Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.68
19 votes
02
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.42
26 votes
03
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.42
13 votes
04
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
05
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.33
24 votes
06
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.33
18 votes
07
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.29
17 votes
08
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.23
13 votes
09
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.23
20 votes
10
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.22
350 votes
11
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2572 votes
12
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.2
20 votes
13
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.18
550 votes
14
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
15
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.15
19 votes
16
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.14
28 votes
17
Dorena
Holofon

4.14
14 votes
18
The Cambiata
The Cambiata

4.14
14 votes
19
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1125 votes
20
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.13
15 votes
21
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.12
74 votes
22
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.12
484 votes
23
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.11
559 votes
24
Cassino
Kingprince

4.1
29 votes
25
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
205 votes
26
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.1
138 votes
27
Archives
Decline

4.1
101 votes
28
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.1
156 votes
29
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.09
98 votes
30
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.09
95 votes
31
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.09
183 votes
32
Rx Bandits
Mandala

4.08
601 votes
33
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.08
250 votes
34
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.08
50 votes
35
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.08
114 votes
36
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.08
51 votes
37
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.08
845 votes
38
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.07
42 votes
39
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
40
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
41
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4.07
30 votes
42
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
43
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.05
19 votes
44
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.05
30 votes
45
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
123 votes
46
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.04
35 votes
47
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.04
242 votes
48
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.04
26 votes
49
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
50
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.04
14 votes
51
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.03
2446 votes
52
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.03
166 votes
53
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.03
68 votes
54
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.03
17 votes
55
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.02
23 votes
56
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

4.02
24 votes
57
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.01
675 votes
58
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

4.01
95 votes
59
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

4.01
62 votes
60
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4.01
336 votes
61
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

4.01
288 votes
62
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
198 votes
63
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4
614 votes
64
Mew
No More Stories

4
494 votes
65
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
18 votes
66
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
67
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4
446 votes
68
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
101 votes
69
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.99
144 votes
70
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

3.99
232 votes
71
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

3.99
207 votes
72
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
73
Prawn
False Institutions

3.98
96 votes
74
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.98
474 votes
75
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
23 votes
76
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.98
84 votes
77
Kent
Röd

3.98
20 votes
78
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
79
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.97
399 votes
80
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

3.97
34 votes
81
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.97
17 votes
82
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.97
130 votes
83
Ben Howard
These Waters

3.96
28 votes
84
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.96
207 votes
85
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

3.96
65 votes
86
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.96
52 votes
87
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
13 votes
88
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.96
93 votes
89
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
90
David Crowder Band
Church Music

3.95
21 votes
91
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.95
73 votes
92
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
93
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.95
201 votes
94
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.95
856 votes
95
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.95
28 votes
96
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.94
175 votes
97
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.94
52 votes
98
Paper Route
Absence

3.94
102 votes
99
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.94
59 votes
100
St. Vincent
Actor

3.94
696 votes
101
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2213 votes
102
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.94
41 votes
103
Solstafir
Köld

3.93
98 votes
104
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.93
97 votes
105
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.93
62 votes
106
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.93
44 votes
107
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.93
58 votes
108
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
36 votes
109
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.93
36 votes
110
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.93
154 votes
111
Elysian Fields
The Afterlife

3.93
14 votes
112
A Love Like Pi
The Atlas And The Oyster

3.93
14 votes
113
the GazettE
DIM

3.92
46 votes
114
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
210 votes
115
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.92
52 votes
116
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.92
1212 votes
117
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

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

3.92
38 votes
119
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.92
50 votes
120
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.92
252 votes
121
Olafur Arnalds
Found Songs

3.92
48 votes
122
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.92
18 votes
123
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.92
637 votes
124
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.91
914 votes
125
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.91
105 votes
126
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.91
249 votes
127
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.91
83 votes
128
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.91
88 votes
129
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.91
66 votes
130
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.91
44 votes
131
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.91
1044 votes
132
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
109 votes
133
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
16 votes
134
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

3.91
16 votes
135
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.9
68 votes
136
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.9
109 votes
137
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.9
93 votes
138
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.9
50 votes
139
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
140
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
79 votes
141
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.9
34 votes
142
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.9
43 votes
143
Desire (CAN)
II

3.89
28 votes
144
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.89
28 votes
145
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
146
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.89
1836 votes
147
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1924 votes
148
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
149
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.89
18 votes
150
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.89
400 votes
151
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.89
88 votes
152
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
554 votes
153
The xx
xx

3.88
2066 votes
154
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.88
17 votes
155
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.88
116 votes
156
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.88
72 votes
157
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.87
211 votes
158
Polvo
In Prism

3.87
46 votes
159
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.87
309 votes
160
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.87
19 votes
161
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.87
545 votes
162
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.87
71 votes
163
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5312 votes
164
The Glorious Unseen
The Hope That Lies In You

3.86
22 votes
165
Passenger (UK)
Wide Eyes Blind Love

3.86
22 votes
166
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
540 votes
167
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
168
Transit
Stay Home

3.86
90 votes
169
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.85
392 votes
170
Regina Spektor
Far

3.85
382 votes
171
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.85
314 votes
172
Listener
Return to Struggleville

3.85
120 votes
173
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.85
1484 votes
174
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.85
511 votes
175
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.85
23 votes
176
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
177
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
16 votes
178
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.84
73 votes
179
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.84
590 votes
180
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
1607 votes
181
Jay Reatard
Watch Me Fall

3.84
59 votes
182
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.84
31 votes
183
The Jezabels
The Man Is Dead

3.84
68 votes
184
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.84
200 votes
185
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
117 votes
186
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.83
72 votes
187
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.83
72 votes
188
The Best Pessimist
I Just Want To Be Your Everything

3.83
15 votes
189
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.83
2283 votes
190
Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones

3.83
65 votes
191
Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

3.83
3008 votes
192
Algernon Cadwallader
Fun

3.83
105 votes
193
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.82
951 votes
194
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.82
31 votes
195
Ben Kweller
Changing Horses

3.82
28 votes
196
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.82
314 votes
197
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.82
52 votes
198
He Is We
He Is We

3.81
32 votes
199
Washed Out
Life of Leisure

3.81
225 votes
200
Twin Atlantic
Vivarium

3.81
168 votes



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