Blender put out a list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums. Some folks made the list (Nirvana, Mudhoney), and other Pac NW related folks are represented, as well (The Shins, Beat Happening, etc.). No real Seattle powerpopsters on the list -- The New Pornographer is the closest thing to that.
Any list like this is completely debatable, of course. What's your list include?
While you debate that, I'm going to head back upstairs and continue refinishing my hardwood floors. Man, it's dusty in my house!!