Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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201The Tallest Man On Earth
202The Red Paintings

Go grab yourself a copy of 'The Revolution is Never Coming'. Thank me later.

203The Growlers
204CRUISR

Great band, can't believe it isn't already on here and much higher

205Rah Rah

Great lesser known Canadian band. They have a lot of great and catchy songs. Worth checking out.

206The Paddingtons
207Shudder to Think
208Peace

The best band I've ever seen live - absolutely amazing

Best live band ever. California Daze best song ever!

Happy people is such a good album its not even real

amazing, no words

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209Desert Noises
210Freelance Whales

Chuck Criss the vocalist has a completely different style to his brother (Darren). Sort of like miniature tigers. They are quite electronic but I would still call them Indie. Try Hannah for some beautiful quick lyrics that fit perfectly, or Aelous <--- my favourite song of all time.

211Crooked Fingers

Many haven't heard of this band. It's the brainchild of Eric Bachmann who is also the frontman of this band. Liz durrett is also a band member. Great tunes. If you want to give them a try, listen to "Breaks In The Armor"

212Company of Thieves

Come on GUYS! You'll forget about all those indie bands once you hear company of thieves! They were the reason I got into indie in the first place! Please give some of your time to listen to them.

213She & Him

Besides their fascinating and eccentrically awesome music videos, this band makes me feel that good music always exists.

Zooey Deschanel's voice is so amazing. Listening to her songs just makes you happy!

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214Rubik
215The Ceremonies

They're a rather new band but they sound great and pure.

216Tanlines

Just listen to anyone of their songs and you will know why they should be on this list

217Slam Donahue
218Haim

Can't believe this isn't higher on the list. Guess they're debut album, Days Are Gone has only released recently meaning they've only just started to become known. The vocalists are triplets and there songs are feel-good, great beat, amazing lyrics, dance too, pop your head on ipod. One peice of evidence of how good they are is that they're song 'The Wire' was number 13 on triple J's hottest 100 for 2013: you need to be a least good to get on too the list, and triple j is known to have great taste and good indie bands

Give them a go.

Danielle (24, guitar, lead vocals)
Este (27, bass, harmonies, occasional lead vocal)
Alana (21, keyboards, harmonies, occasional lead vocal)

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220The Shaggs

The Grandmothers of "indie" and post-punk from the 60's. If you don't like their music, you don't know anything about what indie really means.

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