Stereolab: Mars Audiac Quintet (1994)
The album is anchored by a few tunes that were as close to straightforward electronic indie pop-rock as they'd get, the pulsating, poppy groove of "Wow And Flutter" and the perky "Ping Pong," as well as the more sprawling "Nihilist Assault Group" and the upbeat, hooky "Transporte Sans Bouger." There's also more trance-inducing psychedelia, as in "Anamorphose" and "Outer Accelerator."
While Stereolab draws a pretty devoted fanbase, not everybody is a sucker for ethereal French-sounding vocals over a wall of moogs and organs and "Sister Ray"-like repetitive riffs; but this one is a pretty good place to dip a toe into the water, a good balance of artsy background music and catchy, offbeat 90s indie rock grooves. Or, if you want a more thorough career overview, I'm partial to 2005's Oscillations From The Anti-Sun, a nice little box set that captures the breadth of the band's work up to that point.
Here's the "Wow And Flutter" video: