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
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.31
16 votes
04
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.3
30 votes
05
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.25
24 votes
06
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.25
24 votes
07
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.2
30 votes
08
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2760 votes
09
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.19
404 votes
10
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.18
22 votes
11
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.18
28 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

4.18
599 votes
14
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.16
18 votes
15
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
16
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1183 votes
17
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.13
15 votes
18
Dorena
Holofon

4.13
15 votes
19
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
504 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
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.12
26 votes
24
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.11
18 votes
25
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.11
574 votes
26
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

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

4.1
210 votes
28
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.1
214 votes
29
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.09
256 votes
30
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.09
160 votes
31
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.09
94 votes
32
Archives
Decline

4.08
101 votes
33
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.08
36 votes
34
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.08
118 votes
35
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
36
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.07
874 votes
37
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
38
Cassino
Kingprince

4.07
30 votes
39
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.07
53 votes
40
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
41
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.06
16 votes
42
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.06
82 votes
43
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.06
109 votes
44
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
259 votes
45
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.06
62 votes
46
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.06
127 votes
47
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.05
19 votes
48
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.05
31 votes
49
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2532 votes
50
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.04
24 votes
51
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.04
13 votes
52
Cougar
Patriot

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
20 votes
56
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
46 votes
57
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
631 votes
58
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

4.01
34 votes
59
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
706 votes
60
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.01
180 votes
61
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
200 votes
62
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4.01
481 votes
63
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4
344 votes
64
Mew
No More Stories

4
1050 votes
65
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4
242 votes
66
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4
214 votes
67
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4
37 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
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

4
15 votes
74
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.99
98 votes
75
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.99
96 votes
76
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
66 votes
77
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
291 votes
78
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.99
102 votes
79
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
237 votes
80
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
81
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.98
148 votes
82
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
24 votes
83
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.98
60 votes
84
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
85
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

3.97
19 votes
86
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.97
216 votes
87
Solstafir
Köld

3.97
107 votes
88
Prawn
False Institutions

3.97
100 votes
89
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
14 votes
90
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.96
136 votes
91
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
92
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.96
24 votes
93
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

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

3.95
410 votes
95
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.95
33 votes
96
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.95
184 votes
97
St. Vincent
Actor

3.95
393 votes
98
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 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
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
885 votes
102
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2342 votes
103
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.94
60 votes
104
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.94
51 votes
105
Paper Route
Absence

3.94
110 votes
106
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.94
247 votes
107
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.93
276 votes
108
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
38 votes
109
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.93
140 votes
110
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.93
21 votes
111
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.93
217 votes
112
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.93
20 votes
113
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.92
78 votes
114
the GazettE
DIM

3.92
52 votes
115
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.92
39 votes
116
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.92
13 votes
117
Airbag
Identity

3.92
13 votes
118
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
50 votes
119
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
102 votes
120
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.92
72 votes
121
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
122
Kent
Röd

3.92
24 votes
123
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
670 votes
124
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
110 votes
125
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.91
1075 votes
126
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
17 votes
127
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.91
1256 votes
128
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
112 votes
129
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.91
96 votes
130
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.91
978 votes
131
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
170 votes
132
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.91
90 votes
133
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.9
78 votes
134
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.9
1916 votes
135
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.9
105 votes
136
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
30 votes
137
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
138
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.9
442 votes
139
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
78 votes
140
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.89
47 votes
141
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
577 votes
142
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1996 votes
143
Desire (CAN)
II

3.89
28 votes
144
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
145
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.89
71 votes
146
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
147
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.89
64 votes
148
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.89
72 votes
149
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.89
54 votes
150
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.88
13 votes
151
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.88
34 votes
152
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.88
17 votes
153
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
96 votes
154
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
223 votes
155
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.88
90 votes
156
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.88
132 votes
157
The xx
xx

3.87
2206 votes
158
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.87
62 votes
159
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.87
50 votes
160
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.87
46 votes
161
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.87
404 votes
162
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
547 votes
163
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.86
70 votes
164
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.86
536 votes
165
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5676 votes
166
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
167
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.86
78 votes
168
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.86
638 votes
169
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.86
292 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
Screaming Females
Power Move

3.86
14 votes
173
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
174
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.86
73 votes
175
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.86
38 votes
176
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.86
601 votes
177
Regina Spektor
Far

3.85
784 votes
178
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.85
24 votes
179
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.85
315 votes
180
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.85
74 votes
181
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.84
32 votes
182
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.84
76 votes
183
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.84
1598 votes
184
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.84
614 votes
185
Mike Patton
Crank: High Voltage

3.84
25 votes
186
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3346 votes
187
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
78 votes
188
He Is We
He Is We

3.83
30 votes
189
The Best Pessimist
I Just Want To Be Your Everything

3.83
15 votes
190
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
123 votes
191
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.83
35 votes
192
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
327 votes
193
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
1000 votes
194
Polvo
In Prism

3.83
49 votes
195
Cave In
Planets of Old

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

3.83
3174 votes
197
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.83
2337 votes
198
Jay Reatard
Watch Me Fall

3.83
63 votes
199
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.83
20 votes
200
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.83
20 votes



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