One of the best indie rock albums of the entire decade, to me, is Come's Eleven Eleven (1992). For years it was left out of print, now recently reissued. Brilliant album.
IMO early/mid 90s US independent guitar music was a very fertile time, Nirvana or no Nirvana.
Come, Sugar, Throwing Muses, Codeine, Bedhead, Scarce, Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, Rodan, Mazzy Star, Posies, Fugazi, Jesus Lizard, Polvo, Buffalo Tom, Dinosaur Jr, Unwound, Seam, Silkworm, Morphine, Band of Susans, Red House Painters, Afghan Whigs.