Best Indie Rock Albums of All Time

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1. The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I

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The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
October 26, 1999
Critic Score
97
8 reviews

2. The Notwist - Neon Golden

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The Notwist - Neon Golden
February 25, 2003
Critic Score
95
6 reviews

3. Arcade Fire - Funeral

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Arcade Fire - Funeral
September 14, 2004
Critic Score
95
8 reviews

4. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

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Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
February 2, 1994
Critic Score
93
6 reviews

5. The Wrens - The Meadowlands

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The Wrens - The Meadowlands
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
93
6 reviews

6. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

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Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
April 22, 1997
Critic Score
90
6 reviews

7. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love

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Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
January 20, 2015
Critic Score
90
23 reviews

8. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump

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Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
November 7, 2000
Critic Score
89
6 reviews

9. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

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Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
August 22, 2002
Critic Score
89
12 reviews

10. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica

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Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
June 13, 2000
Critic Score
89
6 reviews

11. The Olivia Tremor Control - Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle

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The Olivia Tremor Control - Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle
August 6, 1996
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

12. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out

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Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
April 8, 1997
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

13. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

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Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
February 21, 2006
Critic Score
88
9 reviews

14. Cat Power - You Are Free

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Cat Power - You Are Free
February 18, 2003
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

15. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

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Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

16. Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co.

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Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co.
March 4, 2003
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

17. Sebadoh - III

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Sebadoh - III
August 16, 1991
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

18. The Strokes - Is This It

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The Strokes - Is This It
October 9, 2001
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

19. Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle

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Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle
November 23, 1993
Critic Score
88
8 reviews

20. St. Vincent - St. Vincent

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St. Vincent - St. Vincent
February 25, 2014
Critic Score
87
25 reviews

21. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Critic Score
87
24 reviews

22. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

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The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
September 13, 2004
Critic Score
87
12 reviews

23. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

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Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
87
9 reviews

24. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

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The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
March 18, 2014
Critic Score
87
24 reviews

25. The National - High Violet

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The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Critic Score
87
24 reviews

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NOTE: Albums must be rated by at least 5 publications to be included in this list.
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