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
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.3
20 votes
04
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.29
14 votes
05
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.28
16 votes
06
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.27
22 votes
07
Bomb the Music Industry!
Scrambles

4.22
492 votes
08
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2712 votes
09
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.2
30 votes
10
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.19
386 votes
11
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.18
22 votes
12
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.18
28 votes
13
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

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

4.18
582 votes
15
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
16
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.14
28 votes
17
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1168 votes
18
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.13
15 votes
19
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
500 votes
20
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.13
18 votes
21
Dorena
Holofon

4.13
16 votes
22
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.12
81 votes
23
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
35 votes
24
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.11
152 votes
25
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

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

4.11
569 votes
27
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
211 votes
28
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.1
30 votes
29
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.1
252 votes
30
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.1
152 votes
31
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.09
202 votes
32
Archives
Decline

4.09
101 votes
33
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.09
17 votes
34
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.09
52 votes
35
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.08
32 votes
36
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.08
104 votes
37
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.08
96 votes
38
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
39
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
40
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.07
870 votes
41
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.07
120 votes
42
Cassino
Kingprince

4.07
30 votes
43
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.07
76 votes
44
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
255 votes
45
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
46
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.06
18 votes
47
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.05
61 votes
48
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
128 votes
49
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.04
24 votes
50
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2514 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
Ben Frost
By the Throat

4.04
113 votes
55
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.03
174 votes
56
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4.03
19 votes
57
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.02
46 votes
58
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

4.02
33 votes
59
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4.01
70 votes
60
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
200 votes
61
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
703 votes
62
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.01
628 votes
63
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4.01
342 votes
64
Mew
No More Stories

4
1026 votes
65
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4
474 votes
66
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

4
288 votes
67
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

4
98 votes
68
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4
32 votes
69
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

4
25 votes
70
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

4
24 votes
71
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4
20 votes
72
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
73
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4
240 votes
74
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.99
94 votes
75
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.99
66 votes
76
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
66 votes
77
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

3.99
36 votes
78
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
241 votes
79
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.99
102 votes
80
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
81
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

3.98
210 votes
82
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.98
148 votes
83
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
24 votes
84
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.98
60 votes
85
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
86
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

3.97
19 votes
87
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.97
215 votes
88
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
14 votes
89
Oneida
Rated O

3.96
13 votes
90
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.96
24 votes
91
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.96
47 votes
92
Solstafir
Köld

3.96
104 votes
93
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.96
414 votes
94
St. Vincent
Actor

3.95
383 votes
95
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.95
31 votes
96
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
97
Prawn
False Institutions

3.95
96 votes
98
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.95
268 votes
99
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.95
183 votes
100
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.94
878 votes
101
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.94
54 votes
102
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.94
36 votes
103
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2323 votes
104
Archive
Controlling Crowds

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

3.94
59 votes
106
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
144 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
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.93
272 votes
110
Paper Route
Absence

3.93
108 votes
111
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.93
20 votes
112
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.93
20 votes
113
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.92
78 votes
114
the GazettE
DIM

3.92
52 votes
115
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.92
39 votes
116
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
50 votes
117
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.92
108 votes
118
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.92
36 votes
119
Kent
Röd

3.92
24 votes
120
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.92
970 votes
121
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.92
659 votes
122
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.92
1240 votes
123
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.92
1067 votes
124
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.92
166 votes
125
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
17 votes
126
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.91
101 votes
127
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.91
217 votes
128
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

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

3.91
88 votes
130
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.91
67 votes
131
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.9
1890 votes
132
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.9
105 votes
133
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.9
55 votes
134
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
135
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
29 votes
136
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
77 votes
137
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.9
110 votes
138
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.89
71 votes
139
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1978 votes
140
Desire (CAN)
II

3.89
28 votes
141
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
142
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
143
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.89
444 votes
144
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
575 votes
145
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.89
62 votes
146
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.89
62 votes
147
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.89
222 votes
148
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.88
17 votes
149
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.88
46 votes
150
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
96 votes
151
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.88
90 votes
152
The xx
xx

3.88
2156 votes
153
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.87
130 votes
154
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.87
50 votes
155
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.87
46 votes
156
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.87
19 votes
157
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.87
394 votes
158
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.86
37 votes
159
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.86
70 votes
160
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5598 votes
161
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.86
18 votes
162
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.86
589 votes
163
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
548 votes
164
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
165
Screaming Females
Power Move

3.86
14 votes
166
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
167
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
776 votes
168
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.86
45 votes
169
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.85
531 votes
170
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.85
24 votes
171
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
642 votes
172
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.85
315 votes
173
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.85
74 votes
174
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.85
292 votes
175
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.85
1546 votes
176
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.84
74 votes
177
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
32 votes
178
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.84
32 votes
179
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.84
612 votes
180
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.84
76 votes
181
Mike Patton
Crank: High Voltage

3.84
25 votes
182
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3320 votes
183
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.83
78 votes
184
The Best Pessimist
I Just Want To Be Your Everything

3.83
15 votes
185
Jay Reatard
Watch Me Fall

3.83
62 votes
186
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
123 votes
187
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.83
206 votes
188
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
322 votes
189
Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

3.83
3146 votes
190
Polvo
In Prism

3.83
49 votes
191
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
988 votes
192
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.82
74 votes
193
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.82
2310 votes
194
Listener
Return to Struggleville

3.82
118 votes
195
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.82
67 votes
196
Washed Out
Life of Leisure

3.82
245 votes
197
The Glorious Unseen
The Hope That Lies In You

3.82
22 votes
198
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.82
19 votes
199
Tides of Man
Empire Theory

3.81
254 votes
200
He Is We
He Is We

3.81
32 votes



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