Revista Blender elege os cem melhores álbuns independentes da história

A revista Blender resolveu fazer uma lista com os cem melhores álbuns de rock independente de sempre. A apresentação deste top é feita da seguinte forma: "Nascido em garagens suburbanas e disseminado via rádios universitárias, [o rock independente] fez da distorção algo impossível de acreditar, do aborrecimento algo excitante e da falta de vontade uma razão de ser - e hoje em dia, devido aos blogs é mais popular que nunca. De Kurt a Sufjan, de Stipe aos White Stripes, a Blender apresenta o definitivo livro de instruções sobre o indie-rock".
De álbuns mais antigos a registros bem recentes - casos de "Funeral" do Arcade Fire e os registros homônimos de LCD Soundsystem e Franz Ferdinand - a lista percorre mais de duas décadas de álbuns. As ausências mais notadas serão provavelmente as do Talking Heads, Beck, Lambchop e Radiohead.
1. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (foto)
2. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
3. The Replacements - Let It Be
4. R.E.M. - Murmur
5. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
6. Arcade Fire - Funeral
7. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
8. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
9. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
10. The Smiths - The Smiths
11. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
12. Dinosaur J. - You're Living All Over Me
13. H?sker D? - Zen Arcade
14. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
15. X - Wild Gift
16. Slint - Spideland
17. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
18. Joy Division - Unkwon Pleasures
19. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
20. The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
21. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
22. Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II
23. Yo La Tengo - Painful
24. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
25. Sebadoh - III
26. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
27. M.I.A. - Arular
28. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
29. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
30. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
31. Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand
32. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
33. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
34. Superchunk - On the Mouth
35. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
36. Elliott Smith - Either/Or
37. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
38. The Strokes - Is This It
39. Pavement - Cooked Rain, Cooked Rain
40. New Order - Power Corruption & Lies
41. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
42. Brian Eno - Another Green World
43. Black Flag - Damaged
44. Various Artists - Wanna Buy a Bridge?
45. Fugazi - Repeater
46. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
47. Green Day - Kerplunk
48. Mission of Burma - Vs.
49. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
50. Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous
51. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
52. Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story Is in The Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
53. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
54. Unrest - Imperial F.F.R.R.
55. Bad Brains - Bad Brains
56. Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle
57. Bikini Kill - Pussy Whipped
58. Built to Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love
59. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
60. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
61. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
62. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
63. Nirvana - Bleach
64. Cat Power - The Greatest
65. Various Artists - No New York
66. Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
67. H?sker D? - New Day Rising
68. Descendents - Milo Goes to College
69. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
70. Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles
71. Stereolab - Refried Ectoplasm
72. The Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed
73. Meat Puppets - Up On the Sun
74. The Fall - 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong
75. Galaxie 500 - Today
76. Le Tigre - Le Tigre
77. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
78. The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
79. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
80. Feist - The Reminder
81. The Vaselines - The Way of the Vaselines
82. The Embarrassment - Heyday 1979-83
83. The Misfits - Walk Among Us
84. Beat Happening - You Turn Me On
85. The Clean - Anthology
86. Flipper - Album-Generic Flipper
87. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
88. Daniel Johnston - Yip/Jump Music
89. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
90. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
91. The Chills - Kaleidoscope World
92. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
93. Big Black - Atomizer
94. Half Japanese - Greatest Hits
95. The Dismemberment Plan - Emegency & I
96. TV on the Radio - Retun to Cookie Mountain
97. The Mekons - Rock 'n' Roll
98. Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
99. Dream Syndicate - The Days of Wine and Roses
100. The Shaggs - Philosophy of the World