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The Best Indie Rock Albums of the 1990s

1. The Wedding Present - Seamonsters

The Wedding Present - Seamonsters
May 28, 1991
Critic Score
100
1 review

2. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville

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

3. The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I

The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
October 26, 1999
Critic Score
95
8 reviews

4. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted

Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
April 20, 1992
Critic Score
93
4 reviews

5. Built to Spill - There's Nothing Wrong with Love

Built to Spill - There's Nothing Wrong with Love
September 13, 1994
Critic Score
92
2 reviews

8. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand

Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
June 21, 1994
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

9. Beat Happening - You Turn Me On

Beat Happening - You Turn Me On
October 2, 1992
Critic Score
91
2 reviews

10. Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle

Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle
November 23, 1993
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

11. Walt Mink - El Producto

Walt Mink - El Producto
January 16, 1996
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

12. The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps

The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
August 31, 1993
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

13. S.F. Seals - Truth Walks in Sleepy Shadows

S.F. Seals - Truth Walks in Sleepy Shadows
September 12, 1995
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

14. The Sea and Cake - The Sea and Cake

The Sea and Cake - The Sea and Cake
September 16, 1994
Critic Score
90
1 review

15. Yo La Tengo - Painful

Yo La Tengo - Painful
October 5, 1993
Critic Score
90
1 review

16. Superchunk - No Pocky for Kitty

Superchunk - No Pocky for Kitty
October 30, 1991
Critic Score
90
1 review

17. Smog - Wild Love

Smog - Wild Love
March 27, 1995
Critic Score
90
1 review

18. The Wedding Present - Watusi

The Wedding Present - Watusi
September 17, 1994
Critic Score
90
1 review

19. Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Strangers from the Universe

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Strangers from the Universe
September 12, 1994
Critic Score
90
1 review

20. Yo La Tengo - Fakebook

Yo La Tengo - Fakebook
July 3, 1990
Critic Score
90
1 review

21. The Sea and Cake - Nassau

The Sea and Cake - Nassau
January 0, 1995
Critic Score
90
1 review

22. Wilco - Summerteeth

Wilco - Summerteeth
March 9, 1999
Critic Score
89
6 reviews

23. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
February 2, 1994
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

24. Chavez - Ride the Fader

Chavez - Ride the Fader
November 5, 1996
Critic Score
89
3 reviews

25. Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs

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