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
3140 votes
06
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.17
478 votes
07
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.17
15 votes
08
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.16
662 votes
09
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.16
1319 votes
10
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
11
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.13
30 votes
12
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
15 votes
13
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.13
344 votes
14
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.13
20 votes
15
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.12
551 votes
16
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
17
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.11
90 votes
18
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

4.1
20 votes
19
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.1
220 votes
20
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

4.09
70 votes
21
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.09
221 votes
22
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.09
22 votes
23
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.09
34 votes
24
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.09
115 votes
25
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.09
162 votes
26
Archives
Decline

4.08
108 votes
27
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.08
36 votes
28
Cassino
Kingprince

4.08
30 votes
29
Dorena
Holofon

4.08
19 votes
30
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
273 votes
31
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.08
102 votes
32
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.08
51 votes
33
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.08
296 votes
34
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.07
98 votes
35
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.07
65 votes
36
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.07
37 votes
37
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.06
972 votes
38
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.06
17 votes
39
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.06
2712 votes
40
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.05
29 votes
41
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.05
60 votes
42
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
25 votes
43
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.04
26 votes
44
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
45
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.04
41 votes
46
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.03
122 votes
47
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.03
138 votes
48
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.03
31 votes
49
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.02
62 votes
50
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
705 votes
51
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.02
23 votes
52
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.02
23 votes
53
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
50 votes
54
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.02
113 votes
55
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
56
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.01
38 votes
57
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
1756 votes
58
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.01
56 votes
59
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
1138 votes
60
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4
262 votes
61
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4
148 votes
62
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
63
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4
26 votes
64
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7"

4
24 votes
65
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4
22 votes
66
Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
19 votes
67
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
68
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4
212 votes
69
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
297 votes
70
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.99
150 votes
71
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.99
239 votes
72
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.99
42 votes
73
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

3.99
514 votes
74
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.98
368 votes
75
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.98
216 votes
76
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

3.98
24 votes
77
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.98
71 votes
78
Solstafir
Köld

3.98
135 votes
79
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

3.98
22 votes
80
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
81
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.97
314 votes
82
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.97
105 votes
83
MUCC
Kyuutai

3.97
16 votes
84
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.97
252 votes
85
the GazettE
DIM

3.97
75 votes
86
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.97
215 votes
87
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.96
128 votes
88
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.96
318 votes
89
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
90
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.95
66 votes
91
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.95
41 votes
92
Paper Route
Absence

3.95
122 votes
93
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.95
437 votes
94
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.95
89 votes
95
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2596 votes
96
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.95
206 votes
97
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
98
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
918 votes
99
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.94
35 votes
100
Prawn
False Institutions

3.94
104 votes
101
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.94
69 votes
102
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.94
17 votes
103
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
950 votes
104
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.94
40 votes
105
Airbag
Identity

3.94
16 votes
106
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
53 votes
107
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.93
29 votes
108
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.93
1129 votes
109
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
41 votes
110
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.93
428 votes
111
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.93
227 votes
112
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.92
103 votes
113
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.92
111 votes
114
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.92
122 votes
115
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
216 votes
116
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.92
72 votes
117
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
118
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
130 votes
119
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.91
316 votes
120
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
758 votes
121
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.91
39 votes
122
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.91
2122 votes
123
Sholi
Sholi

3.91
81 votes
124
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.91
354 votes
125
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.91
32 votes
126
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
127
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.9
262 votes
128
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1326 votes
129
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.9
45 votes
130
David Crowder Band
Church Music

3.9
25 votes
131
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
132
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.9
15 votes
133
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.9
198 votes
134
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.9
3237 votes
135
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.9
184 votes
136
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1096 votes
137
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
612 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
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.89
81 votes
141
Shinobu
Strange Spring Air

3.89
18 votes
142
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.89
49 votes
143
The Wonder Years
I Refuse to Sink: A Collection of Prior Recordings

3.89
22 votes
144
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.89
96 votes
145
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.88
60 votes
146
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
504 votes
147
Desire (CAN)
II

3.88
34 votes
148
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
200 votes
149
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.88
62 votes
150
Brand New
Daisy

3.88
6476 votes
151
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
249 votes
152
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.88
104 votes
153
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.88
24 votes
154
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
155
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
630 votes
156
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.87
98 votes
157
Epic45
In All the Empty Houses

3.87
30 votes
158
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
159
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.86
324 votes
160
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
161
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
162
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.86
57 votes
163
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.86
96 votes
164
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.86
138 votes
165
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.86
84 votes
166
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
167
Nine Black Alps
Locked Out From The Inside

3.86
14 votes
168
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
169
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
882 votes
170
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
72 votes
171
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.85
72 votes
172
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
Through the Devil Softly

3.85
34 votes
173
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.85
47 votes
174
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
704 votes
175
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.85
160 votes
176
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
76 votes
177
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.85
605 votes
178
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.85
2520 votes
179
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.84
218 votes
180
He Is We
He Is We

3.84
32 votes
181
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
182
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.84
70 votes
183
The xx
xx

3.84
2572 votes
184
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.84
76 votes
185
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.84
151 votes
186
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.84
43 votes
187
Thrice
Beggars

3.83
3704 votes
188
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.83
48 votes
189
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes
190
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids EP

3.83
18 votes
191
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.83
18 votes
192
Supercell
Supercell

3.83
15 votes
193
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
1145 votes
194
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.83
660 votes
195
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.83
1838 votes
196
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
364 votes
197
Patrick Wolf
The Bachelor

3.83
84 votes
198
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
86 votes
199
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.82
114 votes
200
Oceana
Birth.Eater

3.82
384 votes



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