In your opinion, who are the best indie/alternative bands?

hey everyone, im adding to my music collection.

can anyone give me good suggestions on what artists i should get?

mostly indie/alternative ones. but im open to any suggestions. thanks!

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Any of these:

    The Academy is…, Air Traffic , Albert Hammond Jr., Amy Meredith, Angus and Julia Stone, Animal Collective, Alecks and the Ramps, Alexisonfire, The Arcade Fire, Architecture in Helsinki, Arctic Monkeys, Art vs. Science, As Tall as Lions, Atom and his Package, Augustana, Australian Crawl, Babyshambles, Bag Raiders, Band of Horses, The Beautiful Girls, Belle and Sebastian, Ben Folds, Ben Harper, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bliss n Eso, Bloc Party, Blue King Brown, Bluejuice, Bob Dylan, Bob Evans, Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, British India, Broken Social Scene, Chairlift, The Chemical Brothers, The Clash, Cobra Starship, Cold War Kids, The Cops, Counting Crows, Crystal Castles, The Cure, Cut Copy, Daft Punk, Dandy Warhols, Dappled Cities, Datarock, David Bowie, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Deerhunter, Digitalism, Dirty Pretty Things, The Dirty Secrets, Does it Offend you, Yeah?, Donavon Frankenreiter, Dukes of Windsor, Eagle Eye Cherry, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Elliott Smith, Empire of the Sun, Eric Hutchinson, Feist, Figurine, The Filthy Youth, Flaming Lips, Fleet Foxes, Flight of the Conchords, Franz Ferdinand, The Fratellis, Friendly Fires, Frou Frou, The Getaway Plan, Glasvegas, Goons of Doom, The Holidays, Hot Chip, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Imogen Heap, Incubus, Interpol, J.J. Cale, Jamie T, Japanese Motors, Jarvis Cocker, Jem, Jet, John Frusciante, Josh Pyke, Joy Division, Justice, Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, Kings of Leon, The Klaxons, The Kooks, La Roux, LCD Soundsystem, Le Tigre, Led Zeppelin, Lenka, The Libertines, Lior, Little Boots, Little Red, Los Abandoned, Lost Valentinos, Lykke Li, M83, The Mars Volta, Matt Costa, Metronomy, Mew, MGMT, Micachu, Mickey Avalon, Modest Mouse, Mogwai, The Motels, MSTRKRFT, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Neil Young, Neutral Milk Hotel, New York Dolls, New Young Pony Club, Nick Cave, Nirvana, No Age, Oasis, Of Montreal, OK Go, Olivia the Band, The Panics, The Paper Scissors, Passion Pit, Paul Dempsey, Pearl Jam, Pete Murray, Peter Bjorn and John, Peter Doherty, Pez, Phantom Planet, Phoenix, The Pigeon Detectives, Pixies, Pnau, The Postal Service, The Presets, Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, The Rakes, Ramones, The Rapture, Ratatat, Razorlight, The Real Tuesday Weld, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Red Riders, Regina Spektor, Rooney, Santogold, Scouting for Girls, Seth Sentry, She & Him, The Shins, Shout Out Louds, Shwayze, Sia, Sigur Ros, Simon and Garfunkel, Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, Something Corporate, Sonic Youth, Sparkadia, Spoon, Starfucker, Stars, Stevie Nicks, The Strokes, The Submarines, Sufjan Stevens, Sugar Army, Tamarama, Tame Impala, Tegan and Sara, Tilly and the Wall, The Ting Tings, Tiny masters of Today, Tokyo Police Club, Townes Van Zandt, TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend, Van She, The Velvet Underground, The Verve, The Virgins, The Walkmen, We are Scientists, The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, White Lies, The White Stripes, Whitest Boy Alive, Whitley, Wilco, Wild Beasts, Wolf & Cub, The Wombats, Xavier Rudd, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Youth Group, Yuksek, Yves Klein Blue, Zero 7.

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  • 1 decade ago


    Mystery Jets (very catchy)

    Cut Copy

    Bat for Lashes (very artsy)

    Kings of Leon (their old stuff, new stuff is mainstream crap)

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs (very good, listen to hysteric :])

    Regina Spektor

    Imogen Heap (really catchy hooks)

    The Kooks

    The strokes

    the smiths

    Death cab for cutie

    Tegan and Sara



    Arcade Fire

    The Shins

    Clap your hands say yeah



    frou Frou

    Albert Hammond jr (from the strokes)

    Cat Power



    Band of horses

    Belle and Sebastian

    Elliot Smith

    Hello goodbye

    Ida Maria

    Matt Corby

    Modest Mouse

    New Young Pony Club


    The Fratellis

    The Like

    The Raveonettes

    The Wombats

    Monsters of Folk

    Andrew Bird

    As Tall As Lions

    The Dear Hunter

    thom Yorke

    Sarah Blasko

    Wolf and cub

    Jeff buckley

    Arctic Monkeys

    Ben Folds

    Broken social scene

    Bloc Oarty

    Daft Punk

    David Bowie

    Joy Division

    Kaiser chiefs

    the postal service

    sonic youth

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  • hearin
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    the kills the white stripes the horrors Raconteurs Tokyo Police club chilly conflict youthful ones Yeah Yeah Yeahs spectacular Toy weapons Cage The Elephant Kate Nash The Bravery Kings of Leon The Kooks Beck The Strokes Pinback Placebo Jimmy consume worldwide Tegan And Sara 9 Inch Nails Jet electric powered touch Arcade fireplace Artic Monkeys The Shins The Pixies Vampire Weekend Boy In Static Fratellis The Ting Tings the dazzling Shadow Puppets Radiohead Franz Ferdinand The Smiths Clap your hands say yeah The Hives infant shambles Kaiser Chieffs Bloc celebration Blur Oasis Weezer Interpol Muse Kasabian Louis xiv the black keys CAKE

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  • 1 decade ago

    fleet foxes

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    meg and dia

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