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The Best Indie Pop Albums of All Time

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

Augie March - Strange Bird
October 14, 2002
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

10.

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

11.

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

12.

The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
August 23, 2005
Critic Score
86
14 reviews

13.

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

14.

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

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

19.

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

20.

Feist - Let It Die
May 18, 2004
Critic Score
85
9 reviews

21.

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
October 21, 2003
Critic Score
85
15 reviews

22.

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

23.

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

24.

HAIM - Women in Music Pt. III
June 26, 2020
Critic Score
84
32 reviews

25.

The Radio Dept. - Lesser Matters
March 4, 2003
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
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