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The Best Indie Pop Albums of the 1990s

1. Denim - Back in Denim

Denim - Back in Denim
November 11, 1992
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

2. The Cardigans - Life

The Cardigans - Life
March 1, 1995
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

3. Morrissey - Bona Drag

Morrissey - Bona Drag
October 15, 1990
Critic Score
93
4 reviews

5. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
September 7, 1999
Critic Score
90
9 reviews

6. Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
November 18, 1996
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

8. Sleeper - The It Girl

Sleeper - The It Girl
May 6, 1996
Critic Score
90
1 review

9. Edwyn Collins - Gorgeous George

Edwyn Collins - Gorgeous George
September 13, 1994
Critic Score
90
1 review

10. James - Laid

James - Laid
October 5, 1993
Critic Score
90
1 review

12. Shack - Waterpistol

Shack - Waterpistol
October 16, 1995
Critic Score
90
1 review

13. The House of Love - The House of Love

The House of Love - The House of Love
January 1, 1990
Critic Score
90
1 review

14. The 6ths - Wasps' Nests

The 6ths - Wasps' Nests
March 21, 1995
Critic Score
87
5 reviews

15. The Auteurs - New Wave

The Auteurs - New Wave
February 22, 1993
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

16. The Sundays - Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

The Sundays - Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic
January 15, 1990
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

17. of Montreal - The Gay Parade

of Montreal - The Gay Parade
February 16, 1999
Critic Score
86
2 reviews

18. Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet

Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet
August 9, 1994
Critic Score
86
2 reviews

19. Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha

Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha
September 1, 1991
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

20. Galaxie 500 - This is Our Music

Galaxie 500 - This is Our Music
January 1, 1990
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

21. Saint Etienne - So Tough

Saint Etienne - So Tough
March 9, 1993
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

22. Belle & Sebastian - The Boy with the Arab Strap

Belle & Sebastian - The Boy with the Arab Strap
September 7, 1998
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

23. Beulah - When Your Heartstrings Break

Beulah - When Your Heartstrings Break
March 9, 1999
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

24. The Magnetic Fields - Holiday

The Magnetic Fields - Holiday
September 27, 1994
Critic Score
84
2 reviews

25. They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18

They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18
March 24, 1992
Critic Score
81
3 reviews
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