Top Ten Best Indie Rock Bands

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141 Augustana
142 Unknown Mortal Orchestra


143 Smallpools
144 Deerhunter

They haven't released anything but incredible albums. Halcyon digest sticks out as a masterpiece

Amazing Band, Halcyon Digest being their best work

145 The Arcana

A really wonderful band that doesn't seem to have had that much exposure. Check out Tomorrow is Yesterday for a fantastic trip.

Excellent band! I agree, Tomorrow Is Yesterday is a superb album

Sure, but Lemon Freddy Phantom of the Sky in totally unreal.

146 Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Bjorn & John bring a fresh new sound to the indie rock scene, and it's rather refreshing in my opinion.

My favorite song is up against the wall. I haven't heard a bad song from them. They are truly genius

Peter Bjorn and John make music like no other!
2nd chance and young folk is as unique as they could get!

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147 Hail Social
148 The Unicorns

These guys are amazing and quite unusual. Love their music. Give I Was Born A Unicorn a listen.

149 Noah and the Whale

Their song, 5 years time, is beautiful. I fell in love with it the first time I listened to it. They have lots of great songs.

150 A Silent Film

You will leave a mark is one of my all time favourite songs.

This band is amazing and deserves a lot more attention.

151 The Verve The Verve The Verve were an English rock band formed in Wigan in 1990 by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. Guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong became a member at a later date.

They helped shape the indie rock scene of the 90's, and that decade wouldn't have been the same without their leading single, Bittersweet Symphony.

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152 Born Ruffians

Low key canadian band. Listen to Kurt Vonnegut and Barnacle Goose for a meaningful and deep trip.

153 The Airborne Toxic Event

They're amazing. Fell in love instantly when I first listened to their song called Sometime Around Midnight

Love them! Live - awesome!

154 Clones of Clones
155 St. Lucia

Every song is amazing I promise u will love

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157 Cloud Control

BEST INDIE BAND! AMAZING good feeling music, hidden gem!

158 The Rifles

One of the best bands nowadays!

159 Helmet Helmet Helmet is an American alternative metal band from New York City formed in 1989. Founded by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton, Helmet has had numerous lineup changes, and Hamilton has been the only constant member.

Page Hamilton is a juggernaut and Amphetamine Reptile Records was just so lucky to discover and sign his outfit of the time. Amazingly Helmet exists to this day, although Hamilton remains the sole original member. Foundation-influential in the hard rock genre coming out of the early 90's and to be respected for their influence overall on the genre.

160 Grandaddy

Strays into indie pop territory but has very much rock elements. I'd recommend starting with The Sophtware Slump. It's a stunningly atmospheric album, melancholic, about the fear of technology and mechanization, etc. Sweet vocals, fuzzy guitar work, dreamlike.

Awesome band if you are looking for something great that much people don't know about this is it but they're so good just not know

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