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
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.31
32 votes
04
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.31
26 votes
05
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.3
20 votes
06
Driftless Pony Club
Expert

4.28
32 votes
07
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.26
17 votes
08
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.23
30 votes
09
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.2
454 votes
10
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.2
35 votes
11
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2980 votes
12
Bomb the Music Industry!
Scrambles

4.19
518 votes
13
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.16
639 votes
14
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
15
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.15
19 votes
16
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.15
1251 votes
17
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.14
21 votes
18
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.14
14 votes
19
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.13
30 votes
20
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
15 votes
21
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.13
87 votes
22
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.13
198 votes
23
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
529 votes
24
Amanda Jenssen
Happyland

4.13
16 votes
25
Dorena
Holofon

4.13
16 votes
26
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.12
156 votes
27
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.12
42 votes
28
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
29
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.11
284 votes
30
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.11
45 votes
31
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.11
18 votes
32
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
37 votes
33
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
217 votes
34
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.1
589 votes
35
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.09
22 votes
36
Archives
Decline

4.09
105 votes
37
Cassino
Kingprince

4.08
30 votes
38
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
252 votes
39
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.08
102 votes
40
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4.08
91 votes
41
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
42
MUCC
Kyuutai

4.07
14 votes
43
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.06
116 votes
44
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.06
928 votes
45
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
277 votes
46
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.06
97 votes
47
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.06
26 votes
48
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.05
120 votes
49
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2620 votes
50
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.04
132 votes
51
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
24 votes
52
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.04
39 votes
53
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
54
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.03
15 votes
55
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.03
64 votes
56
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.02
45 votes
57
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
676 votes
58
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
59
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.02
1570 votes
60
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.02
66 votes
61
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
206 votes
62
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.01
35 votes
63
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4.01
254 votes
64
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
1080 votes
65
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4.01
225 votes
66
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

4.01
154 votes
67
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
104 votes
68
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4
51 votes
69
Grammatics
Grammatics

4
48 votes
70
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
71
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

4
22 votes
72
Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
19 votes
73
The Wonder Years
I Refuse to Sink: A Collection of Prior Recordings

4
19 votes
74
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
75
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4
502 votes
76
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
294 votes
77
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

3.99
99 votes
78
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
244 votes
79
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
68 votes
80
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.99
34 votes
81
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.98
354 votes
82
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.98
226 votes
83
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

3.98
24 votes
84
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

3.98
23 votes
85
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.98
134 votes
86
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

3.98
22 votes
87
the GazettE
DIM

3.98
65 votes
88
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
89
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.97
115 votes
90
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.97
285 votes
91
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.97
37 votes
92
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.96
99 votes
93
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.96
146 votes
94
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
95
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.96
180 votes
96
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.96
69 votes
97
Paper Route
Absence

3.96
112 votes
98
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.96
197 votes
99
Solstafir
Köld

3.96
123 votes
100
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
101
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.95
426 votes
102
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.95
65 votes
103
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.95
64 votes
104
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2480 votes
105
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
106
Prawn
False Institutions

3.94
104 votes
107
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
437 votes
108
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
918 votes
109
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.93
38 votes
110
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.93
38 votes
111
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
52 votes
112
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.93
56 votes
113
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
42 votes
114
Elysian Fields
The Afterlife

3.93
14 votes
115
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.93
121 votes
116
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.93
1109 votes
117
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
40 votes
118
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.92
86 votes
119
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
52 votes
120
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.92
13 votes
121
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
224 votes
122
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.92
116 votes
123
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
124
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.92
24 votes
125
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
214 votes
126
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

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

3.91
98 votes
128
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
186 votes
129
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.91
16 votes
130
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.91
2032 votes
131
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.91
58 votes
132
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
133
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1290 votes
134
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.9
72 votes
135
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1028 votes
136
Desire (CAN)
II

3.9
30 votes
137
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
30 votes
138
Airbag
Identity

3.9
15 votes
139
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.9
15 votes
140
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.9
2100 votes
141
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
79 votes
142
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.9
260 votes
143
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.89
19 votes
144
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.89
42 votes
145
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
146
Supercell
Supercell

3.89
14 votes
147
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
597 votes
148
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.89
304 votes
149
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.89
91 votes
150
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.89
18 votes
151
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.89
62 votes
152
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.89
320 votes
153
Jolly
Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

3.88
13 votes
154
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.88
83 votes
155
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
476 votes
156
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.88
89 votes
157
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.88
63 votes
158
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.88
21 votes
159
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.88
50 votes
160
Kent
Röd

3.88
25 votes
161
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.88
24 votes
162
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
163
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.88
16 votes
164
Transit
Stay Home

3.87
99 votes
165
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
586 votes
166
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.87
237 votes
167
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.87
146 votes
168
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.86
77 votes
169
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
170
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
820 votes
171
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.86
69 votes
172
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
6110 votes
173
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
174
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
175
The xx
xx

3.86
2352 votes
176
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.86
78 votes
177
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
588 votes
178
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
179
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
180
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.86
45 votes
181
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.85
72 votes
182
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
48 votes
183
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.85
54 votes
184
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.85
430 votes
185
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.85
312 votes
186
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.84
674 votes
187
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
188
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.84
70 votes
189
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
19 votes
190
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.84
82 votes
191
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.84
82 votes
192
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.84
50 votes
193
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.84
2430 votes
194
Pinkshinyultrablast
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.84
112 votes
195
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3526 votes
196
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.83
637 votes
197
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.83
1734 votes
198
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
84 votes
199
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.83
78 votes
200
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
42 votes



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