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The Top 20 Indie Albums of All Time

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My top 20 indie rock albums of all time. the best of the 80's 90's and today including Radiohead, Elliott Smith and The White Stripes. Alternative music made without the influence of major record labels. In my opinion these are the purest, strongest, soul filled indie albums. no fillers, no watered down taste, no corporate hang-over. Every one of these albums changed my life and i promise if you give them a open minded listen they will cuddle up inside your soul and grow like golden magic tumors or diamond crusted insect eggs with a caramel core. They will give you super powers.
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    In the Aeroplane over the Sea is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top 20 Indie Albums of All Time
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    In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is the second album by American indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel. It was released in the United States on February 10, 1998 on Merge Records and May 1998 on Blue Rose Records in the United Kingdom. Jeff Mangum moved from Athens, Georgia to Denver, Colorado to prepare the ...more

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    Either/Or is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top 20 Indie Albums of All Time
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    Either/Or is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. Recorded in several locations mostly in Portland, Oregon while Smith was still in Heatmiser and produced by Smith, Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf, Either/Or was released on February 25, 1997 through record label Kill Rock ...more

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    Kid A is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top 20 Indie Albums of All Time
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    Kid A is the fourth studio album by the English rock band Radiohead, released in October 2000 on Parlophone. Burnt out after recording and promoting Radiohead's acclaimed 1997 album OK Computer, songwriter Thom Yorke envisioned a radical change in direction for their next album. Incorporating influences ...more

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    The Glow, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top 20 Indie Albums of All Time
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    The Glow Pt. 2 is The Microphones' seventh studio album, released in September 2001 through K Records. It is considered by many to be The Microphones' definitive work. The Glow [Pt. 1] was the title of the fourth track on his previous album It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water. A reissue with a bonus disc ...more

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    Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top 20 Indie Albums of All Time
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    Doolittle is the second studio album from the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in April 1989 on 4AD. The album's offbeat and dark subject material, featuring references to surrealism, Biblical violence, torture and death, contrasts with the clean production sound achieved by the newly ...more

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    Surfer Rosa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top 20 Indie Albums of All Time
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    Surfer Rosa is the first full-length album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD. The album's unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording ...more

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    Yip/Jump Music is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top 20 Indie Albums of All Time
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    Yip/Jump Music is the fifth self-released music cassette album by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, recorded over the summer 1983. The album was re-released on cassette in 1986 by Stress records, and in 1988 released on CD and double LP by Homestead Records. The album has been re-released twice by ...more

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    Funeral is the debut studio album by the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on September 14, 2004 in North America by Merge Records and on February 28, 2005 in Europe by Rough Trade Records. It was given its title because several band members had recently lost members of their families: ...more

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