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
12 votes
04
Dignan
Cheaters and Thieves

4.36
11 votes
05
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.33
18 votes
06
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

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

4.21
2546 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

4.18
542 votes
16
Arstidir
Arstidir

4.18
11 votes
17
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.17
19 votes
18
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 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
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.12
485 votes
24
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.11
72 votes
25
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.11
136 votes
26
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.11
558 votes
27
Cassino
Kingprince

4.1
29 votes
28
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
204 votes
29
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.1
50 votes
30
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.1
156 votes
31
Archives
Decline

4.1
100 votes
32
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.09
94 votes
33
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.09
98 votes
34
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.09
52 votes
35
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.08
248 votes
36
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
179 votes
37
Rx Bandits
Mandala

4.08
598 votes
38
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.08
26 votes
39
Mono
Hymn To The Immortal Wind

4.08
836 votes
40
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.07
112 votes
41
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.07
42 votes
42
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.07
14 votes
43
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
44
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
45
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
120 votes
46
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.05
19 votes
47
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.05
30 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
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.04
26 votes
53
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
54
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4.04
28 votes
55
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.04
14 votes
56
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.03
2422 votes
57
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.03
17 votes
58
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

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

4.02
669 votes
60
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.02
66 votes
61
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

4.01
95 votes
62
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

4.01
60 votes
63
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4.01
336 votes
64
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.01
610 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
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4
21 votes
68
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
69
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
18 votes
70
The Love Language
The Love Language

4
12 votes
71
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

4
12 votes
72
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

4
12 votes
73
Mew
No More Stories

4
491 votes
74
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4
443 votes
75
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
101 votes
76
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.99
144 votes
77
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

3.99
206 votes
78
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
79
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.98
58 votes
80
Prawn
False Institutions

3.98
96 votes
81
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
23 votes
82
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.98
472 votes
83
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.98
395 votes
84
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.98
82 votes
85
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
86
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.97
17 votes
87
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

3.97
33 votes
88
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

3.97
228 votes
89
A Love Like Pi
The Atlas And The Oyster

3.97
15 votes
90
Ben Howard
These Waters

3.97
15 votes
91
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.97
129 votes
92
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.96
71 votes
93
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

3.96
65 votes
94
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
13 votes
95
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.96
205 votes
96
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.96
50 votes
97
Burn the Fleet
The Mistress EP

3.96
12 votes
98
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.96
12 votes
99
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
12 votes
100
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.96
93 votes
101
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
102
Eaststrikewest
Wolvves

3.95
11 votes
103
Hop Along Queen Ansleis
Wretches

3.95
11 votes
104
MUCC
Kyūtai

3.95
11 votes
105
David Crowder Band
Church Music

3.95
21 votes
106
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
107
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.95
201 votes
108
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.94
54 votes
109
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.94
27 votes
110
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
856 votes
111
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.94
35 votes
112
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.94
59 votes
113
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.94
150 votes
114
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.94
50 votes
115
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2201 votes
116
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.94
41 votes
117
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
682 votes
118
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.93
97 votes
119
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
37 votes
120
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.93
172 votes
121
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.93
29 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
Solstafir
Köld

3.93
97 votes
127
the GazettE
DIM

3.92
46 votes
128
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
209 votes
129
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.92
52 votes
130
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.92
54 votes
131
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.92
1210 votes
132
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
50 votes
133
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.92
43 votes
134
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.92
908 votes
135
Olafur Arnalds
Found Songs

3.92
48 votes
136
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.92
18 votes
137
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
12 votes
138
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.92
248 votes
139
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
627 votes
140
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.91
102 votes
141
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.91
1044 votes
142
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.91
83 votes
143
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.91
44 votes
144
Kent
Röd

3.91
22 votes
145
Drugstore Fanatics
What's Born in the Basement

3.91
11 votes
146
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.91
87 votes
147
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
107 votes
148
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.91
246 votes
149
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.91
64 votes
150
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
16 votes
151
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.9
68 votes
152
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.9
93 votes
153
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.9
108 votes
154
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.9
50 votes
155
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
156
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

3.9
15 votes
157
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
79 votes
158
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.9
43 votes
159
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.89
1824 votes
160
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
161
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1908 votes
162
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
163
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.89
27 votes
164
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.89
18 votes
165
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.88
551 votes
166
Desire (CAN)
II

3.88
26 votes
167
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
398 votes
168
The xx
xx

3.88
2062 votes
169
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.88
34 votes
170
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.88
17 votes
171
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.88
531 votes
172
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.88
116 votes
173
Screaming Females
Power Move

3.88
12 votes
174
Amusement Parks On Fire
Young Fight

3.88
12 votes
175
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.87
209 votes
176
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.87
70 votes
177
Polvo
In Prism

3.87
46 votes
178
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.87
309 votes
179
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.87
19 votes
180
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

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

3.86
22 votes
182
Passenger (UK)
Wide Eyes Blind Love

3.86
11 votes
183
Cinnamon Chasers
A Million Miles From Home

3.86
11 votes
184
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Summer Of Fear

3.86
11 votes
185
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5264 votes
186
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.86
86 votes
187
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
539 votes
188
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
189
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.85
392 votes
190
Transit
Stay Home

3.85
89 votes
191
Listener
Return to Struggleville

3.85
120 votes
192
Regina Spektor
Far

3.85
379 votes
193
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
309 votes
194
The Jezabels
The Man Is Dead

3.85
66 votes
195
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.85
1476 votes
196
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.85
117 votes
197
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.85
507 votes
198
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
199
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.84
200 votes
200
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.84
73 votes



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