes
99
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.94
47 votes
100
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.94
31 votes
101
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.93
74 votes
102
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.93
103 votes
103
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
22 votes
104
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.93
2323 votes
105
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.93
70 votes
106
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.93
21 votes
107
Wilderness
Wilderness

3.93
14 votes
108
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.92
2816 votes
109
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.92
3442 votes
110
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.92
36 votes
111
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

3.92
24 votes
112
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.92
18 votes
113
Eisley
Room Noises

3.91
132 votes
114
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.91
52 votes
115
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.91
414 votes
116
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.91
138 votes
117
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
1052 votes
118
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.91
132 votes
119
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.91
60 votes
120
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
60 votes
121
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
2016 votes
122
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.91
64 votes
123
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
401 votes
124
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.89
160 votes
125
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.89
18 votes
126
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.89
18 votes
127
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.89
18 votes
128
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.89
98 votes
129
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
332 votes
130
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.88
1204 votes
131
The Evens
The Evens

3.88
34 votes
132
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
21 votes
133
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.88
50 votes
134
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.88
279 votes
135
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.88
339 votes
136
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Blue Train

3.88
24 votes
137
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.87
271 votes
138
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.87
94 votes
139
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
492 votes
140
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.87
670 votes
141
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.87
35 votes
142
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.87
38 votes
143
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
160 votes
144
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.86
32 votes
145
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.86
135 votes
146
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.86
78 votes
147
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.86
53 votes
148
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.86
360 votes
149
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.86
21 votes
150
Crime In Stereo
The Contract /Love EP

3.86
21 votes
151
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1138 votes
152
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.85
60 votes
153
Josh Rouse
Nashville

3.85
20 votes
154
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
155
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
448 votes
156
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
230 votes
157
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.83
26 votes
158
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
23 votes
159
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
94 votes
160
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.82
28 votes
161
Finch
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.82
639 votes
162
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.82
22 votes
163
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.81
788 votes
164
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.81
53 votes
165
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
462 votes
166
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.81
47 votes
167
MUCC
Houyoku

3.81
13 votes
168
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.81
18 votes
169
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
3178 votes
170
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

3.8
60 votes
171
Annie
Anniemal

3.8
55 votes
172
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.8
234 votes
173
Dungen
Stadsvandringar

3.8
22 votes
174
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.79
111 votes
175
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.79
72 votes
176
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.79
48 votes
177
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.79
24 votes
178
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.79
24 votes
179
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.79
228 votes
180
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.78
500 votes
181
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
61 votes
182
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Street

3.77
142 votes
183
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.77
659 votes
184
Emery
The Question

3.77
691 votes
185
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.77
99 votes
186
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

3.77
22 votes
187
3
Wake Pig

3.77
178 votes
188
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.77
24 votes
189
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.77
50 votes
190
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
49 votes
191
Deerhoof
The Runners Four

3.76
91 votes
192
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.75
102 votes
193
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.75
84 votes
194
David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide to Insufficiency

3.75
38 votes
195
Funeral Diner
Swept Under

3.75
20 votes
196
Daturah
Daturah

3.75
20 votes
197
The Fiery Furnaces
EP

3.75
20 votes
198
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
199
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

3.75
16 votes
200
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.75
122 votes



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