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
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.33
30 votes
04
Driftless Pony Club
Expert

4.32
28 votes
05
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.21
474 votes
06
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
3168 votes
07
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.17
15 votes
08
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.16
667 votes
09
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.16
1334 votes
10
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
11
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
15 votes
12
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.13
20 votes
13
Amanda Jenssen
Happyland

4.13
16 votes
14
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.12
348 votes
15
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.12
552 votes
16
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
17
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.11
90 votes
18
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.11
28 votes
19
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

4.1
71 votes
20
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
223 votes
21
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.09
22 votes
22
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.09
226 votes
23
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.09
34 votes
24
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.09
115 votes
25
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.09
162 votes
26
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.08
53 votes
27
Archives
Decline

4.08
108 votes
28
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.08
36 votes
29
Cassino
Kingprince

4.08
30 votes
30
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
277 votes
31
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.08
300 votes
32
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.08
103 votes
33
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.07
65 votes
34
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.07
37 votes
35
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.06
974 votes
36
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.06
2726 votes
37
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.06
62 votes
38
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.06
18 votes
39
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.05
29 votes
40
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
25 votes
41
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.04
26 votes
42
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
43
Rhian Sheehan
Standing in Silence

4.04
13 votes
44
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.03
62 votes
45
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.03
31 votes
46
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.03
139 votes
47
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.03
712 votes
48
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.02
42 votes
49
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.02
23 votes
50
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.02
23 votes
51
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.02
23 votes
52
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
53
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
1784 votes
54
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.01
38 votes
55
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4.01
264 votes
56
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
1166 votes
57
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4
114 votes
58
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4
236 votes
59
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

4
154 votes
60
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4
124 votes
61
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4
59 votes
62
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
63
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4
28 votes
64
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

4
26 votes
65
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7"

4
24 votes
66
Dorena
Holofon

4
20 votes
67
Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
19 votes
68
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
69
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4
212 votes
70
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
297 votes
71
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

3.99
152 votes
72
Circulatory System
Signal Morning

3.99
92 votes
73
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.99
42 votes
74
Solstafir
Köld

3.99
136 votes
75
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.99
67 votes
76
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

3.98
517 votes
77
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.98
368 votes
78
Grammatics
Grammatics

3.98
52 votes
79
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.98
245 votes
80
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

3.98
24 votes
81
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

3.98
22 votes
82
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.98
218 votes
83
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.98
315 votes
84
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
85
the GazettE
DIM

3.97
76 votes
86
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.97
72 votes
87
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.97
105 votes
88
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.96
257 votes
89
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.96
217 votes
90
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
91
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.96
71 votes
92
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.96
91 votes
93
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.95
130 votes
94
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.95
42 votes
95
Paper Route
Absence

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

3.95
437 votes
97
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2617 votes
98
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
99
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
926 votes
100
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.94
35 votes
101
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
208 votes
102
Prawn
False Institutions

3.94
104 votes
103
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.94
326 votes
104
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.94
17 votes
105
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.94
40 votes
106
Airbag
Identity

3.94
16 votes
107
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
955 votes
108
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
53 votes
109
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.93
1131 votes
110
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.93
29 votes
111
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.93
106 votes
112
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.93
458 votes
113
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.93
227 votes
114
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
41 votes
115
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.92
111 votes
116
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.92
122 votes
117
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
216 votes
118
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.92
72 votes
119
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
120
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.91
316 votes
121
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
763 votes
122
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.91
39 votes
123
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.91
2140 votes
124
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
132 votes
125
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.91
33 votes
126
Sholi
Sholi

3.91
81 votes
127
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.91
262 votes
128
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.91
16 votes
129
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.9
357 votes
130
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
131
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.9
47 votes
132
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.9
26 votes
133
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1336 votes
134
David Crowder Band
Church Music

3.9
25 votes
135
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
136
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.9
3267 votes
137
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.9
198 votes
138
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1110 votes
139
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.9
184 votes
140
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.9
96 votes
141
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
617 votes
142
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.89
84 votes
143
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.89
14 votes
144
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
145
The Wonder Years
I Refuse to Sink: A Collection of Prior Recordings

3.89
23 votes
146
Shinobu
Strange Spring Air

3.89
18 votes
147
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.89
49 votes
148
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.89
96 votes
149
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.88
60 votes
150
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.88
141 votes
151
MUCC
Kyuutai

3.88
17 votes
152
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
200 votes
153
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.88
58 votes
154
Brand New
Daisy

3.88
6550 votes
155
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
250 votes
156
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.88
104 votes
157
Epic45
In All the Empty Houses

3.88
32 votes
158
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
159
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.87
62 votes
160
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
633 votes
161
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.87
516 votes
162
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.87
92 votes
163
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
164
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.86
327 votes
165
Desire (CAN)
II

3.86
36 votes
166
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
167
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
168
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.86
96 votes
169
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
170
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
171
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.86
73 votes
172
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
72 votes
173
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.85
48 votes
174
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
706 votes
175
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
78 votes
176
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.85
74 votes
177
Regina Spektor
Far

3.85
888 votes
178
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.85
160 votes
179
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.85
2529 votes
180
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.84
218 votes
181
He Is We
He Is We

3.84
32 votes
182
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
183
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.84
609 votes
184
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.84
76 votes
185
The xx
xx

3.84
2598 votes
186
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

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

3.84
43 votes
188
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes
189
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids EP

3.83
18 votes
190
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.83
18 votes
191
Supercell
Supercell

3.83
15 votes
192
Thrice
Beggars

3.83
3732 votes
193
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
1149 votes
194
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.83
664 votes
195
Oceana
Birth.Eater

3.83
387 votes
196
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
364 votes
197
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.83
1846 votes
198
Patrick Wolf
The Bachelor

3.83
84 votes
199
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
86 votes
200
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.82
114 votes



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