Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.67
18 votes
02
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.42
26 votes
03
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.42
13 votes
04
Dignan
Cheaters and Thieves

4.36
11 votes
05
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.33
18 votes
06
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.33
18 votes
07
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.29
17 votes
08
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.29
24 votes
09
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.25
12 votes
10
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.23
20 votes
11
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.21
14 votes
12
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.21
336 votes
13
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2550 votes
14
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.2
20 votes
15
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.19
543 votes
16
Arstidir
Arstidir

4.18
11 votes
17
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
18
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.15
19 votes
19
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.14
28 votes
20
Dorena
Holofon

4.14
14 votes
21
The Cambiata
The Cambiata

4.14
14 votes
22
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1120 votes
23
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.13
15 votes
24
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.12
50 votes
25
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.12
73 votes
26
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.12
483 votes
27
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.11
558 votes
28
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.1
134 votes
29
Cassino
Kingprince

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

4.1
204 votes
31
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.1
156 votes
32
Archives
Decline

4.1
100 votes
33
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.09
94 votes
34
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.09
98 votes
35
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.08
248 votes
36
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
179 votes
37
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.08
50 votes
38
Rx Bandits
Mandala

4.08
598 votes
39
Mono
Hymn To The Immortal Wind

4.07
835 votes
40
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
27 votes
41
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.07
112 votes
42
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.07
42 votes
43
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
44
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
45
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.05
19 votes
46
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.05
30 votes
47
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
121 votes
48
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

4.05
31 votes
49
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.05
238 votes
50
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.04
78 votes
51
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.04
35 votes
52
Hop Along Queen Ansleis
Wretches

4.04
12 votes
53
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.04
26 votes
54
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
55
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4.04
28 votes
56
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.04
14 votes
57
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.03
2422 votes
58
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.03
68 votes
59
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.03
17 votes
60
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

4.02
24 votes
61
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.02
667 votes
62
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

4.01
95 votes
63
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

4.01
60 votes
64
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4.01
336 votes
65
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

4.01
288 votes
66
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
198 votes
67
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4
611 votes
68
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4
21 votes
69
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
70
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
18 votes
71
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

4
12 votes
72
The Love Language
The Love Language

4
12 votes
73
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

4
12 votes
74
Mew
No More Stories

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

4
444 votes
76
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
101 votes
77
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.99
144 votes
78
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

3.99
206 votes
79
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
80
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.98
58 votes
81
Prawn
False Institutions

3.98
96 votes
82
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
23 votes
83
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.98
472 votes
84
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.98
82 votes
85
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
86
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.97
396 votes
87
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.97
17 votes
88
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

3.97
33 votes
89
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

3.97
228 votes
90
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.97
258 votes
91
Ben Howard
These Waters

3.96
28 votes
92
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.96
206 votes
93
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

3.96
65 votes
94
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
13 votes
95
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.96
50 votes
96
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
12 votes
97
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.96
12 votes
98
Burn the Fleet
The Mistress EP

3.96
12 votes
99
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.96
93 votes
100
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
101
Eaststrikewest
Wolvves

3.95
11 votes
102
MUCC
Kyūtai

3.95
11 votes
103
David Crowder Band
Church Music

3.95
21 votes
104
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
105
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.95
201 votes
106
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.94
54 votes
107
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.94
27 votes
108
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
856 votes
109
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.94
174 votes
110
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.94
35 votes
111
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.94
59 votes
112
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.94
150 votes
113
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.94
50 votes
114
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
686 votes
115
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2201 votes
116
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.94
41 votes
117
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.93
97 votes
118
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.93
55 votes
119
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
37 votes
120
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
44 votes
121
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.93
58 votes
122
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
36 votes
123
Paper Route
Absence

3.93
100 votes
124
The Menzingers
Hold on, Dodge

3.93
70 votes
125
Elysian Fields
The Afterlife

3.93
14 votes
126
A Love Like Pi
The Atlas And The Oyster

3.93
14 votes
127
Solstafir
Köld

3.93
97 votes
128
the GazettE
DIM

3.92
46 votes
129
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
209 votes
130
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.92
52 votes
131
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.92
1206 votes
132
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
50 votes
133
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.92
912 votes
134
Olafur Arnalds
Found Songs

3.92
48 votes
135
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.92
18 votes
136
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
12 votes
137
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.92
250 votes
138
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
628 votes
139
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.91
102 votes
140
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.91
1043 votes
141
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.91
83 votes
142
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.91
44 votes
143
Kent
Röd

3.91
22 votes
144
Drugstore Fanatics
What's Born in the Basement

3.91
11 votes
145
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
109 votes
146
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.91
87 votes
147
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.91
246 votes
148
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.91
64 votes
149
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
16 votes
150
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.9
68 votes
151
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.9
93 votes
152
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.9
108 votes
153
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.9
50 votes
154
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

3.9
15 votes
155
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
156
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
79 votes
157
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.9
43 votes
158
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
159
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.89
1828 votes
160
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
161
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1910 votes
162
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.89
27 votes
163
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.89
18 votes
164
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.88
551 votes
165
Desire (CAN)
II

3.88
26 votes
166
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
398 votes
167
The xx
xx

3.88
2060 votes
168
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.88
34 votes
169
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.88
17 votes
170
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.88
116 votes
171
Amusement Parks On Fire
Young Fight

3.88
12 votes
172
Screaming Females
Power Move

3.88
12 votes
173
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.87
534 votes
174
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.87
209 votes
175
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.87
70 votes
176
Polvo
In Prism

3.87
46 votes
177
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.87
309 votes
178
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.87
19 votes
179
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.87
71 votes
180
Passenger (UK)
Wide Eyes Blind Love

3.86
22 votes
181
The Glorious Unseen
The Hope That Lies In You

3.86
22 votes
182
Cinnamon Chasers
A Million Miles From Home

3.86
11 votes
183
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Summer Of Fear

3.86
11 votes
184
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5282 votes
185
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.86
86 votes
186
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
540 votes
187
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
188
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.85
392 votes
189
Transit
Stay Home

3.85
89 votes
190
Listener
Return to Struggleville

3.85
120 votes
191
Regina Spektor
Far

3.85
379 votes
192
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
309 votes
193
The Jezabels
The Man Is Dead

3.85
66 votes
194
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.85
1480 votes
195
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.85
117 votes
196
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.85
508 votes
197
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
198
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.84
200 votes
199
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.84
73 votes
200
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.84
588 votes



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