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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2009

1. Nirvana - Live at Reading

Nirvana - Live at Reading
November 3, 2009
Critic Score
93
13 reviews

3. Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions

Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions
November 9, 2009
Critic Score
81
11 reviews

5. Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits

Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits
November 3, 2009
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

6. Soulsavers - Broken

Soulsavers - Broken
August 17, 2009
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

7. R.E.M. - Live At The Olympia

R.E.M. - Live At The Olympia
October 27, 2009
Critic Score
77
12 reviews

8. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
August 25, 2009
Critic Score
77
33 reviews

9. Morrissey - Years of Refusal

Morrissey - Years of Refusal
February 17, 2009
Critic Score
77
24 reviews

10. Idlewild - Post Electric Blues

Idlewild - Post Electric Blues
October 5, 2009
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

11. Paramore - Brand New Eyes

Paramore - Brand New Eyes
September 29, 2009
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

12. Say Anything - Say Anything

Say Anything - Say Anything
November 3, 2009
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

13. Death Cab For Cutie - The Open Door EP

Death Cab For Cutie - The Open Door EP
March 31, 2009
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

14. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
June 23, 2009
Critic Score
75
26 reviews

15. Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications

Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
May 19, 2009
Critic Score
75
21 reviews

16. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
November 17, 2009
Critic Score
74
22 reviews

17. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)

Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
June 30, 2009
Critic Score
74
24 reviews

19. Sonic Youth - The Eternal

Sonic Youth - The Eternal
June 9, 2009
Critic Score
73
23 reviews

21. The Dead Weather - Horehound

The Dead Weather - Horehound
July 14, 2009
Critic Score
72
23 reviews

22. Doves - Kingdom of Rust

Doves - Kingdom of Rust
April 7, 2009
Critic Score
71
21 reviews

23. Bob Mould - Life and Times

Bob Mould - Life and Times
April 7, 2009
Critic Score
71
11 reviews

25. The Minus 5 - Killingsworth

The Minus 5 - Killingsworth
July 7, 2009
Critic Score
71
7 reviews
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