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The Best Indie Pop Albums of the 1980s

1.

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
June 16, 1986
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

2.

The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
November 12, 1984
Critic Score
100
3 reviews

3.

The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
August 1, 1988
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

5.

The House of Love - The House of Love
January 1, 1988
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

6.

Felt - Forever Breathes the Lonely Word
September 0, 1986
Critic Score
92
2 reviews

7.

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20, 1984
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

8.

The Go-Betweens - Spring Hill Fair
January 1, 1984
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

9.

Felt - Me and a Monkey on the Moon
November 13, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review

10.

Galaxie 500 - Today
January 1, 1988
Critic Score
88
2 reviews

12.

Beat Happening - Beat Happening
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

13.

The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
March 30, 1987
Critic Score
85
3 reviews

14.

They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
November 4, 1986
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

15.

The Smiths - This Charming Man
October 31, 1983
Critic Score
80
1 review

16.

Felt - The Pictorial Jackson Review
March 0, 1988
Critic Score
80
1 review

17.

The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
May 19, 1986
Critic Score
80
1 review

19.

Felt - Poem of the River
June 0, 1987
Critic Score
80
1 review

20.

The Smiths - The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
September 16, 1985
Critic Score
80
1 review

21.

Dolly Mixture - Demonstration Tapes
Critic Score
80
1 review

22.

The Feelies - The Good Earth
January 1, 1986
Critic Score
76
2 reviews

23.

10,000 Maniacs - Blind Man's Zoo
May 19, 1989
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

24.

Prefab Sprout - SWOON
March 1, 1984
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

25.

The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
February 11, 1985
Critic Score
74
3 reviews
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