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Old 03-30-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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The 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All-Time?!?

Amazon.com has a list. "The 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time"

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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. 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… 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… 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 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 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… 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… 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 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 … 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
What do you think of this here list? I've only heard probably 10-15 of these albums, so I might not be the best judge but there's some great stuff on here. De Stijl, Dig Me Out, Repeater, Alligator, Slanted and Enchanted, etc. And apparently that lucky bastard that got to date Natalie Portman for a few years actually made a good record? Hmmm.
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And apparently that lucky bastard that got to date Natalie Portman for a few years actually made a good record? Hmmm.
Devendra has some quality tunes man
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Devendra has some quality tunes man
Yes, but should you be allowed to sleep with Natalie Portman and be a talented musician? That doesn't seem fair. The Gods frown upon us.
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Pretty solid list, tons of great stuff on it, but I can't really say I agree with the order.

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I have one thing to say to Neutral Milk Hotel: GFY. That damn album is the Nevermind of indie rock lists; the obligatory pick that no one can question but rarely agrees with.

Must say, I smiled seeing Bee Thousand at the top. Good list overall.
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Their definition of "indie" is quite liberal...
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Passover made it? Awesome. I didn't known that album was recognized by anyone outside Travis County.
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I have one thing to say to Neutral Milk Hotel: GFY. That damn album is the Nevermind of indie rock lists; the obligatory pick that no one can question but rarely agrees with.
yep. i personally hate the album.

i know it's still fresh in our minds, but i think MPP by Animal Collective is one of the best albums i've ever heard.
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I actually really like In Aeroplane Over the Sea. It's probably one of the most popular albums everyone is always talking about in the music section of another forum I post on, so there are definitely fans out there. That said, I can completely understand why it doesn't agree with some people. I liked it but didn't love it for years and years, it finally clicked with me a year or so ago.
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The songs are stunning, I think people just can't get past Mangum's voice. It took me a long time to do it. With a better vocalist, I still think it'd be a better album. I've come to appreciate Mangum's quirks and odd inflections, though. The songs themselves are quite beautiful. Plus it was only like $10 brand new on vinyl.
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Despite the list being a bit generous on the "indie" description, Sony, BMG, and Colombia usually aren't considered independent labels. I realize the distinction of what is or isn't indie is different between the US and Europe though, so sometimes that can be confusing.
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The songs are stunning, I think people just can't get past Mangum's voice. It took me a long time to do it. With a better vocalist, I still think it'd be a better album. I've come to appreciate Mangum's quirks and odd inflections, though. The songs themselves are quite beautiful. Plus it was only like $10 brand new on vinyl.
Agreed. That's why I say I can't really blame a lot of people for not enjoying it. Some of the lyrics can be off putting or straight up disturbing to some as well, but for the most part I think the lyrics are pretty good too.
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i'll agree with not getting past the voice. i remember the couple times i gave the album a try, i just kept thinking that i would like it if they had a better singer.
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