Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
02
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.31
21 votes
03
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.3
30 votes
04
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.28
16 votes
05
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.27
15 votes
06
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.25
24 votes
07
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2738 votes
08
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.2
30 votes
09
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.18
22 votes
10
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.18
28 votes
11
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.18
14 votes
12
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.18
398 votes
13
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.18
595 votes
14
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
15
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.14
28 votes
16
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1177 votes
17
Dorena
Holofon

4.13
15 votes
18
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.13
35 votes
19
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.13
18 votes
20
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
503 votes
21
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.12
150 votes
22
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.12
81 votes
23
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.11
18 votes
24
P.O.S.
Never Better

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

4.1
210 votes
26
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.09
206 votes
27
Archives
Decline

4.09
101 votes
28
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.09
154 votes
29
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.09
17 votes
30
O'Brother
The Death of Day

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

4.09
96 votes
32
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.08
106 votes
33
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.08
120 votes
34
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
35
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.07
34 votes
36
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
37
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.07
875 votes
38
Cassino
Kingprince

4.07
30 votes
39
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.06
78 votes
40
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
41
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.06
16 votes
42
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
259 votes
43
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.06
18 votes
44
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

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

4.05
62 votes
46
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.05
31 votes
47
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2528 votes
48
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.04
24 votes
49
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
50
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.04
13 votes
51
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.04
27 votes
52
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.03
20 votes
53
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.02
90 votes
54
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
46 votes
55
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4.02
71 votes
56
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

4.02
33 votes
57
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
631 votes
58
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
708 votes
59
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
200 votes
60
Mew
No More Stories

4
1048 votes
61
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4
479 votes
62
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4
171 votes
63
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

4
95 votes
64
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
65
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

4
25 votes
66
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

4
24 votes
67
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4
20 votes
68
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
69
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

4
15 votes
70
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4
244 votes
71
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.99
98 votes
72
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

3.99
212 votes
73
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
66 votes
74
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
291 votes
75
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
238 votes
76
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

3.99
36 votes
77
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.99
102 votes
78
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
79
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.98
148 votes
80
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
24 votes
81
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.98
60 votes
82
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
83
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

3.97
19 votes
84
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.97
216 votes
85
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
14 votes
86
Solstafir
Köld

3.96
106 votes
87
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
88
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.96
24 votes
89
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.96
47 votes
90
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.96
135 votes
91
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.96
414 votes
92
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.95
32 votes
93
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.95
74 votes
94
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.95
184 votes
95
St. Vincent
Actor

3.95
391 votes
96
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
97
Prawn
False Institutions

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

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

3.94
36 votes
100
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.94
51 votes
101
Christian And The Hedgehog Boys
Christian & the Hedgehog Boys COMEBACK!

3.94
17 votes
102
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2339 votes
103
fun.
Aim and Ignite

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

3.94
59 votes
105
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.94
274 votes
106
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
144 votes
107
Paper Route
Absence

3.94
110 votes
108
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.93
245 votes
109
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
38 votes
110
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.93
20 votes
111
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.93
20 votes
112
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.92
78 votes
113
the GazettE
DIM

3.92
52 votes
114
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.92
39 votes
115
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.92
13 votes
116
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
50 votes
117
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
218 votes
118
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.92
72 votes
119
Kent
Röd

3.92
24 votes
120
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.92
666 votes
121
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.92
1072 votes
122
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

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

3.91
17 votes
124
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.91
1250 votes
125
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.91
101 votes
126
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.91
99 votes
127
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
109 votes
128
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
112 votes
129
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
170 votes
130
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.9
89 votes
131
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.9
1904 votes
132
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.9
105 votes
133
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
30 votes
134
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
135
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.9
54 votes
136
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
78 votes
137
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.9
448 votes
138
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.9
69 votes
139
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1994 votes
140
Desire (CAN)
II

3.89
28 votes
141
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
142
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
578 votes
143
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
144
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.89
46 votes
145
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.89
64 votes
146
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.89
72 votes
147
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.89
31 votes
148
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.88
13 votes
149
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
224 votes
150
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.88
34 votes
151
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.88
17 votes
152
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
96 votes
153
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.88
90 votes
154
The xx
xx

3.87
2198 votes
155
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.87
50 votes
156
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.87
46 votes
157
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.87
133 votes
158
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.87
404 votes
159
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.86
70 votes
160
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5644 votes
161
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
162
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
546 votes
163
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.86
640 votes
164
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
165
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
166
Screaming Females
Power Move

3.86
14 votes
167
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.86
45 votes
168
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
782 votes
169
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

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

3.85
24 votes
171
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.85
315 votes
172
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.85
596 votes
173
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.85
538 votes
174
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.85
74 votes
175
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.85
292 votes
176
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.84
74 votes
177
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.84
32 votes
178
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.84
1584 votes
179
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.84
76 votes
180
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.84
613 votes
181
Mike Patton
Crank: High Voltage

3.84
25 votes
182
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3332 votes
183
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
78 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
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.83
70 votes
188
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
325 votes
189
Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

3.83
3164 votes
190
Polvo
In Prism

3.83
49 votes
191
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.83
2328 votes
192
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
1001 votes
193
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.83
20 votes
194
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.82
208 votes
195
Listener
Return to Struggleville

3.82
118 votes
196
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.82
67 votes
197
Tides of Man
Empire Theory

3.82
262 votes
198
Washed Out
Life of Leisure

3.82
246 votes
199
The Glorious Unseen
The Hope That Lies In You

3.82
22 votes
200
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.82
76 votes



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