Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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81Sebadoh

Come... This is the GODFATHER of Indie Rock and in my opinion musically in a league of his own... One of the most prolific and THE most underrated musician songwriter of our day... I guess like Nick Drake he will have to find his fame posthumously.

82The Cribs

I love The Cribs, grew up listening to Indie Rock as that was my parents favourite genre of music and The Cribs are the ones I remember the most and I'm glad I do, they are brilliant.

83BastilleBastille 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.

Outstanding! Just Hear They Are Fantastic

Why the heck are they so low? They are my absolute favorite. I LOVE their songs.

Absolutely amazing band. Amazing live too. Check out The Draw, Icarus, Flaws and of course Pompeii.

Bastille is awesome! Can't wait for their new album

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84WeezerWeezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

I was SO shocked to see that Weezer was not on this list, and it's a huge disappointment. With singles like Say It Ain't So, Island in the Sun, and Beverly Hills, I don't know why they haven't been added yet. You may think you've never heard their songs before, but if you listen to ANY of the ones I mentioned, you will quickly realize that you have.

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85M83

Midnight City is an upbeat, yet relaxing EP that I have danced to, and relaxed to.

86ParamoreParamore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Paramore is NOT indie, but I think they can top the pop punk list!

87Tegan and Sara

AMAZING DUO. Could these two be more talented and adorable? DOUBT IT.

They changed my life. Love them. They are so much more than musicians.

Superior catalog. Way underrated.

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88Of Monsters and MenOf Monsters and Men is a five-member, English-language, indie folk-pop band from Reykjavík, Iceland, formed in 2010.

They are one of the best bands around at the moment and should be at least in the top 10

Totally my favourite band! They duo's voices are just so emotional to listen to, and their lyrics are completely out of this world. The music takes you to places you never thought you could imagine

Amazing band, Their music is just... Unbelievable, when you need an uplift, their music is the way to go...

Definitely the best Indie rock band. Half of these on this list aren't even Indie Rock bands. I thought that was what this list was about...

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89Fleet Foxes

Great band to follow. Great compositions. Great! Great! Great!

In one word... wow

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90Belle & Sebastian

If your feeling sinister is one of the greatest indie album of all time...

91Thousand Foot Krutch

SO disappointed when I didn't see TFK up on this list! An AMAZING band with really unique music 'Be Somebody' and 'Fly on the Wall' instantly made me fall in love with them! This list isn't even real indie

92Fugazi

This is my favorite indie band but I voted for my 3rd favorite, Pixies, because I didn't even know Fugazi made it on the list!

I can't believe the list is actually devoid a Fugazi entry. Minor Threat? Ian Mackaye? Discord Records? Damn people!

93The Twilight Sad
94Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Such chill music, but so great. they need to be higher up on this list! Listen to 'dear believer' and 'home' for me please

95The Vaccines

Can't believe they are not on this!, go listen to them right now listen to "if you wanna" one of the best indie bands out just now, and deserve more recognition

I used to love listening to their album 'What did you expect from the vaccines? ' And even now with 'English Graffiti' I still love listening to the vaccines. Way underrated they are easily the best indie rock band for me.

I love the vaccines, they are amazing, I suggest these to all devoted indie rock music lovers. I believe they should take imagine dragons spot at #2!

Pretty good, not amazing but still decent.

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96The Last Shadow Puppets

Should only be beaten by the arctic monkeys

Guys, just make this official, then I might explain who are they. - TheRegular1227

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97The Temper Trap

One of best bands ever! Love new album... You guys rock like a master!

I absaloutly live The Temper Trap! They are amazing and they have written such good songs! It's so good that they are Aussie. My Favourite song is Fadar. It is so good

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98The Decemberists

I really love this band... all albums are great

Colin Meloy is certifiable musical genius. Their songs are catchy and memorable and the lyrics are fantastic!

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99Wavves

This band should be in the top ten! THEY ARE JUST AS GOOD AS THE ARCTIC MONKEYS! Move on up Wavves!

Wavves kind of describes indie all though they wont admit it. Theur music is so simple and messy, that it just turns out amazing! They definitely deserve to be on this list.

NINE IS GOD, and to top it all of
THEY're in Grand Theft Auto V!
Best combo in the world

100Editors

One of the best indie rock bands+

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