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‘Independents’ Day: the 20 greatest indie albums of all time

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July 4th is when the United States celebrates it’s independence, and in that spirit, we decided to celebrate a few of the greatest “independent” albums from across the musical spectrum. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when “indie” became a thing, but from the moment the Velvet Underground released their debut album in 1967, a path was blazed for artists who ran counter to popular music. It didn’t birth the notion of the independent artist. but It certainly played a huge role in shaping the way we view such artists today.

So let’s acknowledge the greatest independent albums in rock, hip-hop and R&B. Some of which, actually became huge sellers.

Here are some of the greatest indie albums of all time…

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1 Comment

  1. Phil J on July 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Clicking 20 times to see one album and read one sentence at a time kind of sucks.