Top Indie Pop Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
22
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead Jangle Pop 1986
2
27
Arcade Fire Funeral Chamber Pop Indie Rock 2004
3
90
Sufjan Stevens Illinois Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2005
4
167
The Smiths The Smiths Jangle Pop 1984
5
195
Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister Chamber Pop, Twee Pop 1996
6
211
The xx xx Dream Pop 2009
7
213
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City 2013
8
232
The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs 1999
9
268
Antony and The Johnsons I Am a Bird Now Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2005
10
272
Beach House Teen Dream Dream Pop 2010
11
307
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend Indie Rock 2008
12
313
Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs Chamber Pop Neo-Psychedelia 1998
13
323
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool Chamber Pop Art Pop, Art Rock 2016
14
427
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow 2003
15
436
MGMT Oracular Spectacular Indietronica, Synthpop 2007
16
455
Elliott Smith XO Singer/Songwriter 1998
17
534
St. Vincent Strange Mercy Art Pop 2011
18
540
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 2009
19
545
The Postal Service Give Up Indietronica 2003
20
564
Julia Holter Have You in My Wilderness Chamber Pop Art Pop 2015
21
565
tUnE-yArDs w h o k i l l Art Pop 2011
22
577
Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca Art Pop, Progressive Pop 2009
23
584
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come Jangle Pop 1987
24
586
alt-J An Awesome Wave Art Pop 2012
25
598
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow Jangle Pop 1984
26
604
The Smiths Meat Is Murder Jangle Pop 1985
27
609
Beach House Bloom Dream Pop 2012
28
639
Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop 2007
29
726
The Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane Jangle Pop 1988
30
735
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz! Alternative Dance, Indie Rock 2009
31
747
Grandaddy The Sophtware Slump Indie Rock 2000
32
772
Morrissey Vauxhall and I Pop Rock 1994
33
784
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism Indie Rock 2003
34
785
Belle and Sebastian Tigermilk Chamber Pop, Twee Pop 1996
35
833
Vampire Weekend Contra 2010
36
919
Wild Beasts Two Dancers Art Rock, Indie Rock 2009
37
921
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan Art Pop, Progressive Pop 2012
38
924
Tindersticks Tindersticks Chamber Pop 1993
39
930
Elliott Smith Figure 8 Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2000
40
949
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring Chamber Pop Art Pop 1986
41
1006
Eels Beautiful Freak Alternative Rock 1996
42
1022
Badly Drawn Boy The Hour of Bewilderbeast Chamber Pop 2000
43
1025
Feist The Reminder 2007
44
1107
Cornershop When I Was Born for the 7th Time Indie Rock, Indietronica 1997
45
1124
Real Estate Days Indie Rock 2011
46
1185
The New Pornographers Twin Cinema Power Pop 2005
47
1189
Girls Album Indie Rock 2009
48
1212
The xx Coexist Dream Pop 2012
49
1236
The Shins Oh, Inverted World 2001
50
1238
Lambchop Nixon Chamber Pop 2000
51
1248
Orange Juice You Can't Hide Your Love Forever Jangle Pop 1982
52
1273
Wild Beasts Smother Art Pop 2011
53
1277
The Decemberists Picaresque Chamber Pop Indie Folk 2005
54
1286
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz Chamber Pop Art Pop, Progressive Pop 2010
55
1323
The Last Shadow Puppets The Age of the Understatement Chamber Pop Indie Rock 2008
56
1352
The Decemberists The Crane Wife Folk Rock, Indie Folk 2006
57
1361
Rufus Wainwright Want One Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2003
58
1371
Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost Indie Rock 2011
59
1394
Belle and Sebastian The Life Pursuit Chamber Pop 2006
60
1397
The New Pornographers Mass Romantic Power Pop 2000
61
1422
Tindersticks Tindersticks (II) Chamber Pop 1995
62
1434
Florence + The Machine Lungs Art Pop 2009
63
1513
Belle and Sebastian Dear Catastrophe Waitress Chamber Pop, Twee Pop 2003
64
1542
Belle and Sebastian The Boy with the Arab Strap Chamber Pop, Twee Pop 1998
65
1545
The Auteurs New Wave Britpop 1993
66
1598
The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic Dream Pop, Jangle Pop 1990
67
1606
Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes 2011
68
1627
Destroyer Poison Season Chamber Pop 2015
69
1637
The Go-Betweens Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express Jangle Pop 1986
70
1650
Metronomy The English Riviera Indietronica 2011
71
1663
Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2007
72
1675
Sparklehorse It's a Wonderful Life Indie Rock 2001
73
1681
XTC Apple Venus Volume 1 Chamber Pop Art Pop, Pop Rock 1999
74
1726
St. Vincent Actor 2009
75
1736
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Twee Pop 2009
76
1757
Natalie Prass Natalie Prass Chamber Pop Pop Soul 2015
77
1759
Eels Electro-Shock Blues Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter 1998
78
1762
Django Django Django Django 2012
79
1786
Rufus Wainwright Poses Chamber Pop Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2001
80
1848
Richard Hawley Coles Corner Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2005
81
1863
Eels Blinking Lights and Other Revelations Singer/Songwriter 2005
82
1904
Fountains of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers Power Pop 2003
83
1919
Jim O'Rourke Simple Songs Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2015
84
1938
Wilco Wilco (The Album) Indie Rock 2009
85
1939
The Wedding Present George Best C86 Jangle Pop 1987
86
1947
Blumfeld Old Nobody Singer/Songwriter 1999
87
1962
The New Pornographers Electric Version Power Pop 2003
88
1991
Rufus Wainwright Want Two Chamber Pop Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2004
89
2001
Saint Etienne Foxbase Alpha Alternative Dance 1991
90
2013
Håkan Hellström Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg Jangle Pop 2000
91
2030
Jim O'Rourke Eureka Chamber Pop Art Pop, Jazz Pop 1999
92
2040
Phoenix United 2000
93
2066
Lana Del Rey Born to Die Chamber Pop 2012
94
2073
Antony and The Johnsons The Crying Light Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2009
95
2074
Richard Hawley Truelove's Gutter Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2009
96
2113
The House of Love The House of Love Jangle Pop 1988
97
2118
Camera Obscura Let's Get Out Of This Country Twee Pop 2006
98
2131
Feist Let It Die Singer/Songwriter 2004
99
2225
The Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? 2003
100
2239
The Shins Wincing the Night Away 2007
101
2250
The Divine Comedy Casanova Chamber Pop 1996
102
2289
Lykke Li I Never Learn 2014
103
2300
Lambchop How I Quit Smoking Chamber Pop Alt-Country, Americana 1996
104
2368
Element of Crime Weißes Papier Liedermacher 1993
105
2427
Passion Pit Manners Indietronica 2009
106
2432
Owen Pallett In Conflict Chamber Pop Art Pop 2014
107
2472
The Go-Betweens Before Hollywood Jangle Pop, Post-Punk 1983
108
2473
Owen Pallett Heartland Chamber Pop Art Pop, Folktronica 2010
109
2509
Best Coast Crazy for You 2010
110
2532
Feist Metals Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2011
111
2673
MGMT Congratulations Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop 2010
112
2683
Jamie T Panic Prevention Hip Hop 2007
113
2692
The Divine Comedy Liberation Chamber Pop 1993
114
2693
Andrew Bird Armchair Apocrypha Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2007
115
2712
The Feelies The Good Earth Post-Punk 1986
116
2720
Lambchop Is a Woman Chamber Pop Alt-Country 2002
117
2744
Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight Indie Rock 2008
118
2825
Kings of Convenience Quiet Is the New Loud Folk Pop, Indie Folk 2001
119
2836
Grandaddy Sumday 2003
120
2843
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Chamber Pop Indie Rock 2016
121
2897
Cardinal Cardinal Chamber Pop 1994
122
2953
The High Llamas Gideon Gaye Chamber Pop Sunshine Pop 1994
123
2956
The Woodentops Giant Indie Rock 1986
124
2961
They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants Alternative Rock 1986
125
2976
Television Personalities ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It Post-Punk 1981
126
2992
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career Twee Pop 2009
127
3000
Destroyer Destroyer's Rubies Chamber Pop 2006

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Rilo Kiley The Execution of All Things Indie Rock 2002
Alvvays Alvvays Twee Pop 2014
Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2005
They Might Be Giants Flood Alternative Rock 1990
The Cardigans First Band on the Moon Pop Rock 1996
Lana Del Rey Honeymoon Chamber Pop Art Pop 2015
Villagers Becoming a Jackal Indie Folk 2010
Guillemots Through the Windowpane Chamber Pop 2006
The Charlatans Some Friendly Baggy / Madchester 1990
They Might Be Giants Lincoln Alternative Rock 1988
Galaxie 500 Today Slowcore 1988
Ron Sexsmith Other Songs Singer/Songwriter 1997
The Flaming Lips At War with the Mystics Neo-Psychedelia, Progressive Pop 2006
Beach House Devotion Dream Pop 2008
Felt Forever Breathes the Lonely Word Jangle Pop 1986
Stereolab Mars Audiac Quintet Art Pop, Experimental Rock 1994
Surfer Blood Astro Coast Indie Rock 2010
Patrick Wolf The Magic Position Singer/Songwriter 2007
Phoenix It's Never Been Like That Indie Rock 2006
Blonde Redhead Misery Is a Butterfly Indie Rock 2004
Rilo Kiley More Adventurous 2004
Stars Set Yourself On Fire 2004
The Cardigans Long Gone Before Daylight Pop Rock 2003
Lykke Li Youth Novels 2008
Death Cab for Cutie Plans Indie Rock 2005
Sr. Chinarro El fuego amigo 2005
The Radio Dept. Running Out of Love Synthpop 2016
Family [Spain] Un soplo en el corazón Indietronica 1993
Peter Bjorn and John Writer's Block 2006
Saint Etienne So Tough Alternative Dance, Indietronica 1993
Nits Ting Chamber Pop Art Pop 1992
Adam Green Friends of Mine Anti-Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2003
The Delgados The Great Eastern Indie Rock 2000
Ron Sexsmith Ron Sexsmith Singer/Songwriter 1995
The Chills Submarine Bells Dunedin Sound, Jangle Pop 1990
Perfume Genius Put Your Back N 2 It Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2012
Mac DeMarco 2 Jangle Pop 2012
Eels Daisies of the Galaxy Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2000
Frankie Cosmos Next Thing Twee Pop 2016
Nosoträsh Popemas Twee Pop 2002
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs Indie Rock 2008
Why? Alopecia Indie Rock 2008
Wild Nothing Gemini Dream Pop 2010
Element of Crime Damals Hinterm Mond Slowcore 1991
James Stutter 1986
Patrick Wolf Wind in the Wires Chamber Pop Art Pop, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2005
The Go-Betweens Tallulah Jangle Pop 1987
The Hidden Cameras The Smell of Our Own Chamber Pop 2003
The Bats Daddy's Highway Dunedin Sound, Jangle Pop 1987
Broken Bells Broken Bells 2010
Yo La Tengo Popular Songs Indie Rock 2009
The Go-Betweens The Friends of Rachel Worth Jangle Pop 2000
The Radio Dept. Lesser Matters Dream Pop 2003
The Go-Betweens Oceans Apart Indie Rock, Jangle Pop 2005
The Magnetic Fields i 2004
Sr. Chinarro El mundo según Pop Rock 2006
The Housemartins The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death Jangle Pop 1987
Tindersticks Curtains Chamber Pop 1997
Avi Buffalo Avi Buffalo Indie Folk 2010
Jonathan Richman Jonathan Sings! 1983
Luna Penthouse 1995
Electrelane The Power Out Indie Rock 2004
The Decemberists Castaways & Cutouts Folk Rock 2002
Chucho Los Diarios de Petróleo 2002
Belle and Sebastian Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant Twee Pop 2000
Rufus Wainwright Release the Stars Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2007
The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers Power Pop 2014
Micachu Jewellery Art Pop, Noise Pop 2009
The House of Love The House of Love Jangle Pop 1990
The Decemberists Her Majesty Folk Rock 2003
Money Mark Push the Button 1998
The Drums The Drums 2010
The Pastels Up for a Bit with The Pastels C86, Twee Pop Jangle Pop 1987
Tindersticks Simple Pleasure Chamber Pop 1999
The Sleepy Jackson Lovers 2003
The Magic Numbers The Magic Numbers 2005
Josh Rouse 1972 Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2003
Daughter If You Leave Art Pop 2013
Black Box Recorder The Facts of Life 2000
Benjamin Clementine At Least for Now Chamber Pop Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2015
Of Montreal Satanic Panic in the Attic Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop 2004
The Last Shadow Puppets Everything You've Come to Expect Chamber Pop Indie Rock 2016
Black Box Recorder England Made Me 1998
The Radio Dept. Clinging to a Scheme Dream Pop 2010
The Pipettes We Are The Pipettes Girl Group 2006
La Femme Mystere French Pop 2016
Kings of Convenience Riot on an Empty Street Folk Pop, Indie Folk 2004
C Duncan Architect 2015
St. Vincent Marry Me Singer/Songwriter 2007
The Thrills So Much for the City Pop Rock 2003
Astrud Gran fuerza Indietronica, Synthpop 2001
The Magnetic Fields The Charm of the Highway Strip Synthpop 1994
Of Montreal Skeletal Lamping Art Pop, Psychedelic Pop 2008
Tegan and Sara The Con 2007
Love Is All Nine Times That Same Song Twee Pop 2006
Spinvis Spinvis Indietronica, Singer/Songwriter 2002
Fountains of Wayne Utopia Parkway Power Pop 1999
Jarvis Cocker Jarvis Britpop 2006
Avi Buffalo At Best Cuckold Indie Folk 2014
Badly Drawn Boy About a Boy Film Soundtrack, Singer/Songwriter 2002
Andrew Bird Noble Beast Chamber Pop Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter 2009
Gene Olympian Britpop 1995
Andy Shauf The Party Chamber Pop Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2016
Edwyn Collins Gorgeous George Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop 1994
London Grammar If You Wait Art Pop 2013
James Gold Mother Baggy / Madchester 1990
The Divine Comedy A Short Album About Love Chamber Pop 1997
Of Montreal The Sunlandic Twins Psychedelic Pop 2005
Agnes Obel Citizen of Glass Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2016
Los Campesinos! Hold On Now, Youngster... Indie Rock 2008
Architecture in Helsinki In Case We Die Twee Pop 2005
Gwenno Y Dydd Olaf 2014
Laura Mvula Sing to the Moon Chamber Pop Contemporary R&B 2013
The Long Blondes Someone to Drive You Home Post-Punk Revival 2006
Badly Drawn Boy Have You Fed the Fish? 2002
Get Well Soon Love Chamber Pop 2016
The Moldy Peaches The Moldy Peaches Anti-Folk, Lo-Fi Indie 2001
Villagers {Awayland} Indie Rock 2013
Isolation Berlin Und aus den Wolken tropft die Zeit 2016
The Wonder Stuff The Eight Legged Groove Machine Indie Rock 1988
Turin Brakes The Optimist LP Folk Pop 2001
Lambchop Aw C'mon Chamber Pop Americana, Indie Rock 2004
Phoenix Bankrupt! Pop Rock 2013
Rilo Kiley Under the Blacklight 2007
Lambchop No You C'mon Chamber Pop Americana, Indie Rock 2004
Tocotronic Tocotronic (Das rote Album) Indie Rock 2015
The Polyphonic Spree The Beginning Stages of... Chamber Pop Neo-Psychedelia 2002
Bilderbuch Schick Schock 2015
Final Fantasy He Poos Clouds Chamber Pop 2006
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains Piano Ombre 2014
Sparklehorse Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain Lo-Fi Indie 2006
The Kooks Inside In Inside Out Indie Rock 2006
The New Pornographers Challengers Power Pop 2007
Danielson Ships 2006
The Wonder Stuff Never Loved Elvis Jangle Pop 1991
Phoenix Alphabetical 2004
Get Well Soon Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon Chamber Pop Alternative Rock, Indie Folk 2008
Patrick Watson Close to Paradise Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2006
BabyBird Ugly Beautiful 1996
Evan Dando Baby I'm Bored Acoustic Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter 2003
The Wonder Stuff Hup 1989
Belle and Sebastian Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance 2015
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Spanish Dance Troupe Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Psychedelic Folk 1999
A.C. Newman The Slow Wonder Power Pop 2004
Richard Hawley Hollow Meadows Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2015
The Apartments No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal Chamber Pop 2015
Meilyr Jones 2013 Chamber Pop Art Pop 2016
Säkert! Säkert! 2007
The Go-Betweens Bright Yellow Bright Orange Jangle Pop 2003
Django Django Born Under Saturn Indietronica 2015
Sparks Hello Young Lovers Chamber Pop Art Pop 2006
The Sleepy Jackson Personality: One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird Baroque Pop, Dream Pop 2006
Richard Hawley Lady's Bridge Chamber Pop Singer/Songwriter 2007
Islands Return to the Sea Indie Rock 2006
Pernice Brothers Yours, Mine & Ours 2003
Pernice Brothers The World Won't End Power Pop 2001
Lambchop Damaged Chamber Pop 2006
Grandaddy Just Like the Fambly Cat Indie Rock 2006
Brendan Benson The Alternative to Love Power Pop 2005
Sufjan Stevens The Avalanche: Outtakes and Extras from the Illinois Album Chamber Pop Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter 2006
Blumfeld Verbotene Früchte Singer/Songwriter 2006
The Clientele The Violet Hour Dream Pop 2003
Kelley Stoltz Below the Branches Piano Rock 2006
Mercury Rev The Secret Migration Neo-Psychedelia 2005
Josh Rouse Subtítulo Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2006
Maria Taylor 11:11 Dream Pop, Singer/Songwriter 2005