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The Best Indie Rock Albums of 2021

1.

Snail Mail - Valentine
November 5, 2021
Critic Score
82
26 reviews

2.

Indigo De Souza - Any Shape You Take
August 27, 2021
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

3.

The Coral - Coral Island
April 30, 2021
Critic Score
81
14 reviews

4.

Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
February 26, 2021
Critic Score
81
35 reviews

5.

illuminati hotties - Let Me Do One More
October 1, 2021
Critic Score
81
14 reviews

6.

The War on Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore
October 29, 2021
Critic Score
81
31 reviews

7.

Lauran Hibberd - Goober
July 30, 2021
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

8.

Foxing - Draw Down the Moon
August 6, 2021
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

9.

Lucy Dacus - Home Video
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
80
27 reviews

11.

Ducks Ltd. - Modern Fiction
October 1, 2021
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

12.

Bachelor - Doomin’ Sun
May 28, 2021
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

13.

Pom Pom Squad - Death of a Cheerleader
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

14.

Mannequin Pussy - Perfect
May 21, 2021
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

15.

TORRES - Thirstier
July 30, 2021
Critic Score
79
18 reviews

16.

Goat Girl - On All Fours
January 29, 2021
Critic Score
79
26 reviews

17.

Luke Haines - Setting The Dogs On The Post Punk Postman
April 30, 2021
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

18.

Kiwi Jr. - Cooler Returns
January 22, 2021
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

19.

Du Blonde - Homecoming
April 2, 2021
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

21.

Squirrel Flower - Planet (i)
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

22.

Cloud Nothings - The Shadow I Remember
February 26, 2021
Critic Score
77
18 reviews

23.

Deap Vally - Marriage
November 19, 2021
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

24.

Parquet Courts - Sympathy for Life
October 22, 2021
Critic Score
76
26 reviews

25.

Geese - Projector
October 29, 2021
Critic Score
76
6 reviews
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