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#1 Record/Radio City
Comprising a veritable Rosetta Stone of modern indie rock, these two albums are the key to understanding everything from the Replacements to the Blake Babies to Nirvana to Teenage Fanclub. Put simply, it's just great power pop. The fact that the music never found much of an audience during the band's lifetime only adds to the mythic vibe. Thankfully, these two gems were resurrected and reissued together on CD in 1992.