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Old 11-15-2007, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default 100 Greatest Indie Albums Ever

Have you guys seen Blender's list? I disagree with plenty, there's plenty missing and the top is quite predictable - but it does list a ton of great albums.

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The 100 Greatest Indie-Rock Albums Ever

Mumbled lyrics, couldn’t-care-less strumming, white dudes in sweaters—what’s not to love about indie rock? Born 25-odd years ago in suburban garages and spread via college radio, it has made distortion into something hummable, boredom into something thrilling and aimlessness into a raison d'être—and these days, thanks to blogs and the fine people at Grey’s Anatomy, it’s more popular than ever.

100 The Shaggs - Philosophy Of The World
99 Dream Syndicate - The Days Of Wine And Roses
98 Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
97 The Mekons - Rock 'N' Roll
96 TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
95 The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
94 Half Japanese - Greatest Hits
93 Big Black - Atomizer
92 Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
91 The Chills - Kaleidoscope World
90 Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
89 Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
88 Daniel Johnston - Yip/Jump Music
87 Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary
86 Flipper - Album - Generic Flipper
85 The Clean - Anthology
84 Beat Happening - You Turn Me On
83 The Misfits - Walk Among Us
82 The Embarrassment - Heyday 1979-83
81 The Vaselines - The Way Of The Vaselines
80 Feist - The Reminder
79 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
78 The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators
77 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
76 Le Tigre - Le Tigre
75 Galaxie 500 - Today
74 The Fall - 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong
73 Meat Puppets - Up On The Sun
72 The Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed
71 Stereolab - Refried Ectoplasm
70 Mudhoney - Superfruzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles
69 Nick Drake - Pink Moon
68 Descendents - Milo Goes To College
67 Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
66 Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
65 Various Artists - No New York
64 Cat Power - The Greatest
63 Nirvana - Bleach
62 The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
61 LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
60 Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
59 Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
58 Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love
57 Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped
56 Archers Of Loaf - Icky Mettle
55 Bad Brains - Bad Brains
54 Unrest - Imperial F.F.R.R.
53 Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
52 Bright Eyes - Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground
51 Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
50 Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous
49 Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
48 Mission Of Burma - Vs.
47 Green Day - Kerplunk
46 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
45 Fugazi - Repeater
44 Various Artists - Wanna Buy A Bridge?
43 Black Flag - Damaged
42 Brian Eno - Another Green World
41 Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
40 New Order - Power Corruption & Lies
39 Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
38 The Strokes - Is This It
37 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
36 Elliott Smith - Either/Or
35 Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
34 Superchunk - On The Mouth
33 The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
32 Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
31 Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
30 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
29 Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
28 The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
27 M.I.A. - Arular
26 Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
25 Sebadoh - III
24 The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
23 Yo La Tengo - Painful
22 Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II
21 The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
20 The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
19 Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
18 Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
17 The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
16 Slint - Spiderland
15 X - Wild Gift
14 De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
13 Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
12 Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
11 Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime
10 The Smiths - The Smiths
09 Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
08 My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
07 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
06 Arcade Fire - Funeral
05 Pixies - Surfer Rosa
04 R.E.M. - Murmur
03 The Replacements - Let It Be
02 Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
01 Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted

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Old 11-15-2007, 04:17 PM   #2
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And Slanted and Enchanted #1? Pavement - there's one band I'm 15 years sick of seeing so overrated.

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:26 PM   #3
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yeah really that album is terrible, even by joke music standards. and velvet underground? arcade fire being mentioned at all?

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:07 PM   #4
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can someone comment on their favorites? im interested in checking some out. but i dont want crap. you know?

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:14 PM   #5
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yeah really that album is terrible, even by joke music standards. and velvet underground? arcade fire being mentioned at all?
I disagree with everything in this post.

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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77 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
69 Nick Drake - Pink Moon
60 Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
53 Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
51 Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
49 Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
39 Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
37 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
36 Elliott Smith - Either/Or
02 Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
01 Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted
these are the only ones i am familiar with. all are worth checking out. Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and Sonic Youth are the standout albums of that batch, IMO.

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:32 PM   #7
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I disagree with everything in this post.


i just thought it was silly that they mentioned VU at all.

anyway
90 Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
84 Beat Happening - You Turn Me On
59 Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
58 Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love
52 Bright Eyes - Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground
41 Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
39 Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
37 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
36 Elliott Smith - Either/Or
33 The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
30 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
29 Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
28 The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
23 Yo La Tengo - Painful
18 Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
17 The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
10 The Smiths - The Smiths
08 My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
07 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
05 Pixies - Surfer Rosa
02 Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

although there's better yo la tengo and magnetic fields albums.

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:42 PM   #8
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For alot of the bands, it isn't their best record.

Mad up's for Dinosaur Jr at #12. Also, the D-Plan should be much higher then the mid-90's.

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:31 PM   #9
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bee thousand. BEE THOUSAND

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:56 PM   #10
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way too much from last 5 years.

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:05 PM   #11
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way too little from 1986

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:07 PM   #12
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obviously gish should be #1.

but anyway, blender never does anything right

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:14 PM   #13
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exactly how indie was gish

 
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:25 PM   #14
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exactly how indie was gish
Caroline Records, despite it's ties to Virgin, is for some reason considered an indie imprint. I don't understand how, but it is.

 
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:01 AM   #15
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uh you guys are going to seriously discuss this list?

 
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:10 AM   #16
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i agree with number 7

 
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:13 AM   #17
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obviously gish should be #1.
quit being a delusional fuck and realize that smashing pumpkins are not the end-all be-all of music.

 
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:16 AM   #18
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pretty hate machine is awful

 
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:18 AM   #19
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i was quite suprised and tickled to see lonesome crowded west.

 
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this is a long drive shoulda been on there instead

 
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:20 AM   #21
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WTF no Delgados.

 
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:20 AM   #22
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this is a long drive shoulda been on there instead


your opinion is wrong.

 
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:24 AM   #23
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uh you guys are going to seriously discuss this list?
Uh you guys gonna ser'sly discuss not discussing this list? Not to blow your mind or anything, Julie.

 
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how can that compete with dramamine+lounge+Tundra-Desert+Talking Shit+Edit the sad parts?
but yea i'll admit i didnt give lonesome crowded as much time as this one.

 
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Also, I want more people to agree with me on the fuck Pavement sentiment.

 
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Also, I want more people to ignore me
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how can that compete with dramamine+lounge+Tundra-Desert+Talking Shit+Edit the sad parts?
but yea i'll admit i didnt give lonesome crowded as much time as this one.
Make Everyone Happy-Mechanical Birds? Yeah, I'd go with Long Drive too.

 
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your opinion is wrong.
well, that IS their best album and one of the greatest albums in general!
lonesome is basically as good though. and i like good news a lot, so i'm not ignorantly sticking to their older albums.

 
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i love how the guitar freakout actually sounds like happy mechanical birds

 
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Apparently you took the Malkmus brainwashing pill too.

 
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