Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
Dignan
Cheaters and Thieves

4.4
20 votes
02
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
03
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.32
28 votes
04
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.31
32 votes
05
Driftless Pony Club
Expert

4.3
30 votes
06
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.29
21 votes
07
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.23
30 votes
08
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.21
464 votes
09
The Antlers
Hospice

4.19
3020 votes
10
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.19
18 votes
11
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.19
35 votes
12
Bomb the Music Industry!
Scrambles

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

4.15
648 votes
14
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
15
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.15
308 votes
16
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.15
1264 votes
17
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.14
21 votes
18
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.14
14 votes
19
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.14
88 votes
20
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.13
45 votes
21
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.13
30 votes
22
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
15 votes
23
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.12
536 votes
24
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.12
156 votes
25
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
26
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
37 votes
27
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.11
19 votes
28
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.1
49 votes
29
P.O.S
Never Better

4.1
589 votes
30
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
218 votes
31
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

4.1
62 votes
32
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.09
206 votes
33
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.09
22 votes
34
Archives
Decline

4.09
105 votes
35
Cassino
Kingprince

4.08
30 votes
36
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.08
102 votes
37
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4.08
92 votes
38
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.08
289 votes
39
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.07
98 votes
40
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.07
260 votes
41
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.06
939 votes
42
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.06
26 votes
43
Dorena
Holofon

4.06
18 votes
44
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.05
2662 votes
45
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.05
67 votes
46
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.05
29 votes
47
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.05
120 votes
48
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
133 votes
49
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.04
117 votes
50
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
24 votes
51
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
52
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.03
36 votes
53
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
50 votes
54
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
55
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
689 votes
56
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
1648 votes
57
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.01
40 votes
58
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.01
50 votes
59
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
204 votes
60
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.01
52 votes
61
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4.01
227 votes
62
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
1096 votes
63
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
208 votes
64
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4
262 votes
65
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

4
152 votes
66
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
67
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

4
22 votes
68
Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
19 votes
69
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
70
Ben Howard
These Waters

4
16 votes
71
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
294 votes
72
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

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

3.99
508 votes
74
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.99
38 votes
75
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
68 votes
76
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.99
34 votes
77
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.98
298 votes
78
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.98
246 votes
79
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

3.98
24 votes
80
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

3.98
24 votes
81
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.98
233 votes
82
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.98
362 votes
83
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

3.98
22 votes
84
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
85
The Wonder Years
I Refuse to Sink: A Collection of Prior Recordings

3.98
20 votes
86
MUCC
Kyuutai

3.97
15 votes
87
Solstafir
Köld

3.96
126 votes
88
the GazettE
DIM

3.96
67 votes
89
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.96
118 votes
90
Oneida
Rated O

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

3.95
432 votes
92
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.95
66 votes
93
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2508 votes
94
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.95
103 votes
95
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.95
68 votes
96
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.95
200 votes
97
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
98
Prawn
False Institutions

3.94
106 votes
99
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.94
304 votes
100
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
884 votes
101
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
933 votes
102
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.94
58 votes
103
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.94
41 votes
104
Airbag
Identity

3.94
16 votes
105
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
188 votes
106
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
52 votes
107
Paper Route
Absence

3.93
116 votes
108
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.93
312 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
1119 votes
113
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.93
87 votes
114
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
52 votes
115
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.92
26 votes
116
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.92
13 votes
117
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
224 votes
118
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.92
38 votes
119
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
120
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
214 votes
121
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
186 votes
122
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
127 votes
123
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

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

3.91
39 votes
125
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
728 votes
126
Sholi
Sholi

3.91
81 votes
127
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.91
16 votes
128
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
129
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
31 votes
130
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1300 votes
131
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.9
2068 votes
132
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1052 votes
133
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.9
15 votes
134
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.9
334 votes
135
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.9
310 votes
136
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.9
2110 votes
137
Jolly
Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

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

3.89
14 votes
139
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.89
69 votes
140
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.89
261 votes
141
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
603 votes
142
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.89
18 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
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.88
43 votes
147
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
240 votes
148
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
484 votes
149
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.88
93 votes
150
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.88
50 votes
151
Kent
Röd

3.88
25 votes
152
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.88
60 votes
153
Desire (CAN)
II

3.88
32 votes
154
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.88
24 votes
155
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
156
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.88
16 votes
157
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
605 votes
158
Transit
Stay Home

3.87
198 votes
159
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.87
55 votes
160
Brand New
Daisy

3.87
6258 votes
161
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.87
46 votes
162
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.87
90 votes
163
Regina Spektor
Far

3.87
842 votes
164
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
165
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.86
318 votes
166
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.86
51 votes
167
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.86
69 votes
168
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
169
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
170
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.86
21 votes
171
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
172
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
173
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
174
The xx
xx

3.86
2392 votes
175
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
48 votes
176
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.85
596 votes
177
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.85
148 votes
178
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
684 votes
179
Pinkshinyultrablast
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.85
114 votes
180
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.85
73 votes
181
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
76 votes
182
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.85
87 votes
183
He Is We
He Is We

3.84
32 votes
184
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
185
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.84
434 votes
186
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.84
70 votes
187
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
19 votes
188
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.84
2457 votes
189
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3596 votes
190
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.84
80 votes
191
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.84
86 votes
192
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.84
648 votes
193
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
84 votes
194
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.83
78 votes
195
Epic45
In All the Empty Houses

3.83
30 votes
196
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes
197
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids EP

3.83
18 votes
198
Supercell
Supercell

3.83
15 votes
199
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.83
1766 votes
200
Jonsi and Alex
Riceboy Sleeps

3.83
98 votes



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