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

4.33
30 votes
04
Driftless Pony Club
Expert

4.32
28 votes
05
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.22
478 votes
06
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
3212 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
673 votes
09
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.16
1338 votes
10
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
11
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
30 votes
12
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.13
20 votes
13
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
14
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.12
553 votes
15
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.11
28 votes
16
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.1
352 votes
17
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.09
34 votes
18
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.08
24 votes
19
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.08
225 votes
20
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.07
282 votes
21
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.07
92 votes
22
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.07
305 votes
23
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.06
2766 votes
24
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.06
18 votes
25
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.06
981 votes
26
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.05
164 votes
27
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.05
234 votes
28
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.05
104 votes
29
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.05
117 votes
30
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.04
99 votes
31
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
25 votes
32
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.04
64 votes
33
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.04
64 votes
34
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.04
26 votes
35
Rhian Sheehan
Standing in Silence

4.04
13 votes
36
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
37
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.04
56 votes
38
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.03
31 votes
39
Archives
Decline

4.03
111 votes
40
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.03
67 votes
41
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.03
139 votes
42
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

4.03
73 votes
43
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.03
717 votes
44
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.02
42 votes
45
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.02
23 votes
46
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.02
23 votes
47
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.02
23 votes
48
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.02
1794 votes
49
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
50
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.01
37 votes
51
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.01
38 votes
52
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

4.01
41 votes
53
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4.01
264 votes
54
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4
117 votes
55
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4
236 votes
56
Mew
No More Stories

4
1168 votes
57
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

4
154 votes
58
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4
124 votes
59
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
60
Cassino
Kingprince

4
31 votes
61
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4
28 votes
62
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

4
26 votes
63
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7"

4
24 votes
64
Dorena
Holofon

4
20 votes
65
Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
19 votes
66
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
67
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4
212 votes
68
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
297 votes
69
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

3.99
158 votes
70
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

3.99
59 votes
71
Circulatory System
Signal Morning

3.99
92 votes
72
the GazettE
DIM

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

3.99
521 votes
74
Solstafir
Köld

3.98
140 votes
75
Grammatics
Grammatics

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

3.98
24 votes
77
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.98
370 votes
78
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

3.98
23 votes
79
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
80
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.97
218 votes
81
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.97
72 votes
82
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.97
217 votes
83
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.97
106 votes
84
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.97
261 votes
85
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.96
68 votes
86
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

3.96
39 votes
87
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.96
251 votes
88
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.96
91 votes
89
Prawn
False Institutions

3.95
106 votes
90
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.95
42 votes
91
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2638 votes
92
Paper Route
Absence

3.95
124 votes
93
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.95
72 votes
94
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.95
326 votes
95
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.95
437 votes
96
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

3.95
30 votes
97
I Create
Complete Medley

3.95
30 votes
98
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.95
488 votes
99
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.95
208 votes
100
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.95
322 votes
101
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
102
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.94
35 votes
103
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
934 votes
104
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.94
17 votes
105
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
961 votes
106
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.94
40 votes
107
Airbag
Identity

3.94
16 votes
108
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.94
131 votes
109
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
53 votes
110
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.93
1136 votes
111
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

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

3.93
106 votes
113
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.93
49 votes
114
The Menzingers
Hold on, Dodge

3.93
118 votes
115
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
41 votes
116
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.93
229 votes
117
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
224 votes
118
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.92
111 votes
119
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.92
2168 votes
120
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.92
72 votes
121
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.91
39 votes
122
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
768 votes
123
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
132 votes
124
Sholi
Sholi

3.91
82 votes
125
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.91
261 votes
126
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
124 votes
127
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.91
358 votes
128
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
129
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.9
324 votes
130
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
131
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1110 votes
132
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.9
98 votes
133
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.9
186 votes
134
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1340 votes
135
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
34 votes
136
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.9
96 votes
137
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.9
200 votes
138
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
3354 votes
139
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
617 votes
140
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.89
84 votes
141
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.89
14 votes
142
Jolly
Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

3.89
14 votes
143
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
144
Oneida
Rated O

3.89
14 votes
145
Shinobu
Strange Spring Air

3.89
18 votes
146
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.89
49 votes
147
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.89
61 votes
148
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.88
26 votes
149
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.88
60 votes
150
MUCC
Kyuutai

3.88
17 votes
151
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.88
17 votes
152
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
200 votes
153
David Crowder Band
Church Music

3.88
25 votes
154
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.88
58 votes
155
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
253 votes
156
Brand New
Daisy

3.88
6614 votes
157
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.88
104 votes
158
Epic45
In All the Empty Houses

3.88
32 votes
159
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
160
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
633 votes
161
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.87
27 votes
162
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.87
92 votes
163
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.87
135 votes
164
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
165
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.86
327 votes
166
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.86
526 votes
167
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
Through the Devil Softly

3.86
18 votes
168
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
169
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.86
96 votes
170
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
171
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
172
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.86
73 votes
173
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.86
2574 votes
174
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
79 votes
175
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
72 votes
176
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.85
48 votes
177
The Wonder Years
I Refuse to Sink: A Collection of Prior Recordings

3.85
24 votes
178
Regina Spektor
Far

3.85
892 votes
179
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.85
74 votes
180
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.85
160 votes
181
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
708 votes
182
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.85
609 votes
183
He Is We
He Is We

3.84
32 votes
184
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
185
The xx
xx

3.84
2620 votes
186
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.84
76 votes
187
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.84
19 votes
188
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.84
219 votes
189
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

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

3.84
43 votes
191
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3740 votes
192
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
1157 votes
193
Desire (CAN)
II

3.83
36 votes
194
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes
195
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.83
18 votes
196
Supercell
Supercell

3.83
15 votes
197
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.83
91 votes
198
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.83
669 votes
199
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
364 votes
200
Patrick Wolf
The Bachelor

3.83
84 votes



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