Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
02
Dignan
Cheaters and Thieves

4.4
20 votes
03
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.31
32 votes
04
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.31
26 votes
05
Driftless Pony Club
Expert

4.3
30 votes
06
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.3
20 votes
07
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.26
17 votes
08
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.22
29 votes
09
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.21
33 votes
10
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.2
444 votes
11
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2936 votes
12
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.17
630 votes
13
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.15
20 votes
14
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
15
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.15
19 votes
16
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.15
1241 votes
17
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.14
14 votes
18
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.14
85 votes
19
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
30 votes
20
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.13
30 votes
21
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
523 votes
22
Dorena
Holofon

4.13
16 votes
23
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.12
41 votes
24
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.12
156 votes
25
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.12
194 votes
26
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
27
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.11
18 votes
28
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.11
46 votes
29
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
37 votes
30
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.11
280 votes
31
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.11
216 votes
32
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.11
588 votes
33
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

4.09
22 votes
34
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.09
22 votes
35
Cassino
Kingprince

4.08
30 votes
36
Archives
Decline

4.08
104 votes
37
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.08
63 votes
38
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.08
102 votes
39
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.08
96 votes
40
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.07
250 votes
41
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4.07
89 votes
42
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
43
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.07
918 votes
44
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.07
113 votes
45
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
273 votes
46
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.06
26 votes
47
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.05
120 votes
48
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
130 votes
49
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2600 votes
50
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
24 votes
51
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
52
MUCC
Kyuutai

4.04
13 votes
53
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.03
15 votes
54
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.03
63 votes
55
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.03
48 votes
56
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.03
34 votes
57
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
668 votes
58
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
59
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.02
1542 votes
60
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.01
38 votes
61
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
204 votes
62
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4.01
252 votes
63
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
1080 votes
64
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
103 votes
65
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4
497 votes
66
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4
220 votes
67
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

4
152 votes
68
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4
39 votes
69
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

4
36 votes
70
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
71
Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
19 votes
72
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
73
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
294 votes
74
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

3.99
97 votes
75
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.99
352 votes
76
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
242 votes
77
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.99
111 votes
78
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
68 votes
79
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.99
34 votes
80
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.98
223 votes
81
the GazettE
DIM

3.98
63 votes
82
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

3.98
24 votes
83
Grammatics
Grammatics

3.98
46 votes
84
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

3.98
23 votes
85
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

3.98
21 votes
86
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
87
Solstafir
Köld

3.97
119 votes
88
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.97
282 votes
89
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.97
66 votes
90
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.97
252 votes
91
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.96
99 votes
92
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.96
145 votes
93
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
94
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.96
420 votes
95
Paper Route
Absence

3.96
112 votes
96
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.95
176 votes
97
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
98
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.95
65 votes
99
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.95
64 votes
100
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2464 votes
101
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.95
39 votes
102
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.94
195 votes
103
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
104
Prawn
False Institutions

3.94
104 votes
105
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
912 votes
106
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.94
50 votes
107
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.94
85 votes
108
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.94
54 votes
109
St. Vincent
Actor

3.93
430 votes
110
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.93
38 votes
111
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.93
38 votes
112
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.93
221 votes
113
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
42 votes
114
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.93
1100 votes
115
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.93
120 votes
116
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
52 votes
117
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.92
13 votes
118
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.92
114 votes
119
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.92
24 votes
120
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
121
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
214 votes
122
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
704 votes
123
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
186 votes
124
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.91
255 votes
125
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.91
2014 votes
126
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.91
16 votes
127
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
128
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1276 votes
129
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1010 votes
130
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.9
108 votes
131
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.9
97 votes
132
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.9
56 votes
133
Desire (CAN)
II

3.9
30 votes
134
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
30 votes
135
Airbag
Identity

3.9
15 votes
136
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.9
15 votes
137
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.9
2078 votes
138
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
78 votes
139
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
594 votes
140
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.89
300 votes
141
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
142
Supercell
Supercell

3.89
14 votes
143
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.89
91 votes
144
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.89
86 votes
145
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.89
18 votes
146
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.89
18 votes
147
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.89
31 votes
148
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.89
44 votes
149
Jolly
Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

3.88
13 votes
150
Pinkshinyultrablast
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.88
102 votes
151
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.88
21 votes
152
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.88
50 votes
153
Kent
Röd

3.88
25 votes
154
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
466 votes
155
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.88
311 votes
156
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.88
575 votes
157
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
232 votes
158
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.88
104 votes
159
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.88
60 votes
160
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.88
48 votes
161
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
162
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.88
16 votes
163
Transit
Stay Home

3.87
99 votes
164
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.87
80 votes
165
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.87
71 votes
166
The xx
xx

3.87
2324 votes
167
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.86
144 votes
168
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.86
77 votes
169
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
170
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
6030 votes
171
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
810 votes
172
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.86
69 votes
173
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
174
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.86
78 votes
175
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
584 votes
176
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
177
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.86
21 votes
178
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
179
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.86
432 votes
180
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
48 votes
181
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.85
54 votes
182
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.85
312 votes
183
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.85
80 votes
184
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.84
666 votes
185
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.84
96 votes
186
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
187
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
19 votes
188
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.84
82 votes
189
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.84
1716 votes
190
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.84
2421 votes
191
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3456 votes
192
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
84 votes
193
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.83
78 votes
194
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
42 votes
195
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.83
33 votes
196
He Is We
He Is We

3.83
30 votes
197
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes
198
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids EP

3.83
18 votes
199
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.83
633 votes
200
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.83
635 votes



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