Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.54
24 votes
02
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
03
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.39
28 votes
04
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.33
18 votes
05
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.29
14 votes
06
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.28
16 votes
07
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.26
19 votes
08
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.23
13 votes
09
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.23
364 votes
10
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.21
21 votes
11
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2636 votes
12
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.18
22 votes
13
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.18
562 votes
14
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.18
28 votes
15
DM Stith
Heavy Ghost

4.16
17 votes
16
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
17
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

4.14
28 votes
18
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1148 votes
19
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.13
15 votes
20
Dorena
Holofon

4.13
15 votes
21
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
492 votes
22
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.12
54 votes
23
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.11
35 votes
24
P.O.S.
Never Better

4.11
562 votes
25
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.11
80 votes
26
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.1
192 votes
27
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.1
154 votes
28
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.1
29 votes
29
Cassino
Kingprince

4.1
29 votes
30
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.1
205 votes
31
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.1
148 votes
32
Archives
Decline

4.1
102 votes
33
Horseback
The Invisible Mountain

4.09
49 votes
34
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.09
44 votes
35
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.09
256 votes
36
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

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

4.08
96 votes
38
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.08
100 votes
39
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.07
101 votes
40
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.07
863 votes
41
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.07
28 votes
42
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.07
116 votes
43
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.06
24 votes
44
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.06
16 votes
45
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
250 votes
46
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.06
26 votes
47
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4.05
19 votes
48
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.05
19 votes
49
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.05
125 votes
50
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.04
2476 votes
51
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
52
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.04
27 votes
53
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4.03
86 votes
54
Karkwa
Le Volume du Vent

4.03
32 votes
55
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

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

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

4.01
1364 votes
58
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

4.01
96 votes
59
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.01
617 votes
60
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

4.01
62 votes
61
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
498 votes
62
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4.01
198 votes
63
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

4
338 votes
64
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

4
285 votes
65
Gazpacho
Tick Tock

4
67 votes
66
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7'

4
24 votes
67
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
68
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

4
18 votes
69
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

4
17 votes
70
Hop Along Queen Ansleis
Wretches

4
13 votes
71
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

4
448 votes
72
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

4
100 votes
73
Therapy?
Crooked Timber

3.99
59 votes
74
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

3.99
234 votes
75
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

3.99
73 votes
76
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

3.99
35 votes
77
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.99
237 votes
78
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.98
59 votes
79
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

3.98
211 votes
80
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

3.98
23 votes
81
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
82
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.97
95 votes
83
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.97
17 votes
84
The Dangerous Summer
Reach For The Sun

3.97
210 votes
85
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.96
408 votes
86
Ben Howard
These Waters

3.96
14 votes
87
Simple Minds
Graffiti Soul

3.96
13 votes
88
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.96
132 votes
89
Prawn
False Institutions

3.96
96 votes
90
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.96
48 votes
91
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Smoking Acid

3.95
22 votes
92
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.95
20 votes
93
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.95
58 votes
94
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.95
29 votes
95
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.95
867 votes
96
Solstafir
Köld

3.95
102 votes
97
St. Vincent
Actor

3.95
718 votes
98
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.94
45 votes
99
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.94
176 votes
100
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.94
2256 votes
101
Paper Route
Absence

3.94
104 votes
102
The Speed of Sound in Seawater
Blue Version

3.94
76 votes
103
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

3.94
59 votes
104
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.93
138 votes
105
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.93
38 votes
106
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.93
268 votes
107
Sunlight Ascending
All the Memories, All at Once

3.93
36 votes
108
the GazettE
DIM

3.93
49 votes
109
Kent
Röd

3.93
21 votes
110
Elysian Fields
The Afterlife

3.93
14 votes
111
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
213 votes
112
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.92
57 votes
113
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.92
38 votes
114
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.92
647 votes
115
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.92
1228 votes
116
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.92
926 votes
117
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.92
255 votes
118
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.92
18 votes
119
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.91
1054 votes
120
Faunts
Feel.Love.Thinking.Of.

3.91
70 votes
121
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.91
29 votes
122
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
110 votes
123
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

3.91
97 votes
124
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.91
17 votes
125
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.91
88 votes
126
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.91
164 votes
127
Olafur Arnalds
Found Songs

3.91
49 votes
128
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.91
54 votes
129
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.91
96 votes
130
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.91
16 votes
131
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
111 votes
132
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.9
47 votes
133
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.9
83 votes
134
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.9
105 votes
135
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.9
70 votes
136
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.9
60 votes
137
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.9
15 votes
138
Sholi
Sholi

3.9
78 votes
139
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.89
1860 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
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
1938 votes
143
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.89
69 votes
144
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.89
565 votes
145
Nothing More
The Few Not Fleeting

3.89
64 votes
146
Flood of Red
Leaving Everything Behind

3.89
44 votes
147
Weatherbox
The Cosmic Drama

3.89
35 votes
148
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.89
122 votes
149
Screaming Females
Power Move

3.88
13 votes
150
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.88
17 votes
151
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.88
414 votes
152
The xx
xx

3.88
2114 votes
153
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.88
217 votes
154
Ramona Falls
Intuit

3.88
72 votes
155
Passenger (UK)
Wide Eyes Blind Love

3.88
24 votes
156
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.87
312 votes
157
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.87
50 votes
158
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.87
46 votes
159
BLK JKS
After Robots

3.87
19 votes
160
Transit
Stay Home

3.87
91 votes
161
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

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

3.87
71 votes
163
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

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

3.86
22 votes
165
Brand New
Daisy

3.86
5456 votes
166
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.86
638 votes
167
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.86
390 votes
168
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.86
542 votes
169
PINKSHINYULTRABLAST
Happy Songs For Happy Zombies

3.86
64 votes
170
In Case of Fire
Align the Planets

3.86
21 votes
171
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
172
Regina Spektor
Far

3.86
774 votes
173
Polvo
In Prism

3.85
47 votes
174
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

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

3.85
23 votes
176
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.85
72 votes
177
Florence and the Machine
Lungs

3.85
1504 votes
178
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.85
517 votes
179
Japandroids
Post-Nothing

3.85
600 votes
180
Wild Nothing
Cloudbusting 7"

3.84
32 votes
181
Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence

3.84
73 votes
182
Cave In
Planets of Old

3.84
200 votes
183
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.84
31 votes
184
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3274 votes
185
The Jezabels
The Man Is Dead

3.84
68 votes
186
Listener
Return to Struggleville

3.84
122 votes
187
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.83
270 votes
188
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.83
117 votes
189
Jay Reatard
Watch Me Fall

3.83
60 votes
190
The Best Pessimist
I Just Want To Be Your Everything

3.83
15 votes
191
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
315 votes
192
Chevelle
Sci-Fi Crimes

3.83
964 votes
193
Alice in Chains
Black Gives Way to Blue

3.83
3064 votes
194
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.83
2292 votes
195
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.82
74 votes
196
Ben Kweller
Changing Horses

3.82
28 votes
197
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.82
14 votes
198
Algernon Cadwallader
Fun

3.82
108 votes
199
Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones

3.82
66 votes
200
David Crowder Band
Church Music

3.82
22 votes



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