Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.58
20 votes
02
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.42
26 votes
03
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
04
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.33
24 votes
05
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.33
18 votes
06
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.29
14 votes
07
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.28
18 votes
08
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.27
15 votes
09
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.22
362 votes
10
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.21
21 votes
11
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.2
20 votes
12
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2626 votes
13
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.18
563 votes
14
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.15
52 votes
15
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
16
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.15
19 votes
17
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.14
28 votes
18
The Cambiata
The Cambiata

4.14
14 votes
19
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1136 votes
20
Dorena
Holofon

4.13
15 votes
21
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.13
15 votes
22
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
490 votes
23
Future of Forestry
Travel II

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

4.11
561 votes
25
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.11
76 votes
26
Cassino
Kingprince

4.1
29 votes
27
Archives
Decline

4.1
101 votes
28
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.1
142 votes
29
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.1
156 votes
30
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.09
190 votes
31
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.09
207 votes
32
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.09
49 votes
33
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.09
95 votes
34
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.09
44 votes
35
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.08
99 votes
36
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.08
114 votes
37
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.07
859 votes
38
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
39
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
40
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.07
254 votes
41
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.07
30 votes
42
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

4.06
32 votes
43
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
44
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.06
25 votes
45
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
248 votes
46
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.05
19 votes
47
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
125 votes
48
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.04
70 votes
49
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
50
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2464 votes
51
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.04
27 votes
52
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.04
14 votes
53
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4.03
32 votes
54
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.03
166 votes
55
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

4.02
25 votes
56
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

4.01
95 votes
57
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
1356 votes
58
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

4.01
62 votes
59
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4.01
336 votes
60
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

4.01
288 votes
61
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
200 votes
62
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4
616 votes
63
Mew
No More Stories

4
497 votes
64
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4
447 votes
65
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

4
60 votes
66
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

4
24 votes
67
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
18 votes
68
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4
18 votes
69
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
70
Hop Along Queen Ansleis
Wretches

4
13 votes
71
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
100 votes
72
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

3.99
234 votes
73
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

3.99
35 votes
74
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
75
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.98
476 votes
76
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
23 votes
77
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

3.98
210 votes
78
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
79
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.97
74 votes
80
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.97
207 votes
81
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.97
17 votes
82
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.97
402 votes
83
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

3.97
65 votes
84
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.97
92 votes
85
Ben Howard
These Waters

3.96
28 votes
86
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.96
264 votes
87
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
13 votes
88
Prawn
False Institutions

3.96
96 votes
89
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
90
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.95
96 votes
91
David Crowder Band
Church Music

3.95
21 votes
92
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
93
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.95
29 votes
94
Solstafir
Köld

3.95
102 votes
95
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.94
177 votes
96
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
863 votes
97
Paper Route
Absence

3.94
104 votes
98
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.94
52 votes
99
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
136 votes
100
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

3.94
17 votes
101
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.94
59 votes
102
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2243 votes
103
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.94
262 votes
104
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.93
75 votes
105
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.93
63 votes
106
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.93
97 votes
107
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
37 votes
108
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
44 votes
109
St. Vincent
Actor

3.93
720 votes
110
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.93
58 votes
111
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.93
36 votes
112
Kent
Röd

3.93
21 votes
113
A Love Like Pi
The Atlas And The Oyster

3.93
14 votes
114
Elysian Fields
The Afterlife

3.93
14 votes
115
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.93
212 votes
116
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.92
57 votes
117
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.92
38 votes
118
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
50 votes
119
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.92
1222 votes
120
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.92
643 votes
121
the GazettE
DIM

3.92
48 votes
122
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.92
18 votes
123
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.92
926 votes
124
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.92
166 votes
125
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.91
251 votes
126
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.91
35 votes
127
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.91
29 votes
128
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.91
1051 votes
129
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.91
69 votes
130
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.91
68 votes
131
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.91
56 votes
132
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.91
88 votes
133
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
109 votes
134
Olafur Arnalds
Found Songs

3.91
49 votes
135
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.91
54 votes
136
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
16 votes
137
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.9
84 votes
138
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.9
93 votes
139
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.9
111 votes
140
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.9
105 votes
141
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.9
45 votes
142
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
143
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
79 votes
144
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.9
43 votes
145
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.89
1858 votes
146
Desire (CAN)
II

3.89
28 votes
147
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
148
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
149
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1942 votes
150
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
560 votes
151
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.89
122 votes
152
Screaming Females
Power Move

3.88
13 votes
153
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
412 votes
154
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.88
17 votes
155
The xx
xx

3.88
2102 votes
156
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.88
72 votes
157
Passenger (UK)
Wide Eyes Blind Love

3.88
24 votes
158
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.87
214 votes
159
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.87
50 votes
160
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.87
46 votes
161
Polvo
In Prism

3.87
46 votes
162
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.87
309 votes
163
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.87
19 votes
164
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.87
45 votes
165
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.87
71 votes
166
The Glorious Unseen
The Hope That Lies In You

3.86
22 votes
167
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5404 votes
168
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
542 votes
169
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
770 votes
170
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
171
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
172
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.86
563 votes
173
Transit
Stay Home

3.86
90 votes
174
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.85
392 votes
175
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
640 votes
176
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.85
513 votes
177
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.85
33 votes
178
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.85
23 votes
179
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
72 votes
180
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
32 votes
181
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.84
73 votes
182
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.84
1496 votes
183
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3238 votes
184
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.84
599 votes
185
Jay Reatard
Watch Me Fall

3.84
59 votes
186
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.84
31 votes
187
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.84
201 votes
188
The Jezabels
The Man Is Dead

3.84
68 votes
189
Listener
Return to Struggleville

3.84
122 votes
190
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
117 votes
191
The Best Pessimist
I Just Want To Be Your Everything

3.83
15 votes
192
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.83
2295 votes
193
Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

3.83
3052 votes
194
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.82
958 votes
195
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.82
316 votes
196
Ben Kweller
Changing Horses

3.82
28 votes
197
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.82
14 votes
198
Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones

3.82
64 votes
199
Algernon Cadwallader
Fun

3.82
107 votes
200
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.82
19 votes



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