Choose the FIVE greatest songs from this list of indie songs?

(For those who are big indie music listeners)

What do you think the five best songs of this (very long) list are?

Someday - The Strokes

Kids - MGMT

Wannabe in L.A. - Eagles of Death Metal

I'm Waiting For The Man

- The Velvet Underground & Nico

Oh! - We Have Band

Say Aha, L.E.S Artistes - Santogold

Mr E's Beautiful Blues - Eels

Sunset Blvd - pacific!

The Rules - Ben Kwller

I Turn My Camera On - Spoon

Poor Places - Wilco

Down To The Market - Kooks

Love Is Noise - The Verve

Cold War Kids - I've Seen Enough

Beck - Loser

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Say Hey (I Love You)

Rockaway - Ramones

Boots of Chinese Plastic - The Pretenders

I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You - Black Kids

Dear Employee - Papercuts

Your English is Good - Tokyo Police Club

Such Great Heights - Iron And Wine

Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen

Chicago - Sufjan Stevens

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart - Wilco

Oxford Comma - Vampire Weekend

Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz

Off the Record - My Morning Jacket

Dawn of the Dead - Does It Offend You Yeah?

Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - Arcade Fire

Exploding Snowhorse - The Octopus Project

I don't blame you - Cat Power

Olympic Airways - Foals

Desire Be Desire Go - Tame Impala

The Horse - Alessi's Ark

So Here We Are - Bloc Party

All Good Naysayers, Speak Up - Sufjan Stevens

You're Not Supposed To - Field Music

Walcott - Vampire Weekend

Saturday Looks Good To Me - Dialtone

Hugging My Grudge - Boy Least Likely To

Paint & Picture - Jonezetta

Dreams Old Men Dream - Cold War Kids

Names - Cat Power

Propane Nightmares - Pendulum

You Are What You Love - Jenny Lewis

Swim Part - Pariah

Singing to th Earth - Appollo Sunshine

Cowboy Dan - Modest Mouse

Calling All Cars - Sean Hayes

Last Broadcast - Doves

I Will Lay You Down - Lanterns on the Lake

Cries Tiger - Winterlove

The Microwave - Softlightes

Update:

* "Say Aha, L.E.S Artistes - Santogold " is actually two separate songs...

Say Aha - Santogold

L.E.S Artistes - Santogold

** The reason I am asking this is I'm having trouble deciding on what five songs to buy for a CD I'm making.

Update 2:

* "Say Aha, L.E.S Artistes - Santogold " is actually two separate songs...

Say Aha - Santogold

L.E.S Artistes - Santogold

** The reason I am asking this is I'm having trouble deciding on what five songs to buy for a CD I'm making.

Update 3:

(I'm aware you can't classify all of the music on this list as indie music, but generally speaking, this is music I've heard on indie radio stations.)

Update 4:

T.S.R.: Stuck in Velvet Snow, I haven't changed my avatar in a while actually! There must another Peace Frog around here. (I don't go on Y!A very much anymore)

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    So Here We Are - Bloc Party

    Love Is Noise - The Verve

    L.E.S Artistes - Santogold

    Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - Arcade Fire

    The Rules - Ben Kwller

  • Olive
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    This is a really cool list!

    I'll go with these:

    I'm Waiting For The Man- The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Exploding Snowhorse - The Octopus Project

    All Good Naysayers, Speak Up - Sufjan Stevens

    Kids - MGMT

    Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - Arcade Fire

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm Waiting For The Man

    - The Velvet Underground & Nico

    I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You - Black Kids

    Such Great Heights - Iron And Wine

    Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - Arcade Fire

    Names - Cat Power

    There were a few that I don't think are indie. (eg: Bruce Springsteen)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ahh.. there are so many good songs.

    Okay, I choose:

    Kids - MGMT

    I Turn My Camera On - Spoon

    Chicago - Sufjan Stevens

    I Am Trying To Break Your Heart - Wilco

    Oxford Comma - Vampire Weekend

    That was so hard.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You have a new avatar! I like it :)

    My favorites at the moment are:

    -"Mr. E's Beautiful Blues" --Eels

    -"Oxford Comma" --Vampire Weekend

    -"I've Seen Enough" --Cold War Kids

    -"Cowboy Dan" --Modest Mouse

    -"Such Great Heights" --Iron and Wine's cover.

    Source(s): To be honest, though, I've only heard a little over half the songs on your list.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Eagles Of Death Metal is STONER ROCK. Wilco is alt/folk rock.

    there are other bands that i wouldnt call indie.

    i like Vampire Weekend and Modest Mouse the best out of your INDIE list.

  • 1 decade ago

    I like:

    Tokyo Police Club

    Vampire Weekend

    Gorillaz

    Modest Mouse

    Kooks

    I haven't heard of a bunch of the others

    Have you ever downloaded the monthly indie playlists off of isohunt or piratebay? reminds me of that

  • 1 decade ago

    someday

    kids

    i'm waiting for the man

    walcott

    power out. which is the best song.

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