Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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241 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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242 The Shaggs

The Grandmothers of "indie" and post-punk from the 60's. If you don't like their music, you don't know anything about what indie really means.

243 Soul Sister Dance Revolution

They are the best band ever. Listen to them

244 The Format

The Format is one of the best indie rock bands, and should definitely be higher on this list. The Format doesn't get as much attention as they deserve, and that's a shame because their last album "Dog Problems" is a really great album. Nate Ruess and Sam Means really write some great songs together. I'd recommend you listen to I'm Actual, Dog Problems (the song), Snails, Inches and Falling, Time Bomb, and The First Single. Once you listen to those songs, you'll want to vote The Format up!

245 Bastille Bastille Bastille are an English indie pop band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by singer Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. Beside Smith, the four-piece consists of Chris Wood, Will Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons.

Outstanding! Just Hear They Are Fantastic

Why the heck are they so low? They are my absolute favorite. I LOVE their songs.

Absolutely amazing band. Amazing live too. Check out The Draw, Icarus, Flaws and of course Pompeii.

They are purely awesome..! one of my favorites - HawkEye2

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246 Goo Goo Dolls Goo Goo Dolls The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik, vocalist and bassist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. V 1 Comment
247 Dr. Dog
248 Deer Tick
249 Guards

Amazing absolutely amazing band. Silver Lining is my jam! In Guards We Trust album ROCK SOLID

250 Alive Way
251 Last Dinosaurs

I think Last Dinosaurs are really low on the list is because they came in very silent. Not a lot of people know about these guys. I have loved these guys for a long time and they may not have a lot of songs. BUT! If more people actually heard these guys, this would at least make it on the top 10's

Band from Australia. Never "in a million years" would they come to do a concert in Hawaii even though they have songs name 'Honolulu' and 'Hawaii'. Sean's voice is perfect, and the rhythm is amazing. What an underrated band...

Band from Australia. awesome, never "in a million years" would they come to Hawaii, even though they have songs named 'Honolulu' and 'Hawaii'. Sean's voice is perfect

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252 The Vamps The Vamps The Vamps are a British pop rock band consisting of Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans.

The vamps are a boy band and are often compared to One Direction as they both work in similar genre's, consist of "hot" boys and mainly have teenage girl as fans. Their lyrics, vocals and tune are way better than One Direction but The Vamps music still lie in the mainstream, generic, pop category.

They do some good covers of pop songs on their YouTube channel (as in they've change the tune well, it sounds better than the original) If you like this type of genre they're worth listening too but I think they should be lower on the list for "Indie Rock Bands"

The Vamps are like One Direction, except they actually play their instruments and sing without auto-tune.

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253 The Presidents of the USA

Absolute beast, lump, blank baby, peaches, these are just a few of the amazing tunes written by these guys great to listen to and great to play

254 Gossip
255 The Dead Milkmen
256 DIIV

Zachary Cole Smith, formerly a guitarist for Beach Fossils, creates something truly unique in his band, DIIV's debut album Oshin. The made-up words Smith uses truly are a testament to how unique this album is. Take one listen and you'll suddenly feel as if you're swimming in cold water. All of the members are Water signs, and it truly shows. It's more of a liquid experience than I have ever felt whilst listening to an album. The first half of this Album is calm with cooling pop songs, while contrastingly the second half feels more energetic. With DIIV's biggest hit, "Doused" you can finally see a glimpse of the things this band is headed toward: a more energetic feel while keeping the same serenity with which they began their career. There's nothing life-changing about this album but it truly is a sensory experience. It is more guitar-led than vocally led which adds a unique element. I would recommend this band and album to everyone I know and I cannot wait until their new album drops ...more

258 The Lighthouse and the Whaler

They're must listen! Venice & Pioneers simply unique!

259 The Maine
260 Somvazio

ONe of the best puertorican indie rock bands with elements of post punk and indie tronica

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