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

4.29
21 votes
07
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.23
30 votes
08
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.21
460 votes
09
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
3000 votes
10
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.19
18 votes
11
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.19
35 votes
12
Bomb the Music Industry!
Scrambles

4.19
526 votes
13
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.16
644 votes
14
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
15
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.15
1258 votes
16
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.14
21 votes
17
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.14
14 votes
18
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.14
298 votes
19
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.14
88 votes
20
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.13
30 votes
21
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
15 votes
22
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.13
43 votes
23
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.13
18 votes
24
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
533 votes
25
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.12
156 votes
26
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
27
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.11
18 votes
28
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
37 votes
29
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.1
588 votes
30
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.1
49 votes
31
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
218 votes
32
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

4.1
62 votes
33
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.09
204 votes
34
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.09
22 votes
35
Archives
Decline

4.09
105 votes
36
Dorena
Holofon

4.09
17 votes
37
Cassino
Kingprince

4.08
30 votes
38
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.08
102 votes
39
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4.08
91 votes
40
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
255 votes
41
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.07
286 votes
42
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.06
98 votes
43
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.06
934 votes
44
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.06
26 votes
45
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.05
29 votes
46
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.05
120 votes
47
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.05
2638 votes
48
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.05
64 votes
49
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.04
117 votes
50
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.04
132 votes
51
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
24 votes
52
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
53
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.03
36 votes
54
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.02
50 votes
55
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
50 votes
56
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
686 votes
57
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
58
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
1598 votes
59
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.01
40 votes
60
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
204 votes
61
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4.01
254 votes
62
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
1090 votes
63
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.01
69 votes
64
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4.01
226 votes
65
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
208 votes
66
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

4
152 votes
67
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4
51 votes
68
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
69
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

4
22 votes
70
Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
19 votes
71
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
72
Ben Howard
These Waters

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

3.99
294 votes
74
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

3.99
507 votes
75
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.99
38 votes
76
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.99
297 votes
77
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
244 votes
78
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
68 votes
79
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.99
34 votes
80
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.98
356 votes
81
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

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

3.98
24 votes
83
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.98
231 votes
84
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

3.98
22 votes
85
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
86
The Wonder Years
I Refuse to Sink: A Collection of Prior Recordings

3.98
20 votes
87
MUCC
Kyuutai

3.97
15 votes
88
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.97
116 votes
89
the GazettE
DIM

3.96
67 votes
90
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
91
Solstafir
Köld

3.96
125 votes
92
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.96
24 votes
93
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.96
427 votes
94
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.95
65 votes
95
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2503 votes
96
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.95
102 votes
97
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.95
199 votes
98
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.95
68 votes
99
Paper Route
Absence

3.95
114 votes
100
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
101
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.94
150 votes
102
Prawn
False Institutions

3.94
104 votes
103
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
929 votes
104
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
188 votes
105
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
882 votes
106
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.94
41 votes
107
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.94
57 votes
108
Airbag
Identity

3.94
16 votes
109
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
52 votes
110
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.93
105 votes
111
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
42 votes
112
Elysian Fields
The Afterlife

3.93
14 votes
113
Graham Coxon
The Spinning Top

3.93
14 votes
114
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.93
118 votes
115
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.93
1113 votes
116
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.93
151 votes
117
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.92
126 votes
118
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.92
86 votes
119
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
52 votes
120
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.92
13 votes
121
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
224 votes
122
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.92
38 votes
123
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
124
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
214 votes
125
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
186 votes
126
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.91
98 votes
127
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
721 votes
128
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.91
39 votes
129
Sholi
Sholi

3.91
81 votes
130
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.91
1048 votes
131
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.91
16 votes
132
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
133
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1296 votes
134
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.9
2060 votes
135
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
31 votes
136
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.9
25 votes
137
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.9
15 votes
138
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.9
260 votes
139
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.9
2104 votes
140
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.9
306 votes
141
Jolly
Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

3.89
14 votes
142
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
143
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
600 votes
144
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.89
330 votes
145
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.89
18 votes
146
Shinobu
Strange Spring Air

3.89
18 votes
147
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.89
62 votes
148
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.89
66 votes
149
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.89
92 votes
150
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.88
43 votes
151
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
240 votes
152
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.88
90 votes
153
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
482 votes
154
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.88
59 votes
155
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.88
50 votes
156
Kent
Röd

3.88
25 votes
157
Desire (CAN)
II

3.88
32 votes
158
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.88
24 votes
159
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.88
20 votes
160
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
161
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.88
16 votes
162
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
598 votes
163
Transit
Stay Home

3.87
198 votes
164
Brand New
Daisy

3.87
6208 votes
165
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.87
46 votes
166
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.86
88 votes
167
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
168
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.86
51 votes
169
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.86
69 votes
170
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
836 votes
171
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
172
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
173
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.86
147 votes
174
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.86
84 votes
175
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
176
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
177
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
178
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.86
85 votes
179
The xx
xx

3.86
2378 votes
180
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.85
72 votes
181
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
48 votes
182
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.85
594 votes
183
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.85
315 votes
184
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.85
54 votes
185
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
76 votes
186
Pinkshinyultrablast
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.85
112 votes
187
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.84
432 votes
188
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.84
680 votes
189
He Is We
He Is We

3.84
32 votes
190
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
191
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.84
35 votes
192
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
19 votes
193
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3580 votes
194
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.84
2445 votes
195
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.84
80 votes
196
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.83
640 votes
197
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.83
1758 votes
198
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
84 votes
199
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.83
78 votes
200
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes



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