Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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61 Awolnation

Not indie... they don't belong here

Some great music. I cannot stop listening to Sail, my favorite.

WHY THE HECK ARE THEY HERE?! The words, the words to their songs are so inspiration and motivating, I just love them.

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62 Alice In Chains Alice In Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

Alice in Chains is a great band but they aren't indie rock. - Imreallyboredrightnow

63 The National

The National's greatness is in the details. Once you start liking their songs, you're addicted. Very personal. Very deep. Very diversified.

Amazing band everything about them is awesome!

Best band ever, never seen such amazing performances live!

I don't understand how they aren't st least in the top 15. They are true indie, way more than many of the top 20. Last two albums have had the best music I've ever heard, with such a good variety.

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64 Neon Trees Neon Trees Neon Trees is an American rock band from Provo, Utah. Known for their energetic live performances, the band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour dates for the band The Killers.

Awesome band, I love Them so much!

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65 LCD Soundsystem

Greatest live band ever

66 Grizzly Bear

One of my Top 10 indie rock bands. They're doing their own thing and that's what you gotta love.

I love this track by grizzy bear, will calls. try it out! Great band, they're also a top pick for me

Veckatimest and shields are seriously some of the best albums in recent times

67 Jet

They are one of the best bands I have ever heard.

I consider them the best rock band since 2000

I never heard this song, I just voted for it so I could get a comment in. Have a good day!

68 Of Montreal

Their songs are so well crafted, they've covered so many styles, and their live shows are incredible! Plus, Kevin Barnes is a lyrical genius.

The king of psychedelic indie pop is Mr. Kevin Barnes. Maybe start with Hissing Fauna or False Priest (albums). They are like no other band on the planet, Barnes' genius is indescribable.

69 Superchunk

Great band! Loved them ever since my dad told me the story of when he met the lead singer Mac working at a local record store when he was in college at chapel hill. Ever since then he has loved them and I have loved them since before I can even remember. foolish is a top 10 album

Really underrated band. Listen to them right now

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70 Passion Pit

This band is very amazing. All of their songs are a hit they should be in first place right now, I don't see how anyone could not love this band so amazing.

They really make outstanding original songs and also great remix of songs from fellow indie rock bands and whatnot.

No other group mixes such happy and melodic music and deep emotional power with such ease, awesome group. Gossamer always on repeat with me.

Their music is amazing

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71 Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur Jr. is an American rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1984, originally simply called Dinosaur until legal issues forced a change in name.

Have people really never heard of Dinosaur Jr? I agree with the other guy. This is a horrible list. The fact that the pop group "fun" is even considered indie blows my mind.

Horrible horrible list. These guys should be top 10. They destroy

Dinosaur jr is my favorite band of all time. They have such a talented line up. They created overrated nirvana

#1 along with SY

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72 The Drums

Me and the moon & Money are two of their best songs!

73 Animal Collective
74 Bombay Bicycle Club

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB SHOULD TOP THIS LIST IF ARCTIC MONKEYS ARE number 1. I'm not a hater of the mokeys however I feel that if we are talking true indie bands that bombay suit this description more then any of the others on this list. Their extraordinary third album " A Different Kind Of Fix" is a modern classic in the genre of indie music today. I reccomend for new fans that they listen to bombays unbelievably catchy singles such as shuffle, lights out words gone, always like this, magnet, evening/morning, ivy and gold, as well as flaws. All three of bombay's albums are beautifully crafted masterpieces of sheer talent in its rawest form. BOMBAY for number 1 is what I say, a true band!

LOVE a lot of bands in this list. But yeah if talking about 'indie' in its true sense Bombay Bicycle Club has it on every category. What's really amazing about them is their music changes in every album yet they all sound not just good but great. That's unbelievable. Alternative, acoustic, electronic, dance, hipster-ish, chill, happy, sad, melancholic, heck even world music they nail it. Whatever genre or mood, every song is an absolute spot on. Pure talent. Luna and Lights Out, Words Gone are top favorites.

SERIOUSLY! Bombay should be at least in the top ten. Kings of Leon and Coldplay aren't even indie (this is a bad list).

Wait WHAT? NOT NUMBER ONE? WHAT IS THIS? I had to scroll down three pages to get to what should be number one. God dammit internet.

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75 The Neighbourhood

This band has some awesome songs. Especially Sweater Weather! And the lead singer, Jesse Rutherford, is so sexy! My all time #1 favorite. Band of all time

The Neighbourhood is one of the best indie rock bands out there! They should seriously, at least, be in the top 20! Need convincing? Listen to these songs by the neighbourhood: Sweater weather, how, wire and afraid. You'd fall in love with them in no time!

This band is just perfect, nothing more to say

This is my favorite band of all time, and they have songs that I never grow tired of. Give this band a shot; you will not regret it my friend!

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76 Kasabian Kasabian Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's original members consisted of vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and vocalist Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist Chris Karloff, and bassist Chris Edwards.

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!

Should be way higher, way too underrated

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77 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Since when are Fall Out Boy indie? Don't get me wrong, I LOVE THEM from Save Rock and Roll, to From Under the Cork Tree, but I just don't think they belong on this list.

Can I please hug Andy, Pete, Joe, and Patrick all at once?

I like it

78 Sebadoh

Come... This is the GODFATHER of Indie Rock and in my opinion musically in a league of his own... One of the most prolific and THE most underrated musician songwriter of our day... I guess like Nick Drake he will have to find his fame posthumously.

79 The Cribs

I love The Cribs, grew up listening to Indie Rock as that was my parents favourite genre of music and The Cribs are the ones I remember the most and I'm glad I do, they are brilliant.

80 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Paramore is NOT indie, but I think they can top the pop punk list!

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