Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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221 Tokyo Police Club

Awesome band, should be way higher

222 The Paddingtons
223 Shudder to Think
224 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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225 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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226 Desert Noises
227 Of Monsters and Men Of Monsters and Men Of 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...

best ever

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228 The 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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229 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.

230 Edward 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

231 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"

232 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.

233 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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234 Rubik
235 The Ceremonies

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

236 Tanlines

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

237 Slam Donahue
238 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)

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240 Tame Impala Tame Impala Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.

Seriously? 78? At least they don't commit the crime of having that unbearable stereotypical indie sound. They have more depth than anything on here except for maybe Radiohead. All the songs have amazing melodies and lyrics, plus, Kevin Parker does all the music himself. It's a shame they're so low.

"Feels like we only go backwards" is amazing, one of the best songs on this whole list so far, and I've been going in order of bands and really surprised I had to go this far down for such perfection.

Just wait till they get more albums out, then people will eventually give them the praise they deserve

One of the few modern musical geniuses in Kevin Parker. Extremely original.

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