Dizzee Rascal, ‘Boy In Da Corner’ (2003). Before he was ‘Bonkers’, he was the freshest voice British hip-hop had produced in years. NME has launched a poll to determine the ultimate indie record – and the result is down to you. Choose from well over 100 albums at NME.COM/greatestindiealbum. Pic: Andy Fallon
Primal Scream, ‘Screamadelica’ (1991). Aided by DJ/producer Andy Weatherall, with this ecstatic masterpiece Primal Scream – previously unremarkable guitar-janglers – redefined the limits of what an ‘indie’ band could achieve. Vote for ‘Screamadelica’ at NME.COM/greatestindiealbum. Pic: PA Photos
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Spiritualized, ‘Ladies And Gentleman We Are Floating In Space’ (1997). Released the same year as Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’, many critics rated this the better album. A gospel-shoegaze epic, it united Jason Pierce’s three obsessions – heartbreak, opiates and God. Pic: PA Photos
Oasis, ‘Definitely Maybe’ (1994). It went through many versions – two early, rejected mixes have still not seen the light of day – but ultimately Owen Morris’ everything-in-the-red mix captured the might of Oasis’ live shows. Which is the greatest indie album of all time? Cast your votes at NME.COM/greatestindiealbum Pic: PA Photos
Iron And Wine, ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ (2004). Like a modern-day, bearded Nick Drake, only without the suicidal depression, Sam Beam’s hypnotic folk lullabies summon a timeless, placeless, pastoral idyll. Choose between well over 100 albums at NME.COM/greatestindiealbum – and suggest your own additions to the list at NME.COM/blogs.