Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
02
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.4
20 votes
03
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.39
28 votes
04
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.29
14 votes
05
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.28
16 votes
06
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.26
19 votes
07
The Antlers
Hospice

4.21
1333 votes
08
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.2
27 votes
09
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.2
370 votes
10
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.18
571 votes
11
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.18
22 votes
12
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.18
28 votes
13
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.18
14 votes
14
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
15
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.14
28 votes
16
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1152 votes
17
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.13
15 votes
18
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
494 votes
19
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.13
18 votes
20
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.13
152 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
563 votes
24
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.11
152 votes
25
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.11
18 votes
26
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.1
29 votes
27
Cassino
Kingprince

4.1
29 votes
28
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
207 votes
29
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.1
194 votes
30
Archives
Decline

4.1
101 votes
31
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.1
81 votes
32
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.09
252 votes
33
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.09
23 votes
34
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.08
18 votes
35
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.08
100 votes
36
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.08
97 votes
37
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.08
76 votes
38
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.08
57 votes
39
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
40
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
41
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.07
866 votes
42
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.07
120 votes
43
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.07
250 votes
44
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

4.06
32 votes
45
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
46
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.06
16 votes
47
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
126 votes
48
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2494 votes
49
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.04
13 votes
50
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
51
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.04
27 votes
52
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.04
28 votes
53
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4.03
32 votes
54
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.03
17 votes
55
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.02
170 votes
56
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

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

4.02
25 votes
58
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

4.02
51 votes
59
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

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

4.01
1382 votes
61
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
200 votes
62
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.01
620 votes
63
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

4.01
97 votes
64
Mew
No More Stories

4
498 votes
65
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4
338 votes
66
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

4
285 votes
67
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

4
66 votes
68
Grammatics
Grammatics

4
44 votes
69
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

4
24 votes
70
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
71
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
18 votes
72
Hop Along Queen Ansleis
Wretches

4
13 votes
73
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

3.99
451 votes
74
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.99
202 votes
75
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
239 votes
76
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

3.99
236 votes
77
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.99
72 votes
78
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
79
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.98
210 votes
80
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

3.98
209 votes
81
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.98
92 votes
82
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
23 votes
83
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
84
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
14 votes
85
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.96
408 votes
86
Prawn
False Institutions

3.96
96 votes
87
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.96
48 votes
88
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.96
46 votes
89
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.96
179 votes
90
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
91
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
92
St. Vincent
Actor

3.95
736 votes
93
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.95
29 votes
94
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.95
133 votes
95
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.95
19 votes
96
Solstafir
Köld

3.95
103 votes
97
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.95
876 votes
98
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.94
54 votes
99
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.94
54 votes
100
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.94
35 votes
101
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.94
59 votes
102
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2284 votes
103
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
210 votes
104
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
38 votes
105
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.93
266 votes
106
the GazettE
DIM

3.93
49 votes
107
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.93
20 votes
108
Paper Route
Absence

3.92
106 votes
109
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.92
258 votes
110
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.92
78 votes
111
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.92
649 votes
112
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
213 votes
113
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.92
38 votes
114
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.92
934 votes
115
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.92
1232 votes
116
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.92
1056 votes
117
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.91
70 votes
118
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.91
29 votes
119
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.91
98 votes
120
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
164 votes
121
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
108 votes
122
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.91
96 votes
123
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
16 votes
124
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.91
16 votes
125
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.91
53 votes
126
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.9
47 votes
127
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.9
83 votes
128
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.9
105 votes
129
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.9
70 votes
130
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.9
60 votes
131
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
132
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.9
1866 votes
133
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
77 votes
134
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.9
110 votes
135
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.89
89 votes
136
Desire (CAN)
II

3.89
28 votes
137
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
138
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1952 votes
139
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
140
Kent
Röd

3.89
23 votes
141
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.89
66 votes
142
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.89
428 votes
143
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.89
45 votes
144
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.89
36 votes
145
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
568 votes
146
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.88
17 votes
147
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
94 votes
148
The xx
xx

3.88
2126 votes
149
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
218 votes
150
Passenger (UK)
Wide Eyes Blind Love

3.88
24 votes
151
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.87
62 votes
152
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.87
312 votes
153
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.87
50 votes
154
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.87
46 votes
155
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.87
19 votes
156
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.87
124 votes
157
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.87
390 votes
158
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.87
45 votes
159
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.86
74 votes
160
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.86
70 votes
161
The Glorious Unseen
The Hope That Lies In You

3.86
22 votes
162
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.86
576 votes
163
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5506 votes
164
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.86
638 votes
165
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
545 votes
166
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
772 votes
167
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
168
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
169
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.86
73 votes
170
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.85
24 votes
171
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.85
519 votes
172
Polvo
In Prism

3.85
47 votes
173
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.85
1526 votes
174
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
73 votes
175
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.85
33 votes
176
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.85
603 votes
177
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.84
32 votes
178
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
32 votes
179
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.84
281 votes
180
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.84
74 votes
181
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3294 votes
182
The Jezabels
The Man Is Dead

3.83
72 votes
183
The Best Pessimist
I Just Want To Be Your Everything

3.83
15 votes
184
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.83
203 votes
185
Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

3.83
3092 votes
186
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
317 votes
187
Jay Reatard
Watch Me Fall

3.83
61 votes
188
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.83
2286 votes
189
Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones

3.83
66 votes
190
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
973 votes
191
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
120 votes
192
Listener
Return to Struggleville

3.83
120 votes
193
Ben Kweller
Changing Horses

3.82
28 votes
194
Algernon Cadwallader
Fun

3.82
111 votes
195
Washed Out
Life of Leisure

3.82
232 votes
196
Tides of Man
Empire Theory

3.82
248 votes
197
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.82
19 votes
198
Local Natives
Gorilla Manor

3.81
644 votes
199
He Is We
He Is We

3.81
32 votes
200
A City Safe From Sea
Throw Me Through Walls

3.81
101 votes



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