Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005


01
Ingrid Michaelson
Slow the Rain

4.5
18 votes
02
Howards Alias
Beat Heart, Beat

4.38
13 votes
03
BUCK-TICK
13-kai wa Gekkou

4.34
32 votes
04
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.3
4200 votes
05
The National
Alligator

4.28
3352 votes
06
Kent
Du & Jag Doden

4.24
67 votes
07
Nine Horses
Snow Borne Sorrow

4.23
17 votes
08
Ghinzu
Blow

4.21
19 votes
09
Voxtrot
Raised By Wolves

4.2
120 votes
10
The Red Paintings
Walls

4.2
188 votes
11
Index Case
Index Case

4.19
16 votes
12
PVT
Make Me Love You

4.18
33 votes
13
Thee More Shallows
More Deep Cuts

4.18
28 votes
14
Thrice
Vheissu

4.17
6206 votes
15
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.17
2120 votes
16
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.16
1016 votes
17
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.15
440 votes
18
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.14
417 votes
19
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
490 votes
20
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy
Superwolf

4.13
19 votes
21
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy Appendix

4.13
54 votes
22
Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

4.13
259 votes
23
Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

4.13
91 votes
24
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.12
2648 votes
25
Starflyer 59
Talking Voice vs. Singing Voice

4.12
52 votes
26
Laura
Mapping Your Dreams

4.11
48 votes
27
Okkervil River
Black Sheep Boy

4.11
646 votes
28
QueenAdreena
The Butcher and the Butterfly

4.11
18 votes
29
Sed Non Satiata
Le Ciel De Notre Enfance

4.11
240 votes
30
The Evpatoria Report
Golevka

4.11
173 votes
31
Poets of the Fall
Signs of Life

4.11
140 votes
32
toe
The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety

4.1
253 votes
33
The Hold Steady
Separation Sunday

4.1
208 votes
34
Eleventh He Reaches London
The Good Fight For Harmony

4.1
101 votes
35
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss EP

4.1
96 votes
36
Klimt 1918
Dopoguerra

4.09
66 votes
37
Kaizers Orchestra
Maestro

4.09
39 votes
38
Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary

4.09
439 votes
39
Tally Hall
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

4.08
108 votes
40
The Newfound Interest in Connecticut
Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home

4.08
86 votes
41
Mae
The Everglow

4.08
436 votes
42
Jack's Mannequin
Everything in Transit

4.07
498 votes
43
Animal Collective
Feels

4.07
1512 votes
44
Mew
And the Glass Handed Kites

4.05
1130 votes
45
Coheed and Cambria
From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.05
2859 votes
46
Cog
The New Normal

4.05
209 votes
47
Wintersleep
Untitled

4.05
174 votes
48
Emptyself
Emptyself

4.04
35 votes
49
Scarling.
So Long, Scarecrow

4.04
55 votes
50
Why?
Elephant Eyelash

4.04
141 votes
51
The Receiving End of Sirens
Between the Heart and the Synapse

4.04
710 votes
52
port-royal
Flares

4.03
36 votes
53
World's End Girlfriend
The Lie Lay Land

4.03
112 votes
54
Pelican
The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...

4.03
906 votes
55
The Samuel Jackson Five
Easily Misunderstood

4.02
81 votes
56
The Fall Of Boss Koala
Reference Points

4.02
67 votes
57
Days Away
Mapping An Invisible World

4.02
68 votes
58
The Frames
Burn The Maps

4.02
24 votes
59
Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs

4.02
73 votes
60
Eels
Blinking Lights & Other Revelations

4.02
408 votes
61
Hammock
Kenotic

4.02
488 votes
62
My Morning Jacket
Z

4.01
479 votes
63
Slightly Stoopid
Closer To The Sun

4.01
165 votes
64
Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

4.01
920 votes
65
Andrew Bird
The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

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

4
64 votes
67
Hop Along
Freshman Year

4
41 votes
68
Escape the Day
Ghostless

4
24 votes
69
People In Planes
People in Planes EP

4
14 votes
70
God Is an Astronaut
All Is Violent, All Is Bright

4
877 votes
71
Hammock
Stranded Under Endless Sky

3.99
106 votes
72
The Mayan Factor
44

3.97
228 votes
73
The Panic Division
Versus

3.97
18 votes
74
31knots
Talk Like Blood

3.97
34 votes
75
Oceansize
Heaven Alive

3.97
34 votes
76
Carpark North
All Things to All People

3.97
17 votes
77
Reuben
Very Fast Very Dangerous

3.97
116 votes
78
Lucero
Nobody's Darlings

3.96
28 votes
79
Iron And Wine
Woman King

3.96
416 votes
80
Nadja
Bodycage

3.95
43 votes
81
Antony and the Johnsons
I Am A Bird Now

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

3.95
239 votes
83
Motion City Soundtrack
Commit This to Memory

3.95
729 votes
84
Tides
Resurface

3.95
30 votes
85
Gravenhurst
Fires In Distant Buildings

3.95
20 votes
86
Gorillaz
Demon Days

3.95
2661 votes
87
Shipping News
Flies The Fields

3.95
56 votes
88
Raised By Swans
Codes and Secret Longing

3.94
18 votes
89
Ludo
Broken Bride EP

3.94
33 votes
90
Land Of Talk
Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

3.94
32 votes
91
The New Pornographers
Twin Cinema

3.94
554 votes
92
Terminal
How the Lonely Keep

3.94
47 votes
93
William Fitzsimmons
Until When We Are Ghosts

3.93
123 votes
94
Richard Hawley
Coles Corner

3.93
23 votes
95
Kiss Kiss
Kiss Kiss

3.93
23 votes
96
Fightstar
They Liked You Better When You Were Dead

3.93
141 votes
97
Goldmund
Corduroy Road

3.93
21 votes
98
Wilderness
Wilderness

3.93
14 votes
99
This Is Your Captain Speaking
Storyboard

3.93
55 votes
100
Smog
A River Ain't Too Much To Love

3.93
96 votes
101
The Hush Sound
So Sudden

3.93
60 votes
102
Five Minute Ride
The World Needs Convincing...

3.92
33 votes
103
65daysofstatic
One Time for All Time

3.92
441 votes
104
Bloc Party
Silent Alarm

3.92
1502 votes
105
Circa Survive
Juturna

3.92
3688 votes
106
The Radio Dept.
This Past Week

3.92
24 votes
107
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene

3.92
1162 votes
108
Medications
Medications

3.91
17 votes
109
Broadcast
Tender Buttons

3.91
79 votes
110
Earth
Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method

3.91
258 votes
111
Dr. Dog
Easy Beat

3.91
39 votes
112
Vendetta Red
Sisters of the Red Death

3.91
72 votes
113
Minus the Bear
Menos El Oso

3.91
2132 votes
114
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
Life Begins Again

3.91
27 votes
115
Eisley
Room Noises

3.91
142 votes
116
Cloud Cult
Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus

3.9
72 votes
117
David Thomas Broughton
The Complete Guide to Insufficiency

3.9
50 votes
118
Aimee Mann
The Forgotten Arm

3.9
15 votes
119
Red Sparowes
At The Soundless Dawn

3.9
424 votes
120
Dirty Projectors
The Getty Address

3.9
86 votes
121
M. Ward
Transistor Radio

3.9
62 votes
122
Chad VanGaalen
Infiniheart

3.89
66 votes
123
Stars
Set Yourself On Fire

3.89
852 votes
124
The Decemberists
Picaresque

3.89
1272 votes
125
David Crowder Band
A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)

3.89
18 votes
126
Arctic Monkeys
Five Minutes With Arctic Monkeys

3.89
170 votes
127
Bear vs. Shark
Terrorhawk

3.89
302 votes
128
Spoon
Gimme Fiction

3.89
394 votes
129
Imogen Heap
Speak For Yourself

3.89
355 votes
130
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Blue Train

3.88
26 votes
131
Page France
Come, I'm a Lion!

3.88
26 votes
132
The Boxer Rebellion
Exits

3.88
63 votes
133
Ling Tosite Sigure
#4

3.88
83 votes
134
Caspian
You Are The Conductor

3.88
150 votes
135
Blackfield
Blackfield

3.87
401 votes
136
M83
Before The Dawn Heals Us

3.87
359 votes
137
Team Sleep
Team Sleep

3.87
542 votes
138
Camille
Le Fil

3.86
32 votes
139
Justin Vernon
Self Record

3.86
90 votes
140
Polysics
Now Is The Time!

3.86
21 votes
141
Pelican
March Into the Sea

3.86
164 votes
142
Meg and Dia
Our Home is Gone

3.85
13 votes
143
dredg
Catch Without Arms

3.84
1185 votes
144
Iron And Wine
In The Reins (feat. Calexico)

3.84
236 votes
145
Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

3.84
255 votes
146
Finch
Say Hello to Sunshine

3.84
683 votes
147
Sinch
Clearing the Channel

3.84
37 votes
148
Smile Empty Soul
Anxiety

3.83
102 votes
149
Hrsta
Stem Stem in Electro

3.83
42 votes
150
Shihad
Love Is The New Hate

3.83
33 votes
151
Youth Group
Skeleton Jar

3.83
26 votes
152
Madrugada
The Deep end

3.83
20 votes
153
L'arc-en-Ciel
AWAKE

3.83
20 votes
154
Solstafir
Masterpiece of Bitterness

3.82
62 votes
155
Dishwalla
Dishwalla

3.82
28 votes
156
Tom Vek
We Have Sound

3.82
19 votes
157
Copeland
In Motion

3.82
476 votes
158
By The End Of Tonight
A Tribute To Tigers

3.81
54 votes
159
Laura Veirs
Year Of Meteors

3.81
24 votes
160
City and Colour
Sometimes

3.81
823 votes
161
The Spill Canvas
One Fell Swoop

3.81
101 votes
162
The Moirai
Bury Yourself

3.81
18 votes
163
Medications
Your Favourite People All in One Place

3.8
23 votes
164
Death Cab for Cutie
Plans

3.8
3338 votes
165
Giant Squid
Monster in the Creek

3.8
25 votes
166
Junior Senior
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo

3.8
25 votes
167
Nightmare Of You
Nightmare Of You

3.8
104 votes
168
As Cities Burn
Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest

3.79
691 votes
169
Circa Survive
The Inuit Sessions

3.79
520 votes
170
Neverending White Lights
Act 1: Goodbye Friends of the Heavenly Bodies

3.78
62 votes
171
yourcodenameis:milo
Ignoto

3.78
48 votes
172
Deerhoof
The Runners Four

3.78
105 votes
173
Emery
The Question

3.78
713 votes
174
The Birthday Massacre
Violet

3.78
242 votes
175
3 (USA)
Wake Pig

3.77
186 votes
176
Devil Sold His Soul
Darkness Prevails

3.77
103 votes
177
Mount Eerie
No Flashlight

3.77
250 votes
178
Tapes N Tapes
The Loon

3.77
50 votes
179
Nosound
Sol29

3.77
13 votes
180
Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

3.77
253 votes
181
JamisonParker
Sleepwalker

3.77
56 votes
182
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Broom

3.77
86 votes
183
Biology
Making Moves

3.77
15 votes
184
Mihai Edrisch
Un Jour Sans Lendemain

3.77
81 votes
185
The Postal Service
We Will Become Silhouettes

3.76
54 votes
186
Nadja
Bliss Torn From Emptiness

3.76
29 votes
187
Ladytron
Witching Hour

3.76
120 votes
188
The Evens
The Evens

3.76
37 votes
189
Kevin Devine
Split the Country, Split the Street

3.76
160 votes
190
Final Fantasy
Has a Good Home

3.76
82 votes
191
Annie
Anniemal

3.75
61 votes
192
MUCC
Houyoku

3.75
16 votes
193
Oh No Ono
Yes

3.75
16 votes
194
Silverstein
Discovering the Waterfront

3.74
1279 votes
195
Daturah
Daturah

3.74
21 votes
196
Syd Matters
Someday We will Foresee Obstacles

3.73
15 votes
197
Eluvium
Talk Amongst the Trees

3.73
118 votes
198
Kaddisfly
Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn

3.73
54 votes
199
10 Years
The Autumn Effect

3.73
605 votes
200
ASG
Feeling Good is Good Enough

3.73
26 votes



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