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The Best Indie Pop Albums of All Time

1.

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
July 5, 2005
Critic Score
93
22 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
91
10 reviews

5.

Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
February 1, 1980
Critic Score
90
8 reviews

6.

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

9.

Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
November 7, 2000
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

11.

Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee
June 4, 2021
Critic Score
86
27 reviews

12.

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

13.

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
June 9, 2009
Critic Score
86
35 reviews

14.

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
September 12, 2011
Critic Score
86
37 reviews

15.

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

16.

PinkPantheress - to hell with it
October 15, 2021
Critic Score
86
12 reviews

17.

Mitski - Be the Cowboy
August 17, 2018
Critic Score
86
39 reviews

18.

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

19.

The xx - xx
August 17, 2009
Critic Score
85
25 reviews

20.

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

21.

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

22.

The Notwist - Neon Golden
January 14, 2002
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

23.

Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
September 27, 2005
Critic Score
85
14 reviews

24.

Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
January 18, 2019
Critic Score
85
45 reviews

25.

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