Top 100 indie albums



Everyone loves a good list. Amazon. com has posted a list of the top 100 indie albums of all time.

Their criteria:

• One album per artist.

• No EPs or singles, this list is about albums.

• No greatest hits collections or compilations of previously released tracks.

• Nominations must have been originally released on an independent label. Albums released on indies which were later acquired and/or re-released by majors are allowed (like Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, originally released by a pre-1989 major label merger Enigma Records).

Here it is:

1. Bee Thousand by Guided by Voices

2. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel

3. Spiderland by Slint

4. Exile In Guyville by Liz Phair

5. Imperial f.f.r.r. (Deluxe Edition) by Unrest

6. Slanted & Enchanted by Pavement

7. If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle & Sebastian

8. Surfer Rosa by Pixies

9. Either/Or by Elliott Smith

10. Bakesale by Sebadoh

11. 69 Love Songs Volume 1 by The Magnetic Fields

12. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth

13. Michigan by Sufjan Stevens

14. We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes by Death Cab For Cutie

15. I See A Darkness by Bonnie "Prince" Billy

16. No Pocky for Kitty by Superchunk

17. Dig Me Out by Sleater-Kinney

18. Give Up by The Postal Service

19. Kill the Moonlight by Spoon

20. I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One by Yo La Tengo

21. Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground by Bright Eyes

22. Diary by Sunny Day Real Estate

23. Moon Pix by Cat Power

24. Funeral by Arcade Fire

25. Black Candy by Beat Happening

26. The Glow Pt. 2 by The Microphones

27. Yellow House by Grizzly Bear

28. Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven by godspeed you black emperor!

29. 24 Hour Revenge Therapy by Jawbreaker

30. Zen Arcade by HÜsker DÜ

31. Repeater + 3 Songs by Fugazi

32. Let It Be [Expanded Edition] by The Replacements

33. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective

34. Let's Get Out of This Country by Camera Obscura

35. Person Pitch by Panda Bear

36. Our Endless Numbered Days by Iron & Wine

37. When Your Heartstrings Break by Beulah

38. I Am A Bird Now by Antony & The Johnsons

39. You Forgot It In People by Broken Social Scene

40. This Nation's Saving Grace by The Fall

41. Gulag Orkestar by Beirut

42. Mass Romantic [Remastered] by The New Pornographers

43. On by Imperial Teen

44. On Fire by Galaxie 500

45. How Memory Works by Joan Of Arc

46. Advisory Committee by Mirah

47. Red House Painters I by Red House Painters

48. Agaetis Byrjun by Sigur Ros

49. Wild Love by Smog

50. And Don't The Kids Just Love It by Television Personalities

51. Emperor Tomato Ketchup by Stereolab

52. Liberty Belle And The Black Diamond Express by The Go Betweens

53. Sing No Evil by Half Japanese

54. Pussy-Whipped by Bikini Kill

55. The Mysterious Production of Eggs by Andrew Bird

56. The Decline And Fall Of Heavenly by Heavenly

57. Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes by TV On The Radio

58. Fabulous Muscles by Xiu Xiu

59. Set Yourself On Fire by Stars

60. Daddy's Highway by The Bats

61. Neon Golden by The Notwist

62. TNT by Tortoise

63. Destroyer's Rubies by Destroyer

64. Rejoicing in The Hands by Devendra Banhart

65. Coquelicot Asleep In The Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse by Of Montreal

66. Milk Man by Deerhoof

67. Will You Find Me by Ida

68. Oh, Inverted World by The Shins

69. Feast of Wire by Calexico

70. The Fawn by The Sea And Cake

71. Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space by Spiritualized

72. II & III by Camper Van Beethoven

73. The R&B of Membership by The Delta 72

74. The Curtain Hits The Cast by Low

75. Furnace Room Lullaby by Neko Case

76. Jane From Occupied Europe by Swell Maps

77. The Smell Of Our Own by The Hidden Cameras

78. Nothing Feels Good by The Promise Ring

79. De Stijl by The White Stripes

80. The Ugly Organ by Cursive

81. The Sea and the Bells by Rachel's

82. The Last Match by The Aislers Set

83. Save Yourself by Make Up

84. Hearts Of Oak by Ted Leo/Pharmacists

85. Vivian Girls by Vivian Girls

86. Worn Copy by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

87. Cure For Pain by Morphine

88. The Power Out by Electrelane

89. The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom

90. Louden Up Now [Explicit] by (!!! Chk Chik Chick)

91. Gallowsbird's Bark by The Fiery Furnaces

92. Horses In The Sky by Silver Mt. Zion

93. Alligator by The National

94. Waiter: 'You Vultures!' by Portugal The Man

95. The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone by The Apples In Stereo

96. Trans Am by Trans Am

97. Ultimate Alternative Wavers by Built To Spill

98. To Survive by Joan As Police Woman

99. Passover by The Black Angels

100. Dangerous Magical Noise by The Dirtbombs

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