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
Driftless Pony Club
Expert

4.3
30 votes
06
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.3
20 votes
07
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.23
30 votes
08
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.21
458 votes
09
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2992 votes
10
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.19
18 votes
11
Bomb the Music Industry!
Scrambles

4.19
522 votes
12
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

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

4.16
640 votes
14
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
15
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.15
19 votes
16
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.15
1252 votes
17
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.14
42 votes
18
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.14
21 votes
19
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.14
14 votes
20
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.14
294 votes
21
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.13
30 votes
22
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
15 votes
23
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.13
87 votes
24
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
530 votes
25
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.12
156 votes
26
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
27
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.11
202 votes
28
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.11
18 votes
29
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
37 votes
30
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.1
589 votes
31
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
218 votes
32
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

4.1
61 votes
33
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.09
22 votes
34
Archives
Decline

4.09
105 votes
35
Dorena
Holofon

4.09
17 votes
36
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.09
47 votes
37
Cassino
Kingprince

4.08
30 votes
38
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
254 votes
39
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.08
102 votes
40
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4.08
92 votes
41
MUCC
Kyuutai

4.07
14 votes
42
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.07
286 votes
43
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.06
930 votes
44
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.06
98 votes
45
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.06
26 votes
46
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.05
29 votes
47
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.05
120 votes
48
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.05
2634 votes
49
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.04
117 votes
50
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.04
132 votes
51
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
24 votes
52
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
53
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.03
48 votes
54
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.03
68 votes
55
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.03
36 votes
56
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
679 votes
57
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
58
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
1588 votes
59
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4.01
226 votes
60
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.01
40 votes
61
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
204 votes
62
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4.01
254 votes
63
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
1086 votes
64
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
104 votes
65
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

4
152 votes
66
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4
51 votes
67
Grammatics
Grammatics

4
48 votes
68
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
69
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

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

4
19 votes
71
The Wonder Years
I Refuse to Sink: A Collection of Prior Recordings

4
19 votes
72
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
73
Ben Howard
These Waters

4
16 votes
74
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
294 votes
75
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

3.99
506 votes
76
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
244 votes
77
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
68 votes
78
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.99
34 votes
79
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.98
294 votes
80
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.98
229 votes
81
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.98
354 votes
82
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

3.98
24 votes
83
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

3.98
24 votes
84
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

3.98
22 votes
85
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
86
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.97
37 votes
87
the GazettE
DIM

3.97
67 votes
88
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.97
116 votes
89
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
90
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.96
145 votes
91
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.96
69 votes
92
Paper Route
Absence

3.96
114 votes
93
Solstafir
Köld

3.96
125 votes
94
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.96
199 votes
95
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.96
427 votes
96
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
97
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.95
65 votes
98
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2488 votes
99
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.95
102 votes
100
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
101
Prawn
False Institutions

3.94
104 votes
102
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
440 votes
103
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
184 votes
104
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.94
41 votes
105
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.94
145 votes
106
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
924 votes
107
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.93
38 votes
108
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
52 votes
109
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.93
70 votes
110
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.93
56 votes
111
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
42 votes
112
Elysian Fields
The Afterlife

3.93
14 votes
113
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.93
118 votes
114
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.93
1109 votes
115
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.92
86 votes
116
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
52 votes
117
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.92
13 votes
118
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.92
123 votes
119
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
224 votes
120
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.92
38 votes
121
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
122
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
214 votes
123
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.91
98 votes
124
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
719 votes
125
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
184 votes
126
Sholi
Sholi

3.91
80 votes
127
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.91
16 votes
128
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.9
2048 votes
129
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
130
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1032 votes
131
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1294 votes
132
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
31 votes
133
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.9
258 votes
134
Desire (CAN)
II

3.9
30 votes
135
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.9
25 votes
136
Airbag
Identity

3.9
15 votes
137
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.9
15 votes
138
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.9
2102 votes
139
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.9
306 votes
140
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
599 votes
141
Jolly
Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

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

3.89
14 votes
143
Supercell
Supercell

3.89
14 votes
144
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.89
91 votes
145
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.89
59 votes
146
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.89
18 votes
147
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.89
31 votes
148
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
478 votes
149
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.88
43 votes
150
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.88
90 votes
151
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.88
63 votes
152
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.88
21 votes
153
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.88
50 votes
154
Kent
Röd

3.88
25 votes
155
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
237 votes
156
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.88
83 votes
157
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.88
24 votes
158
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.88
20 votes
159
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
160
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.88
16 votes
161
Transit
Stay Home

3.87
198 votes
162
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
589 votes
163
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.87
46 votes
164
Brand New
Daisy

3.87
6156 votes
165
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
166
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.86
69 votes
167
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
826 votes
168
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
169
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
170
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.86
78 votes
171
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.86
147 votes
172
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
173
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
174
The xx
xx

3.86
2362 votes
175
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.85
72 votes
176
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
48 votes
177
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.85
591 votes
178
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.85
315 votes
179
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.85
54 votes
180
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
76 votes
181
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.84
432 votes
182
He Is We
He Is We

3.84
32 votes
183
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
184
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3558 votes
185
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.84
70 votes
186
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
19 votes
187
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.84
82 votes
188
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.84
50 votes
189
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.84
680 votes
190
Pinkshinyultrablast
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.84
112 votes
191
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.84
2436 votes
192
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.84
86 votes
193
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.83
1746 votes
194
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
84 votes
195
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.83
78 votes
196
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes
197
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids EP

3.83
18 votes
198
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.83
638 votes
199
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.83
82 votes
200
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
352 votes



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