Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
the GazettE
DISTRESS AND COMA -Auditory Impression-

4.69
13 votes
02
Dignan
Cheaters and Thieves

4.4
20 votes
03
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
04
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.33
30 votes
05
Driftless Pony Club
Expert

4.32
28 votes
06
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.22
480 votes
07
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
3246 votes
08
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.17
15 votes
09
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.17
682 votes
10
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.16
1347 votes
11
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
12
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

4.13
24 votes
13
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.13
20 votes
14
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.12
555 votes
15
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
16
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.1
534 votes
17
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.09
70 votes
18
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.09
34 votes
19
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.08
24 votes
20
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
287 votes
21
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.08
226 votes
22
Sotaisei Riron
Hi-Fi Shinsho

4.07
14 votes
23
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.07
92 votes
24
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.07
2906 votes
25
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.06
166 votes
26
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
307 votes
27
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.06
18 votes
28
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.05
988 votes
29
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.05
236 votes
30
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.05
104 votes
31
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.05
101 votes
32
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.05
119 votes
33
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
25 votes
34
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.04
26 votes
35
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.04
26 votes
36
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
37
Rhian Sheehan
Standing in Silence

4.04
13 votes
38
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.03
67 votes
39
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.03
139 votes
40
Archives
Decline

4.03
111 votes
41
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

4.03
74 votes
42
Dorena
Holofon

4.03
19 votes
43
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.03
720 votes
44
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

4.02
41 votes
45
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.02
42 votes
46
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.02
69 votes
47
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.02
23 votes
48
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.02
23 votes
49
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.02
23 votes
50
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
51
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.02
59 votes
52
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
1810 votes
53
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.01
38 votes
54
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4.01
264 votes
55
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
1176 votes
56
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4
117 votes
57
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4
235 votes
58
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

4
154 votes
59
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4
38 votes
60
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4
38 votes
61
Cassino
Kingprince

4
31 votes
62
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4
28 votes
63
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4
24 votes
64
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7"

4
24 votes
65
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
66
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4
212 votes
67
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
297 votes
68
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

3.99
158 votes
69
Solstafir
Köld

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

3.99
59 votes
71
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

3.98
33 votes
72
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

3.98
526 votes
73
Grammatics
Grammatics

3.98
54 votes
74
the GazettE
DIM

3.98
76 votes
75
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

3.98
24 votes
76
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.98
185 votes
77
Circulatory System
Signal Morning

3.98
92 votes
78
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

3.98
124 votes
79
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
80
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.97
220 votes
81
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.97
72 votes
82
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.97
18 votes
83
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

3.97
34 votes
84
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.97
262 votes
85
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.96
221 votes
86
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.96
106 votes
87
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.96
132 votes
88
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.96
256 votes
89
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.96
92 votes
90
St. Vincent
Actor

3.96
966 votes
91
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.95
502 votes
92
Prawn
False Institutions

3.95
106 votes
93
Paper Route
Absence

3.95
124 votes
94
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.95
72 votes
95
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2657 votes
96
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.95
438 votes
97
I Create
Complete Medley

3.95
30 votes
98
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

3.95
30 votes
99
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.95
69 votes
100
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.95
330 votes
101
Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

3.95
19 votes
102
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.95
323 votes
103
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
104
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
210 votes
105
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
967 votes
106
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.94
40 votes
107
Airbag
Identity

3.94
16 votes
108
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

3.94
16 votes
109
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

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

3.93
1138 votes
111
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.93
50 votes
112
The Menzingers
Hold on, Dodge

3.93
117 votes
113
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
41 votes
114
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.93
230 votes
115
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.92
117 votes
116
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.92
108 votes
117
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.92
48 votes
118
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.92
36 votes
119
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
226 votes
120
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.91
29 votes
121
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.91
39 votes
122
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.91
2244 votes
123
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
771 votes
124
Sholi
Sholi

3.91
82 votes
125
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.91
324 votes
126
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
124 votes
127
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
133 votes
128
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
129
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.9
21 votes
130
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.9
188 votes
131
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
36 votes
132
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1108 votes
133
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.9
100 votes
134
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
135
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1358 votes
136
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.9
97 votes
137
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.9
202 votes
138
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
617 votes
139
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.89
84 votes
140
Jolly
Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

3.89
14 votes
141
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
142
Oneida
Rated O

3.89
14 votes
143
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.89
14 votes
144
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
3390 votes
145
Shinobu
Strange Spring Air

3.89
18 votes
146
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.89
49 votes
147
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.89
62 votes
148
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.89
44 votes
149
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.88
26 votes
150
Brand New
Daisy

3.88
6788 votes
151
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.88
60 votes
152
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.88
17 votes
153
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
200 votes
154
David Crowder Band
Church Music

3.88
25 votes
155
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
257 votes
156
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.88
58 votes
157
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.88
104 votes
158
Epic45
In All the Empty Houses

3.88
32 votes
159
AJJ
Can't Maintain

3.87
426 votes
160
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
639 votes
161
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.87
135 votes
162
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
163
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.86
327 votes
164
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.86
94 votes
165
MUCC
Kyuutai

3.86
18 votes
166
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
167
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
168
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
169
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.86
2592 votes
170
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.86
73 votes
171
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
896 votes
172
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
79 votes
173
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
72 votes
174
Supercell
Supercell

3.85
17 votes
175
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.85
74 votes
176
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.85
50 votes
177
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
710 votes
178
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.85
93 votes
179
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.85
611 votes
180
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.85
162 votes
181
He Is We
He Is We

3.84
32 votes
182
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
183
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.84
76 votes
184
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.84
19 votes
185
The xx
xx

3.84
2638 votes
186
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.84
151 votes
187
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.84
44 votes
188
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.84
544 votes
189
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.84
221 votes
190
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3764 votes
191
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.83
99 votes
192
Desire (CAN)
II

3.83
36 votes
193
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes
194
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
Through the Devil Softly

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

3.83
18 votes
196
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
1152 votes
197
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
365 votes
198
Oceana
Birth.Eater

3.83
389 votes
199
Patrick Wolf
The Bachelor

3.83
84 votes
200
Washed Out
Life of Leisure

3.83
288 votes



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