Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009

Genre:  Year:  

01
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

Rating: 4.67
15 votes
02
Local Natives
Sun Hands

Rating: 4.42
26 votes
03
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

Rating: 4.42
12 votes
04
Dignan
Cheaters and Thieves

Rating: 4.36
11 votes
05
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

Rating: 4.35
13 votes
06
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

Rating: 4.33
18 votes
07
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

Rating: 4.31
16 votes
08
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

Rating: 4.28
18 votes
09
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

Rating: 4.27
118 votes
10
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

Rating: 4.23
11 votes
11
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

Rating: 4.21
328 votes
12
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

Rating: 4.2
19 votes
13
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

Rating: 4.2
20 votes
14
The Antlers
Hospice

Rating: 4.2
2356 votes
15
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes To Move Forward

Rating: 4.2
477 votes
16
Grammatics
Grammatics

Rating: 4.19
36 votes
17
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

Rating: 4.19
13 votes
18
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

Rating: 4.19
88 votes
19
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

Rating: 4.19
54 votes
20
Dorena
Holofon

Rating: 4.18
14 votes
21
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

Rating: 4.18
40 votes
22
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

Rating: 4.17
30 votes
23
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

Rating: 4.16
102 votes
24
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

Rating: 4.15
20 votes
25
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

Rating: 4.15
88 votes
26
Karnivool
Sound Awake

Rating: 4.13
1064 votes
27
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

Rating: 4.12
156 votes
28
Archives
Decline

Rating: 4.12
96 votes
29
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

Rating: 4.12
469 votes
30
P.O.S.
Never Better

Rating: 4.11
547 votes
31
Cassino
Kingprince

Rating: 4.1
29 votes
32
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

Rating: 4.1
197 votes
33
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

Rating: 4.1
26 votes
34
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

Rating: 4.09
27 votes
35
Future of Forestry
Travel II

Rating: 4.09
33 votes
36
Rx Bandits
Mandala

Rating: 4.09
560 votes
37
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

Rating: 4.08
18 votes
38
Mono
Hymn To The Immortal Wind

Rating: 4.07
810 votes
39
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

Rating: 4.07
42 votes
40
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
41
O'Brother
The Death of Day

Rating: 4.07
244 votes
42
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

Rating: 4.07
51 votes
43
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

Rating: 4.07
75 votes
44
Gavin Castleton
Home

Rating: 4.06
102 votes
45
toe
For Long Tomorrow

Rating: 4.06
160 votes
46
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

Rating: 4.06
24 votes
47
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

Rating: 4.06
30 votes
48
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

Rating: 4.06
18 votes
49
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

Rating: 4.05
19 votes
50
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

Rating: 4.05
30 votes
51
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

Rating: 4.05
231 votes
52
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

Rating: 4.05
117 votes
53
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
54
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

Rating: 4.04
24 votes
55
Cougar
Patriot

Rating: 4.04
13 votes
56
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

Rating: 4.04
14 votes
57
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

Rating: 4.03
68 votes
58
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

Rating: 4.02
23 votes
59
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

Rating: 4.02
93 votes
60
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

Rating: 4.02
2328 votes
61
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

Rating: 4.02
1310 votes
62
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

Rating: 4.01
328 votes
63
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

Rating: 4.01
285 votes
64
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

Rating: 4.01
60 votes
65
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

Rating: 4.01
196 votes
66
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

Rating: 4
96 votes
67
Future of Forestry
Travel

Rating: 4
25 votes
68
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

Rating: 4
17 votes
69
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

Rating: 4
12 votes
70
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

Rating: 4
12 votes
71
The Love Language
The Love Language

Rating: 4
12 votes
72
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

Rating: 4
595 votes
73
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

Rating: 4
431 votes
74
Mew
No More Stories

Rating: 3.99
488 votes
75
Prawn
False Institutions

Rating: 3.99
90 votes
76
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

Rating: 3.98
199 votes
77
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

Rating: 3.98
48 votes
78
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

Rating: 3.98
222 votes
79
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

Rating: 3.98
21 votes
80
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

Rating: 3.98
20 votes
81
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

Rating: 3.97
472 votes
82
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

Rating: 3.97
382 votes
83
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

Rating: 3.97
17 votes
84
Ben Howard
These Waters

Rating: 3.97
15 votes
85
A Love Like Pi
The Atlas And The Oyster

Rating: 3.97
15 votes
86
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

Rating: 3.97
58 votes
87
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

Rating: 3.96
199 votes
88
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

Rating: 3.96
37 votes
89
Braveyoung
Bloom

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
90
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
91
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

Rating: 3.96
89 votes
92
Planning For Burial
Leaving

Rating: 3.95
165 votes
93
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

Rating: 3.95
33 votes
94
Eaststrikewest
Wolvves

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
95
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

Rating: 3.95
244 votes
96
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

Rating: 3.95
142 votes
97
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

Rating: 3.95
60 votes
98
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

Rating: 3.94
27 votes
99
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
100
fun.
Aim and Ignite

Rating: 3.94
835 votes
101
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

Rating: 3.94
67 votes
102
Panopticon
Collapse

Rating: 3.94
141 votes
103
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

Rating: 3.93
30 votes
104
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

Rating: 3.93
2128 votes
105
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

Rating: 3.93
95 votes
106
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

Rating: 3.93
36 votes
107
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

Rating: 3.93
57 votes
108
CSTVT
Summer Fences

Rating: 3.93
238 votes
109
Paper Route
Absence

Rating: 3.93
98 votes
110
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

Rating: 3.93
164 votes
111
St. Vincent
Actor

Rating: 3.93
308 votes
112
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

Rating: 3.93
27 votes
113
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

Rating: 3.93
80 votes
114
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

Rating: 3.92
104 votes
115
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

Rating: 3.92
13 votes
116
Solstafir
Kold

Rating: 3.92
90 votes
117
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

Rating: 3.92
57 votes
118
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

Rating: 3.92
591 votes
119
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

Rating: 3.92
49 votes
120
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

Rating: 3.92
1176 votes
121
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

Rating: 3.92
48 votes
122
Burn the Fleet
The Mistress EP

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
123
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
124
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

Rating: 3.92
208 votes
125
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

Rating: 3.92
142 votes
126
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

Rating: 3.91
17 votes
127
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

Rating: 3.91
84 votes
128
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

Rating: 3.91
99 votes
129
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
130
Oneida
Rated O

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
131
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

Rating: 3.91
1027 votes
132
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

Rating: 3.91
16 votes
133
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

Rating: 3.9
103 votes
134
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

Rating: 3.9
864 votes
135
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

Rating: 3.9
1760 votes
136
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

Rating: 3.9
60 votes
137
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

Rating: 3.9
25 votes
138
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

Rating: 3.9
68 votes
139
Ramona Falls
Intuit

Rating: 3.9
68 votes
140
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

Rating: 3.9
543 votes
141
Matthew Good
Vancouver

Rating: 3.9
87 votes
142
Sholi
Sholi

Rating: 3.9
77 votes
143
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Rating: 3.89
1848 votes
144
The xx
xx

Rating: 3.89
1962 votes
145
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
146
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

Rating: 3.89
37 votes
147
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

Rating: 3.89
46 votes
148
Other Lives
Other Lives

Rating: 3.89
18 votes
149
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

Rating: 3.88
511 votes
150
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

Rating: 3.88
17 votes
151
Kent
Röd

Rating: 3.88
21 votes
152
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

Rating: 3.88
198 votes
153
Polvo
In Prism

Rating: 3.88
44 votes
154
Archive
Controlling Crowds

Rating: 3.88
40 votes
155
the GazettE
DIM

Rating: 3.88
40 votes
156
Epic45
In All the Empty Houses

Rating: 3.88
24 votes
157
Screaming Females
Power Move

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
158
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

Rating: 3.87
111 votes
159
Scale The Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

Rating: 3.87
517 votes
160
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

Rating: 3.87
384 votes
161
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

Rating: 3.87
31 votes
162
BLK JKS
After Robots

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
163
The Horrors
Primary Colours

Rating: 3.87
193 votes
164
Transit
Stay Home

Rating: 3.87
174 votes
165
Listener
Return to Struggleville

Rating: 3.86
110 votes
166
Desire (CAN)
II

Rating: 3.86
22 votes
167
The Glorious Unseen
The Hope That Lies In You

Rating: 3.86
22 votes
168
Cinnamon Chasers
A Million Miles From Home

Rating: 3.86
11 votes
169
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Summer Of Fear

Rating: 3.86
11 votes
170
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

Rating: 3.86
29 votes
171
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

Rating: 3.86
386 votes
172
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

Rating: 3.86
50 votes
173
Brand New
Daisy

Rating: 3.86
4962 votes
174
Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones

Rating: 3.86
60 votes
175
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
176
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

Rating: 3.86
1424 votes
177
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

Rating: 3.85
88 votes
178
The Dudes
Blood Guts Bruises Cuts

Rating: 3.85
20 votes
179
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

Rating: 3.85
563 votes
180
Regina Spektor
Far

Rating: 3.85
371 votes
181
Russian Circles
Geneva

Rating: 3.85
486 votes
182
Cave In
Planets Of Old

Rating: 3.84
196 votes
183
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

Rating: 3.84
296 votes
184
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

Rating: 3.84
72 votes
185
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

Rating: 3.84
31 votes
186
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

Rating: 3.84
40 votes
187
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

Rating: 3.83
69 votes
188
David Crowder Band
Church Music

Rating: 3.83
21 votes
189
MUCC
Kyūtai

Rating: 3.83
12 votes
190
Thrice
Beggars

Rating: 3.83
1575 votes
191
Alice In Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

Rating: 3.83
2842 votes
192
Algernon Cadwallader
Fun

Rating: 3.82
102 votes
193
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

Rating: 3.82
898 votes
194
Tides of Man
Empire Theory

Rating: 3.82
233 votes
195
Ben Kweller
Changing Horses

Rating: 3.82
28 votes
196
port-royal
Dying in Time

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
197
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

Rating: 3.82
14 votes
198
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

Rating: 3.82
67 votes
199
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

Rating: 3.82
2250 votes
200
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

Rating: 3.82
50 votes



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