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Top indie-rock albums of the last 25 years

March 27, 2008

EW.com’s Best Indie Bands

As if Rachael Ray liking Holy Fuck wasn’t bad enough, Entertainment Weekly decided to take a kick at the indie-rock can with their special supplement on The Indie Rock 25. The format – exactly one release from each year since 1984 – is pretty much tailor-made to invite disputatious responses. It’s worth checking out, if only to contrast the picture of REM in 1986 (the picture in the dead-tree version is dorkier still) to their rock’s-elder-statesmen cover photo on April’s Spin.

[thanks, Chris!]

Got a disputatious response of your own? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments.

EDIT [May 10, 2008]: Looking for some listening suggestions? Check out these posts:

Wrap-up: guest DJing on WMBR

Heartbreak, mix CDs, and something happy [tracklistings: Heartbreak, Unrequited Love and Clever Lyrics; The Heartache Continues]

A Mountain Goats sampler

Already into indie music? Use the comments to tell us what you’re listening to!

3 comments

  1. What? Bolo ties aren’t cool anymore?


  2. It’s the monobrow that gets me, actually.


  3. [...] I was just browsing over the Rolling Stone 500 albums of all time, and a couple of days ago I saw EW’s Top 25 indie Rock albums, I’ve seen the best covers of all time, the greatest rock songs of all time, I’ve even [...]



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