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The Best Indie Rock Albums of All Time

1.

Pixies - Doolittle
April 18, 1989
Critic Score
100
6 reviews

2.

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

3.

The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
October 26, 1999
Critic Score
94
7 reviews

4.

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

5.

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

6.

The Wrens - The Meadowlands
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
92
6 reviews

8.

Pixies - Surfer Rosa
March 21, 1988
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

9.

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

10.

The Strokes - Is This It
July 30, 2001
Critic Score
89
13 reviews

11.

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

12.

Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
January 20, 2015
Critic Score
89
41 reviews

13.

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

14.

Pillow Queens - In Waiting
September 25, 2020
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

15.

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

16.

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
June 18, 2020
Critic Score
88
41 reviews

17.

Wilco - Summerteeth
March 9, 1999
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

18.

Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
November 7, 2000
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

19.

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

20.

The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
November 21, 2000
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

21.

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

22.

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

23.

The Icarus Line - All Things Under Heaven
October 2, 2015
Critic Score
87
5 reviews

25.

Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider
July 20, 1998
Critic Score
87
6 reviews
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