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Old 06-27-2011, 08:22 PM   #81 (permalink)
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The National - The Alligator
Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
The Antlers - Hospice
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Owen Pallet - Heartland
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:49 PM   #82 (permalink)
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1. The Replacements - Let It Be
2. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
3. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
4. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
5. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:30 AM   #83 (permalink)
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This is a very hard one... Im going to think on it. Is this it by the Strokes feels like it has to be on here.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:00 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Gee that's hard. Indie is such a deceptively large genre. For a noob i'd say

Stone Roses -S/t
Pixies - Doolittle
Jesus And Mary Chain - Pyschocandy
The La's - s/t
Blur - Parklife

All predictable yet accessible choices.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:59 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I'd say:

The Smiths - s/t
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Radiohead - Amnesiac or OK
Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk/DCW/If you're feeling sinister
NMH - An Aereoplane over the sea (but that's so obvious)
The Postal Service - Sleeping in (Has to be one of the albums I have listened to most in my life)
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:26 AM   #86 (permalink)
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Olivia Tremor Control - Dusk at Cubist's Castle
Guided by Voices - Alien Lanes
Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex
The Smiths - The Smiths
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:45 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
The National - Alligator
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:57 AM   #88 (permalink)
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This was a tough one. So many great albums to choose from. For the moment, here's my 5.

Replacements - Let It Be
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Sebadoh - Bake Sale
MinuteMen - Double Nickels On The Dime

I'm sure I'll want to edit this list before too long. It was hard not to include:

Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
Archers Of Loaf - Icky Mettle
Husker Du - New Day Rising

and so many more...
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:25 AM   #89 (permalink)
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In no particular order, but I am still pretty sure that these are the five I'd include:

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See A Darkness
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Bright Eyes - Lifted, Or The Story Is In the Soil
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
The Smiths - The Smiths
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:19 AM   #90 (permalink)
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Very 'safe' (in listing well known albums) lists. I suppose when someone says essential people think it must be famous singers or groups who have received a lot of praise generally.
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