Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009


01
the GazettE
DISTRESS AND COMA -Auditory Impression-

4.69
13 votes
02
Dignan
Cheaters and Thieves

4.4
20 votes
03
Tigers on Trains
Songs By And About Whales

4.4
20 votes
04
Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine

4.37
34 votes
05
Driftless Pony Club
Expert

4.3
30 votes
06
Former Ghosts
Fleurs

4.29
21 votes
07
Soutaiseiriron
Hi-Fi Anatomia

4.29
14 votes
08
Local Natives
Sun Hands

4.28
32 votes
09
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.25
476 votes
10
Dan Mangan
Nice, Nice, Very Nice

4.21
87 votes
11
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
3276 votes
12
The Life and Times
Tragic Boogie

4.18
31 votes
13
Alexi Murdoch
Towards the Sun

4.17
15 votes
14
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.16
687 votes
15
El-Creepo!
El-Creepo!

4.16
25 votes
16
Kellermensch
Kellermensch

4.16
22 votes
17
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.16
1350 votes
18
Ling Tosite Sigure
just A moment

4.15
226 votes
19
Hypomanie
Hypomanie EP

4.15
20 votes
20
Karnivool
Set Fire to the Hive

4.14
21 votes
21
Future of Forestry
Travel II

4.14
37 votes
22
The Brave Little Abacus
Masked Dancers

4.13
73 votes
23
Elora Danan
In The Room Up There

4.13
19 votes
24
John Frusciante
The Empyrean

4.13
555 votes
25
O'Brother
The Death of Day

4.13
354 votes
26
Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

4.12
162 votes
27
The Blue Angel Lounge
The Blue Angel Lounge

4.12
34 votes
28
Metric
Plug In, Plug Out

4.12
26 votes
29
Arstidir
Arstidir

4.12
13 votes
30
Tubelord
Our First American Friends

4.1
115 votes
31
The Paper Chase
Someday This Could All Be Yours Vol.1

4.1
99 votes
32
Archives
Decline

4.1
108 votes
33
P.O.S
Never Better

4.1
610 votes
34
Jordaan Mason and The Horse Museum
Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head

4.09
154 votes
35
Eleventh He Reaches London
Hollow Be My Name

4.09
225 votes
36
Cassino
Kingprince

4.08
30 votes
37
Charles Spearin
The Happiness Project

4.08
24 votes
38
toe
For Long Tomorrow

4.08
288 votes
39
Gavin Castleton
Home

4.08
103 votes
40
Gregory Alan Isakov
This Empty Northern Hemisphere

4.08
60 votes
41
Parabelle
A Summit Borderline/A Drop Oceanic

4.07
73 votes
42
The Tumbled Sea
melody/summer

4.07
37 votes
43
Sotaisei Riron
Hi-Fi Shinsho

4.06
16 votes
44
HRVRD
The Inevitable And I

4.06
306 votes
45
Mono
Hymn to the Immortal Wind

4.06
990 votes
46
Ben Howard
These Waters

4.06
18 votes
47
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing

4.05
2848 votes
48
Sarah Fimm
Red Yellow Sun

4.04
25 votes
49
Jon Gomm
Don't Panic

4.04
26 votes
50
Rhian Sheehan
Standing in Silence

4.04
13 votes
51
Cougar
Patriot

4.04
13 votes
52
Grammatics
Grammatics

4.04
56 votes
53
The Waters Deep Here
Sunden

4.03
30 votes
54
Animal Collective
Fall Be Kind

4.03
727 votes
55
Dorena
Holofon

4.03
19 votes
56
Crippled Black Phoenix
The Resurrectionists / Night Raider

4.02
42 votes
57
The Menzingers
Hold on, Dodge

4.02
116 votes
58
Children of Nova
The Complexity of Light

4.02
141 votes
59
Vic Chesnutt
At The Cut

4.02
25 votes
60
Laura Stevenson
Holy Ghost!

4.02
160 votes
61
Future of Forestry
Travel

4.02
30 votes
62
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death

4.02
1806 votes
63
Sleeping at Last
Storyboards

4.02
124 votes
64
The Republic of Wolves
His Old Branches

4.01
270 votes
65
Kauan
Aava Tuulen Maa

4.01
46 votes
66
Pretend
Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil

4.01
58 votes
67
Mew
No More Stories

4.01
1178 votes
68
From Indian Lakes
The Man With Wooden Legs

4
117 votes
69
Giant Squid
The Ichthyologist

4
237 votes
70
Minus the Bear
Into the Mirror

4
210 votes
71
Akira Kosemura
Polaroid Piano

4
28 votes
72
Sleep Dealer
The Way Home

4
26 votes
73
Wild Nothing
Summer Holiday 7"

4
24 votes
74
Hey Rosetta!
Red Songs

4
18 votes
75
Various Artists (Indie)
Dark Was The Night

3.99
297 votes
76
Relient K
Forget and Not Slow Down

3.99
321 votes
77
Sweet Trip
You Will Never Know Why

3.99
75 votes
78
Sights and Sounds
Monolith

3.99
374 votes
79
The Swell Season
Strict Joy

3.99
71 votes
80
Solstafir
Köld

3.98
144 votes
81
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar

3.98
530 votes
82
the GazettE
DIM

3.98
76 votes
83
All the Day Holiday
The Things We've Grown To Love

3.98
24 votes
84
Manic Street Preachers
Journal For Plague Lovers

3.98
221 votes
85
Cast Spells
Bright Works and Baton

3.98
20 votes
86
This Armistice
(New Breath+New Heartbeat)=Change

3.97
17 votes
87
Circulatory System
Signal Morning

3.97
92 votes
88
David Crowder Band
Church Music

3.96
27 votes
89
Do Make Say Think
Other Truths

3.96
267 votes
90
St. Vincent
Actor

3.96
994 votes
91
Consider the Thief
Signs and Wonders

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

3.96
92 votes
93
Junius
The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist

3.96
224 votes
94
Mouse On The Keys
An Anxious Object

3.96
134 votes
95
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches

3.95
73 votes
96
Paper Route
Absence

3.95
124 votes
97
I Create
Complete Medley

3.95
30 votes
98
Maybeshewill
Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony

3.95
437 votes
99
Archive
Controlling Crowds

3.95
69 votes
100
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

3.95
2666 votes
101
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
World is Yours

3.95
98 votes
102
Ship Thieves
Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves

3.95
19 votes
103
The Dangerous Summer
Reach for the Sun

3.95
254 votes
104
Land Of Talk
Fun And Laughter

3.94
18 votes
105
Planning for Burial
Leaving

3.94
321 votes
106
Parov Stelar
That Swing

3.94
17 votes
107
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers

3.94
330 votes
108
Rooftops
A Forest Of Polarity

3.94
40 votes
109
Noah Gundersen
Saints & Liars

3.94
16 votes
110
Emery
...In Shallow Seas We Sail

3.94
1142 votes
111
Prawn
False Institutions

3.94
108 votes
112
Needtobreathe
The Outsiders

3.94
54 votes
113
fun.
Aim and Ignite

3.93
954 votes
114
Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots

3.92
458 votes
115
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning

3.92
117 votes
116
The Black Atlantic
Reverence for Fallen Trees

3.92
13 votes
117
Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle

3.92
110 votes
118
Irepress
Sol Eye Sea I

3.92
231 votes
119
Rishloo
Feathergun

3.92
358 votes
120
Augury
Fragmentary Evidence

3.92
264 votes
121
All the Empires of the World
Blessings

3.92
42 votes
122
Pomegranates
Everybody, Come Outside!

3.92
24 votes
123
The Reptilian
Boys Life EP

3.91
35 votes
124
Now, Now Every Children
Cars

3.91
29 votes
125
CSTVT
Summer Fences

3.91
322 votes
126
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults

3.91
69 votes
127
Airbag
Identity

3.91
17 votes
128
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer

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

3.91
39 votes
130
Closure in Moscow
First Temple

3.91
771 votes
131
Lifelover
Dekadens

3.91
50 votes
132
Long Distance Calling
Avoid The Light

3.91
138 votes
133
Grizzly Bear
Veckatimest

3.91
2264 votes
134
Sholi
Sholi

3.91
82 votes
135
Soap and Skin
Lovetune for Vacuum

3.91
124 votes
136
Lucero
1372 Overton Park

3.9
21 votes
137
Sucioperro
Pain Agency

3.9
21 votes
138
Matthew Good
Vancouver

3.9
188 votes
139
Blueneck
The Fallen Host

3.9
36 votes
140
Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist

3.9
1350 votes
141
P.S. Eliot
Introverted Romance In Our Troubled Minds

3.9
30 votes
142
Jolly
Forty-six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

3.9
15 votes
143
Dinosaur Jr.
Farm

3.9
1118 votes
144
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs

3.9
58 votes
145
The Twilight Sad
Forget The Night Ahead

3.9
202 votes
146
As Cities Burn
Hell Or High Water

3.9
620 votes
147
Arizmenda
Within the Vacuum of Infinity...

3.89
98 votes
148
Braveyoung
Bloom

3.89
14 votes
149
The Builders and the Butchers
Salvation is a Deep Dark Well

3.89
14 votes
150
Oneida
Rated O

3.89
14 votes
151
Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

3.89
3399 votes
152
Nana Grizol
Love It Love It

3.89
45 votes
153
Coheed and Cambria
Neverender 12%

3.89
49 votes
154
Cheap Girls
My Roaring 20s

3.89
62 votes
155
AJJ
Can't Maintain

3.89
433 votes
156
Balmorhea
All Is Wild, All Is Silent

3.89
61 votes
157
Showbread
The Fear of God

3.88
73 votes
158
Transit
Stay Home

3.88
202 votes
159
Russian Circles
Geneva

3.88
634 votes
160
Brand New
Daisy

3.88
6780 votes
161
Patrick Watson
Wooden Arms

3.88
104 votes
162
Epic45
In All the Empty Houses

3.88
32 votes
163
port-royal
Dying in Time

3.88
16 votes
164
Parov Stelar
Coco

3.87
43 votes
165
The Horrors
Primary Colours

3.87
261 votes
166
A Fine Frenzy
Bomb In A Birdcage

3.87
58 votes
167
Shinobu
Strange Spring Air

3.87
19 votes
168
The Boxer Rebellion
Union

3.87
135 votes
169
Brother/Ghost
Black Ice

3.86
33 votes
170
Freelance Whales
Weathervanes

3.86
327 votes
171
The Jezabels
She's So Hard

3.86
94 votes
172
Supercell
Supercell

3.86
18 votes
173
MUCC
Kyuutai

3.86
18 votes
174
Jeniferever
Spring Tides

3.86
50 votes
175
Deas Vail
Birds & Cages

3.86
78 votes
176
Best Coast
Sun Was High (So Was I)

3.86
21 votes
177
Other Lives
Other Lives

3.86
21 votes
178
Brendan Benson
My Old, Familiar Friend

3.86
14 votes
179
Young the Giant
Shake My Hand

3.85
72 votes
180
Marissa Nadler
Little Hells

3.85
74 votes
181
Regina Spektor
Far

3.85
898 votes
182
Silversun Pickups
Swoon

3.85
2562 votes
183
Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre

3.85
49 votes
184
Kiss Kiss
The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left

3.85
75 votes
185
Thrice
Beggars

3.84
3742 votes
186
Mount Eerie
Wind's Poem

3.84
552 votes
187
He Is We
He Is We

3.84
32 votes
188
Nico Vega
Nico Vega

3.84
16 votes
189
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

3.84
710 votes
190
Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons

3.84
612 votes
191
Kwoon
When The Flowers Were Singing...

3.84
19 votes
192
The xx
xx

3.84
2648 votes
193
Cloudkicker
Portmanteau

3.84
151 votes
194
Miike Snow
Miike Snow

3.83
222 votes
195
Moonlit Sailor
So Close to Life

3.83
99 votes
196
Desire (CAN)
II

3.83
36 votes
197
From Monument To Masses
On Little Known Frequencies

3.83
27 votes
198
Richard Hawley
Truelove's Gutter

3.83
18 votes
199
Bat For Lashes
Two Suns

3.83
366 votes
200
Pianos Become the Teeth
Old Pride

3.83
671 votes



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