Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009

Genre:  Year:  

01
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

Rating: 4.63
16 votes
02
Local Natives
Sun Hands

Rating: 4.42
26 votes
03
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

Rating: 4.42
12 votes
04
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

Rating: 4.36
22 votes
05
Dignan
Cheaters and Thieves

Rating: 4.36
11 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: 4.33
18 votes
08
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

Rating: 4.29
17 votes
09
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

Rating: 4.25
12 votes
10
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

Rating: 4.23
336 votes
11
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

Rating: 4.21
14 votes
12
The Antlers
Hospice

Rating: 4.21
2490 votes
13
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

Rating: 4.2
20 votes
14
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

Rating: 4.19
507 votes
15
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

Rating: 4.17
19 votes
16
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

Rating: 4.15
20 votes
17
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

Rating: 4.14
28 votes
18
Dorena
Holofon

Rating: 4.14
14 votes
19
The Cambiata
The Cambiata

Rating: 4.14
14 votes
20
Karnivool
Sound Awake

Rating: 4.14
1101 votes
21
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

Rating: 4.11
483 votes
22
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

Rating: 4.11
72 votes
23
P.O.S.
Never Better

Rating: 4.11
555 votes
24
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

Rating: 4.11
46 votes
25
Cassino
Kingprince

Rating: 4.1
29 votes
26
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

Rating: 4.1
200 votes
27
Archives
Decline

Rating: 4.1
100 votes
28
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

Rating: 4.1
132 votes
29
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

Rating: 4.09
158 votes
30
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

Rating: 4.09
96 votes
31
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

Rating: 4.09
44 votes
32
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

Rating: 4.09
93 votes
33
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

Rating: 4.08
18 votes
34
O'Brother
The Death of Day

Rating: 4.08
248 votes
35
Rx Bandits
Mandala

Rating: 4.08
586 votes
36
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

Rating: 4.08
26 votes
37
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

Rating: 4.07
110 votes
38
toe
For Long Tomorrow

Rating: 4.07
172 votes
39
Mono
Hymn To The Immortal Wind

Rating: 4.07
824 votes
40
Grammatics
Grammatics

Rating: 4.07
42 votes
41
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

Rating: 4.07
28 votes
42
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
43
Gavin Castleton
Home

Rating: 4.07
101 votes
44
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

Rating: 4.07
51 votes
45
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

Rating: 4.06
62 votes
46
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

Rating: 4.06
120 votes
47
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

Rating: 4.06
24 votes
48
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

Rating: 4.05
19 votes
49
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

Rating: 4.05
77 votes
50
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

Rating: 4.05
237 votes
51
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

Rating: 4.05
31 votes
52
Future of Forestry
Travel II

Rating: 4.04
35 votes
53
Future of Forestry
Travel

Rating: 4.04
26 votes
54
Cougar
Patriot

Rating: 4.04
13 votes
55
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

Rating: 4.04
14 votes
56
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

Rating: 4.03
2384 votes
57
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

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

Rating: 4.02
1328 votes
59
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

Rating: 4.02
94 votes
60
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

Rating: 4.01
328 votes
61
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

Rating: 4.01
60 votes
62
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

Rating: 4.01
288 votes
63
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

Rating: 4.01
196 votes
64
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

Rating: 4
26 votes
65
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

Rating: 4
18 votes
66
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

Rating: 4
18 votes
67
The Love Language
The Love Language

Rating: 4
12 votes
68
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

Rating: 4
12 votes
69
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

Rating: 4
12 votes
70
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

Rating: 4
436 votes
71
Mew
No More Stories

Rating: 4
490 votes
72
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

Rating: 4
45 votes
73
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

Rating: 4
100 votes
74
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

Rating: 3.99
201 votes
75
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

Rating: 3.99
142 votes
76
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

Rating: 3.99
34 votes
77
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

Rating: 3.98
58 votes
78
Prawn
False Institutions

Rating: 3.98
96 votes
79
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

Rating: 3.98
48 votes
80
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

Rating: 3.98
23 votes
81
Planning for Burial
Leaving

Rating: 3.98
195 votes
82
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

Rating: 3.98
474 votes
83
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

Rating: 3.98
389 votes
84
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

Rating: 3.98
20 votes
85
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

Rating: 3.97
58 votes
86
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

Rating: 3.97
17 votes
87
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

Rating: 3.97
224 votes
88
Ben Howard
These Waters

Rating: 3.97
15 votes
89
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

Rating: 3.97
15 votes
90
A Love Like Pi
The Atlas And The Oyster

Rating: 3.97
15 votes
91
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

Rating: 3.97
206 votes
92
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

Rating: 3.96
13 votes
93
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

Rating: 3.96
250 votes
94
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

Rating: 3.96
60 votes
95
Burn the Fleet
The Mistress EP

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
96
Braveyoung
Bloom

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
97
Oneida
Rated O

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
98
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

Rating: 3.95
22 votes
99
MUCC
Kyūtai

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
100
Eaststrikewest
Wolvves

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
101
Hop Along Queen Ansleis
Wretches

Rating: 3.95
11 votes
102
David Crowder Band
Church Music

Rating: 3.95
21 votes
103
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

Rating: 3.95
76 votes
104
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

Rating: 3.95
92 votes
105
St. Vincent
Actor

Rating: 3.94
674 votes
106
Panopticon
Collapse

Rating: 3.94
144 votes
107
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

Rating: 3.94
54 votes
108
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

Rating: 3.94
27 votes
109
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

Rating: 3.94
18 votes
110
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

Rating: 3.94
62 votes
111
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

Rating: 3.94
35 votes
112
fun.
Aim and Ignite

Rating: 3.94
843 votes
113
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

Rating: 3.94
67 votes
114
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

Rating: 3.94
150 votes
115
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

Rating: 3.94
41 votes
116
CSTVT
Summer Fences

Rating: 3.93
242 votes
117
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

Rating: 3.93
97 votes
118
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

Rating: 3.93
37 votes
119
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

Rating: 3.93
29 votes
120
Paper Route
Absence

Rating: 3.93
100 votes
121
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

Rating: 3.93
35 votes
122
Elysian Fields
The Afterlife

Rating: 3.93
14 votes
123
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

Rating: 3.93
207 votes
124
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

Rating: 3.92
1206 votes
125
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

Rating: 3.92
51 votes
126
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

Rating: 3.92
167 votes
127
The Menzingers
Hold on, Dodge

Rating: 3.92
69 votes
128
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

Rating: 3.92
50 votes
129
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

Rating: 3.92
43 votes
130
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

Rating: 3.92
18 votes
131
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

Rating: 3.92
12 votes
132
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

Rating: 3.91
87 votes
133
Solstafir
Kold

Rating: 3.91
92 votes
134
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

Rating: 3.91
1041 votes
135
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

Rating: 3.91
108 votes
136
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

Rating: 3.91
102 votes
137
the GazettE
DIM

Rating: 3.91
45 votes
138
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

Rating: 3.91
623 votes
139
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

Rating: 3.91
83 votes
140
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

Rating: 3.91
66 votes
141
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

Rating: 3.91
44 votes
142
Drugstore Fanatics
What's Born in the Basement

Rating: 3.91
11 votes
143
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

Rating: 3.91
888 votes
144
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

Rating: 3.91
16 votes
145
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

Rating: 3.91
16 votes
146
Matthew Good
Vancouver

Rating: 3.9
87 votes
147
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

Rating: 3.9
50 votes
148
port-royal
Dying in Time

Rating: 3.9
15 votes
149
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

Rating: 3.9
103 votes
150
Sholi
Sholi

Rating: 3.9
78 votes
151
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
152
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

Rating: 3.89
1814 votes
153
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

Rating: 3.89
69 votes
154
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Rating: 3.89
1898 votes
155
Other Lives
Other Lives

Rating: 3.89
18 votes
156
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

Rating: 3.89
394 votes
157
Desire (CAN)
II

Rating: 3.88
26 votes
158
The xx
xx

Rating: 3.88
2036 votes
159
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

Rating: 3.88
550 votes
160
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

Rating: 3.88
34 votes
161
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

Rating: 3.88
17 votes
162
Kent
Röd

Rating: 3.88
21 votes
163
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

Rating: 3.88
113 votes
164
The Horrors
Primary Colours

Rating: 3.88
207 votes
165
Archive
Controlling Crowds

Rating: 3.88
41 votes
166
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

Rating: 3.88
521 votes
167
Amusement Parks On Fire
Young Fight

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
168
Screaming Females
Power Move

Rating: 3.88
12 votes
169
Ramona Falls
Intuit

Rating: 3.87
70 votes
170
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

Rating: 3.87
309 votes
171
BLK JKS
After Robots

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
172
Polvo
In Prism

Rating: 3.87
45 votes
173
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

Rating: 3.86
529 votes
174
Listener
Return to Struggleville

Rating: 3.86
118 votes
175
The Glorious Unseen
The Hope That Lies In You

Rating: 3.86
22 votes
176
Cinnamon Chasers
A Million Miles From Home

Rating: 3.86
11 votes
177
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Summer Of Fear

Rating: 3.86
11 votes
178
Transit
Stay Home

Rating: 3.86
87 votes
179
Brand New
Daisy

Rating: 3.86
5152 votes
180
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

Rating: 3.86
14 votes
181
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

Rating: 3.86
390 votes
182
Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones

Rating: 3.85
62 votes
183
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

Rating: 3.85
1462 votes
184
Regina Spektor
Far

Rating: 3.85
376 votes
185
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

Rating: 3.85
73 votes
186
The Jezabels
The Man Is Dead

Rating: 3.85
66 votes
187
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

Rating: 3.85
69 votes
188
Russian Circles
Geneva

Rating: 3.85
501 votes
189
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

Rating: 3.85
39 votes
190
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

Rating: 3.85
26 votes
191
Cave In
Planets of Old

Rating: 3.85
198 votes
192
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

Rating: 3.85
84 votes
193
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

Rating: 3.84
304 votes
194
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

Rating: 3.84
67 votes
195
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

Rating: 3.84
579 votes
196
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

Rating: 3.84
31 votes
197
Thrice
Beggars

Rating: 3.84
1590 votes
198
Algernon Cadwallader
Fun

Rating: 3.83
103 votes
199
Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

Rating: 3.83
2926 votes
200
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

Rating: 3.83
939 votes



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