Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

What would you say the top five best Indie bands are?

I want good answers, not your typical ones.

8 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Sorry, I had to go to 10:

    Pavement/Stephen Malkmus

    Built to Spill

    the Shins

    Elliott Smith



    the Pixies

    Okkervil River

    the Silver Jews

    Yo La Tengo

    also, a couple things. The Amps were really great, but they only released one record.

    The Velvet Underground is a great direction to go in. Most indie bands are heavily influenced by them.

    the Simon and Garfunkel record Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme is brilliant with that sort of a feel. Sounds of Silence too.

    Sonic Youth is a great choice too, but they were/are (I'm not sure) on Geffen so I don't know if it counts.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1) Pavement. They are seriously underrated...if I could recommend one band of the five to you, it would be them.

    2) Arcade Fire. They are different from typical 90s indie, they used a lot more electronics in their songs. A new band, only two albums so far but I think they are incredible.

    3) THE FLAMING LIPS. Most people only know "Do You Realize", but they are much, much, much more. Each album of theirs has a different style and theme. Very innovative, chill, trippy, yet still their music has an energy.

    4) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Really new band. I actually hated their new album, but it was experimental. I could listen to their first album forever.

    5) Belle & Sebastian. They have been around for a while, and I love that they have been able to have success but still be under-the-radar enough. The Boy with the Arab Strap is a great album.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Biffy Clyro, Ben Lee, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, The Boy Least Likely To.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't really listen to Indie but i'm really into this indie band called " The Killers".

    They have nice songs

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here is my top five:

    1. Cold War Kids

    2. Modest Mouse

    3. The Forecast

    4. Bloc Party

    5. The Raconteurs

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    most here have named emo bands as being indie no order

    animal collective

    arcade fire


    sonic youth


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1.) The Hush Sound

    2.) Bright Eyes

    3.) Shiny Toy Guns

    4.) Mainstay

    5.) The Format

    Haha. I don't know if these are "typical" but check out Mainstay.. =)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    your name is emo princess?

    in spit of that atrocity i will name my 5 favorite indie bands.

    Arcade Fire

    Arctic Monkeys

    Explosions in the sky



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