Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
02
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.3
30 votes
03
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.3
20 votes
04
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.29
14 votes
05
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.28
16 votes
06
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.27
22 votes
07
Bomb the Music Industry!
Scrambles

4.22
493 votes
08
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2696 votes
09
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.19
29 votes
10
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.18
382 votes
11
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.18
22 votes
12
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.18
28 votes
13
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

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

4.18
581 votes
15
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
16
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1164 votes
17
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.14
28 votes
18
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.13
15 votes
19
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
499 votes
20
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.13
18 votes
21
Dorena
Holofon

4.13
16 votes
22
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
35 votes
23
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.11
568 votes
24
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.11
152 votes
25
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.11
18 votes
26
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
211 votes
27
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.1
30 votes
28
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.1
252 votes
29
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.1
81 votes
30
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.1
152 votes
31
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.09
202 votes
32
Archives
Decline

4.09
101 votes
33
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.09
59 votes
34
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.09
17 votes
35
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.08
102 votes
36
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.08
32 votes
37
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
38
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
39
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.07
96 votes
40
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.07
869 votes
41
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.07
120 votes
42
Cassino
Kingprince

4.07
30 votes
43
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.07
76 votes
44
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
254 votes
45
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
46
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.06
18 votes
47
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.06
18 votes
48
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
127 votes
49
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.04
24 votes
50
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2516 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
Ben Frost
By the Throat

4.04
114 votes
55
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.03
174 votes
56
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
46 votes
57
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

4.02
25 votes
58
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

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

4.01
1396 votes
60
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
200 votes
61
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

4.01
118 votes
62
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.01
626 votes
63
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
508 votes
64
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4.01
342 votes
65
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

4
288 votes
66
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

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

4
35 votes
68
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
69
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

4
24 votes
70
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
71
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4
466 votes
72
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4
240 votes
73
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
66 votes
74
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
242 votes
75
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.99
102 votes
76
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.98
93 votes
77
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.98
60 votes
78
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
79
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

3.98
210 votes
80
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.98
146 votes
81
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
24 votes
82
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
83
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.97
213 votes
84
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

3.97
19 votes
85
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.97
30 votes
86
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
14 votes
87
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
88
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.96
412 votes
89
Prawn
False Institutions

3.96
96 votes
90
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.96
46 votes
91
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
92
St. Vincent
Actor

3.95
381 votes
93
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
94
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.95
134 votes
95
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.95
19 votes
96
Solstafir
Köld

3.95
103 votes
97
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.95
183 votes
98
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.94
36 votes
99
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.94
36 votes
100
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
877 votes
101
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2313 votes
102
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.94
272 votes
103
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.94
51 votes
104
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.94
59 votes
105
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
144 votes
106
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
38 votes
107
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.93
261 votes
108
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.93
242 votes
109
Paper Route
Absence

3.93
108 votes
110
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.93
20 votes
111
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.92
78 votes
112
the GazettE
DIM

3.92
51 votes
113
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.92
38 votes
114
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
215 votes
115
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
50 votes
116
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.92
1240 votes
117
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.92
964 votes
118
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.92
1061 votes
119
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.92
72 votes
120
Kent
Röd

3.92
24 votes
121
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.92
658 votes
122
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.92
166 votes
123
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
17 votes
124
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
107 votes
125
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.91
100 votes
126
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.91
99 votes
127
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.91
88 votes
128
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.91
67 votes
129
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.91
16 votes
130
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.9
1886 votes
131
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

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

3.9
55 votes
133
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
134
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
29 votes
135
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
77 votes
136
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.9
110 votes
137
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1972 votes
138
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.89
71 votes
139
Desire (CAN)
II

3.89
28 votes
140
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
141
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
142
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.89
442 votes
143
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.89
90 votes
144
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
571 votes
145
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.89
222 votes
146
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.88
30 votes
147
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.88
17 votes
148
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.88
46 votes
149
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
96 votes
150
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.88
66 votes
151
The xx
xx

3.88
2146 votes
152
Passenger (UK)
Wide Eyes Blind Love

3.88
24 votes
153
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.87
312 votes
154
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.87
50 votes
155
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.87
46 votes
156
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.87
19 votes
157
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.87
60 votes
158
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.86
70 votes
159
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.86
587 votes
160
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.86
128 votes
161
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.86
392 votes
162
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5580 votes
163
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
547 votes
164
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
165
Screaming Females
Power Move

3.86
14 votes
166
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
167
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.86
526 votes
168
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
776 votes
169
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.86
73 votes
170
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.86
45 votes
171
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.85
24 votes
172
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
642 votes
173
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.85
292 votes
174
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.85
1538 votes
175
Polvo
In Prism

3.84
48 votes
176
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.84
32 votes
177
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
32 votes
178
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.84
609 votes
179
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.84
74 votes
180
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.84
74 votes
181
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3314 votes
182
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
78 votes
183
Mike Patton
Crank: High Voltage

3.83
24 votes
184
The Best Pessimist
I Just Want To Be Your Everything

3.83
15 votes
185
Jay Reatard
Watch Me Fall

3.83
62 votes
186
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
123 votes
187
Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

3.83
3124 votes
188
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
320 votes
189
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.83
205 votes
190
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
983 votes
191
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.82
2304 votes
192
Listener
Return to Struggleville

3.82
118 votes
193
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.82
67 votes
194
Washed Out
Life of Leisure

3.82
240 votes
195
The Glorious Unseen
The Hope That Lies In You

3.82
22 votes
196
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.82
19 votes
197
Tides of Man
Empire Theory

3.81
253 votes
198
He Is We
He Is We

3.81
32 votes
199
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.81
37 votes
200
Polyenso
Birth.Eater

3.81
338 votes



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