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The Best Indie Pop Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
June 16th, 1986
USER SCORE
91
867 reviews

2. Galaxie 500 - Today

Galaxie 500 - Today
January 1st, 1988
USER SCORE
85
70 reviews

3. The Smiths - The Smiths

The Smiths - The Smiths
February 20th, 1984
USER SCORE
85
416 reviews

4. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder

The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
February 11th, 1985
USER SCORE
84
355 reviews

5. Prefab Sprout - SWOON

Prefab Sprout - SWOON
March 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
82
6 reviews

6. The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane

The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
August 1st, 1988
USER SCORE
81
16 reviews

9. The Feelies - The Good Earth

The Feelies - The Good Earth
January 1st, 1986
USER SCORE
80
10 reviews

10. Felt - Forever Breathes the Lonely Word

Felt - Forever Breathes the Lonely Word
September 0th, 1986
USER SCORE
80
26 reviews

11. Felt - Poem of the River

Felt - Poem of the River
June 0th, 1987
USER SCORE
79
8 reviews

13. Orange Juice - Rip It Up

Orange Juice - Rip It Up
November 1st, 1982
USER SCORE
77
15 reviews

14. Beat Happening - Beat Happening

Beat Happening - Beat Happening
January 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
77
24 reviews

15. The Go-Betweens - Tallulah

The Go-Betweens - Tallulah
June 1st, 1987
USER SCORE
77
7 reviews

16. Felt - Me and a Monkey on the Moon

Felt - Me and a Monkey on the Moon
November 13th, 1989
USER SCORE
76
6 reviews

17. They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
November 4th, 1986
USER SCORE
76
26 reviews

18. The Go-Betweens - Spring Hill Fair

The Go-Betweens - Spring Hill Fair
January 1st, 1984
USER SCORE
76
5 reviews

20. The House of Love - The House of Love

The House of Love - The House of Love
January 1st, 1988
USER SCORE
75
17 reviews

21. 10,000 Maniacs - Blind Man's Zoo

10,000 Maniacs - Blind Man's Zoo
May 19th, 1989
USER SCORE
74
6 reviews

22. Pulp - Freaks

Pulp - Freaks
May 1st, 1987
USER SCORE
73
17 reviews

23. Pulp - It

Pulp - It
April 1st, 1983
USER SCORE
64
16 reviews
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