Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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81 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!

82 Weezer Weezer Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.

I was SO shocked to see that Weezer was not on this list, and it's a huge disappointment. With singles like Say It Ain't So, Island in the Sun, and Beverly Hills, I don't know why they haven't been added yet. You may think you've never heard their songs before, but if you listen to ANY of the ones I mentioned, you will quickly realize that you have.

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83 M83

Midnight City is an upbeat, yet relaxing EP that I have danced to, and relaxed to.

84 Tegan and Sara Tegan and Sara

AMAZING DUO. Could these two be more talented and adorable? DOUBT IT.

They changed my life. Love them. They are so much more than musicians.

Superior catalog. Way underrated.

The Con. End of story

85 Belle & Sebastian

What's more indie than these guys? The boy with the arab strap and If you're feeling sinister is their best work.

If your feeling sinister is one of the greatest indie album of all time...

Brilliant dance music. Anyone can do it.

Should be in Top 10.

86 Local Natives

I love the soothing and calm but haunting vibe that their music gives. I really love listening to them. Recommended songs: Airplanes, Wide Eyes, World News, Sun Hands and Heavy Feet.

Local Natives are truly indie, not some mainstream pop that critics and radio DJs rave about. Their music is awesome and both of their albums are great. There isn't a bad song on either of them. They are definitely worth checking out!

I love the vibes their music gives. 'Gorilla Manor' and 'Hummingbird' are great albums, you'll love them.

87 Kings of Leon Kings of Leon

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.

Just love them!

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88 Fleet Foxes

I'm so tired of seeing the overhyped, formulaic rock bands like the arctic monkeys and the strokes so high up! The ones which should be on top are radiohead, fleet foxes, arcade fire, modest mouse, sufjan stevens, and the mountain goats.

Great band to follow. Great compositions. Great! Great! Great!

In one word... wow

Fleet foxes number 83...
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

89 Real Estate
90 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch

SO disappointed when I didn't see TFK up on this list! An AMAZING band with really unique music 'Be Somebody' and 'Fly on the Wall' instantly made me fall in love with them! This list isn't even real indie

91 Fugazi

This is my favorite indie band but I voted for my 3rd favorite, Pixies, because I didn't even know Fugazi made it on the list!

I can't believe the list is actually devoid a Fugazi entry. Minor Threat? Ian Mackaye? Discord Records? Damn people!

92 The Twilight Sad
93 The Temper Trap

One of best bands ever! Love new album... You guys rock like a master!

I absaloutly live The Temper Trap! They are amazing and they have written such good songs! It's so good that they are Aussie. My Favourite song is Fadar. It is so good

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94 Editors

One of the best indie rock bands+

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95 The Decemberists

I really love this band... all albums are great

Colin Meloy is certifiable musical genius. Their songs are catchy and memorable and the lyrics are fantastic!

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96 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

I agree, they are the best, but... NOT INDIE. They belong on the Pop Punk List or something of that nature.

It literally says pop rock in the description. Anyone who classifies this as indie or alternative needs to get that fat blunt out of their mouth immediately.

Their are just the best


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97 Wavves

This band should be in the top ten! THEY ARE JUST AS GOOD AS THE ARCTIC MONKEYS! Move on up Wavves!

Wavves kind of describes indie all though they wont admit it. Theur music is so simple and messy, that it just turns out amazing! They definitely deserve to be on this list.

NINE IS GOD, and to top it all of
THEY're in Grand Theft Auto V!
Best combo in the world

98 Stereophonics

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

99 Everything Everything

This should much higher they are simply amazing. Their songs COUGH COUGH and TORSO OF THE WEEK are some of the best songs I've ever heard! If you haven't heard of them_ what you waiting for?

Definitely should be higher. My personal second favourite band and have you seen them live? You haven't lived until you do.

100 London Grammar

Why so deep? Deserves at least top 20

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