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The Best Indie Rock Albums of All Time

1. The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I

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The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
October 26, 1999
Critic Score
96
8 reviews

2. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville

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Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
June 22, 1993
Critic Score
96
5 reviews

3. Arcade Fire - Funeral

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

4. 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
91
7 reviews

5. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Critic Score
91
11 reviews

6. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love

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

7. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

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The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
August 23, 2005
Critic Score
89
11 reviews

8. Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary

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Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
May 10, 1994
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

9. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump

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

10. Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle

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Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle
November 23, 1993
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

11. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica

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

12. Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs

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Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

13. The Strokes - Is This It

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

14. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

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Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
August 22, 2002
Critic Score
88
9 reviews

15. Les Savy Fav - Inches

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Les Savy Fav - Inches
April 20, 2004
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

16. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out

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

17. Cat Power - You Are Free

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

18. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

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Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
February 2, 1994
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

19. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Critic Score
88
30 reviews

20. Low - Things We Lost in the Fire

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Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
February 6, 2001
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

21. St. Vincent - St. Vincent

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St. Vincent - St. Vincent
February 25, 2014
Critic Score
88
30 reviews

22. 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
6 reviews

23. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

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Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
February 21, 2006
Critic Score
87
11 reviews

24. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

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

25. Sebadoh - III

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Sebadoh - III
August 16, 1991
Critic Score
87
5 reviews

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