Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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122PlaceboPlacebo are an English alternative rock band, formed in London in 1994 by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal.

Awesome shows, awesome personality

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123Right Away, Great Captain
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125Catfish and the Bottlemen

I love this band they are ace. They are newer than most of the other bands but still the best.

I love this band so much. You can't stop listening to them! Incredible sound. Their songs are addictive.

My favourite band. Easily. Only 145. Would be higher if their first album isn't only 2 years old.

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126Local Natives

I love the soothing and calm but haunting vibe that their music gives. I really love listening to them. Recommended songs: Airplanes, Wide Eyes, World News, Sun Hands and Heavy Feet.

Local Natives are truly indie, not some mainstream pop that critics and radio DJs rave about. Their music is awesome and both of their albums are great. There isn't a bad song on either of them. They are definitely worth checking out!

I love the vibes their music gives. 'Gorilla Manor' and 'Hummingbird' are great albums, you'll love them.

127Paper Lions

Pretty Awesome band!, reminds me of The Beatles, Travelling--good song

128My Morning JacketMy Morning Jacket is an American rock band formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 1998. The band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Jim James, bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist Carl Broemel, and keyboardist Bo Koster.

My Morning Jacket deserves more respect. Watch their live show on David Letterman when they set up their concert stage and performed for the audience! One song? Two songs? Hell no, My Morning Jacket performed a concert!

Want to be amazed? Listen to their remake of Rocket Man

Greatest Indie band playing. True Indie

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129The New Pornographers
130The Middle East

These guys are inspiring and definitely up there with my top 10 favorites. Hit the nail on the head with expressing emotions a rare few can- worth a listen

131Best Coast

Best Coast is awesome! Cosentino and Bruno are such good song writers that once they come together, its hard to do wrong! Crazy For You was one of the best records 0f 2010 and The Only Place is doing just as well! They are true indie!

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132One Night Only

One of my favorites bands! Wish everyone knows their songs. Lisnen to Plasticine, Say You Don't Want It, Bring Me Back Down, All I Want, Started a Fire...

133Twenty One PilotsTwenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

This Band is absolutely amazing and have probably changed my life for good. That may sound stupid but their songs are simply flooding with metaphors and good messages. Especially love Forest, Kitchen Sink, and Car Radio. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. HIGHLY.

They are really goo they have their own genre and I love that they are really deep instead of saying what other people say they actually use their own poems and make it into amazing, catchy and deep music and I love that about them

Not really Indie at all, more of a psycho rap, hip hop, but very heavy lyrics and catchy songs! Love them!

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134Cold War Kids

My favorite band in the World ever. I will get a tattoo of them! That's how good they are!

I won't get a tattoo of them surely but their musics extremely nice.Catchy songs!

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135Cloud Cult
136Ewert and The Two Dragons

They are just so amazing!

137Tides of Man
138The Head and the Heart

Awesome. Down in the Valley is great! God bless!

Oh common really? Common at the very least listen to Rivers and Roads at the very least! Better than Bon Iver I asure you


Daughter is awesome.

Some of their faster, great melody amazing lyrics songs that I love "Amsterdam", "Touch", "Still", "Human"

Some of their slower but great melody, amazing lyrics, transport you feel song re "Smother", "Youth"

Daughter should be higher up. Great vocals, the songs transport, their use of backbeats, eerie sounding instruments, soaring chour's and many other aspects that I can't name on top of my head make their songs great. Their lyrics are amazing and enables you to get something out the song every time you listen to it.

English indie rock band with great singer and awesome lyrics!

Best band ever. My favorite one.

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