Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands
The Top Ten
They are just amazing! I can't stop listening this band!
Arctic monkeys is the best band forever... Alex turner create a genius lyric!
Wow I love this band, they never get old, and they never will! Alex Turner has such a great voice, and the guitar and bass riffs are just amazing!
Arctic Monkeys might have at first seemed like just another landfill indie group during the 2000's, but there were three main things that set them apart from the rest- their everyman image, Matt Helders's excellent drumming, and Alex Turner's outstanding songwriting.
Firstly, the Monkeys were in their teens when they started the band, and this is reflected in their early (and by far best) albums. They didn't sound like rock stars. They sounded just like some slightly nerdy British kids who had got together in a garage and started playing songs- except they were really, really good at it. This adds a homegrown charm to their music and makes it very relatable to the younger generation.
Secondly, the Monkeys' Matt Helders is one of the best drummers in rock music today. Even on the first few songs, when the other band members could barely wield their guitars, Helders was always there in the background, pounding out complicated yet visceral drumlins as though he had been ...more
Oh my lord god in heaven I cannot believe that this blessed band is not even mentioned in this list. You haven't heard good indie rock unless you've heard The Strokes. I'm speechless, honestly
These guys are basically the 21st century revolution of indie music. Come on, now! If you like Arctic Monkeys, there is no possible way that The Strokes don't come before or after the Monkeys on your favorite's list.
You can't have a top ten indie bands list without these guys! Like every Arctic Monkeys song sounds like a carbon copy of the last and Kings of Leon; are you kidding me?
Arctic Monkeys songs sound the same? Every record they've released has been completely different to the one which came before it. - Scretty_MUFC
The Strokes are brilliant. I love their music more than anything, but I also love how real they are. After falling in love with their music, I wanted to know who was behind it, so I watched one of their interviews. They said that fame wasn't what they cared about. That it was all in the music. That's what I just love in a band. In the interview, Julian Casablancas talked about how bands are portrayed through false articles on the internet and in magazines, and how all the bull ruins their image. It's solely about the music to them, and I couldn't ask for more.
The Killers are my favourite band! I have so much respect for them and their music inspires me more than any other thing in my life at the moment. I respect the fact that Brandon is not afraid to sing about his religious views and his beliefs although I am not a Mormon, I can relate so much to them. The Killers are my idea of perfection and when Ronnie announced they are currently writing new music my heart lifted! The may be number 8 on this website, but to me they will always be number 1!
The Killers are my favorite band ever. I have so much respect and love for them, it's amazing. Even live they sound amazing, which is quite rare to find. Every word of their music means something to me, every song has an emotion. You guys, this band is the definition of perfection.
They not only do rock but also different music genres they are completely versatile, think of Queen, not only that but they're lyrics are really meaningful 'if' you really go deep into them and analyze carefully and you'll find them relatable. So far the best modern band ever
The Killers are one of my favorite bands! Or maybe my favorite after Sixpence None The Richer. They're absolutely amazing! I love all their albums, every one of them has something magical and catchy, plus the lyrics you can dive in. My dream is to be at a concert of them. Go Killers, go!
Just one question, why aren't they Number #1, and mostly why are they behind Coldplay when they have taken so much from this band? So much more to be said.
Considering the fights between Kid A and 0110 this needs to be first.
My personal favorite indie band. I can definitely understand why groups like The Strokes or The Killers are higher up on this list, as their music is much more accessible and radio friendly than a lot of Radiohead's music but when it comes to being the most innovative and bringing the most to the table, Radiohead blows the rest of these groups out of the water.
Genius, good music, good lyrics, and original. Enough said.
Top 5:Radiohead, The Mars Volta, Modest Mouse, Queens of the Dark Age, and Muse. Peace out amateurs!
There are few bands that I truly love. Aside from Modest Mouse, Radiohead, and Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire holds a special place in my heart.
And unlike most of the bands in this list, Arcade Fire is one of those few bands composed of artists, in the truest sense of the word.
They have the audacity to make some of the most original sounds that work so incredibly well when incorporated in their music. Intelligent meaningful music that should be recognized in the indie hall of fame
Brilliant band and awesome songs! and albums =D
Arcade Fire is such an original band. Arcade Fire is able to step into many genres of rock and always put their own sound on each genre. They are one of few bands who are still very ambitious. In my opinion Arcade Fire is the greatest band... period!
Is there a greater indie rock band anywhere? I love practically every song and I find myself singing the lyrics all the time. Imagine Dragons has songs that will always be some of my all time faves including Hear me, Round and Round and Amsterdam. They are just purely amazing!
This must be the best of all NIGHT VISIONS
Radioactive is the best song I've heard in years, they're really underrated. Also very good songs: It's time, Demons. Love them!
The greatest band ever, honestly. There songs are so relatable on a personal level. Songs like "It's time" and "Demons" are their deepest and soul searching songs ever. Then they have "Radioactive" and "Shots" that are so energetic, but also have deep meaning. Night Visions and Smoke and Mirrors are amazing albums that are unparalleled. Also this band can perform live better than any better else.
Considering more than half of what's on top is not indie rock, it isn't that surprising. Really, it's filled with overrated "famous" Alternative bands. I was surprised to see the Hoosiers up there though. I really think they're a great band, but I didn't know they were considered in that high of a regard. Really, up in the top ten, Arctic monkeys shouldn't be even close to where they are at. Oasis isn't indie. The Killers aren't indie. Kings of leon. For me, the strokes are awesome, but they aren't really indie. All good bands (maybe except for kings of leon), but not indie. I can't actually believe that Blur or The script is even on this list. Also, why isn't pavement higher? Why isn't Built to spill on this list? Well there are plenty of indie bands that need to be on this list that's for sure, but a lot of the best ones are on here of course they aren't in the higher spots they deserve like Modest Mouse here.
I have to say, I've only recently discovered this band, but I was definitely grateful to have done so. Modest Mouse is one of the most literary yet overwhelmingly deep and meaningful indie rock bands out there who use lyrics that will blow your mind. And I've grown to love them in such a short amount of time. Go ahead and listen to their songs. Take it from me, you will not be disappointed.
Three of the four bands that are the very ESSENCE of indie rock - Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., and Pavement - aren't even in top 50 (fourth one being The Smiths), so to get this comment noticed, I have to vote on a top 10 item, that is actually indie.
Okay, let's narrow this down:
Post-punk revival is not indie (Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes).
Britpop is not indie (Oasis).
Although I love Radiohead, not a single note of any of their songs are indie. (And The Bends is also Britpop.)
Pop-rock is the exact opposite of indie, who put either Imagine Dragons or Foster the People here?!
To those who want to know what indie rock really is, Modest Mouse is a good example, but I recommend the likes of Dinosaur Jr. and Pavement, which are the essential indie rock bands.
I'm not a huge fan of indie rock but I love modest mouse! They are a great band and have so many great songs. Why is imagine dragons on this list and above modest mouse? Imagine dragons aren't really an indie rock band and they aren't a very good band (they suck compared to modest mouse in my opinion). Modest mouse has really good and meaningful lyrics and everything else about them is amazing. Come on people! Vote for Modest Mouse!
The Black Keys return to what got rock started in the first place - BLUES! Tired of hearing post-grunge indie rock that still hasn't overcome the 1990s? Try these guys, using the roots of rock that were so prevalent in the 60s and 70s.
Their new album, Turn Blue, is a little bit of a disappointment because it's got too much pop, but hopefully they'll get back on track to what brought them here - check out their older stuff.
How this band is so low, I don't know. Their music consist of insane guitar solos, beautiful lyrics and melodies. Every album is something different and their new album, in my opinion, is the best one yet. Just Listen to Weight of Love off their new album, and let Dan and Patrick blow you away
You don't know about bands if you don't listen to TBK, they're amazing! LISTEN to Lonely Boy and love them and of couse welcome to the fanbase
Best band in while, so many of their songs have unique messages which are brilliantly written and each have such an amazing tune that you will never forget. All of their albums have a different feel and they are just multi-talented!
There will never be any other band that can compare to Oasis.
You know how almost every other band Is a 2000s band right? We'll these guys made indie rock pretty much. If you haven't heard the whole what's the story? Morning glory your missing out on songs like don't look back in anger.
Top 10 songs:
1. Live forever
2. Don't look back in anger
3. Stop crying your heart out
4. Champagne supernova
5. Morning glory
6. The master plan
8. Slide away
9. Hey now
If you haven't heard songs like live forever and don't look back in anger your missing out.
Greatest band of all time the gallagher brothers are legends
The most awesome band to ever come from Great Britain. They inspired me to listen to music
First time I heard STEP, I fell in love with them, they are unique. So I decided to purchase their latest album down at local disc shop, listened to it and absolutely love it, found out they were touring the next month, begged my family to but me tickets to the concert and heard so many of their other songs and loved them even more, now I own all their albums! In a space on 1 1/2 months from hearing that one song on radio.
OXFORD COMMA AND STEP ARE MUST-LISTEN!
A fun indie band that somehow mix classical and world influences and make it work! The last two albums take a bit more risk and need a little time to grow on you (but when they do, you'll be hooked! )
I suggest: oxford comma, a-punk, holiday and white sky
ABSOLUTE BOPS! ALL OF THEM. I heard the song harmony hall and fell in love. not one song I don't like.
Way under recognized on American radio, I don't know about their status in the UK, but way underrated in US. I mean it's so much more than Florence Welch, the band itself (the Machine) is some of the finest music I've heard from the 21st Century. I especially love the way they incorporate the harp in their music, so rarely do you hear harp in popular music anymore. My favorite song is "What the Water Gave Me" but I also really like "Shake it Out", "Seven Devils", and their covers of "You've Got the Love" and "Addicted to Love". Extremely talented and unique band. I'm waiting anxiously for new music from them.
Why are they so low on the list. They are the best and very underrated which kinda makes me angry. They are so good and talented, yet so under appreciated. Their songs like dog days are over and shake it out should've got more radio regonition because they are so great. Even though those songs are the most popular, it didn't get a chance to top the charts. All three of the albums are amazing, but Lungs has to be the best.
This band absolutely deserves to ve in top 10! The first song I ever became to know was "Never let me go" and always made me feel somehow freezing. One of the best decisions I had ever taken was to look for some other songs. "No light, no light", "What the water gave me" and many others made me fall in love with this perfect group even more!
Cosmic Love, shake it out, dog days are over,
Neutral Milk Hotel is on a whole different level from every other band on this list. They are simply amazing! They may not have as many songs under their belt as several other bands on this list, but In the Aeroplane Over the Sea will wreck all other indie albums. If you haven't heard it, why are you even looking at this list? Go listen to it.
Apart from Radiohead. Neutral Milk Hotel are still amazing though! - Oliwally
Neutral Milk Hotel always did their own thing, which is the true meaning of an "independent" band. They released only two albums, but that was enough, and they continue to tour because they love their music. They don't release album after album of tired, boring and forced material. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea is one of the best albums ever made, and it is impossible to argue otherwise.
Every one of these lists is disgusting and voting for Neutral Milk Hotel is the only way to salvage this one. Indie means independent, plebs.
Almost all of the bands in the top ten aren't even indie bands. Some of them started out being sort of indie, but not really. This is true indie rock and it's amazing. Aeroplane over the sea is fantastic
How many bands have been influenced by these incredible musicians wouldn't be surprised if all that came after them on this list were
I'm almost sickened of the fact that the smiths are at 53...
So much more than simply four incredibly talented musicians, collectively, Morrissey, Marr, Rourke and Joyce had a magic that can't be manufactured or reproduced. We have seen many challenge for their crown but no one has come close to the musical perfection created by The Smiths.
The Smiths were the sole creators and promoters of indie music- their low ranking is another sign of the ignorant youth who refuse to listen to beautifully aged music which has caused their favourite bands to exist.
Pretty much everyone knows this band because of Sex On Fire and Use Somebody but they have been making good music for a while now.
The first band I've become obsessed with and the only band that never disappointed me. I've been a fan for more than 5 years now and they can surprise me, while they are also true to what they believe in and play the music they want to, not paying the music they are told to play. BEST BAND EVER
The Kings embody a dimension of indie rock music like no other. One of the very few bands that I have connected to and cherished for many years. Every piece that they produce has an identity, that is so incredibly human. Hope to see them for a third time in the up incoming future.
I love the Kings. They are such an amazing band because they have raw, natural talent. Caleb Followill has such a unique voice and he can sing like no other. I love how they have their own sound and they don't have to play a ton of instruments and their sound is still full.
How are these not even top 10 THERE AMAZING COME ON, SOMETHING GOOD CAN WORK, WHAT YOU KNOW? BEST SONGS
I love them best indie rock ever... Peace, love, rockets
THIS BAND IS INSANELY TALENTED! They are by far the youngest band on this list, and yet they demonstrate their amazing skill in every song! Honestly, they are the only band that I've liked every song they've ever made- including their demos!
THESE GUYS SHOULD BE AT THE TOP! TWO ALBUMS OF PURE GOLD!
These guys should definitely be closer to the top. Alt-J was the #1 touring band in the world last year, the vocalist, like many indie-rock artists, has a very unique sound but even more so than the majority. The Instrumental structure in their music paints imagery to most every mood you could possibly imagine.
Such an amazing band, one of very few bands to break new ground with their music. An Awesome Wave is my favourite album of the last decade if not all time, if you haven't listened to it you haven't lived...
How is Alt-J so far down the list?! One of the best indie rock bands around, their debut album is just brilliant start to end, their particular style of music makes them irreplaceable, a favorite. must-listen.
They've only released one album and I'm completely in love. There isn't a single song of them that I don't like! They're THAT GOOD. I love their sound
The Wombats have a very good flow and lyric performance, or how they convey their lyrics to an audience. The should at least be in the top five.
THIS HAS RUINED MY DAY, THE WOMBATS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! This is by far my favourite band, if their music was all I had to listen to for the rest of my life I'd be overjoyed. I've listened to almost all the bands above The Wombats on this list and none of them even compare to The Wombats. To me this list is therefore a disgrace! THE WOMBATS IS THE BEST!
I don't understand why The Wombats are ranked as the best indie band! They've inspired me to play guitar.
Arctic monkeys, the killers are undoubtedly talented, but are too overrated. I mean come on, the wombats? 23? Are you kidiing me? THIS IS THE BEST INDIE ROCK BAND TO EVER EXIST ON THIS PLANET! They are the reason why I listen to this genre. everyone should give em a listen because they are truly talented and define perfection.
Muse WERE Indie, but they became commercial (too mainstream) after Black Holes and Revelations. Anyways, you can always find some of their good songs on the internet. Happy search, and long live Muse.
How the hell are the this far down, they are so inspirational and produce songs like plug in baby and muscle museum, om sorry but the script can not compare and muse should be no1
Umm why are muse down here and not in 1st some would say that they aren't in this genre but muse are so good that they should be top of lists for folk, country, classical, rock heavy metal and pop.
What are they not higher up on this list? Maybe they're a bit more alternative and electro than indie but still one of the best bands. I'm shocked.
Just recently found out about them, and honestly I can't stop listening to their music:) I can't believe it wasn't on this list until now.
Amazing band, tune, lyrics, vocals, it had everything you could ask a band to have and more!
Rarely do I find albums where I like every song. I can say that about both Young the Giant's albums. I absolutely love them and can't believe they aren't more popular. Just heard their newest single "Something to Believe in"...once again amazing!
I don't know how these guys aren't more popular by now! Better than 90% of the crap that's popular today.
First album (franz ferdinand) is one of the best albums in history, so in the indie-rock area they are awesome as well
Franz Ferdinand is mostly known for "Take Me Out". However, my favorite song by them is "Dark of the Matinee", which starts out with a genius guitar rift. Also, "All My Friends" is a powerful song with a deep meaning.
This band is completely amazing. (Listening to No You Girls right now) Their music is always fresh and new! I never get tired of Franz Ferdinand, their songs are THE BEST. Honestly. They should be up there with The White Stripes. They are completely amazing, my favorite band hands down.
Amazing band. How they are able to create such interesting music is beyond me. "Ulysses" is by far one of my favorite songs ever, so deliciously dark. All their songs has something special about them - definitely worth checking out.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks better run better run outrun my gun
This should be at the top!
I mean, Foster the People is a great band with awesome music.
It's the best of Indie-pop music!
I think foster the people should be #1 because of their innovative music. Their "Torches" album displays creativity in vocals & rhythms. Their new album "Supermodel" expands on creativity in a variety of moods not on the first album. Watch this band's fan base grow.
Nice album, they are the future
Probably my favourite band. Will do everything in my power (including this vote) to show people their fanstastic work.
All of their music is amazing. Each and every album. They should really be A LOT higher and they have a very original sound.
The best indie rock music around these days, they are amazing at everything they do, the music its incredible, the vocals amazing and when all comes together its just epic every time you hear a song, one of my favorite band of all time. Just plain awesome
Each and every of their songs is my favorite! Not only the well known ones but also less popular like butcher blues which is probably the one I like the most... Number 1 is way under the place they deserve!
Heck, Pixies are an incredible band. Their music is weird, imaginative (and often rude, I know), but groundbreaking too. Pixies are a major influence to so many of the really famous bands everybody knows, yet their contribution is shamefully unseen. These guys deserve to be No. 1; way better than all those listed above (and I am a fan of some too), especially better than Arctic Monkeys, and just... Yeah. Incredible.
69?!? Come on!? Pixies are one of the best rock bands ever!
This is one of the most important bands in rock history, most bands on this list owe a lot to Pixies, and somehow this is at 50.
Pixies may not be the best band in the genre, but they still deserve to be WAY higher.
How are Mumford and Sons above the Pixies? WHAT A DISGRACE! PIXIES ALL THE WAY!
Great albums, the best indie band, love them
Indigo was a masterpiece, and their song Trouble is just amazing.
They are fantastic and should be number one on this list!
Awesome band I love it
FOals are just one of the best indie rock band and one of the most original too... Songs from the first album have math. Rock and dance punk elements. In there second album "Total Life Forever" have elements of post punk and electro rock there third album is a combination of the first two... I love this band... Start by listening to cassius and go on
Foals!... They're just amazing... I mean, Providence, Spanish Sahara, Late Night are just awesome songs... I haven't decided which one of the latest albums I like the most! Listen to both of 'em!
I can't understand, at least they deserve a higher place on this list. The sound of their guitars ist the most beautiful.
Not the most original band, (I thought "Mountain at my Gates" was an Imagine Dragons song) but absolutely great nonetheless.
Just checked these guys out for the first time. Nothing but a glorified pop band trying to pass themselves off as "indie", with their leather jackets and punk hairstyles. Zero edge. Every song is a slight variation of the song before it. Almost gave me a cavity listening to them. The Arctic Monkeys (the real deal) basically reinvent themselves with every album, and can do any genre while brilliantly adding their own unique style. On a positive note, my niece and her school mates will probably love this band...going to tell her about them...I'm sure they "squeal" with excitement at how "cute" they are. What are they even doing on this list?
Every time I listen to one of their songs I get a feeling I can't explain It's the most beautiful yet painful feeling I've ever had and I never wanna stop feeling that way while listening to their music. Their music is real art. You can literally feel the passion.
They're one if my all time favourite bands. When their songs come on on my playlist, it makes me feel happy and like I don't want to stop listening. You know when you have that one song which you just listen time after time but it never gets exhausted; that song is Sex. So good
They have such a strange uniqueness about them that I don't quite understand. Their songs might make me want to get up an dance around my room like an idiot or cry my eyes out. Yet no matter how hard I try I can't escape how amazing they are. So yeah, they're really cool.
An overall great indie band. They cover a wide range of styles from Manchester in their 1991 album leisure with songs as the likes of sing being the highlight of the album. From their they only get better with their second album modern life is rubbish with a very original and indie feel with songs such as chemical world/intermission showing blur could create enjoyable while new and fun music.
With 1994 seeing the release of parklife blur solidify their status as a marvelous British band with a wide selection of songs from the fun and slightly poppy girls and boys to the beautifully to calm and heartfelt songs such as to the end. This album also stays quite consistent with amazing non single songs such as badhead.
Later Blur reinvent themselves again taking on a more lo-fi
I LOVE BLUR! They were one of my first tastes of indie rock back in the 90's, and I've loved them ever since I was little.
Couldn't decide between these guys or the White Stripes
It's britpop not indie, fools
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
I agree that The Script is not an indie rock band but lots of fans of true indie rock bands like The Strokes and The Fratellis like The Script as an alternative choice. People who listen to radio music think they're hardcore when they listen to rap. Indie rock fans think they're bad ass when they listen to The Script :D
My most favorite band! Once I only listened to their music just with my ears, and I already fell in love. Then I saw their love performance, went line by line of their lyrics, damn, those are lethal combination. Plus, I love their personality... They are very nice people...
The Script are an amazing band that has a close bond with their fans. Their lyrics are inspirational and straight from the heart. They wear their heart on the sleeves and are just a happy bunch, who really love what they do.
One of the top bands in the UK these days (although they're Irish), they are mainstream but it doesn't really matter since they make some good stuff.
Maybe not true indie, but makes amazing songs with great lyrics and beautiful music.
I personally love coldplay. They have meaningful lyrics with a story and they speak to so many people world wide that's why they are the best indie band.
They are amazing, great music, good lyrics... When you listen to them you find yourself in peace... Excellent band, love them
This band has truly changed the indie/alternative rock genre. You look at today's indie rock bands and 80% of them are influenced by Coldplay. Melodically, lyrically instrumentally, and emotionally, their music is just transcendent and matchless.
I love MAYDAY PARADE for the song Stay and The memory are really awesome
Can't stop listening to their music.
Sufjan "Gay for God" Stevens will kick your favorite band in the ass with his insane polyrhythmic flutes and whatnot. Literally the greatest musician of all time.
This man is a genius. Very versatile in songwriting skills. Carrie & Lowell, Illinois and Age of Adz are among the best indie albums ever.
Alice in Chains is a great band but they aren't indie rock.
They are my other half. They changed the way I feel about music forever. I love Andrew VanWyngarden's voice and the way it flows beautifully with their psychedelic music style. They are one of my everyday obsessions. I won't even date people unless they like MGMT. It was love at first listen when I heard the song Electric Feel on the album Oracular Spectacular.
MGMT is one of my favorite bands of ALL TIME! They should be number 1 on this list. The first song I listened to by them is When You Die (from a hack on a Roblox game) and then I started listening to more. I love the songs I listened to, but When You Die will be my all-time favorite by them I think their best album is Little Dark Age (my favorites are When You Die, Little Dark Age, and Me and Michael). I think Little Dark Age is better than Oracular Spectacular in my opinion.
I love them as much as Spiderman loves Mary Jane. They can have fun yet meaningless lyrics and real deep lyrics that captivate and harness the soul. They give me EARGASM!
Their new album is out and it just keeps adding to their everlasting phenomenon! I'll never forget Oracular Spectacular, but it's time for a new sound. Artists experiment and grow at their own pace, so let's sit back and watch them bloom.
These guys are awesome, and have a nice garage band feel. They are just amazing and they should have been on this list sooner. So many good songs like In One Ear, Aberdeen, Ain't No Rest for the Wicked, Shake Me Down, and personal favorite Sabertooth Tiger, just to name a few. They Kick Ass.
41st?! these guys and the black keys by far the arctic monkeys SUCK
Simply one of the best bands I've heard. As someone said they have that garage feel and the "Ain't no rest for the wicked" couldn't be any better.
Pretty good band and I'm a guy who is very influenced by classic rock. I'm not that much into the hole indie thing either. Still pretty good
Greatest live band ever
Listening to this band for years now! Their songs make me calm down and relax
Deeply rooted in indie rock with their style and melodic flawless sound... They continue to be humble and genuine and their music feels authentic...
Love them! So melodic and unusual music... One of my favorite bands
Great salt lake is a super track... and Funeral wow
If you talk indie rock... Dcfc is the first band that comes to my mind...
Soul meets body, I will follow you into the dark, someday you will be loved... and the others have been so beautifully written... It's difficult not to love the band...
Absolute favourite indie rock band...
Death Cab for Cutie has been a favorite for years. Looking at the name it might seem like a emo band, but once you listen you'll see the beauty of it. The chilling piano intros and the in deep lyrics and imagery paired with amazing guitar work with Bens amazing voice will sure make you love the band. The topics of the songs are relatable which makes it even better. The drum beats are nice too and the bass on "I will posses your heart are amazing".
beautiful lyrics, beautiful music
The lyrics are amazing. Some are dark, some are just simply love songs, and there are even some songs with hard guitar (Black Sun, Ghosts of Beverly Drive.)
Their best songs in my opinion are Marching Bands of Manhattan, What Sarah Said, Title Track, Little Wanderer, and Soul Meets Body.
I literally don't understand how they are not number one. I could listen to them for the rest of my life and never get bored. you can rarely see that in music, which makes it stand out so much. they are the reason I listen to rock and learn electric guitar. they are so inspiring, I have never paid so much attention to one particular band before, but I am so inspired to play and make music at their level that daily blisters from my guitar are worth it.
They are genuine indie, and I love how it's a husband and wife band. You rarely see that.
Come on this is a great band
Grooving drum and Guitar
Just the best from folk as laying on the grass holding your loved one to kinda punk kicking up in the air!
This is truly a unique band. Not only is Luke Pritchard's voice soothing yet exciting, but the sound from the band intertwines into sheer perfection. Their constant experimentation is also a plus!
They're amazing! I really like their songs, especially See The Sun and Seaside, everyone should listen to their music!
Don't think they're the best but still should be further up. Naive is one of the greatest songs ever. My list : 1. Arctic Monkeys 2. Oasis 3. Kaiser Chiefs 4. Killers 5. Kooks 6. Wombats 7. Imagine Dragons 8. Arcade Fire 9. Fratellis 10. Vampire weekend. THE SCRIPT ARE NOT INDIE ROCK.
Maybe the band has lost popularity since their self titled album, nevertheless many of their songs define indie. Love them!
My favorite piano rock band ever
I absolutely love them. Can't get enough of them. They should be higher on that list.
Love them! I can always relate to their lyrics. Favourite song? Never say never!
They were a HUGE success in the UK back in 2007/8 with their brilliant debut album. Songs such as Goodbye Mr. A, Worried About Ray and Cops And Robbers charted very well and Worst Case Scenario (their best song) is a brilliant Indie Rock song.
Eden is my favorite
Take me to church is unforgettable!
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!
They are already on this list
Me and the moon & Money are two of their best songs!
My favorite band of all time and johnny is bestt
Only 24!? That makes me want to scream. They make such quality music and all the members are so down to earth. I love the folk sound and Winston's banjo. Amazing band, best I've heard in a long time.
They are the best band ever and I cannot believe people have really put such rubbish before them, however many are total critics of this bands folk sound, but that just makes them more EPIC!
They have a folk sound to it.
Mumford and sons from my point of view are totally underrated, they should be at least within the 10 best, not in a mediocre 20th!