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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2005

1.

Wilco - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago
November 15, 2005
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

2.

Beck - Guero
March 29, 2005
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

3.

Elbow - Leaders Of The Free World
September 12, 2005
Critic Score
76
16 reviews

4.

Bob Mould - Body of Song
July 29, 2005
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

5.

Gruff Rhys - Yr Atal Genhedlaeth
January 24, 2005
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

6.

Mew - And the Glass Handed Kites
September 19, 2005
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

7.

Supergrass - Road to Rouen
August 15, 2005
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

8.

Coldplay - X&Y
June 7, 2005
Critic Score
73
19 reviews

9.

Thrice - Vheissu
October 18, 2005
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

10.

Harvey Danger - Little by Little...
September 13, 2005
Critic Score
71
7 reviews

11.

New Order - Waiting for the Sirens' Call
April 26, 2005
Critic Score
70
11 reviews

12.

Foo Fighters - In Your Honor
June 14, 2005
Critic Score
69
15 reviews

13.

Echo & the Bunnymen - Siberia
September 20, 2005
Critic Score
67
12 reviews

14.

Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
July 4, 2005
Critic Score
67
14 reviews

15.

Mercury Rev - The Secret Migration
January 24, 2005
Critic Score
66
12 reviews

16.

Idlewild - Warnings/Promises
March 7, 2005
Critic Score
66
10 reviews

17.

Mike Doughty - Haughty Melodic
May 3, 2005
Critic Score
65
5 reviews

18.

Beck - Guerolito
December 13, 2005
Critic Score
65
9 reviews

19.

The Like - Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?
September 13, 2005
Critic Score
65
7 reviews

21.

The Subways - Young for Eternity
July 4, 2005
Critic Score
64
11 reviews

22.

Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
63
15 reviews

23.

Caesars - Paper Tigers
April 26, 2005
Critic Score
62
10 reviews

24.

Team Sleep - Team Sleep
May 9, 2005
Critic Score
62
6 reviews

25.

Garbage - Bleed Like Me
April 11, 2005
Critic Score
61
12 reviews
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