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The Best Indie Rock Albums of All Time

1. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville

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

2. The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I

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

3. The Wrens - The Meadowlands

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

4. Arcade Fire - Funeral

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

5. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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

7. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand

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

8. Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle

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

9. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump

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

10. Wilco - Summerteeth

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

11. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Critic Score
89
36 reviews

12. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

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

13. Low - Things We Lost in the Fire

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

14. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica

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

15. Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs

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

16. Elastica - Elastica

Elastica - Elastica
March 13, 1995
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

17. The Xcerts - Hold on to Your Heart

The Xcerts - Hold on to Your Heart
January 19, 2018
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

18. Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary

Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
May 10, 1994
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

19. Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows

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

20. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love

Sleater-Kinney - No Cities to Love
January 20, 2015
Critic Score
87
33 reviews

21. Les Savy Fav - Inches

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

23. Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider

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

24. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

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

25. The Strokes - Is This It

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