AOTY 2019

2009 Indie Rock Album Releases

2009
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Type
EP (8)
LP (121)
Genre
Ambient (27)
Folk (128)
Hip Hop (95)
House (18)
Indie Rock (135)
Metal (85)
Pop (94)
Punk (21)
R&B (22)
Rock (372)
Mar 3
The Antlers - Hospice
The Antlers
Hospice
82
critic score
(21)
83
user score
(481)
Sep 22
Girls - Album
Girls
Album
81
critic score
(22)
82
user score
(226)
Mar 31
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
It's Blitz!
80
critic score
(27)
81
user score
(220)
Sep 22
Brand New - Daisy
Brand New
Daisy
75
critic score
(12)
81
user score
(157)
Nov 2
Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
Local Natives
Gorilla Manor
76
critic score
(16)
80
user score
(141)
Jan 27
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
70
critic score
(29)
75
user score
(134)
Sep 8
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Wild Beasts
Two Dancers
82
critic score
(22)
82
user score
(111)
Jun 9
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Kasabian
West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
66
critic score
(18)
74
user score
(104)
Apr 7
Metric - Fantasies
Metric
Fantasies
75
critic score
(21)
79
user score
(69)
Jul 6
Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose
Bombay Bicycle Club
I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose
71
critic score
(11)
80
user score
(62)
Mar 24
The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
The Decemberists
The Hazards of Love
73
critic score
(29)
76
user score
(57)
Mar 17
White Lies - To Lose My Life
White Lies
To Lose My Life
60
critic score
(15)
71
user score
(53)
Oct 12
Editors - In This Light & On This Evening
Editors
In This Light & On This Evening
58
critic score
(23)
68
user score
(46)
Sep 8
Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
Yo La Tengo
Popular Songs
80
critic score
(22)
77
user score
(43)
Apr 21
Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything to Nothing
Manchester Orchestra
Mean Everything to Nothing
72
critic score
(14)
75
user score
(41)
Jun 23
Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayer
Sunset Rubdown
Dragonslayer
80
critic score
(19)
82
user score
(39)
Jan 20
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains
80
critic score
(12)
79
user score
(38)
Oct 13
The Temper Trap - Conditions
The Temper Trap
Conditions
77
critic score
(11)
73
user score
(38)
May 18
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Deerhunter
Rainwater Cassette Exchange
80
critic score
(11)
75
user score
(37)
Oct 6
The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come
The Mountain Goats
The Life of the World to Come
80
critic score
(17)
79
user score
(31)
Apr 14
Silversun Pickups - Swoon
Silversun Pickups
Swoon
64
critic score
(19)
76
user score
(29)
Oct 6
Built to Spill - There is No Enemy
Built to Spill
There is No Enemy
75
critic score
(23)
76
user score
(29)
Sep 22
The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love
The Big Pink
A Brief History of Love
72
critic score
(21)
76
user score
(25)
Jan 6
Glasvegas - Glasvegas
Glasvegas
Glasvegas
69
critic score
(21)
75
user score
(24)
Jun 2
Eels - Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire
Eels
Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs of Desire
69
critic score
(19)
71
user score
(22)
Jun 23
Gossip - Music For Men
Gossip
Music For Men
69
critic score
(16)
73
user score
(22)
Jul 7
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Hometowns
72
critic score
(8)
78
user score
(21)
Sep 22
The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead
The Twilight Sad
Forget the Night Ahead
72
critic score
(18)
75
user score
(21)
Oct 13
The Heavy - The House That Dirt Built
The Heavy
The House That Dirt Built
70
critic score
(2)
70
user score
(21)
Jun 15
We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls
We Were Promised Jetpacks
These Four Walls
73
critic score
(15)
80
user score
(20)
Feb 17
Various Artists - Dark Was The Night
Various Artists
Dark Was The Night
79
critic score
(11)
83
user score
(19)
May 4
The Maccabees - Wall of Arms
The Maccabees
Wall of Arms
74
critic score
(13)
72
user score
(19)
Oct 6
The Raveonettes - In and Out of Control
The Raveonettes
In and Out of Control
73
critic score
(14)
79
user score
(19)
Apr 13
Super Furry Animals - Dark Days / Light Years
Super Furry Animals
Dark Days / Light Years
79
critic score
(20)
76
user score
(18)
Jun 23
The Dear Hunter - Act III: Life and Death
The Dear Hunter
Act III: Life and Death
80
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(16)
Aug 4
Julian Plenti - Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper
Julian Plenti
Julian Plenti is... Skyscraper
65
critic score
(25)
65
user score
(15)
Feb 15
Bomb The Music Industry! - SCRAMBLES
Bomb The Music Industry!
SCRAMBLES
74
user score
(14)
Jul 21
Wye Oak - The Knot
Wye Oak
The Knot
74
critic score
(11)
78
user score
(14)
Jul 28
Smith Westerns - The Smith Westerns
Smith Westerns
The Smith Westerns
73
critic score
(6)
74
user score
(14)
Sep 8
Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong
Vivian Girls
Everything Goes Wrong
67
critic score
(21)
72
user score
(14)
Sep 1
David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
David Bazan
Curse Your Branches
81
critic score
(10)
85
user score
(12)
Sep 8
The Cribs - Ignore the Ignorant
The Cribs
Ignore the Ignorant
70
critic score
(16)
75
user score
(12)
Apr 7
The Thermals - Now We Can See
The Thermals
Now We Can See
78
critic score
(20)
74
user score
(11)
Oct 6
No Age - Losing Feeling
No Age
Losing Feeling
78
critic score
(8)
79
user score
(11)
Dec 1
The Bravery - Stir the Blood
The Bravery
Stir the Blood
54
critic score
(10)
59
user score
(10)
Mar 31
Death Cab For Cutie - The Open Door EP
Death Cab For Cutie
The Open Door EP
75
critic score
(8)
78
user score
(9)
May 19
Clues - Clues
Clues
Clues
68
critic score
(9)
76
user score
(9)
Jul 21
The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away
The Fiery Furnaces
I'm Going Away
77
critic score
(25)
76
user score
(9)
Sep 11
The Drums - Summertime!
The Drums
Summertime!
75
critic score
(8)
74
user score
(9)
Apr 7
Telekinesis - Telekinesis!
Telekinesis
Telekinesis!
71
critic score
(9)
77
user score
(8)
Apr 20
Noisettes - Wild Young Hearts
Noisettes
Wild Young Hearts
71
critic score
(12)
71
user score
(8)
Apr 21
Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan
Art Brut
Art Brut vs. Satan
72
critic score
(23)
74
user score
(8)
Jan 19
The Joy Formidable - A Balloon Called Moaning
The Joy Formidable
A Balloon Called Moaning
67
critic score
(4)
74
user score
(7)
Mar 10
Handsome Furs - Face Control
Handsome Furs
Face Control
67
critic score
(15)
78
user score
(7)
Aug 18
Destroyer - Bay of Pigs
Destroyer
Bay of Pigs
80
critic score
(6)
75
user score
(7)
Sep 8
Polvo - In Prism
Polvo
In Prism
75
critic score
(8)
82
user score
(7)
Apr 27
The Enemy - Music for the People
The Enemy
Music for the People
46
critic score
(11)
38
user score
(6)
May 12
Maximo Park - Quicken the Heart
Maximo Park
Quicken the Heart
61
critic score
(16)
66
user score
(6)
Jun 2
Franz Ferdinand - Blood
Franz Ferdinand
Blood
64
critic score
(6)
58
user score
(6)
Jun 2
The Sounds - Crossing The Rubicon
The Sounds
Crossing The Rubicon
49
critic score
(8)
61
user score
(6)
Aug 18
Ramona Falls - Intuit
Ramona Falls
Intuit
77
critic score
(10)
79
user score
(6)
Sep 28
Ian Brown - My Way
Ian Brown
My Way
66
critic score
(10)
56
user score
(6)
Oct 6
Daniel Johnston - Is and Always Was
Daniel Johnston
Is and Always Was
72
critic score
(13)
80
user score
(6)
Oct 16
Various Artists - The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Various Artists
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
69
critic score
(10)
65
user score
(6)
Mar 23
The Rakes - Klang
The Rakes
Klang
67
critic score
(13)
76
user score
(5)
Apr 7
The Veils - Sun Gangs
The Veils
Sun Gangs
70
critic score
(8)
75
user score
(5)
Apr 14
Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart
Ida Maria
Fortress Round My Heart
69
critic score
(18)
74
user score
(5)
Nov 5
Makthaverskan - Makthaverskan
Makthaverskan
Makthaverskan
71
user score
(5)
Jan 11
The Boxer Rebellion - Union
The Boxer Rebellion
Union
70
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(4)
Jan 26
The Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage
The Phantom Band
Checkmate Savage
80
critic score
(9)
79
user score
(4)
Feb 17
The Appleseed Cast - Sagarmatha
The Appleseed Cast
Sagarmatha
70
critic score
(5)
71
user score
(4)
Mar 10
Bishop Allen - Grrr...
Bishop Allen
Grrr...
59
critic score
(12)
61
user score
(4)
Mar 23
1990s - Kicks
1990s
Kicks
61
critic score
(13)
58
user score
(4)
Mar 24
Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health
Harlem Shakes
Technicolor Health
70
critic score
(7)
73
user score
(4)
Apr 20
King Creosote - Flick the Vs
King Creosote
Flick the Vs
81
critic score
(5)
86
user score
(4)
May 11
Graham Coxon - The Spinning Top
Graham Coxon
The Spinning Top
73
critic score
(13)
69
user score
(4)
Sep 21
Alberta Cross - Broken Side of Time
Alberta Cross
Broken Side of Time
63
critic score
(7)
76
user score
(4)
Oct 6
Jemina Pearl - Break It Up
Jemina Pearl
Break It Up
64
critic score
(5)
65
user score
(4)
Feb 2
The View - Which Bitch?
The View
Which Bitch?
51
critic score
(8)
61
user score
(3)
Feb 3
The Von Bondies - Love, Hate, and Then There's You
The Von Bondies
Love, Hate, and Then There's You
63
critic score
(9)
56
user score
(3)
Feb 10
Malajube - Labyrinthes
Malajube
Labyrinthes
69
critic score
(8)
81
user score
(3)
Mar 10
Cursive - Mama, I'm Swollen
Cursive
Mama, I'm Swollen
67
critic score
(14)
76
user score
(3)
Mar 23
Grammatics - Grammatics
Grammatics
Grammatics
80
critic score
(7)
68
user score
(3)
Mar 31
Gomez - A New Tide
Gomez
A New Tide
64
critic score
(13)
68
user score
(3)
Apr 6
Dananananaykroyd - Hey Everyone
Dananananaykroyd
Hey Everyone
79
critic score
(11)
75
user score
(3)
Apr 20
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - 'Em Are I
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
'Em Are I
76
critic score
(13)
79
user score
(3)
May 19
White Rabbits - It's Frightening
White Rabbits
It's Frightening
70
critic score
(18)
80
user score
(3)
Jul 14
The Most Serene Republic  - ...And the Ever Expanding Universe
The Most Serene Republic
...And the Ever Expanding Universe
68
critic score
(6)
73
user score
(3)
Aug 4
Lightning Dust - Infinite Light
Lightning Dust
Infinite Light
73
critic score
(11)
75
user score
(3)
Oct 5
Idlewild - Post Electric Blues
Idlewild
Post Electric Blues
77
critic score
(8)
69
user score
(3)
Oct 6
The Black Heart Procession - Six
The Black Heart Procession
Six
61
critic score
(6)
71
user score
(3)
Oct 20
Alec Ounsworth - Mo Beauty
Alec Ounsworth
Mo Beauty
71
critic score
(11)
62
user score
(3)
Nov 6
Snow Patrol - Up to Now
Snow Patrol
Up to Now
58
critic score
(5)
63
user score
(3)
Feb 3
Heartless Bastards - The Mountain
Heartless Bastards
The Mountain
76
critic score
(9)
79
user score
(2)
Feb 17
Abe Vigoda - Reviver
Abe Vigoda
Reviver
73
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(2)
Mar 3
Wild Light - Adult Nights
Wild Light
Adult Nights
67
critic score
(5)
71
user score
(2)
Mar 9
Starsailor - All the Plans
Starsailor
All the Plans
56
critic score
(7)
62
user score
(2)
Mar 17
An Horse - Rearrange Beds
An Horse
Rearrange Beds
60
critic score
(6)
76
user score
(2)
Mar 24
Swan Lake - Enemy Mine
Swan Lake
Enemy Mine
71
critic score
(13)
86
user score
(2)
Apr 7
Superchunk - Leaves In The Gutter
Superchunk
Leaves In The Gutter
73
critic score
(4)
59
user score
(2)
May 19
Jason Lytle - Yours Truly, The Commuter
Jason Lytle
Yours Truly, The Commuter
72
critic score
(10)
76
user score
(2)
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