mar 30

100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums

Blender is dead, so now you can rely on Amazon for lists like The 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. (Guided by Voices? Really?)


yes, really.

posted by Robot Boy at 1:01 PM on March 30, 2009

Personally I've always thought that the answer to the question "What, exactly, is indie rock?" is "Bee Thousand and Slanted & Enchanted."

However, the fact that Emergency & I isn't on that list renders it pretty much useless.

posted by harryh at 1:38 PM on March 30, 2009


Exactly...I noticed the Blender list included NIN, which in my opinion is the furthest thing from indie rock.

Just another useless Amazon list...

posted by jon_hansen at 2:13 PM on March 30, 2009


posted by mpb at 3:29 PM on March 30, 2009

Consider their motive. It should have been titled "100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time That We Sell in Our MP3 Store."

posted by fletch at 4:29 PM on March 30, 2009

Wow, Stereogum commenters are a bit... opinionated. (Who knew?) Wonder what they think about Billy Joel.

posted by Jared at 6:13 PM on March 30, 2009

YES REALLY, REX. Get over yourself and don't even bother buying a GbV record. This music is not for you. Enjoy your Hot Chip european remixes and all those M.I.A. & M83 records. Bee Thousand came out at a time when bands like Pavement, Spoon, Modest Mouse were just getting started. Guided By Voices had been making music since the 80's when the SST bands like Husker Du and Firehose and Black Flag were making records (that very few people bought). Now I know that doesn't mean Bee Thousand belongs as #1, but one should have some historical sense of the time period before one says, "REALLY?"

posted by alpobreath at 12:55 PM on March 31, 2009

I think with Amazon it would come down to which listings would make them the most money. There would be some "good" ones sprinkled in the list but I am not sure if you could fully trust them.

posted by Chef at 8:49 PM on March 31, 2009

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