Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
02
The National
Alligator

4.29
2694 votes
03
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
1450 votes
04
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
22 votes
05
Ghinzu
Blow

4.18
17 votes
06
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.17
397 votes
07
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

4.17
24 votes
08
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
5472 votes
09
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.16
16 votes
10
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.15
1818 votes
11
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.15
26 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
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2240 votes
16
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.13
702 votes
17
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
407 votes
18
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

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

4.12
147 votes
20
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.11
93 votes
21
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.11
540 votes
22
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.1
182 votes
23
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
91 votes
24
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.1
225 votes
25
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.1
168 votes
26
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.1
86 votes
27
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.1
31 votes
28
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.1
52 votes
29
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.1
84 votes
30
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.09
32 votes
31
Cog
The New Normal

4.09
189 votes
32
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.09
175 votes
33
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
383 votes
34
Tera Melos
Untitled

4.09
425 votes
35
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.08
108 votes
36
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
387 votes
37
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.07
61 votes
38
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.07
84 votes
39
The Frames
Burn The Maps

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

4.07
30 votes
41
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.06
39 votes
42
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4.06
16 votes
43
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.06
420 votes
44
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

4.06
82 votes
45
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.06
448 votes
46
Animal Collective
Feels

4.06
1226 votes
47
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

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

4.04
2589 votes
49
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

4.03
30 votes
50
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.03
597 votes
51
Fields of the Nephilim
Mourning Sun

4.03
35 votes
52
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
795 votes
53
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.03
226 votes
54
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.03
154 votes
55
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.02
35 votes
56
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.02
48 votes
57
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.02
152 votes
58
The Mayan Factor
44

4.02
200 votes
59
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.01
68 votes
60
God Is An Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4.01
733 votes
61
Hammock
Kenotic

4.01
378 votes
62
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.01
64 votes
63
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

4
84 votes
64
The Red Paintings
Your Tears Are Warning Signs

4
62 votes
65
31knots
Talk Like Blood

4
32 votes
66
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

4
14 votes
67
My Morning Jacket
Z

4
377 votes
68
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

3.99
395 votes
69
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

3.99
73 votes
70
Cage
Hell's Winter

3.99
110 votes
71
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

3.99
97 votes
72
Iron & Wine
Woman King

3.99
380 votes
73
Nadja
Bodycage

3.98
32 votes
74
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

3.98
311 votes
75
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.98
21 votes
76
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.97
94 votes
77
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

3.97
15 votes
78
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing of All That It’s Missin

3.96
28 votes
79
The Go! Team
Thunder, Lightning, Strike [US Reissue]

3.96
54 votes
80
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.96
115 votes
81
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

3.95
42 votes
82
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.95
123 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
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.95
488 votes
88
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Horses in the Sky

3.95
185 votes
89
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.95
92 votes
90
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.94
18 votes
91
Tides
Resurface

3.94
24 votes
92
The Evens
The Evens

3.94
24 votes
93
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.94
16 votes
94
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.93
21 votes
95
The Go-Betweens
Oceans Apart

3.93
14 votes
96
Eisley
Room Noises

3.93
127 votes
97
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.92
32 votes
98
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.92
57 votes
99
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.92
88 votes
100
Amenra
Mass III

3.92
94 votes
101
Camille
Le Fil

3.92
25 votes
102
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.92
2057 votes
103
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.92
55 votes
104
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.92
156 votes
105
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much Too Love

3.92
90 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
3214 votes
110
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.91
970 votes
111
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
1916 votes
112
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.91
16 votes
113
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.91
387 votes
114
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.91
58 votes
115
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.9
42 votes
116
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.9
47 votes
117
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.9
2554 votes
118
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.9
610 votes
119
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

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

3.89
14 votes
121
Ryan Adams
Cold Roses

3.89
87 votes
122
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.89
41 votes
123
Josh Rouse
Nashville

3.89
18 votes
124
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.89
62 votes
125
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
312 votes
126
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1110 votes
127
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.88
13 votes
128
Jose Gonzalez
Veneer

3.88
221 votes
129
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.88
257 votes
130
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.87
262 votes
131
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
435 votes
132
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.86
323 votes
133
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
149 votes
134
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.85
127 votes
135
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.85
1085 votes
136
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.85
23 votes
137
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
138
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.84
287 votes
139
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
394 votes
140
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.84
195 votes
141
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.84
56 votes
142
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.84
43 votes
143
Iron & Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.83
218 votes
144
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.83
20 votes
145
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.83
20 votes
146
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.82
90 votes
147
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.82
42 votes
148
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.82
721 votes
149
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.81
102 votes
150
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.81
16 votes
151
Copeland
In Motion

3.81
660 votes
152
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.81
21 votes
153
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.81
206 votes
154
Finch (US)
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.81
598 votes
155
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
2986 votes
156
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.8
23 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
478 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
Annie
Anniemal

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

3.79
14 votes
167
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.78
51 votes
168
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.78
67 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
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.78
136 votes
172
Grinspoon
Best in show

3.78
18 votes
173
Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

3.77
55 votes
174
Gazpacho
Firebird

3.77
33 votes
175
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.77
46 votes
176
The Life and Times
Suburban Hymns

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

3.77
599 votes
178
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.77
47 votes
179
Emery
The Question

3.76
652 votes
180
Idlewild
Warnings/Promises

3.76
56 votes
181
MGMT
Time to Pretend

3.76
105 votes
182
Jets Overhead
Bridges

3.75
24 votes
183
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
184
3
Wake Pig

3.74
168 votes
185
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.74
50 votes
186
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.74
19 votes
187
Waking Ashland
Composure

3.74
68 votes
188
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.73
98 votes
189
Acceptance
Phantoms

3.73
195 votes
190
Pendulum
Hold Your Colour

3.73
549 votes
191
Anberlin
Never Take Friendship Personal

3.73
893 votes
192
Feist
Let It Die

3.73
537 votes
193
Ash
Meltdown

3.73
62 votes
Coliseum
Goddamage

3.73
20 votes
195
Hammock
The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)

3.72
76 votes
196
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.72
517 votes
197
Burton Wagner
In the Realms of the Unreal

3.71
21 votes
198
Fantomas
Suspended Animation

3.71
233 votes
199
Made Out of Babies
Trophy

3.71
36 votes
200
Volta Do Mar
03>98

3.71
17 votes



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