Ahh, Indie Rock. Good old independently organized, emotionally volatile, spiritually vacant, depressingly-uplifting, guitar-based-but-synth-infused Indie Rock. While there’s no shortage of amazing albums, and though we’re not clairvoyant, it’s safe to say that the golden age of Indie Rock, that time when the genre was at the forefront of musical counterculture, has passed. So in memory of that special time, we’ve decided to compile a brief list of our favorite albums from the era. Just please don’t bash us too much for our tastes!
Radiohead – Kid A
Never ones to stick to what already worked, Radiohead didn’t let the success of their previous album, the esteemed OK Computer, get in the way of their musical experimentation. In Kid A, Radiohead had succeeded in going where no band went before, traversing into the depths of their own imaginations, into a vacant wasteland of ideas where nothing seems to grow, Radiohead delivered a bleak, apocalyptic, yet stunningly beautiful and unique musical experience.