Top 10 Indie Albums of the 2000s

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The Top Ten

1 Funeral - Arcade Fire Funeral - Arcade Fire

Best songs - Neighborhood 1, Wake Up, Rebellion (Lies) - InsertNameHere

One of the most powerful Albums ever made.

Best album ever made - jonathanhlu

2 Is This It - The Strokes Is This It - The Strokes

The album that brought swagger to rock, not a bad track on the album, and the most influential album of the decade. - cwebb01

I voted for Funeral but this album saved rock - jonathanhlu

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3 The Moon and Antarctica - Modest Mouse The Moon and Antarctica - Modest Mouse

The best Indie album ever made, it is classic in the music genre of Indie rock.

Best songs - Gravity Rides Everything, Tiny Cities Made of Ashes, 3rd Planet - InsertNameHere

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4 Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys

Best songs - I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor, Mardy Bum, Fake Tales of San Fransisco - InsertNameHere

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5 Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol

Just about every song on this album is worth your time... for me the weakest track is NYC but tons of people love it, so who knows. I love pretty much every track on this album. Amazing first album for a band that is still growing. I wish everyone could give this album another listen.

Easily one of the best album ever. So underrated.

Best songs - PDA, Obstacle 1, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down - InsertNameHere

6 Elephant - The White Stripes Elephant - The White Stripes

I voted for this just because 7 nation army

7 Hot Fuss - The Killers Hot Fuss - The Killers
8 Oracular Spectacular - MGMT Oracular Spectacular - MGMT

Best songs - Electric Feel, Kids, The Youth

9 Tourist History - Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History - Two Door Cinema Club V 1 Comment
10 White Blood Cells - The White Stripes White Blood Cells - The White Stripes

Best album of the 2000s by far

The Newcomers

? You Forgot It in People - Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People - Broken Social Scene
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The Contenders

11 A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation - The Wombats A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation - The Wombats

Best songs - Moving To New York, Kill The Director, Let's Dance To Joy Division, Backfire At The Disco.

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12 Silent Alarm - Bloc Party Silent Alarm - Bloc Party
13 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Best songs - Take Me Out, This Fire, Darts of Pleasure - InsertNameHere

14 Kid A - Radiohead Kid A - Radiohead

If you count this as indie. It's definitely number 1

15 Illinoise - Sufjan Stevens Illinoise - Sufjan Stevens

I haven't heard all the other albums in the top ten and I love arctic monkeys and modest mouse, but this is close to my favourite album of all time. I can't think of a weak spot, his voice is beautiful and he is a brilliant instrumentalist.

Best songs - Chicago, Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Illinois Highland, Come On! Feel the Illinoise! - InsertNameHere

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16 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Just a great album that becomes better every time you listen to it.

Best songs - White Winter Hymnal, Ragged Wood, He Doesn't Know Why - InsertNameHere

17 Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective

Best songs - My Girls, In the Flowers, Summertime Clothes - InsertNameHere

18 Return to Cookie Mountain - TV On the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain - TV On the Radio

Best songs - Wolf Like Me, Province, Let the Devil In - InsertNameHere

19 Oh, Inverted World - The Shins Oh, Inverted World - The Shins
20 Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie

Best songs - Title and Registration, Transatlanticism, We Looked Like Giants

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1. The Moon and Antarctica - Modest Mouse
2. Is This It - The Strokes
3. Elephant - The White Stripes
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2. Tourist History - Two Door Cinema Club
3. Is This It - The Strokes
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