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
Driftless Pony Club
Expert

4.32
28 votes
04
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.32
28 votes
05
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
3066 votes
06
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.19
470 votes
07
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.18
19 votes
08
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.16
320 votes
09
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.16
653 votes
10
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
11
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.15
1286 votes
12
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.14
21 votes
13
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

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

4.14
88 votes
15
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.13
30 votes
16
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
15 votes
17
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
542 votes
18
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.13
20 votes
19
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.12
156 votes
20
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
21
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.11
212 votes
22
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.11
36 votes
23
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
37 votes
24
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.11
47 votes
25
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
219 votes
26
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

4.09
64 votes
27
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.09
22 votes
28
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.09
34 votes
29
Archives
Decline

4.08
107 votes
30
Cassino
Kingprince

4.08
30 votes
31
Dorena
Holofon

4.08
19 votes
32
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.08
102 votes
33
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.07
294 votes
34
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4.07
93 votes
35
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.07
56 votes
36
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.07
99 votes
37
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.07
266 votes
38
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.06
955 votes
39
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.06
116 votes
40
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.06
68 votes
41
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.05
37 votes
42
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.05
2688 votes
43
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.05
29 votes
44
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.04
120 votes
45
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
24 votes
46
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.04
26 votes
47
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
48
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.04
136 votes
49
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.03
32 votes
50
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.02
23 votes
51
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.02
142 votes
52
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
50 votes
53
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.02
1704 votes
54
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
697 votes
55
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
56
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.01
112 votes
57
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.01
40 votes
58
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.01
54 votes
59
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
1106 votes
60
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4
206 votes
61
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
208 votes
62
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4
229 votes
63
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4
262 votes
64
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4
55 votes
65
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
66
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4
25 votes
67
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

4
22 votes
68
The Wonder Years
I Refuse to Sink: A Collection of Prior Recordings

4
21 votes
69
Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
19 votes
70
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
71
Ben Howard
These Waters

4
16 votes
72
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
297 votes
73
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.99
150 votes
74
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
71 votes
75
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.99
39 votes
76
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.99
235 votes
77
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.98
33 votes
78
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

3.98
510 votes
79
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.98
247 votes
80
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.98
364 votes
81
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

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

3.98
24 votes
83
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

3.98
22 votes
84
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
85
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.97
120 votes
86
MUCC
Kyuutai

3.97
15 votes
87
Solstafir
Köld

3.96
128 votes
88
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
89
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

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

3.96
434 votes
91
the GazettE
DIM

3.96
68 votes
92
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2537 votes
93
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.95
157 votes
94
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.95
68 votes
95
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
96
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.94
203 votes
97
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
898 votes
98
Prawn
False Institutions

3.94
104 votes
99
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.94
60 votes
100
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.94
17 votes
101
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
938 votes
102
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.94
41 votes
103
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.94
88 votes
104
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.94
40 votes
105
Airbag
Identity

3.94
16 votes
106
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.93
194 votes
107
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
52 votes
108
Paper Route
Absence

3.93
118 votes
109
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.93
105 votes
110
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
42 votes
111
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.93
118 votes
112
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.93
1123 votes
113
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
226 votes
114
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
78 votes
115
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.92
13 votes
116
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.92
101 votes
117
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.92
48 votes
118
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
119
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
214 votes
120
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.92
190 votes
121
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
744 votes
122
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
129 votes
123
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.91
312 votes
124
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.91
39 votes
125
Sholi
Sholi

3.91
81 votes
126
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.91
27 votes
127
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.91
2084 votes
128
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.91
32 votes
129
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.91
16 votes
130
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
131
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1302 votes
132
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1060 votes
133
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.9
15 votes
134
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.9
2126 votes
135
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.9
336 votes
136
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.9
43 votes
137
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
606 votes
138
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
139
Jolly
Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

3.89
14 votes
140
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.89
263 votes
141
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.89
23 votes
142
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.89
490 votes
143
Shinobu
Strange Spring Air

3.89
18 votes
144
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.89
62 votes
145
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.89
184 votes
146
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.88
52 votes
147
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
200 votes
148
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.88
50 votes
149
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
242 votes
150
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.88
94 votes
151
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.88
60 votes
152
Desire (CAN)
II

3.88
32 votes
153
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
154
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.88
16 votes
155
Brand New
Daisy

3.87
6336 votes
156
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.87
46 votes
157
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
614 votes
158
Regina Spektor
Far

3.87
864 votes
159
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.86
321 votes
160
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.86
70 votes
161
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
162
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
163
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
164
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.86
84 votes
165
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.86
56 votes
166
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
167
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
168
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
169
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
24 votes
170
The xx
xx

3.85
2436 votes
171
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.85
599 votes
172
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
76 votes
173
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.85
150 votes
174
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.85
86 votes
175
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
694 votes
176
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.85
84 votes
177
He Is We
He Is We

3.84
32 votes
178
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
179
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.84
2487 votes
180
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.84
217 votes
181
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.84
70 votes
182
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
19 votes
183
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.84
158 votes
184
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.84
82 votes
185
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.84
88 votes
186
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3624 votes
187
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.84
138 votes
188
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.84
1119 votes
189
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.83
1798 votes
190
Epic45
In All the Empty Houses

3.83
30 votes
191
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes
192
Sarah Blasko
As Day Follows Night

3.83
24 votes
193
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids EP

3.83
18 votes
194
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.83
18 votes
195
Supercell
Supercell

3.83
15 votes
196
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.83
655 votes
197
Washed Out
Life of Leisure

3.83
269 votes
198
Patrick Wolf
The Bachelor

3.83
84 votes
199
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.83
75 votes
200
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.83
20 votes



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