Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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81 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

Should be at least top 15

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82 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.

83 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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84 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!

85 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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86 M83

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

87 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.

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88 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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89 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.

90 Belle & Sebastian

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.

91 Fleet Foxes

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

In one word... wow

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92 Real Estate
93 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

94 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!

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96 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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97 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

98 The Last Shadow Puppets

Should only be beaten by the arctic monkeys

Guys, just make this official, then I might explain who are they. - TheRegular1227

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99 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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100 Editors

One of the best indie rock bands+

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