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

4.32
28 votes
04
Driftless Pony Club
Expert

4.32
28 votes
05
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
3124 votes
06
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.17
478 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
659 votes
09
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.15
1304 votes
10
Fall of Efrafa
Inle

4.15
224 votes
11
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
12
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.13
30 votes
13
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.13
15 votes
14
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.13
338 votes
15
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.13
20 votes
16
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.12
548 votes
17
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
18
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.11
90 votes
19
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.11
36 votes
20
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
37 votes
21
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

4.1
69 votes
22
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.09
22 votes
23
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.09
222 votes
24
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.09
50 votes
25
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.09
34 votes
26
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.09
162 votes
27
Archives
Decline

4.08
107 votes
28
Cassino
Kingprince

4.08
30 votes
29
Dorena
Holofon

4.08
19 votes
30
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.08
102 votes
31
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.08
109 votes
32
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
271 votes
33
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.07
296 votes
34
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.07
22 votes
35
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.07
99 votes
36
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.06
116 votes
37
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.06
971 votes
38
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.06
57 votes
39
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.05
2706 votes
40
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.05
37 votes
41
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.05
66 votes
42
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.05
29 votes
43
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.04
120 votes
44
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
25 votes
45
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.04
26 votes
46
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
47
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.04
41 votes
48
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.03
138 votes
49
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.03
62 votes
50
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.03
31 votes
51
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.02
704 votes
52
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.02
23 votes
53
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
50 votes
54
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.02
113 votes
55
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
29 votes
56
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
1742 votes
57
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.01
56 votes
58
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4
210 votes
59
Mew
No More Stories

4
1128 votes
60
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4
262 votes
61
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
212 votes
62
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4
146 votes
63
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

4
41 votes
64
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
65
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4
26 votes
66
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7"

4
24 votes
67
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4
22 votes
68
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

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

4
19 votes
70
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
71
Ben Howard
These Waters

4
16 votes
72
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
297 votes
73
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.99
150 votes
74
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
71 votes
75
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.99
237 votes
76
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.98
368 votes
77
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

3.98
511 votes
78
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.98
311 votes
79
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

3.98
24 votes
80
Solstafir
Köld

3.98
135 votes
81
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

3.98
22 votes
82
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
83
the GazettE
DIM

3.97
74 votes
84
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.97
250 votes
85
MUCC
Kyuutai

3.97
16 votes
86
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.97
316 votes
87
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.96
125 votes
88
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.96
209 votes
89
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
90
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.96
63 votes
91
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.96
68 votes
92
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.95
435 votes
93
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2585 votes
94
Paper Route
Absence

3.95
122 votes
95
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

3.95
106 votes
96
St. Vincent
Actor

3.95
914 votes
97
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
98
Prawn
False Institutions

3.94
104 votes
99
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.94
17 votes
100
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
200 votes
101
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
947 votes
102
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.94
41 votes
103
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.94
88 votes
104
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.94
40 votes
105
Airbag
Identity

3.94
16 votes
106
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
53 votes
107
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.93
105 votes
108
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.93
1125 votes
109
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.93
41 votes
110
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.92
13 votes
111
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
227 votes
112
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.92
102 votes
113
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.92
120 votes
114
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.92
216 votes
115
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.92
72 votes
116
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
117
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.91
316 votes
118
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
752 votes
119
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
129 votes
120
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.91
39 votes
121
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.91
404 votes
122
Sholi
Sholi

3.91
81 votes
123
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.91
2108 votes
124
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.91
32 votes
125
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.91
16 votes
126
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.91
353 votes
127
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
128
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.9
196 votes
129
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1320 votes
130
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1080 votes
131
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.9
45 votes
132
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.9
30 votes
133
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.9
15 votes
134
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.9
2152 votes
135
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
610 votes
136
Jolly
Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

3.89
14 votes
137
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
138
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.89
264 votes
139
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.89
95 votes
140
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.89
81 votes
141
Shinobu
Strange Spring Air

3.89
18 votes
142
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.89
49 votes
143
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.89
31 votes
144
The Wonder Years
I Refuse to Sink: A Collection of Prior Recordings

3.89
22 votes
145
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.89
184 votes
146
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.88
104 votes
147
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
498 votes
148
Desire (CAN)
II

3.88
34 votes
149
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
200 votes
150
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.88
62 votes
151
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
247 votes
152
Brand New
Daisy

3.88
6442 votes
153
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.88
24 votes
154
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.88
20 votes
155
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.88
16 votes
156
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.87
71 votes
157
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.87
626 votes
158
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.87
46 votes
159
Epic45
In All the Empty Houses

3.87
30 votes
160
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.86
321 votes
161
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
162
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
163
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
164
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.86
57 votes
165
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.86
138 votes
166
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
878 votes
167
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.86
84 votes
168
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
169
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
170
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
171
Nine Black Alps
Locked Out From The Inside

3.86
14 votes
172
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.85
96 votes
173
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
72 votes
174
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.85
600 votes
175
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.85
160 votes
176
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
704 votes
177
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
76 votes
178
The xx
xx

3.85
2546 votes
179
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.85
2508 votes
180
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.85
42 votes
181
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.84
90 votes
182
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.84
218 votes
183
He Is We
He Is We

3.84
32 votes
184
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions
Through the Devil Softly

3.84
32 votes
185
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
186
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.84
150 votes
187
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.84
70 votes
188
Thrice
Beggars

3.83
3692 votes
189
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
1139 votes
190
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.83
75 votes
191
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes
192
Sore Eyelids
Sore Eyelids EP

3.83
18 votes
193
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.83
18 votes
194
Supercell
Supercell

3.83
15 votes
195
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
361 votes
196
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.83
659 votes
197
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.83
1824 votes
198
Patrick Wolf
The Bachelor

3.83
84 votes
199
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
86 votes
200
Oceana
Birth.Eater

3.83
383 votes



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