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    The Libertines - Death On the Stairs
    Modest Mouse - Gravity Rides Everything
    Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
    Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
    Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness
    Foals - Black Gold
    Smiths - This Charming Man
    Strokes - Someday
    Wild Beasts - Hootin and Howlin

    ANYTHING by Arcade Fire
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    The Strokes- Last nite
    The Killers- Mr Brightside
    The Libertines- Don't look back into the sun
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    (Original post by PurpleMonkeyDishwasher)
    The Smiths - This Charming Man/ Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
    The Strokes - Hard to Explain
    Doves - Black & White Town
    The Envy Corps - Story Problem
    King of Leon - King of the Rodeo
    Born Ruffians - Kurt Vonnegut
    Bloc Party - Little Thoughts/ Pioneers
    Gomez - Catch Me Up
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
    This. So much.
    Also:
    Pulp - Common People
    The Stone Roses - I am the Resurrection
    Arcade Fire - Rebellion (lies)
    Damien Rice - Volcano or Cannonball
    The Killers - All these things that I've done (anything off Hot Fuss or Sam's Town really)
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    You!Me!Dancing! - Los Campesinos
    Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
    Rebellion(lies) - Arcade Fire
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    Couldn't help but laugh.

    I mean, look at the title, then look at the author's name...
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    There is a Light that Never goes Out - The Smiths...I detest Morrissey but that song just blows me away every time.
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    Beck - Missing
    Bloc Party - Zepherus
    Bright Eyes - Old Soul Song
    Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life
    Bright Eyes - Rod to Joy
    Crystal Castles - Untrust Us
    Feeder - Turn
    Frightened Rabbit - Head Rolls Off
    Frightened Rabbit - Foot Shooter
    The Gaslight Anthem - Great Expectations
    Libertines - Campaign of Hate
    Libertines - What Katie Did
    Oasis - I Hope, I Think, I Know
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Dosed
    Sigur Rós - Svefn-g-Englar
    Sigur Rós - Hoppípolla
    Sigur Rós - Star Alfur
    The Stone Roses - Waterfall
    The Stone Roses - What the World is Waiting For
    The Stone Roses - Elephant Stone
    The Strokes - Is This It
    Sublime - The Ballad of Johnny Butt
    Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union
    The Verve - Sonnet
    The xx - Basic Space

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    (Original post by lulabelle182)
    This. So much.
    Also:
    Pulp - Common People
    The Stone Roses - I am the Resurrection
    Arcade Fire - Rebellion (lies)
    Damien Rice - Volcano or Cannonball
    The Killers - All these things that I've done (anything off Hot Fuss or Sam's Town really)
    i recently discovered that sawdust is also a beyond excellent album from the killers (:

    so hard to choose my all-time favourites, my taste keeps changing, plus i'm not sure of what you define as indie, so i'm just going to go with my own personal definition

    my current/long-standing favourites:
    warpaint - undertow
    interpol - memory serves
    bombay bicycle club - literally anything from "i had the blues", and most of "flaws" too, especially the title track and their rewrite of "dust on the ground"
    temper trap - sweet disposition
    sonic youth - superstar
    the smiths - there is a light that never goes out/bigmouth strikes again
    red hot chili peppers - scar tissue
    placebo - special needs (but honestly, they're one of my favourite bands so basically everything by them)
    arcade fire - the suburbs
    crystal castles - untrust us
    arctic monkeys - fluorescent adolescent
    white rose movement - bones
    belle & sebastian - piazza, new york catcher
    biffy clyro - machines
    caribou - odessa
    deerhunter - earthquake
    egyptian hip hop - rad pitt
    ou est le swimming pool - dance the way i feel

    and many more
    i think in a sense "indie" and "hipster" are almost synonymous in the sense that hardened indie kids bristle at the thought of "sex on fire" being included in a list of all time favourite "indie" songs...this would also mesh with the idea that indie means "independent artist", which is obvs its original meaning

    i think my list and general music taste is kind of a cross between that and the more popular definition of indie, i.e. guitar-based music, often sung by middle-class british teenagers (and even this definition holds true in the sense that if there was a grime artist who hadn't been signed, he wouldn't be indie...he'd just be a grime artist that hadn't been signed)


    you know what... i don't even care that much
    back to revision
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    The Paddingtons - Panic Attack
    Caribou - Odessa
    Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss
    The Libertines - Horror Show, Death On The Stairs, The Ha Ha Wall - You get the point...
    The Strokes - Someday
    Babyshambles - Pipedown, Fcuk Forever
    The Cribs - I'm A Realist
    The Smiths - Handsome Devil
    Klaxons - Golden Skans
    Vampire Weekend - Ladies Of Cambridge
    Arcade Fire - Rebellion, Ready To Start
    Bloc Party - Helicopter
    Oasis - Fcuking in the bushes, Morning Glory
    Blur - Song 2
    Foals - Cassius
    White Lies - EST
    White Denim - I start to run
    Kasabian - Vlad The Impaler
    The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
    Ian Brown - FEAR

    and so many more...
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    The Smiths:
    Hand in glove
    There is a light that never goes out.
    What she said
    This charming man.
    Unloveable.
    Please please please, let me get what I want.

    The Cure:
    Boys don't cry
    Friday I'm in love
    Just like heaven

    Bloc Party:
    Helicopter
    This Modern Love
    Blue Light
    Uniform
    Hunting for Witches

    R.E.M
    Loosing my religion
    Electrolite
    Its the end of the world as we know it
    Whats the frequency Kenneth?
    Nightswimming
    Bad day

    Vampire Weekend - Contra (The whole album is brilliant)
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    Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
    Kasabian - Fire
    The Libertines - Don't look back into the sun
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    The Killers - Believe me Natalie
    Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone/505
    Everything Everything - My Kz Ur Bf
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    argh, does anyone else find that when you try to name specific bands your mind just goes blank? so many excellent tracks on this thread, but flicking through i haven't seen Transmission by Joy Division cropping up anywhere... so that's my contribution xD
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    (Original post by theths)
    i recently discovered that sawdust is also a beyond excellent album from the killers (:

    so hard to choose my all-time favourites, my taste keeps changing, plus i'm not sure of what you define as indie, so i'm just going to go with my own personal definition

    my current/long-standing favourites:
    warpaint - undertow
    interpol - memory serves
    bombay bicycle club - literally anything from "i had the blues", and most of "flaws" too, especially the title track and their rewrite of "dust on the ground"
    temper trap - sweet disposition
    sonic youth - superstar
    the smiths - there is a light that never goes out/bigmouth strikes again
    red hot chili peppers - scar tissue
    placebo - special needs (but honestly, they're one of my favourite bands so basically everything by them)
    arcade fire - the suburbs
    crystal castles - untrust us
    arctic monkeys - fluorescent adolescent
    white rose movement - bones
    belle & sebastian - piazza, new york catcher
    biffy clyro - machines
    caribou - odessa
    deerhunter - earthquake
    egyptian hip hop - rad pitt
    ou est le swimming pool - dance the way i feel

    and many more
    i think in a sense "indie" and "hipster" are almost synonymous in the sense that hardened indie kids bristle at the thought of "sex on fire" being included in a list of all time favourite "indie" songs...this would also mesh with the idea that indie means "independent artist", which is obvs its original meaning

    i think my list and general music taste is kind of a cross between that and the more popular definition of indie, i.e. guitar-based music, often sung by middle-class british teenagers (and even this definition holds true in the sense that if there was a grime artist who hadn't been signed, he wouldn't be indie...he'd just be a grime artist that hadn't been signed)


    you know what... i don't even care that much
    back to revision


    . . Hipster alert.
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    (Original post by Milk Me)
    . . Hipster alert.
    lol, reallyyy?
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    (Original post by schrodingers_dog)
    "Shake It" by Metro Station.
    :teehee: I'd give you some positive rep, but I've run out.
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    Is no-one going to say Belle and Sebastian - there's too much love? for me? please? someone?
    Yes! Brilliant song. IMO equal best song on Fold Your Hands... along with 'Nice Day for a Sulk'.
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    Smiths:
    Hand In Glove
    William, It Was Really Nothing
    I Know It's Over
    Cemetry Gates
    Everything else they ever released...

    Morrissey:
    Late Night, Maudlin Street
    Everyday Is Like Sunday
    Suedehead

    Libertines
    Time for Heroes
    Last Post on the Bugle

    Los Campesinos!
    Entire first album
    You'll Need Those Fingers for Crossing
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    I don't know about calling The Smiths an 'indie' band. :|
 
 
 
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