Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
02
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.3
30 votes
03
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.29
14 votes
04
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.28
16 votes
05
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.27
22 votes
06
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.26
19 votes
07
Bomb the Music Industry!
Scrambles

4.21
489 votes
08
The Antlers
Hospice

4.21
1339 votes
09
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.2
28 votes
10
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.18
22 votes
11
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.18
28 votes
12
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.18
14 votes
13
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.18
580 votes
14
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.18
374 votes
15
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
16
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1163 votes
17
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.14
28 votes
18
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.13
15 votes
19
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
499 votes
20
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.13
18 votes
21
Dorena
Holofon

4.13
16 votes
22
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
35 votes
23
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.11
567 votes
24
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.11
152 votes
25
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.11
18 votes
26
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.1
29 votes
27
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
208 votes
28
Archives
Decline

4.1
101 votes
29
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.1
81 votes
30
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.1
198 votes
31
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.1
250 votes
32
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.09
152 votes
33
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.09
17 votes
34
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.09
23 votes
35
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.08
50 votes
36
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.08
76 votes
37
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.08
57 votes
38
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
39
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.07
101 votes
40
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
41
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.07
867 votes
42
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.07
96 votes
43
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.07
120 votes
44
Cassino
Kingprince

4.07
30 votes
45
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
254 votes
46
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
47
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.06
18 votes
48
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

4.05
55 votes
49
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
127 votes
50
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2502 votes
51
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
52
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.04
13 votes
53
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.04
27 votes
54
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.04
28 votes
55
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.03
17 votes
56
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
46 votes
57
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

4.02
25 votes
58
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

4.02
33 votes
59
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.01
34 votes
60
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4.01
70 votes
61
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.01
168 votes
62
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
200 votes
63
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
1386 votes
64
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.01
622 votes
65
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4.01
342 votes
66
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

4.01
97 votes
67
Mew
No More Stories

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

4
288 votes
69
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

4
66 votes
70
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
71
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

4
24 votes
72
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
73
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4
461 votes
74
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.99
101 votes
75
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
239 votes
76
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

3.99
238 votes
77
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.99
144 votes
78
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.98
93 votes
79
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.98
60 votes
80
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
81
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

3.98
210 votes
82
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
23 votes
83
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
84
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.97
212 votes
85
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

3.97
19 votes
86
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.97
30 votes
87
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
14 votes
88
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.96
409 votes
89
Prawn
False Institutions

3.96
96 votes
90
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.96
48 votes
91
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.96
181 votes
92
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.96
46 votes
93
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
94
St. Vincent
Actor

3.95
377 votes
95
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
96
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.95
266 votes
97
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.95
19 votes
98
Solstafir
Köld

3.95
103 votes
99
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.94
54 votes
100
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.94
36 votes
101
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.94
36 votes
102
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
876 votes
103
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
140 votes
104
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.94
272 votes
105
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.94
59 votes
106
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2299 votes
107
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
38 votes
108
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.93
261 votes
109
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.93
242 votes
110
Elysian Fields
The Afterlife

3.93
14 votes
111
Paper Route
Absence

3.93
108 votes
112
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.93
20 votes
113
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
215 votes
114
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.92
78 votes
115
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.92
38 votes
116
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
99 votes
117
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.92
1236 votes
118
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.92
654 votes
119
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.92
72 votes
120
Kent
Röd

3.92
24 votes
121
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.92
952 votes
122
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.92
1057 votes
123
the GazettE
DIM

3.91
51 votes
124
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
164 votes
125
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
108 votes
126
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.91
96 votes
127
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
16 votes
128
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.91
16 votes
129
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.91
85 votes
130
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.91
53 votes
131
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.9
1880 votes
132
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.9
71 votes
133
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.9
105 votes
134
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
135
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.9
49 votes
136
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
29 votes
137
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
77 votes
138
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.9
110 votes
139
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1958 votes
140
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.89
440 votes
141
Desire (CAN)
II

3.89
28 votes
142
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
143
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
144
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.89
66 votes
145
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.89
90 votes
146
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
571 votes
147
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.88
60 votes
148
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.88
17 votes
149
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.88
46 votes
150
The xx
xx

3.88
2130 votes
151
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
93 votes
152
Passenger (UK)
Wide Eyes Blind Love

3.88
24 votes
153
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.87
125 votes
154
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.87
220 votes
155
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.87
312 votes
156
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.87
50 votes
157
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.87
46 votes
158
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.87
19 votes
159
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.86
70 votes
160
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.86
392 votes
161
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5532 votes
162
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.86
578 votes
163
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
547 votes
164
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
774 votes
165
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.86
640 votes
166
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
167
Screaming Females
Power Move

3.86
14 votes
168
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
169
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.86
73 votes
170
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.86
522 votes
171
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.86
45 votes
172
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.85
24 votes
173
Polvo
In Prism

3.85
47 votes
174
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.85
1530 votes
175
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.85
287 votes
176
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
73 votes
177
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.85
33 votes
178
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.85
607 votes
179
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.84
64 votes
180
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.84
32 votes
181
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
32 votes
182
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.84
74 votes
183
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3304 votes
184
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
78 votes
185
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.83
33 votes
186
Mike Patton
Crank: High Voltage

3.83
24 votes
187
The Best Pessimist
I Just Want To Be Your Everything

3.83
15 votes
188
Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

3.83
3108 votes
189
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
123 votes
190
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
320 votes
191
Jay Reatard
Watch Me Fall

3.83
61 votes
192
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.83
205 votes
193
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
977 votes
194
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.83
2292 votes
195
Listener
Return to Struggleville

3.82
118 votes
196
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.82
67 votes
197
Washed Out
Life of Leisure

3.82
236 votes
198
The Glorious Unseen
The Hope That Lies In You

3.82
22 votes
199
Tides of Man
Empire Theory

3.82
251 votes
200
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.82
19 votes



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