Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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221 Wild Nothing
222 Manchester Orchestra

Manchester orchestra is the best band on here, they capture every emotion known to man on all of there music, and plus alt press gave "Mean everything to nothing" and "simple math" 5/5 stars
One of the greatest bands ever, definitely deserve to be higher than coldplay and the killers

Hows Manchester all the way down here? Their the best band out there! I searched and searched and searched In the year of about 2009 just to find some good music, some good indie rock bands. I stumbled upon Manchester! their album everything to nothing was amazing! then came Simple Math! Which holds some of my favorite songs! Love Mancester1

The fact that Manchester Orchestra is this far down the list is an absolute travesty! Every single song of theirs is gold and I would strongly encourage every fan of indie rock to give them a long listen.

It was absolutely baffling to me that I had to add this to a list of 240+ indie bands, most of which don't even deserve to be on the same page.

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223 Matt and Kim

I know there not a band but their still truly Indie and their amazing I love them so much if you haven't heard their music you definitely should. by the way they are definitely true indie unlike most of the bands on here I mean idt half these people know what Indie music is.

Give them I try, you will thank the day you read these coments and heeded them.

Great band with powerful beats and vocals!
So much variety in their music and such catchy songs.
Definitely worth listening too.

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224 WU LYF
225 Tokyo Police Club

Awesome band, should be way higher

226 The Paddingtons
227 Shudder to Think
228 Peace

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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229 Fun

Clearly the concept of indie rock is completely lost on this list which is filled with so much trash. Sonic Youth and the Pixies are so far down, it's disgusting.

Over played sellouts. They don't deserve to be anywhere on this list past 290. Why? Because on the scale of Indie, one single doesn't weigh against the other bags of garbage they call albums.

Why are not they in the top 10? There songs are amazing, Some Nights, We are young, etc. I personally love the harmony

Amazing band

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230 Desert Noises
231 Freelance 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.

232 Crooked 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"

233 Company 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.

234 She & 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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235 Rubik
236 The Ceremonies

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

237 Tanlines

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

238 Slam Donahue
239 Haim

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)

240 The Chain Gang of 1974 V 1 Comment
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