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

4.3
30 votes
04
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.29
17 votes
05
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.25
24 votes
06
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.23
24 votes
07
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.2
30 votes
08
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2780 votes
09
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.19
16 votes
10
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.18
406 votes
11
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.18
22 votes
12
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.18
14 votes
13
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.17
603 votes
14
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.16
18 votes
15
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
16
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1190 votes
17
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
30 votes
18
Dorena
Holofon

4.13
15 votes
19
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
506 votes
20
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.13
36 votes
21
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.12
150 votes
22
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.12
81 votes
23
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.12
39 votes
24
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.12
26 votes
25
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.11
572 votes
26
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.11
18 votes
27
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.11
210 votes
28
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.11
19 votes
29
Cassino
Kingprince

4.1
29 votes
30
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.09
256 votes
31
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.09
23 votes
32
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.09
81 votes
33
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
218 votes
34
Archives
Decline

4.08
101 votes
35
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.08
93 votes
36
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
37
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.07
84 votes
38
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
39
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.07
879 votes
40
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.07
61 votes
41
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.06
54 votes
42
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
43
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.06
16 votes
44
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
261 votes
45
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.06
109 votes
46
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.05
19 votes
47
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
128 votes
48
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.05
31 votes
49
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2530 votes
50
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.04
120 votes
51
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
52
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.04
13 votes
53
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.04
27 votes
54
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4.03
72 votes
55
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.03
19 votes
56
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
46 votes
57
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
633 votes
58
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

4.01
34 votes
59
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.01
36 votes
60
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
708 votes
61
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.01
90 votes
62
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
200 votes
63
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4.01
483 votes
64
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4
244 votes
65
Mew
No More Stories

4
1048 votes
66
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
204 votes
67
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

4
97 votes
68
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
69
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

4
24 votes
70
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

4
24 votes
71
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4
20 votes
72
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
73
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4
213 votes
74
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.99
172 votes
75
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
66 votes
76
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
291 votes
77
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
235 votes
78
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.98
148 votes
79
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
24 votes
80
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.98
60 votes
81
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
82
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.97
216 votes
83
Solstafir
Köld

3.97
106 votes
84
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.97
48 votes
85
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.97
62 votes
86
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.97
100 votes
87
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
14 votes
88
Paper Route
Absence

3.96
108 votes
89
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
90
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.96
409 votes
91
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.96
135 votes
92
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
93
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.95
186 votes
94
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.95
82 votes
95
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
96
St. Vincent
Actor

3.95
396 votes
97
Prawn
False Institutions

3.95
98 votes
98
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

3.95
19 votes
99
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.94
36 votes
100
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.94
36 votes
101
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2353 votes
102
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
887 votes
103
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
38 votes
104
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.93
52 votes
105
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.93
269 votes
106
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.93
216 votes
107
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.92
79 votes
108
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.92
247 votes
109
the GazettE
DIM

3.92
52 votes
110
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.92
39 votes
111
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.92
13 votes
112
Airbag
Identity

3.92
13 votes
113
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
50 votes
114
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.92
671 votes
115
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.92
278 votes
116
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
102 votes
117
Kent
Röd

3.92
24 votes
118
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
119
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
111 votes
120
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.91
1076 votes
121
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
17 votes
122
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.91
70 votes
123
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.91
219 votes
124
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.91
22 votes
125
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
113 votes
126
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
172 votes
127
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.91
96 votes
128
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.91
1256 votes
129
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.91
976 votes
130
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.9
89 votes
131
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.9
72 votes
132
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.9
444 votes
133
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.9
1932 votes
134
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
135
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.9
15 votes
136
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.9
578 votes
137
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
78 votes
138
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.9
102 votes
139
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.9
68 votes
140
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.9
34 votes
141
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.9
2010 votes
142
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
29 votes
143
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.9
48 votes
144
Desire (CAN)
II

3.89
28 votes
145
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
146
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
147
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.89
54 votes
148
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.89
49 votes
149
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.89
31 votes
150
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.88
13 votes
151
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.88
73 votes
152
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.88
60 votes
153
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.88
34 votes
154
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.88
17 votes
155
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.88
76 votes
156
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.88
134 votes
157
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
96 votes
158
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.88
90 votes
159
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.88
72 votes
160
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
161
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.87
406 votes
162
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.87
225 votes
163
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.87
46 votes
164
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
539 votes
165
The xx
xx

3.87
2224 votes
166
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
550 votes
167
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.86
70 votes
168
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5686 votes
169
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
170
Passenger (UK)
Wide Eyes Blind Love

3.86
28 votes
171
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
172
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
173
Screaming Females
Power Move

3.86
14 votes
174
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.86
38 votes
175
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.86
642 votes
176
Regina Spektor
Far

3.85
784 votes
177
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.85
315 votes
178
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.85
74 votes
179
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.84
604 votes
180
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.84
1620 votes
181
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.84
76 votes
182
Mike Patton
Crank: High Voltage

3.84
25 votes
183
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.84
53 votes
184
Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones

3.84
136 votes
185
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.84
614 votes
186
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.84
37 votes
187
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3346 votes
188
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
78 votes
189
He Is We
He Is We

3.83
30 votes
190
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
328 votes
191
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
123 votes
192
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.83
207 votes
193
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.83
2328 votes
194
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
996 votes
195
Polvo
In Prism

3.83
49 votes
196
Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

3.83
3184 votes
197
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.83
20 votes
198
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.83
20 votes
199
Ben Kweller
Changing Horses

3.82
28 votes
200
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.82
14 votes



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