Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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101Snow PatrolSnow Patrol are a Northern Irish rock band formed in 1993, consisting of Gary Lightbody, Nathan Connolly, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, and Johnny McDaid.

Come on, these guys are awesome.. Should be top 10

I love this band, come on, why aren't they higher?

Why they were not on this list is beyond me! Such an amazing band, yet I believe The Shins are most certainly better! I don't mind the track about my country 'Australia'

Great. why aren't they near the top? Same with keane

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So many amazing songs such as A Thousand Trees, More Life In A Tramps Vest And The Bartender And The Thief.

Kelly Jones is the most talented rock singer there has been for a very long time

This is may favorite band ever! Kelly Jones is an amazing story-teller and they rock!

Are they indie? No idea, but still a fab sound. Graffiti on the train so good

103Everything Everything

This should much higher they are simply amazing. Their songs COUGH COUGH and TORSO OF THE WEEK are some of the best songs I've ever heard! If you haven't heard of them_ what you waiting for?

Definitely should be higher. My personal second favourite band and have you seen them live? You haven't lived until you do.

104Panic! at the DiscoPanic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

It literally says pop rock in the description. Anyone who classifies this as indie or alternative needs to get that fat blunt out of their mouth immediately.

I agree, they are the best, but... NOT INDIE. They belong on the Pop Punk List or something of that nature.

One of the best bands I've ever heard! I love Victorious!

Great quality music, just check it out. Some of the best

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105London Grammar

Why so deep? Deserves at least top 20

106ChvrchesChvrches are a Scottish synthpop band from Glasgow, formed in 2011. The band consists of Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. The band, before formation, practiced playing with demo songs written mostly by Doherty.

This is an amazing band and really deserves to be reconized. Listen to them they will blow your mind

107The Naked and Famous

How r there no comments on this?!?! This isn't really indie but amazing band and great style this should b WAY higher!

Belongs to the best bands I�'ve ever listened to. Girls like you is my favorite!

108The Subways

So underrated. This is fantastic band, just listen to Rock'n'roll queen and you'll understand me

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111The Replacements
112R.E.M.R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.

Legends dead letter office is a masterpiece

R.E.M. were one of the original alternative rock bands. I think any list needs them at or near the top.

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113Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo is actually one of the pioneers of the Indie genre all together, why aren't they given credit?

Real indie sound. No one like them.

115British Sea Power

He best Mexican rock band I've ever heard

Is the best indie rock band in Spanish


A world class band, Miracle, blind, wonderful life, illuminated. Listen to it!

118Silversun Pickups

Not really Indy but the first 3 albums are hard to resist. Believe you in me.

Brilliant Band - can't stop listening to Lazy Eye!

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119Wild Sweet Orange
120Maximo Park

One of the best bands playing now; every album has several excellent songs.

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