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The Best Indie Rock Albums of the 2000s

1. The Wrens - The Meadowlands

The Wrens - The Meadowlands
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
94
5 reviews

2. Arcade Fire - Funeral

Arcade Fire - Funeral
September 14, 2004
Critic Score
93
18 reviews

3. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Critic Score
92
12 reviews

4. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump

Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
November 7, 2000
Critic Score
90
7 reviews

5. Low - Things We Lost in the Fire

Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
February 6, 2001
Critic Score
89
7 reviews

6. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica

Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
June 13, 2000
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

7. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
88
13 reviews

8. Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows

Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows
May 9, 2000
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

9. Les Savy Fav - Inches

Les Savy Fav - Inches
April 20, 2004
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

10. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
August 22, 2002
Critic Score
87
10 reviews

11. The Strokes - Is This It

The Strokes - Is This It
August 27, 2001
Critic Score
87
11 reviews

12. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

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

13. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
October 15, 2002
Critic Score
86
10 reviews

14. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos

Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
July 1, 2003
Critic Score
86
8 reviews

15. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
March 22, 2005
Critic Score
86
14 reviews

17. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
June 19, 2001
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

18. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic

The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
November 21, 2000
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

19. The National - Boxer

The National - Boxer
May 22, 2007
Critic Score
85
21 reviews

20. The Notwist - Neon Golden

The Notwist - Neon Golden
January 14, 2002
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

21. The Dismemberment Plan - Change

The Dismemberment Plan - Change
October 23, 2001
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

22. The Libertines - Up The Bracket

The Libertines - Up The Bracket
October 14, 2002
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

23. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
84
13 reviews

24. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
March 9, 2004
Critic Score
84
15 reviews

25. Deerhunter - Microcastle

Deerhunter - Microcastle
August 19, 2008
Critic Score
84
27 reviews
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