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The Best Indie Pop Albums of All Time

1. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5, 2005
Critic Score
92
20 reviews

2. The Smiths - The Smiths

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

3. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

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

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

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

5. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump

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

6. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
August 23, 2005
Critic Score
89
12 reviews

7. The 6ths - Wasps' Nests

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

8. The Clean - Anthology

The Clean - Anthology
January 21, 2003
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

9. St. Vincent - St. Vincent

St. Vincent - St. Vincent
February 25, 2014
Critic Score
87
36 reviews

11. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 13, 2011
Critic Score
87
33 reviews

12. Feist - Let It Die

Feist - Let It Die
May 18, 2004
Critic Score
86
7 reviews

13. Destroyer - Kaputt

Destroyer - Kaputt
January 25, 2011
Critic Score
86
26 reviews

15. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
June 19, 2001
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

16. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
June 9, 2009
Critic Score
85
32 reviews

17. El Perro Del Mar - El Perro Del Mar

El Perro Del Mar - El Perro Del Mar
April 10, 2006
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

18. The Smiths - The Sound of The Smiths

The Smiths - The Sound of The Smiths
November 10, 2008
Critic Score
85
11 reviews

19. Orange Juice - Coals to Newcastle

Orange Juice - Coals to Newcastle
November 8, 2010
Critic Score
85
8 reviews

20. The xx - xx

The xx - xx
October 6, 2009
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

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

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

22. A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder

A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder
June 8, 2004
Critic Score
84
9 reviews

23. Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow

Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
January 18, 2019
Critic Score
84
35 reviews

24. The American Analog Set - Know By Heart

The American Analog Set - Know By Heart
September 4, 2001
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

25. The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir

The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir
March 10, 2017
Critic Score
84
17 reviews
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