Best Indie Bands

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41Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy, and Paul Thomson.
42Yeah Yeah Yeahs
43Bombay Bicycle Club
44Passion Pit
45Maximo Park
46Local Natives
47Frightened Rabbit

They aren't that well known, but god, they're amazing. Islands are forever.

49Band of Horses
50The KooksThe Kooks are an English rock band formed in 2004 in Brighton. The band currently consists of Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Alexis Nunez, and Peter Denton. The original bassist was Max Rafferty, and the founding drummer was Paul Garred.
51Belle and Sebastian

Due to the fact that the fast majority of the bands listed here have already 'made it', I thought it would be good to have at least one legitimate indie band entry. Who better than Belle & Sebastian? Although lauded by critics for their entire career, they have never gotten lucky and famous. Most likely the best indie band since The Smiths, Belle & Sebastian should not only be at the top of this list, but should be considered in the top 10 bands of the last decade.

52Little Dragon
53Fleet Foxes

One of the best bands of this decade. Better than Arctic Monkeys.

54The VerveThe Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong became a member at a later date.
55American Authors
56BastilleBastille are an English indie pop band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by singer Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. Beside Smith, the four-piece consists of Chris Wood, Will Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons.
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