Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005

Genre:  Year:  

01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

Rating: 4.38
13 votes
02
Index Case
Index Case

Rating: 4.32
11 votes
03
311
Live In New Orleans EP

Rating: 4.29
12 votes
04
The National
Alligator

Rating: 4.28
2600 votes
05
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

Rating: 4.25
2776 votes
06
PVT
Make Me Love You

Rating: 4.25
20 votes
07
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

Rating: 4.23
15 votes
08
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

Rating: 4.23
22 votes
09
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

Rating: 4.21
24 votes
10
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

Rating: 4.16
396 votes
11
Thrice
Vheissu

Rating: 4.16
2667 votes
12
Ghinzu
Blow

Rating: 4.16
16 votes
13
Sigur Ros
Takk...

Rating: 4.15
1764 votes
14
port-royal
Flares

Rating: 4.14
28 votes
15
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

Rating: 4.14
682 votes
16
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

Rating: 4.14
18 votes
17
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Rating: 4.13
2172 votes
18
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

Rating: 4.13
394 votes
19
John Frusciante
Curtains

Rating: 4.12
361 votes
20
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

Rating: 4.12
518 votes
21
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

Rating: 4.11
81 votes
22
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

Rating: 4.11
131 votes
23
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

Rating: 4.11
57 votes
24
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

Rating: 4.1
167 votes
25
The Red Paintings
Walls

Rating: 4.1
182 votes
26
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

Rating: 4.1
221 votes
27
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

Rating: 4.1
90 votes
28
Emptyself
Emptyself

Rating: 4.1
31 votes
29
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

Rating: 4.1
84 votes
30
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

Rating: 4.1
100 votes
31
Tera Melos
Tera Melos

Rating: 4.09
414 votes
32
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

Rating: 4.09
27 votes
33
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

Rating: 4.09
87 votes
34
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

Rating: 4.09
131 votes
35
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Rating: 4.09
78 votes
36
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

Rating: 4.08
376 votes
37
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

Rating: 4.08
50 votes
38
Mae
The Everglow

Rating: 4.07
375 votes
39
Elysian Fields
Bum Raps and Love Taps

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
40
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

Rating: 4.07
403 votes
41
Overmars
Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo

Rating: 4.07
30 votes
42
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

Rating: 4.07
76 votes
43
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

Rating: 4.06
40 votes
44
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

Rating: 4.05
437 votes
45
Animal Collective
Feels

Rating: 4.05
1182 votes
46
Wintersleep
Untitled

Rating: 4.05
150 votes
47
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

Rating: 4.05
44 votes
48
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

Rating: 4.03
2511 votes
49
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

Rating: 4.03
106 votes
50
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

Rating: 4.03
779 votes
51
The Frames
Burn The Maps

Rating: 4.02
21 votes
52
The Mayan Factor
44

Rating: 4.02
194 votes
53
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

Rating: 4.02
582 votes
54
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

Rating: 4.02
33 votes
55
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

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

Rating: 4.01
713 votes
57
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

Rating: 4.01
152 votes
58
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

Rating: 4
333 votes
59
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

Rating: 4
93 votes
60
31knots
Talk Like Blood

Rating: 4
30 votes
61
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

Rating: 4
14 votes
62
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

Rating: 4
14 votes
63
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

Rating: 4
387 votes
64
My Morning Jacket
Z

Rating: 4
375 votes
65
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

Rating: 3.99
33 votes
66
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

Rating: 3.99
72 votes
67
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

Rating: 3.99
64 votes
68
Iron & Wine
Woman King

Rating: 3.99
372 votes
69
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

Rating: 3.98
608 votes
70
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

Rating: 3.98
52 votes
71
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing of All That It’s Missin

Rating: 3.98
25 votes
72
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

Rating: 3.98
91 votes
73
Hammock
Kenotic

Rating: 3.98
352 votes
74
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

Rating: 3.98
21 votes
75
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

Rating: 3.97
64 votes
76
Escape the Day
Ghostless

Rating: 3.97
16 votes
77
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

Rating: 3.96
28 votes
78
Thee Silver Mount Zion
Horses in the Sky

Rating: 3.96
178 votes
79
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

Rating: 3.96
25 votes
80
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

Rating: 3.95
121 votes
81
Magnolia Electric Co
Trials and Errors

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
82
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

Rating: 3.95
69 votes
83
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike [US Reissue]

Rating: 3.94
54 votes
84
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
85
The Panic Division
Versus

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
86
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

Rating: 3.94
114 votes
87
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

Rating: 3.94
32 votes
88
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

Rating: 3.94
16 votes
89
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

Rating: 3.94
62 votes
90
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

Rating: 3.94
31 votes
91
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

Rating: 3.93
476 votes
92
The Evens
The Evens

Rating: 3.93
23 votes
93
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

Rating: 3.93
36 votes
94
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

Rating: 3.93
84 votes
95
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
96
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

Rating: 3.93
324 votes
97
Gatsby's American Dream
Volcano

Rating: 3.92
191 votes
98
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

Rating: 3.92
154 votes
99
Camille
Le Fil

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
100
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Blue Train

Rating: 3.92
24 votes
101
Carpark North
All Things to All People

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
102
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
103
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

Rating: 3.91
46 votes
104
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

Rating: 3.91
57 votes
105
Eisley
Room Noises

Rating: 3.91
123 votes
106
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

Rating: 3.91
1886 votes
107
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

Rating: 3.91
948 votes
108
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
109
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

Rating: 3.91
22 votes
110
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

Rating: 3.91
59 votes
111
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

Rating: 3.91
16 votes
112
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

Rating: 3.9
47 votes
113
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

Rating: 3.9
2496 votes
114
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

Rating: 3.9
381 votes
115
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

Rating: 3.9
80 votes
116
Circa Survive
Juturna

Rating: 3.9
3104 votes
117
Tides
Resurface

Rating: 3.9
24 votes
118
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

Rating: 3.89
576 votes
119
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

Rating: 3.89
23 votes
120
Amenra
Mass III

Rating: 3.89
93 votes
121
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

Rating: 3.89
62 votes
122
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

Rating: 3.89
366 votes
123
The Decemberists
Picaresque

Rating: 3.89
1058 votes
124
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

Rating: 3.88
306 votes
125
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

Rating: 3.88
17 votes
126
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

Rating: 3.88
258 votes
127
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

Rating: 3.88
254 votes
128
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
129
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
130
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

Rating: 3.87
87 votes
131
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

Rating: 3.87
213 votes
132
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

Rating: 3.87
426 votes
133
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

Rating: 3.87
15 votes
134
Pelican
March Into the Sea

Rating: 3.86
148 votes
135
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

Rating: 3.86
56 votes
136
Blackfield
Blackfield

Rating: 3.85
318 votes
137
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
138
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

Rating: 3.85
13 votes
139
dredg
Catch Without Arms

Rating: 3.85
1058 votes
140
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

Rating: 3.84
19 votes
141
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

Rating: 3.84
214 votes
142
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

Rating: 3.84
43 votes
143
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

Rating: 3.83
124 votes
144
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

Rating: 3.83
384 votes
145
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

Rating: 3.83
42 votes
146
We Are Scientists
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
147
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

Rating: 3.83
269 votes
148
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

Rating: 3.83
90 votes
149
Owen Pallett
Has a Good Home

Rating: 3.83
58 votes
150
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

Rating: 3.83
20 votes
151
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

Rating: 3.82
50 votes
152
Birds Of Tokyo
Birds Of Tokyo

Rating: 3.82
11 votes
153
City and Colour
Sometimes

Rating: 3.82
711 votes
154
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
155
Copeland
In Motion

Rating: 3.81
618 votes
156
Ladytron
Witching Hour

Rating: 3.81
97 votes
157
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

Rating: 3.8
23 votes
158
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

Rating: 3.8
456 votes
159
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

Rating: 3.8
43 votes
160
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

Rating: 3.8
4347 votes
161
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

Rating: 3.8
199 votes
162
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

Rating: 3.79
94 votes
163
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

Rating: 3.79
24 votes
164
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

Rating: 3.79
1144 votes
165
Madrugada
The Deep end

Rating: 3.79
14 votes
166
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

Rating: 3.78
124 votes
167
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

Rating: 3.78
59 votes
168
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Streets

Rating: 3.78
126 votes
169
Saxon Shore
Be a Bright Blue

Rating: 3.78
45 votes
170
Constantines
Tournament of Hearts

Rating: 3.78
18 votes
171
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

Rating: 3.77
44 votes
172
MGMT
Time to Pretend

Rating: 3.77
107 votes
173
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

Rating: 3.77
67 votes
174
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

Rating: 3.77
15 votes
175
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

Rating: 3.77
47 votes
176
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

Rating: 3.77
583 votes
177
Grinspoon
Best in show

Rating: 3.76
17 votes
178
Emery
The Question

Rating: 3.76
645 votes
179
Annie
Anniemal

Rating: 3.76
45 votes
180
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

Rating: 3.75
53 votes
181
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

Rating: 3.75
56 votes
182
Jets Overhead
Bridges

Rating: 3.75
24 votes
183
Die! Die! Die!
Die! Die! Die!

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
184
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins [Bonus EP]

Rating: 3.75
12 votes
185
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

Rating: 3.75
527 votes
186
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

Rating: 3.74
56 votes
187
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

Rating: 3.74
98 votes
188
Waking Ashland
Composure

Rating: 3.74
68 votes
189
3
Wake Pig

Rating: 3.73
167 votes
190
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

Rating: 3.73
48 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

Rating: 3.73
20 votes
192
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

Rating: 3.72
859 votes
193
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

Rating: 3.72
228 votes
194
Feist
Let It Die

Rating: 3.72
177 votes
195
Acceptance
Phantoms

Rating: 3.72
193 votes
196
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

Rating: 3.72
504 votes
197
Marmaduke Duke
The Magnificent Duke

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
198
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

Rating: 3.71
21 votes
199
Made Out of Babies
Trophy

Rating: 3.71
36 votes
200
Tocotronic
Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen

Rating: 3.71
12 votes



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