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Best Indie Rock Albums

My favorite "indie" albums that I've listen to so far. Ratings based on ralbum as a whole, not just rthe band. No EPs are included. As rAlways, suggestions are welcome
40The Flaming Lips

Its really weird and out there, but with an open mind it has some real gems
In Rainbows

Radioheads worst album since Pablo. Thats not saying much, this is really
38Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

Great all around album from Broken Social Scene. Not the best or anything
37The Shins
Wincing the Night Away

Good Indie Pop album, but some of the songs in the middle are forgettable
36Built to Spill
Perfect From Now On

Very jam-rock oriented. Fun to listen to when you want something like that

Ratatat's most memorable album
34Built to Spill
You in Reverse

Has some of Built to Spill's most poppy songs. A few hit or miss songs though.
33 Modest Mouse
This Is A Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About

This one is amazing at its best, mediocre/bad at its worst
The Five Ghosts

A very good, calming, not-to-intense album. The vocals are alittle bland at

Great Album from start to finish. Still leaves alittle to be desired
30Broken Bells
Broken Bells

Awesome collaboration group. Best songs are in the beginning and end.
29The Shins
Oh, Inverted World

A fun album from the Shins. they make few mistakes on this one.
28The National

The album that started to make the National big and for good reason. They
only get better from this point.
27Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

Somewhat different sounding Modest Mouse album. First half is significantly
better than the second.
26Built to Spill
There Is No Enemy

Very strong album from Built to Spill
25Arcade Fire
The Suburbs

Great album. Not enough stand out tracks considering its length.
24Vampire Weekend

Great when youre in teh mood for something light and fluffy. If Vampire
Weekend was an animal theyd be that cute dog thats really soft but kinda
stupid. Maybe a bad metaphor
23The Shins
Chutes too Narrow

The Shins most diverse album, lots of fun summer music here
22 The Flaming Lips
Soft Bulletin

The Flaming Lips changed thier sound and cranked out this near masterpiece
21Modest Mouse
Good News for People Who Love Bad News

Theres not a bad song on here, but there are some forgettable ones.
20Of Montreal
The Sunlandic Twins

Really good and light hearted indie pop album. Always fun to listen to this

MGMT's new sound works, although it seems like part of this album was
proving a point.
The Bends

Radiohead's first great album. Very rock oriented
17 Built to Spill
Theres Nothing Wrong with Love

A solid set of indie rock gems from Built to Spill. This one gets overlooked alot
16Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend

Fun Vampire Weekend album. No dog metaphors for this one.
15Bear Hands
Burning Bush Supper Club

First album from an up and coming band. Great from start to finish, these
guys will be big one day.

Its hard to go wrong with Radiohead. If you like Kid A, youll like this.
13Arcade Fire

Funeral is a great album with few flaws. Wake up isnt nearly the best song
found here.
12The National

The National's first masterpiece album. Nothing here youd want to skip.
11 Deerhunter
Halycon Digest

Deerhunter perfect thier sound. This one has a little bit of everything in
terms of indie music
10Of Montreal
Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

Of Montreal's masterpiece. One of the most uplifting (musically) albums,
dont look into the lyrics if you want it to stay that way.
9Bedouin Soundclash
Street Gospels

Refreshing Reggaeish album. Not sure where to put this, but its a fun and
relaxing listen
Hail to the Thief

Radiohead combine Kid A and OK computer. My favorite Radiohead album to
listen to individual songs on
7The National
High Violet

The National make an album with all good songs on it. Not one flaw on this
Oracular Spectacular

MGMT's breakthrough album is worth way more than kids and electric feel. I
get why they were annoyed at that.
OK Computer

Great concept(ish) album from Radiohead. If you havent listened to this
staight through, get on it
4 Modest Mouse
The Moon & Antartica

Modest Mouse's darkest and best album. It holds your attention completely and
will have you wanting much more when its done.
3The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

The perfect indie rock album musically. Dumb lyrics, but who cares its all fun.
The layers on these songs dont stop building.
Kid A

Radiohead's best album, it has OK Computer beat by just a little bit. Really
out there at first, but its awesome.
1Built to Spill
Keep It Like A Secret

The perfect indie rock album. Guitar hooks, catchy singing, overall great
time. The top five on this list was difficult to pick, but Keep It Like A Secret is
the right choice for number one.
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