Kendrickmusicfreak’s Top 10 4AD Records Albums

Bauhaus ‘In the Flat Field’ (1980)

Cocteau Twins ‘Head Over Heels’ (1983)

This Mortal Coil ‘It’ll End in Tears’ (1984)

Throwing Muses ‘Throwing Muses’ (1986)

The Pixies ‘Doolittle’ (1988)

The Breeders ‘Pod’ (1990)

Lush ‘Spooky’ (1992)

Pale Saints ‘In Ribbons’ (1992)

Red House Painters ‘Down Colorful Hill’ (1992)

Kristin Hersh ‘Hips and Makers’ (1994)

The Amps ‘Pacer’ (1995)

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Kendrickmusicfreak’s Top 10 Matador Records Albums

Matador Records is synonymous with American indie rock music. It was a launching pad for artists like Pavement and Liz Phair, and known for taking chances. In the late ’90s, Matador began taking on more than just indie rockers, and sought out artists in other genres, like noise, IDM and hip-hop. And today, it has a roster that’s as strong as ever, with groups like Shearwater and The New Pornographers among their latest batch of heavyweights.

Superchunk – No Pocky For Kitty (1991)

Liz Phair – Exile In Guyville (1993)

Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Orange (1994)

Guided by Voices – Alien Lanes (1995)

Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997)

Belle and Sebastian – The Boy With the Arab Strap (1998)

Cat Power – Moon Pix (1998)

Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)

The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema (2005)