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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
Embryonic


Its really weird and out there, but with an open mind it has some real gems
39Radiohead
In Rainbows


Radioheads worst album since Pablo. Thats not saying much, this is really good.
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
35Ratatat
Classics


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
32Stars
The Five Ghosts


A very good, calming, not-to-intense album. The vocals are alittle bland at times
31Deerhunter
Microcastle


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
Alligator


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
Contra


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
19MGMT
Congratulations


MGMT's new sound works, although it seems like part of this album was proving a point.
18Radiohead
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.
14Radiohead
Amnesiac


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


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


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
8Radiohead
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 one.
6MGMT
Oracular Spectacular


MGMT's breakthrough album is worth way more than kids and electric feel. I get why they were annoyed at that.
5Radiohead
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.
2Radiohead
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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